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Re: emacspeak for windows 38.02 is out



This is nice work. I like the speech rate for intro purposes. I do
have two problems to report though.

1. I had to "Run as administrator" the emacspeak installer. It did not
automatically prompt me for the UAC login as normal installers do. The
prior version of the emacspeak instaler did this correctly. Without
getting Ulogin, the program would not install because it said espeak
wasn't installed.

2. Left and right arrow keys still don't work. I don't know if the fix
had been attempted or not but I thought I would point that out just
the same.

On 10/16/13, Jarek Czekalski <jarekczek@poczta.onet.pl> wrote:
> Hello everybody!
>
> It took some more time, but more features are included as well. Here is
> the changelog:
>
> 38.02
>    - Enabled auditory icons through play_sound.exe utility.
>    - Not distributing elc files (increased portability with different
>      Emacs versions).
>    - Added quick-start guide and changelog to readme_windows.txt
>    - Provided Uninstall.exe.
>    - Added the icon.
>    - Moved eSpeak dlls to tcl/bin directory, so that modifying PATH
>      be no longer necessary.
>    - Added possibility to create shortcuts, so the last page of the
> installer
>      (about emacspeak.bat file) was removed.
>    - Added emacspeak_raw.bat, to run without user init file.
>    - Notable changes in Emacspeak core:
>      - a better default for the speech speed rate (speaks faster)
>
> What I am happy with is a small thing - the icon. I used the picture
> suggested by Raman. This is how it looks like: a big yellow (female)
> labrador sits front to us. It fills completely an oval frame, situated
> vertically. It reminds portrait photos from the beginning of the
> previous century. Such frames were definitely in top fashion these
> times. Out of this oval frame sticks a comics baloon, the dog speaks.
> "Complete Audio Desktop" is what he says. I like it from marketing point
> of view. If a dog, that completed a course for guiding people, says that
> an application is good, it must be such! Emacspeak inscription at the
> bottom of the icon. Even if the icon is small, the shape of the dog, the
> frame and the baloon are recognizable. That's cool. When you have "large
> icons" view switched on, the details may be observed, because icon has
> also a bigger resolution included (256x256).
>
> Download link:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/emacspeakwin/files/emacspeak_38_02_setup.exe/download
>
> That's it! Happy using!
>
> Jarek
>
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