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From Steve Yin <>
Subject Re: [Call For QA Volunteers] AOO UI IAccessible2 testing work
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2013 03:21:17 GMT
Hi Stuart,


The configuration of the ia2 branch is same with the trunk.

But we need Visual C++ 2008 Professional with parameters"--enable-activex"
and"--enable-atl" to compile the branch. And I plan to upload the
developer-snapshots to a space for QA.

Inspect and AccEvent can only show the MSAA stuff. AccProbe can fully show
MSAA and IA2 information.

Yes, NVDA is a recommend screen reader for IA2 testing. If Jamie can
provide utilities to community, it couldn't be better.


On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 7:36 AM, V Stuart Foote <>wrote:

> Steve,
> Great work!  Hope to be able to get to work on QA of the ia2 branch soon.
> >From: Steve Yin []
> >Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2013 7:10 PM
> <snip>
> >Yes, the branch "ia2" is ready for QA now. The earlier the
> >power users involve, the faster project progress we can expect.
> Since we are a while out from a nightly build incorporating the ia2
> branch, we'll
> need to roll our own. Any particular configuration controls you'd
> recommend to
> have in place for QA for builds of the ia2 branch for Windows OS?
> Something
> similar to  the Software requirements you'd posted for doing a Symphony
> build
> (
> )
> Any chance of having Oliver-orw at one of your IBM Beijing
> team,
> cobble together  and post a Windows build of the ia2 branch to standardize
> any QA work.
> Finally, noted your exchange with Simon Liu
> >From: Steve Yin []
> >Sent: Friday Jan 25, 2013 6:03 AM
> <snip>
> >For the AOO IAccessible2 testing tools, I think a screen reader which can
> >support IA2 is required. We recommand JAWS for IA2 testing. And for the
> IA2
> >attributes or events information testing, AccProbe is preferred.
> Of course those only cover Linux testing. For IAccessibility2 testing of
> ia2 in
> Windows, the QA and testers would probably need Inspect.exe and
> AccEvent.exe from  the Microsoft Windows SDK as those are the best tools
> for monitoring MSAA/IAccessible and UI Automation.
> Also,  in addition to JAWS, a current build of NVDA would be helpful. And
> I'm sure
> Jamie Teh at NV Access has some solid Python utilities for use with
> exposing
> events in Windows
> Stuart Foote

Best Regards,

Steve Yin

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