Hi, This sounds kinda fun. I'd definitely be interested in toying with it. I have a T-mobile htc one m8 running 5.0.2 (Lollypop), a bluetooth keyboard (kc1280), and a couple headsets LOL. I'm not super-familiar with elisp or anything, but I do know my way around emacs and emacspeak fairly well, and am very patient and can think through any problems I may have. Thanks, KJ4UFX On 2/27/15, Greg Priest-Dorman <email@example.com> wrote: > Hi Folks, > > As some of you may recall I started running emacspeak in a linux chroot on > android about 3 years back. Others wanted to do this as well and I said I > would share. I never did. The reason was that this configuration required > rooting your android device. Each device has it's own way of rooting it, > and I was uncomfortable suggesting people try that when it can result in a > bricked device and it will result in a device that has increased security > issues. So, I continued to use it and I shared it with those folks who > asked and already had experience rooting their device, but it went no > farther. > > Until now. > Lately I have been playing with GNUroot. This is a proot system. It has > some limitations, but basically it tries to do what chroot did but all in > user space. This means that with some limitations, you can run emacspeak > in a debian wheezy image on a non-rooted android tablet or phone. Org mode > works fine, shell works but does not have job control, gnus email works but > may have issues depending how much mail you have and how you collect it. > Basically, anything that does not need root or a pty should work in emacs. > As for emacpeak, you cannot change speed of the TTS, it uses GoogleTTS at a > fast rate by default. You cannot do sound on the linux side, only on the > android side, so no audio icons, no mplayer. There may be a solution to > that, but currently there is not. > > I am happy to share this as it does not risk your phone the way having to > root it does. I am working on (and need some help with) the step by step > instructions. I am looking for two or three folks who want to help me > turn this into something we can post for whoever wants it by testing it > out, and helping turn the instructions into something more usable. > > So, who do I want right now? Well you should be comfortable with emacs, > emacpeak and TalkBack. You need an android tablet or phone running Jelly > Bean, KItKat or LollyPop with around a gig of space free. You need a > keyboard that works with your phone or tablet (while not strictly required, > it is such a huge help that I want the alpha testers to have external > keyboards). > > What you will be doing: > Installing a few things from Google Play. > Installing one apk not from Google Play (so you have to enable "unsecure > sources" in your security settings). > Getting some files from google drive (it is were I have them for now while > I work on it). > Untar'ing three tar files into the newly created linux area. > Dealing with your frustration when it does not do something you wanted it > to do... > Describing to me what does not work for you so we can fix it or document it > for those that follow. > > > Any takers? > > Greg > > -- > > Greg Priest-Dorman > firstname.lastname@example.org > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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