On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:45:34AM -0500, Thomas Ward wrote: > that's the other problem with this idea. The majority of blind > developers use Visual Basic which is a Windows specific programming > language, and several others are moving to BGT which also is currently > a Windows only technology.
[My Reply:] Hmmmn. I'd also heard that Visual BASIC had been ported to Linux, as well as heard from an uncle that Visual BASIC was on the way out. He never mentioned what was replacing it, though. All in all, I never really gave much thought to what languages were in use, as what the programs looked like on-screen wouldn't be all that important to blind users like me <.grins.> Only the audio output would matter, unless I had to use a mouse. If you're basing the OS on the Linux kernel, though, you could compile the programs from just about any type of code, as you're mo longer writing for Windows. Eh. What do I know. I only really know a modicum of shell scripting, myself. Michael -- Linux User: 177869 # Powered By: Intel # http://rivensight.dyndns.org Postings Copyrighted 2010-2011 by: Michael Ferranti --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.