Hi Lukas, just letting you know that your patch has significantly improved the situation on my system with the Audigy 4 sound card. Not only was I getting significant delays in interrupting speech, I was also experiencing very sluggish responsiveness in character echo, frequent segfaults and often, complete duplicate echos of words. I had to tweak my .asoundrc file slightly, but now it all seems very stable. Speech is easy to interrupt and the poor responsiveness in character echo appears to be gone. There does seem to be some small minor problems with word echo, but they are infrequent and not much of an issue. The only very slight thing I've noticed is that when movinig around in a web page under w3m, if the text is inside a table that is using UTF characters to generate the borders etc, there is often a frequent delay when you move to a line before the text begins speaking. Its not a big issue, but if your unaware of it, it can be easy to skip a line of text because you think it is empty. I've not tried re-configuring w3m so that it only uses ascii characters yet. I suspect this is not directly related to your patch, but rather more likely something that has now been revealed as a result of the patch. Note that I've only noticed very slight problems on my work machine, which is using a SB Live clone sound card and have not tried applying the patch to that system yet. I will try to find time to do so this week and will report back if it has any unexpected problems. Thanks a lot for chasing this issue down. I must admit I was tempted to try and debug it, but its been so many years since I've done any real debugging of C/C++ code, the prospect wasn't very inviting. Thanks very much Tim -- Tim Cross firstname.lastname@example.org There are two types of people in IT - those who do not manage what they understand and those who do not understand what they manage. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the emacspeak list send mail to "email@example.com" with a subject of "unsubscribe" or "help"
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