Testing accessibility / sample apps

Stephen F Northover steve.x.northover at oracle.com
Fri Jun 20 17:21:03 UTC 2014

Ok, let us know how you get on with building FX.

NOTE: The accessibility code is not there in 8u20 so you will just be 
ensuring that you can build on Windows (there is nothing there to 
test).  The accessibility code will be going back into 8u40 on Monday or 
Tuesday so you'll need to get that release at that time and build it 
instead when it becomes available.  It's good to debug the build process 
though because it can be painful building from source.


On 2014-06-20, 12:43 PM, Jann Schneider wrote:
> Hi all,
> @Steven: thx for the links. I'll try to build the openjfx project on
> the windows 7 notebook and test the sample apps with NVDA then.
> Today i tried the latest ea of jdk1.8.0_20 and sample apps with nvda
> 14.2. Unfortunately i was not able to read anything except the window
> title.
> I've just installed the jdk, changed my JAVA_HOME and tried to run
> e.g. the ensemble.jar
> $ java -jar ensemble.jar -Djavafx.accessible.force=true
> Well i'll try it again by means of building javafx from source and
> post my results back to the list.
> Regards Jann!
> 2014-06-20 14:46 GMT+02:00, Stephen F Northover <steve.x.northover at oracle.com>:
>> Hello Jann!
>> As soon as the 8u40 repos open, the Accessibility code will be put back
>> along with the recent fixes for JAWS.  Since OpenJFX (and the JDK) does
>> not have nightly builds, unless you want to wait for an EA build of 8u40
>> or 9, you will need to get OpenJFX and build it.  This is really the
>> best way to work with the team anyway because you can get fixes as they
>> are made.  EA builds take a while to come out and there is no substitute
>> for running on the latest code base.
>> Unfortunately due to Microsoft, building OpenJFX is a bit harder on
>> Windows.  However, it is doable and the build instructions should be
>> complete.  If they are not (and if you hit any problems), please post
>> back to this list.
>> Here are the build instructions:
>>       https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/OpenJFX/Building+OpenJFX
>> Many committers use an IDE (you don't have to) and OpenJFX is supports
>> the three major IDE vendors:
>>       https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/OpenJFX/Using+an+IDE
>> Looking forward to working with you,
>> Steve
>> On 2014-06-19, 7:10 PM, Felipe Heidrich wrote:
>>> Hi Jann,
>>> Unfortunately Linux support is not in the plan for 8u40.
>>> Windows 7 is supported and we have recently fixed JAWS support (see
>>> https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-37530 and
>>> https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-37609).
>>> Unfortunately due to the 8u20 to 8u40 transition the code has not being
>>> released yet, but soon.
>>> The majority of our testing was done using Narrator. That said, I also
>>> tested NVDA lastest version on Windows 8 and I didn’t see any major
>>> problems.
>>> On the Mac we tested with VoiceOver.
>>> Regards,
>>> Felipe
>>> On Jun 19, 2014, at 2:24 PM, Jann Schneider
>>> <jann.schneider at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hello all,
>>>> As a blind java developer i'm interessted in testing the accessibility of
>>>> JavaFX and maybe help to find some issues.
>>>> I've just set up my build environment on my ubuntu 14.04 laptop and
>>>> checked out the project files as described in the wiki. I could also set
>>>> it up on a windows 7 with Jaws 15 and NVDa (don't know what the current
>>>> version is) for comparison..
>>>> No i am wondering if there are some examples i could try?
>>>> Regards Jann

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