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Should we use the emacspeak speech back-end system-wide in Vinux?

If your goal is a common, light-weight speech backend, what I
would recommend is:

1. Write something light-weight that is based on dbus -- starting
afresh will leave behind cruft you dont need.

2. Create the scripts to cleanly start a dbus session outside
gnome, and set up gnome to inherit an already running user dbus session.
Best Regards,

Best Regards,

On 9/27/10, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea@arrl.net> wrote:
> speech-dispatcher used to be a wonderful program.  Now it seems that the
> development group is only concerned with having it work with ORCA.  That's
> fine as far as it goes, we need speech-dispatcher to play nicely with the
> ORCA shark :-)
> But there is more - much very much more to text to speech than ORCA.
> What good is speech-dispatcher if it doesn't work with speakup?
> That just means that modern Linux distributions that want TTS will just have
> to use an older speech-dispatcher and if need be an older ORCA - but isn't
> this just nuts?
> I hope someone from the speech-dispatcher development team will look kindly
> at those who use their programing.
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> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 6:30 AM, Bill Cox <waywardgeek@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm having trouble with speech-dispatcher in Ubuntu Maverick.  I have
>> to login to Gnome to get it working.  The 0.7 version has basically
>> dropped support for global sources of sound, like speakup, so far as I
>> can tell.  I have to compile my own hacked up copy of speechd-up o get
>> any speech at all.
>> So, I am considering giving up on speech-dispatcher and seeing if
>> using the emacspeak back-end could be extended to work with speakup,
>> SBL, and yasr.  While I haven't tried it, I read that emacspeak
>> provides a superior back-end for Orca already.  I may be able to make
>> this the default back end for the upcoming Vinux release based on
>> Ubuntu Maverick.  Is this a good or a bad idea?  If switching to the
>> emacspeak back-end is desirable, what's the best way to get it working
>> with speakup and other tools?
>> Thanks,
>> Bill
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