[brailleblaster] Re: Mac Stuff

Hi John,

Sadly, the files you seek are paid downloads from Apple as afar as I know.

I have a paid membership and got them through developer.apple.com .

Regards,
Alex,


On 2011-07-25, at 11:00 AM, John J. Boyer wrote:

> I thought Braille displays were added automatically, or does that 
> apply only to Displays that have a USB connection. If I need VoiceOver 
> to ass the Braille Note I will have to wait until a hearing person is 
> available.
> 
> Please tell me where to find jni.h and jni_md.h on the Mac.
> 
> Thanks,
> John
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 07:55:05AM -0700, Alex Jurgensen 
> wrote:
>> Hi John and All,
>> 
>> To add the Braille Note as a display with bluetooth, you must use the Add 
>> button in the Braille Category of VoiceOver Utility.
>> 
>> If you need any help doing this, feel free to E-mail me for further 
>> instructions.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Alex,
>> 
>> 
>> On 2011-07-25, at 1:14 AM, Michael Whapples wrote:
>> 
>>> I don't know about command line ways of connecting bluetooth, but may be 
>>> you could get help doing the following:
>>> * Enter system preferences (either from the dock or the apple menu).
>>> * In the category for "Internet and wireless" there is a button for 
>>> bluettoth, select this.
>>> * In the bluetooth settings there should be a checkbox to turn on 
>>> bluetooth, check this checkbox.
>>> * Also in the bluetooth preferences there should be a button to add new 
>>> devices. I think the wizard it brings up is fairly self explanatory. Just 
>>> remember to have bluetooth enabled and discoverable on the BrailleNote.
>>> 
>>> I think there should be a shortcut for bluetooth in the status area (cannot 
>>> quite remember what the Mac term is for that area), but going through 
>>> system preferences is just as acceptable.
>>> 
>>> Michael Whapples
>>> On 25 Jul 2011, at 07:23, John J. Boyer wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Alex,
>>>> 
>>>> You were right. I contacted the local Humanware representative. He told 
>>>> me that the Braille Note MPower could not be used with the macbook via 
>>>> cable, even with an adapter, but that it could communicate with any 
>>>> Apple product through Bluetooth. I will even be able to operate the 
>>>> computer from the Braille Note keyboard. I don't see any indication that 
>>>> Bluetooth is turned on in the Macbook, but I told my tech to install 
>>>> everything on the disk and activate all services. Is there a way I can 
>>>> check for Bluetooth through ssh/ I will need to know the address it is 
>>>> using so I can set my Braille Note accordingly.
>>>> 
>>>> libllouis installed without a hitch. So did pkg-config, once I found the 
>>>> right version (0.22). The make step did generate a huge number of 
>>>> warning messages, but it is working fine. liblouisutdml is to the point 
>>>> where it needs jni.h and jni_md.h I don't know how to find things on the 
>>>> Darwin distro yet. It doesn't have the updatedb and locate commands that 
>>>> I use on other distros. All the usual java commands work. Can you tell 
>>>> me where jni.h and jni_md.h are located?
>>>> 
>>>> Once liblouisutdml is compiled I will be able to use the file2brl 
>>>> program to make braille documents from the command line, and I will also 
>>>> be able to implement the Open, Translate and Saveas items in 
>>>> BrailleBlaster.
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> John
>>>> 
>>>> -- 
>>>> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
>>>> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
>>>> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
>>>> Madison, Wisconsin USA
>>>> Developing software for people with disabilities
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 
> -- 
> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
> Madison, Wisconsin USA
> Developing software for people with disabilities
> 
> 


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