GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 709447
Orca segfaults when run with the wayland backend
Last modified: 2016-06-04 16:46:03 UTC
Orca can provide access to some apps within wayland, but crashes upon launch if it itself run with the wayland backend.
Seems we have a race condition. The MouseReview feature's initialization calls Wnck.Screen.get_default(). Sometimes it segfaults; sometimes it doesn't. But it segfaults often enough to get in the way of making progress on Wayland accessibility. So for now I'm commenting out the line so Orca will work with the Wayland backend while I further investigate.
Due to a gtk wayland bug, dismissing the Orca preferences dialog causes Orca to crash. Dismissing just about any dialog in a gtk wayland app has this impact, so at least we're not alone. See bug 709852.