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Re: (x)Emacspeak and External Application

From: Daniel Zingaro <zingard@mcmaster.ca>
Subject: (x)Emacspeak and External Application
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 17:04:01 -0500

> Hi all,
> I have an application that runs on top of Xemacs:
> http://www.loria.fr/~cansell/cnp.html
> I have the latest Emacs and Emacspeak successfully installed and 
> working on my Ubuntu system using Eflight (a trying exercise...) I 
> also have the above Click-n-prove application installed. When I run 
> it from gnome-terminal by typing its name, it brings up two Emacs 
> windows, but Emacspeak isn't coming to the rescue. (I think they're 
> Emacs windows because Orca, the screenreader that boots with Ubuntu, 
> says "Emacs - inaccessible".)
> I'm wondering how to get Emacspeak to talk with an application like 
> this. On the above website, it says that Click-n-Prove actually uses 
> Xemacs - if this is the case, what can be done? The Xemacs-emacspeak 
> package that exists - is that a good idea and does it work on Ubuntu? 
> (There is no .deb, only a .rpm.)
> Thanks for any ideas. I don't know a lick about Linux so try not to 
> lose me right away =),
> Dan

Emacspeak won't work with xemacs because the way xemacs handles font-lock is
not compatible. Last time I tried to build emacspeak for xemacs, it wouldn't
even compile. 

So, unless your package will run with GNU Emacs, you may be out of luck. with
respect to emacspeak at this time. 


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