Accessiblity in Qt 5 using Cocoa and Mac OS 10.6



  • Hi

    I've built Qt 5.0.0 on Mac OS 10.6.8 using the following configure options:
    @configure --prefix=/Users/me/libs/Qt5.0.0-shared -sdk /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.6.sdk -platform macx-g++42@

    The configure summary shows:
    @Accessibility .......... yes@

    But when I build a Qt application there's no accessibility for VoiceOver. All VoiceOver detects is the window title.

    Do I need to add some special options to add accessibility support?

    Kind regards

    Bjoern



  • Same thing here.

    We are switching to Qt5 primarily for its better accessibility support.
    While it works fairly well on windows and linux (ubuntu >= 11.04), OS X accessibility seems inexistent.

    Is there something Bjoern and I are missing?

    Thanks,
    Arnaud.



  • [Replying to self]

    So, this is relevant:
    https://qt.gitorious.org/qt/qtbase/commit/134f5e0cce2ff10088e6b11bed4f7de9547748c1

    «Cocoa: Disable accessibility.

    The accessibility implementation is unstable and
    causes application crashes. Disable until it has
    been stabilized.»

    -> 5.0.0, 5.0.1 are not accessible on OSX. Hopefully next versions will be.


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