Good day to you all, I wanted to pass this along so you guys would know this was out there. The latest version of Vinux has been released and comes with Emacspeak already pre-installed and ready to go. Unfortunately, it is Emacspeak 32 and not 33 and it does use the shell script which the .deb package creates in /usr/bin/emacspeak but it's been slightly modified. The -q switch has been removed from the line that actually pulls up emacs and emacspeak making it possible for people to customize it right away and the lines about running Emacs in unary mode have been removed since this is no longer necessary. Ideally, we would've liked to have included a preinstalled version with the .emacs file set up in such a way that Emacspeak comes up when users type Emacs at the command prompt but, noone on the vinux project is proficient enough with Emacs lisp to have pulled it off just yet. Actually, I've decided to go ahead and just knuckle down and learn elisp. I don't know how long it will take me but we'll just have to see. It doesn't look like you can really get the most out of Emacs and Emacspeak without some knowledge of it. I want to scratch the itch of making a sample .emacs file for people who want Emacspeak to come up without the need for a shell script. Hopefully, this can be my contribution to the Vinux project and the emacspeak community. I want to thank everyone here who was so helpful in answering my questions. I was able to pass them along to Tony Sales who was then able to put this thing together for others to use and enjoy. Oh yes, the speech synthesizer that is used is Espeak through Pulse Audio. The basis for the distribution is Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx LTS with the latest updates. The other accessibility solutions on there are Speakup, Yasr and Orca. There are other things on there but I do not wish to get off topic. Be well and warmest regards, Alex M ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Anthony Sales <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 21:28:28 +0000 Subject: [orca-list] Vinux 3.0.1 Released! To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> The Vinux 3.0.1 release based on Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS is now available for download. This combines all of the accessibility of Vinux 3.1 with the stability of Vinux 3.0 as well as a few completely new features. In addition to the existing three screen-readers (Orca, Speakup and YASR) this release also includes Emacspeak 'The Complete Audio Desktop' pre-configured and ready to go out of the box. You can now create audio books from text-based files using our exclusive Audiobook Converter package, browse our new HTML based Vinux Manual to help get you started, install the latest version of Libre Office using an EasyInstall script, and customise your desktop experience with Ubuntu Tweak. It is initially available as a 32bit CD - http://vinuxproject.org/Downloads/V3.01/Vinux-3.0.1-X86.iso - md5sum: d1ba630b56e25037e129af9853be38 99 - 665MB - a 64bit CD - http://vinuxproject.org/Downloads/V3.01/Vinux-3.0.1-X64.iso - md5sum: e565b4a3f7e11aef8c87489feeef8fd9 - 700MB and a 32bit DVD version - http://vinuxproject.org/Downloads/V3.01/Vinux-3.0.1-X86-DVD.iso - md5sum: 20a11d1d752077ca82cfcf614095420f - 1.5GB which comes with Libre Office and non-free multimedia codecs pre-installed. A 64bit DVD and a 32bit USB version will be available shortly. Users should also note that the official website has now moved to http://vinuxproject.org<http://vinuxproject.org/> Tony Sales _______________________________________________ orca-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/orca-list Visit http://live.gnome.org/Orca for more information on Orca. The manual is at http://library.gnome.org/users/gnome-access-guide/nightly/ats-2.html The FAQ is at http://live.gnome.org/Orca/FrequentlyAskedQuestions Netiquette Guidelines are at http://live.gnome.org/Orca/FrequentlyAskedQuestions/NetiquetteGuidelines Log bugs and feature requests at http://bugzilla.gnome.org Find out how to help at http://live.gnome.org/Orca/HowCanIHelp ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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