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Re: [Accessibility] conflict free disabled programmer needs

From: Willem van der Walt
Subject: Re: [Accessibility] conflict free disabled programmer needs
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:55:19 +0200 (SAST)

Why not just use sshfs to mount the remote filesystem?

On Thu, 29 Jul 2010, Eric S. Johansson wrote:

>  trying to move away from the difference of opinion between disabled support
> versus free software I offer a couple of relatively low controversy needs and
> solutions that don't involve speech recognition but will make a big impact on
> users.
> ad hoc remote file system access.
> since most accessibility software currently assumes you are working on the
> machine you have enabled,  the end-user is forced to go through variety of
> unpleasant gyrations to access/modify data on a remote machine. Some form of
> an impromptu/ad hoc filesystem would be useful. The way I envision it, it
> would be a command the user would run and tunnel back over a port forward via
> secure shell. I'm not sure it's possible to use Samba in this way or maybe
> some modification for NFS server.  A third option might be something like sshd
> or webdav using a small user space Web server.  a fourth option would be some
> form of rapid synchronization every time a file changed on one side or the
> other.
> Easier file copying between systems.
> While it's moderately easy to do file copying between systems with command
> lines, it's still a handbreaker. Being able say "list directories" in a
> terminal window, see a list of files and then be able to select one or more
> and then move to another terminal window and "copy those files" which
> automatically generates the right ssh command to do the copy.
> Grammar: copy those files [<recursively> | <verbosely>]
> a variation of this would be to do ad hoc bidirectional synchronization.
> a shell to client-side accessibility UI bridge.
> Develop a mechanism in which the user interface client-side code to query
> remote system for contextual information. For example, what files are in a
> directory so that they can be spoken in a way that makes sense. Or in the case
> above of file copying between systems, gather the source and target
> directories so the proper copy command can be constructed
> This is also be useful in the application of the interrupting cow UI
> just some thoughts based on the kind of experiences I've seen myself and
> others report.
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