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Hi Tim, Thanks for contributing 10speech.el -- I've checked it
into lisp/contrib for now.

I plan to modify it a bit --- I've made a couple of slight mods
already --- but it's a good way of ensuring that  emacspeak loads
on a per user basis.

You'll notice that I moved the loading of emacspeak-setup outof
the emacspeak-startup-hook --- not sure how it worked for you
where it was --- since emacspeak gets started by
emacspeak-setup.el, and emacspeak-startup-hook only runs when
emacspeak is started. I also plan to change the name of env var
speech_server to EMACSPEAK_DIR and do a couple more tweaks when
Ifind the time.
-- 
Best Regards,
--raman

-- 
Best Regards,
--raman


On 3/9/11, Tim Cross <tcross@une.edu.au> wrote:
>
> I've been using the following elisp to start emacspeak for years. I put this
> in
> the /etc/emacs/site-start.d directory - it is called 10speech.el and has a
> number of 10 so that it gets loaded before other packages etc. This is
> important - for reliable setup, emacspeak's defadvice etc should be loaded
> early in the startup process.
>
> You may want to remove some of my default settings i.e. setting speech rate,
> turning off Raman's VM MIME configuration etc. At the very least, this
> should
> give you an idea and a starting point.
>
> Note that the script uses two environment variables, RUN_EMACSPEAK, which
> needs
> to be set to have emacspeak loaded and SPEECH_SERVER, which I use to be able
> to
> have multiple builds of emacspeak. With these two, I can control whether
> emacspeak is loaded or which version is loaded simply by setting/changing
> environment variables. The other nice thing is that you can have this script
> installed centrally on a system used by non-emacspeak users and it won't
> impact
> - they would have to set the RUN_EMACSPEAK env variable.
>
> Tim
>
>
> ;;      Filename: 10speech.el
> ;; Creation Date: Sunday, 16 January 2005 01:38 PM EST
> ;; Last Modified: Thursday, 03 June 2010 10:04 AM EST
> ;;        Author: Tim Cross <tcross@une.edu.au>
> ;;   Description: Script to load emacspeak when you run emacs
> ;;
>
> (when (and (not noninteractive)
>            (not (featurep 'emacspeak))
>            (getenv "RUN_EMACSPEAK"))
>   (let ((src-path (concat "/home/tcross/"
>                           (or (getenv "SPEECH_SERVER")
>                               "emacspeak"))))
>     (add-to-list 'load-path src-path)
>     (setenv "EMACSPEAK_DIR" src-path)
>     (setq emacspeak-aumix-multichannel-capable-p nil)
>     (setq tts-default-speech-rate 90)
>     (setq outloud-default-speech-rate 90)
>     (setq emacspeak-vm-use-raman-settings nil)
>     (add-hook 'emacspeak-startup-hook
>               (lambda ()
>                 (dtk-set-rate tts-default-speech-rate 1)
>                 (dtk-interp-sync)
>                 (emacspeak-toggle-auditory-icons t)))
>     (load-file (concat src-path "/lisp/emacspeak-setup.el"))))
>
>
>
> Alex Midence writes:
>  > 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 <tony.sales@rncb.ac.uk>
>  > Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 21:28:28 +0000
>  > Subject: [orca-list] Vinux 3.0.1 Released!
>  > To: "orca-list@gnome.org" <orca-list@gnome.org>
>  >
>  > 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
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