[LAU] g t k client to control the jack audio server?

S. Massy lists at wolfdream.ca
Wed Aug 29 16:44:18 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:05:21AM -0500, Chris Caudle wrote:
> Choosing your tools based on which GUI tool kit was used for creating the
> application seems like kind of an ass backwards way to do something.
> What is your real goal?  Do you want to avoid having to install Qt shared
> libraries because you are really low on disk space?  Do you have some sort
> of ideological grudge against Qt for some reason?  Do you just not like
> the way qjackctl looks?
> It seems to me that ideological grudge is the only reason which really
> absolutely requires the solution of an app written using the GTK tool kit.
>  The other problems have possible alternate solutions.
Unfortunately not. This particular poster is blind and uses the Orca
screen-reader to access his computer and the GUI. Orca mostly works with
GTK-based applications, though there is (very) fledling suppoprt for
some QT-based applications. Whilst UI and widgets libraries are of little
relevance to most users, it sadly still matters very much to those who
seek GUI accessibility under Linux. I am a console user myself, and only
use orca for very specific purposes, but more and more blind users are
turning to Linux for an affordable alternative to Windoes or Mac, and yet
have no computer experience beyond these graphical OSes.


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