Bug#798206: gnome-orca: Binding to report notifications does not work

Jean-Philippe MENGUAL jpmengual at hypra.fr
Sun Sep 6 18:59:54 UTC 2015

Package: gnome-orca
Version: 3.16.2-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

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   * What led up to the situation?

I use orca 3.16 here, with MATE desktop.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

1. ins-space
2. Create 3 bindings in Bindings tab:
- ins-f8 for speaking previous notification message;
- ins-f9 for speaking latest notif message
- ins-f10 to have notif messages list

3. Save. 
4. On an IRC client in MATE, be highlighted by someone. O!ca reads the notif.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

If you issue ins-f8 f9 f10, orca says: "not notification message"

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

It should speak the latest message, at least.

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Attached a patch which will likely be applied upst!eam. Could you apply it to the Debian release?
It fixes the problem. This feature is quite useful. The Debian sackage should
ship it via patch before the next Orca release. All the more as it's a small
patch, I applied in /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/orca/scripts/apps/notification-daemon/script.py
I also pasted it here:

Minor change. Really it'd be nice to apply. You could apply too for Jessie.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.1.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gnome-orca depends on:
ii  gir1.2-glib-2.0            1.44.0-1+b2
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0             3.16.6-1
ii  gir1.2-pango-1.0           1.36.8-3
ii  gir1.2-wnck-3.0            3.14.0-2
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas  3.16.1-1
ii  python3                    3.4.3-4
ii  python3-brlapi             5.2~20141018-5
ii  python3-cairo              1.10.0+dfsg-4+b1
ii  python3-gi                 3.16.2-1
ii  python3-louis              2.6.2-2
ii  python3-pyatspi            2.16.0+dfsg-1
ii  python3-speechd            0.8-7
pn  python3:any                <none>
ii  speech-dispatcher          0.8-7

Versions of packages gnome-orca recommends:
ii  libgail-common  2.24.28-1
ii  xbrlapi         5.2~20141018-5

gnome-orca suggests no packages.

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