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Hi :)
Wow!!  It seems the alpha pre-release versions of 4.2.x branch are
already stable enough to use!  People from the Accessibility Mailing
List have already been test-driving it!!  That is normal users who are
blind, deaf, etc or partially so.  I guess deafness isn't an issue.

4.2.x is still alpha (or early beta) so for most users i would still
avoid it but if you have a machine where you can test-drive without
losing access to your main install on your main machine then it might
be worth trying the "nightly builds"!!  I think they are here

I think you get bonus kudos points if you test-drive the Accessibility
features and find anything to post bug-reports about.  It is probably
better to join the QA Team if you do test-drive the 4.2.x but if you
are only going for a quick spin rather than seriously tracking down
bugs then there is no need.

Good luck to all and happy hunting!!
Regards from
Tom :))

On 10 January 2014 16:08, V Stuart Foote <> wrote:
From links here:

All three Windows Tindebox -- TB39, TB42 and TB47 are building nightlys of theLibreOffice  master 
branch (4.3.0). And all have removed JAB bridge in favor of an IAccessible2 based code.   They 
all will activate the IA2 bridge when an Assitive Technology is detected in use.  The master 
branch offers a good user experience for AT users, but it does not fully install with the Windows 
OS by default.  Dictionary support is limited to english, french, spanish and there are no local 
help resources.  It is "Beta" software.

From the links here:

TB42 also is building a nightly build of the  LibreOffice 4.2 branch.  It enables the JAB based 
bridge when an AT is detected, and can be toggled to use the IA2 bridge from the Tools --> 
Options --> Advanced: "enable experimental features".   It also does not fully install by default.

The current "pre-release" of LibreOffice RC2 may have a build issue with IA2, see BZ 
issue 73464 ( ). Unfortunately only these 
pre-release builds have the needed language specific dictionary and  local help installers.    
Hope it can be sorted out soon but if you need a correctly working version with both JAB and IA2 
to try out go ahead and use the TB42 build of the 4.2 branch.  The final builds released for repo 
distribution should have things resolved.

From: Sophie <>
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-accessibility] Re: NVDA and Libreoffice

Hi all,
Le 10/01/2014 16:17, MENGUAL Jean-Philippe a écrit :
where is the nightly id with added accessibility withot java bridge?
do have an EXE file yet?


I seems the latest code is packaged in an exe file here:

 However, the main progress is, precisely, it seems java access
bridge is not needed anymore but it is the IA2 code which is used. Or
my system is particularly set properly, but I do not think.

On the wiki page I linked, it's said that you should use the tinderbox
39, so I think that the correct link is

But I no windows to check if it's correct.

Kind regards

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