[Accessibility] XKB notes during FSGA meeting on 8/31/05

George Kraft gk4 at austin.ibm.com
Wed Aug 31 12:11:27 PDT 2005

Wed Aug 31 13:09:22 CDT 2005

Bill Haneman
Earl Johnson
Cathy Laws
George Kraft
Larry Weiss
Pete Brunet

The FSGA is in place.  George to add link to the home page.  Everyone is
welcome to sign.


TOPIC: standardization

Janina & George met with Jim Zemlin and Amanda McPherson regarding the
deliverables.  They are aminiable to almost anything.  FSGA could
specifications with or without tests.


It is believed that XKB part A is done with its test assertions; 
however, part B regarding the ABI is left to be written.  The XKB team 
will need to decide what to do with the functional specification.

XKB has not changed since 1994.  It is a good baseline; however, it
falls short of the current common practice.  The FSGA could deliver
what it has at hand, then roadmap the future.  The development
community should be challenged in a different venue such as the
Desktop Developer's Conference.

ACTION: It was suggested that an XKB gap analysis be written to discuss.

ACTION: Would like to review the visual bell () feature.

The XKB team will meet next on Monday Sept. 12th.

NOTE: Sorry, it was hard to listen, talk, and write.


George (gk4)

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