Release Engineering

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FS#12901 - include brltty in the iso

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by Pierluigi (pierluigi) - Friday, 23 January 2009, 07:41 GMT
Last edited by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Saturday, 30 July 2011, 20:39 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category ArchISO
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version None
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


A blind user has asked in the italian forum for the inclusion of brltty (braille display driver) in the installation cd.

Building the package with

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --mandir=/usr/share/man --disable-i18n --disable-icu --disable-iconv --disable-api --disable-caml-bindings --disable-java-bindings --disable-python-bindings --disable-tcl-bindings --disable-x --disable-gpm || return 1

will result (according to him) in a working package, not so big (about 4 MB) and without any extrernal dependency requirement.

Perhaps we could build a "installation only" version of brltty, stripped down as shown above, and include it in the iso.

This will give a lot of help for blind users, and lets them install arch on they're own.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Dave Reisner (falconindy)
Saturday, 30 July 2011, 20:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  Please use unofficial builds: h_Linux_for_the_blind
Comment by Aaron Griffin (phrakture) - Saturday, 24 January 2009, 23:24 GMT
  • Field changed: Attached to Project (Arch Linux → Release Engineering)
Additional note: we plan on releasing an accessibility ISO at some point with espeakup and whatnot. This would be a perfect candidate for that ISO too
Comment by Chris Brannon (cmb) - Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 23:08 GMT
A minimal brltty will be on my next unofficial TalkingArch ISO.
See the brltty-minimal package in the AUR.