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Re: [EMACSPEAK The Complete Audio Desktop] Announcing Emacspeak 42.0 (AnswerDog)



Where can I find the actual archive of the stable 42.0 version? I
maintain a stable (prod) package for Arch Linux as well as the
emacspeak-git package. I fetched version 41.0 successfully some while
back but now I can't find 42.0 anywhere. I realize most folks probably
pull from git and use a latest snapshot. Are actual stable releases no
longer being maintained as stand-alone downloads?
Google Code shows nothing later than version 39 or 40. I found version
41 on google code in an svn/wiki/downloads section but since you
migrated to github, I haven't been able to find an actual snapshot for
42.0. I guess I could specify a specific git tag or something but I
don't quite know how you have structured the tags in your git repo.

Can you clarify for me?

On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:37:56PM +0000, T. V. Raman wrote:
> Emacspeak 42.0—AnswerDog—Unleashed!
> 
> 
> 1 Emacspeak-42.0 (AnswerDog) Unleashed!
> 
> 
> ** For Immediate Release:
> 
> San Jose, Calif., (May 1, 2015) Emacspeak: Redefining Accessibility In The
> Era Of Internet Computing –Zero cost of upgrades/downgrades makes priceless
> software affordable!
> 
> Emacspeak Inc (NASDOG: ESPK) --http://emacspeak.sf.net–; announces the
> immediate world-wide availability of Emacspeak 42.0 (AnswerDog) –a powerful
> audio desktop for leveraging today's evolving data, social and
> service-oriented Internet cloud.
> 
> 
> 1.1 Investors Note:
> 
> 
> With several prominent tweeters expanding coverage of #emacspeak, NASDOG:
> ESPK has now been consistently trading over the social net at levels close
> to that once attained by DogCom high-fliers—and as of May 2015 is trading at
> levels close to that achieved by once better known stocks in the tech
> sector.
> 
> 
> 1.2 What Is It?
> 
> 
> Emacspeak is a fully functional audio desktop that provides complete
> eyes-free access to all major 32 and 64 bit operating environments. By
> seamlessly blending live access to all aspects of the Internet such as
> Web-surfing, blogging, social computing and electronic messaging into the
> audio desktop, Emacspeak enables speech access to local and remote
> information with a consistent and well-integrated user interface. A rich
> suite of task-oriented tools provides efficient speech-enabled access to the
> evolving service-oriented social Internet cloud.
> 
> 
> 1.3 Major Enhancements:
> 
> 
> 
> Emacs EWW: Consume Web content efficiently. 🕷
> Updated Info manual 🕮
> SoX integration for generating auditory feedback ℗
> Speech-enabled Elfeed, an Emacs Feed Reader 🗞
> CSound generated 3d Auditory Icons ⟀
> Audacious — An Audio Workbench using SoX 🝧
> Audio presets for MPlayer using Ladspa filters ♮
> emacspeak-url-templates: Smart Web access. ♅
> Integrated TuneIn Radio search, browse and play 📻
> emacspeak-websearch.el Find things fast. ♁
> Calibre integration for searching and viewing epub 📚 📔
> Complete anything via company integration ∁
> Emacs 24.4: Supports all new features in Emacs 24.4. 🌚
> And a lot more than wil fit this margin. …
> 
> 
> 1.4 Establishing Liberty, Equality And Freedom:
> 
> 
> Never a toy system, Emacspeak is voluntarily bundled with all major Linux
> distributions. Though designed to be modular, distributors have freely
> chosen to bundle the fully integrated system without any undue pressure—a
> documented success for the integrated innovation embodied by Emacspeak. As
> the system evolves, both upgrades and downgrades continue to be available at
> the same zero-cost to all users. The integrity of the Emacspeak codebase is
> ensured by the reliable and secure Linux platform used to develop and
> distribute the software.
> 
> Extensive studies have shown that thanks to these features, users consider
> Emacspeak to be absolutely priceless. Thanks to this wide-spread user
> demand, the present version remains priceless as ever—it is being made
> available at the same zero-cost as previous releases.
> 
> At the same time, Emacspeak continues to innovate in the area of eyes-free
> social interaction and carries forward the well-established Open Source
> tradition of introducing user interface features that eventually show up in
> luser environments.
> 
> On this theme, when once challenged by a proponent of a crash-prone but
> well-marketed mousetrap with the assertion "Emacs is a system from the
> 70's", the creator of Emacspeak evinced surprise at the unusual candor
> manifest in the assertion that it would take popular idiot-proven interfaces
> until the year 2070 to catch up to where the Emacspeak audio desktop is
> today. Industry experts welcomed this refreshing breath of Courage Certainty
> and Clarity (CCC) at a time when users are reeling from the Fear Uncertainty
> and Doubt (FUD) unleashed by complex software systems backed by even more
> convoluted press releases.
> 
> 
> 1.5 Independent Test Results:
> 
> 
> Independent test results have proven that unlike some modern (and not so
> modern) software, Emacspeak can be safely uninstalled without adversely
> affecting the continued performance of the computer. These same tests also
> revealed that once uninstalled, the user stopped functioning altogether.
> Speaking with Aster Labrador, the creator of Emacspeak once pointed out that
> these results re-emphasize the user-centric design of Emacspeak; "It is the
> user –and not the computer– that stops functioning when Emacspeak is
> uninstalled!".
> 
> 
> 1.5.1 Note from Aster,Bubbles and Tilden:
> 
> 
> UnDoctored Videos Inc. is looking for volunteers to star in a video
> demonstrating such complete user failure.
> 
> 
> 1.6 Obtaining Emacspeak:
> 
> 
> Emacspeak can be downloaded from GitHub –see
> https://github.com/tvraman/emacspeak you can visit Emacspeak on the WWW at
> http://emacspeak.sf.net. You can subscribe to the emacspeak mailing list
> emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu by sending mail to the list request address
> emacspeak-request@cs.vassar.edu. The Emacspeak Blog is a good source for
> news about recent enhancements and how to use them.
> 
> The latest development snapshot of Emacspeak is always available via Git
> from GitHub at Emacspeak GitHub .
> 
> 
> 1.7 History:
> 
> 
> Emacspeak 42.0 while moving to GitHub from Google Code continues to innovate
> in the areas of auditory user interfaces and efficient, light-weight
> Internet access. Emacspeak 41.0 continues to improve upon the desire to
> provide not just equal, but superior access — technology when correctly
> implemented can significantly enhance the human ability. Emacspeak 40.0 goes
> back to Web basics by enabling efficient access to large amounts of readable
> Web content. Emacspeak 39.0 continues the Emacspeak tradition of increasing
> the breadth of user tasks that are covered without introducing unnecessary
> bloatware. Emacspeak 38.0 is the latest in a series of award-winning
> releases from Emacspeak Inc. Emacspeak 37.0 continues the tradition of
> delivering robust software as reflected by its code-name. Emacspeak 36.0
> enhances the audio desktop with many new tools including full EPub support —
> hence the name EPubDog. Emacspeak 35.0 is all about teaching a new dog old
> tricks — and is aptly code-named HeadDog in honor of our new Press/Analyst
> contact. emacspeak-34.0 (AKA Bubbles) established a new beach-head with
> respect to rapid task completion in an eyes-free environment. Emacspeak-33.0
> AKA StarDog brings unparalleled cloud access to the audio desktop. Emacspeak
> 32.0 AKA LuckyDog continues to innovate via open technologies for better
> access. Emacspeak 31.0 AKA TweetDog — adds tweeting to the Emacspeak
> desktop. Emacspeak 30.0 AKA SocialDog brings the Social Web to the audio
> desktop—you cant but be social if you speak! Emacspeak 29.0—AKAAbleDog—is a
> testament to the resilliance and innovation embodied by Open Source
> software—it would not exist without the thriving Emacs community that
> continues to ensure that Emacs remains one of the premier user environments
> despite perhaps also being one of the oldest. Emacspeak 28.0—AKA
> PuppyDog—exemplifies the rapid pace of development evinced by Open Source
> software. Emacspeak 27.0—AKA FastDog—is the latest in a sequence of upgrades
> that make previous releases obsolete and downgrades unnecessary. Emacspeak
> 26—AKA LeadDog—continues the tradition of introducing innovative access
> solutions that are unfettered by the constraints inherent in traditional
> adaptive technologies. Emacspeak 25 —AKA ActiveDog —re-activates open,
> unfettered access to online information. Emacspeak-Alive —AKA LiveDog
> —enlivens open, unfettered information access with a series of live updates
> that once again demonstrate the power and agility of open source software
> development. Emacspeak 23.0 – AKA Retriever—went the extra mile in fetching
> full access. Emacspeak 22.0 —AKA GuideDog —helps users navigate the Web more
> effectively than ever before. Emacspeak 21.0 —AKA PlayDog —continued the
> Emacspeak tradition of relying on enhanced productivity to liberate users.
> Emacspeak-20.0 —AKA LeapDog —continues the long established GNU/Emacs
> tradition of integrated innovation to create a pleasurable computing
> environment for eyes-free interaction. emacspeak-19.0 –AKA WorkDog– is
> designed to enhance user productivity at work and leisure. Emacspeak-18.0
> –code named GoodDog– continued the Emacspeak tradition of enhancing user
> productivity and thereby reducing total cost of ownership. Emacspeak-17.0
> –code named HappyDog– enhances user productivity by exploiting today's
> evolving WWW standards. Emacspeak-16.0 –code named CleverDog– the follow-up
> to SmartDog– continued the tradition of working better, faster, smarter.
> Emacspeak-15.0 –code named SmartDog–followed up on TopDog as the next in a
> continuing a series of award-winning audio desktop releases from Emacspeak
> Inc. Emacspeak-14.0 –code named TopDog–was the first release of this
> millennium. Emacspeak-13.0 –codenamed YellowLab– was the closing release of
> the 20th. century. Emacspeak-12.0 –code named GoldenDog– began leveraging
> the evolving semantic WWW to provide task-oriented speech access to
> Webformation. Emacspeak-11.0 –code named Aster– went the final step in
> making Linux a zero-cost Internet access solution for blind and visually
> impaired users. Emacspeak-10.0 –(AKA Emacspeak-2000) code named WonderDog–
> continued the tradition of award-winning software releases designed to make
> eyes-free computing a productive and pleasurable experience. Emacspeak-9.0 –
> (AKA Emacspeak 99) code named BlackLab– continued to innovate in the areas
> of speech interaction and interactive accessibility. Emacspeak-8.0 –(AKA
> Emacspeak-98++) code named BlackDog– was a major upgrade to the speech
> output extension to Emacs.
> 
> Emacspeak-95 (code named Illinois) was released as OpenSource on the
> Internet in May 1995 as the first complete speech interface to UNIX
> workstations. The subsequent release, Emacspeak-96 (code named Egypt) made
> available in May 1996 provided significant enhancements to the interface.
> Emacspeak-97 (Tennessee) went further in providing a true audio desktop.
> Emacspeak-98 integrated Internetworking into all aspects of the audio
> desktop to provide the first fully interactive speech-enabled WebTop.
> 
> 
> 1.8 About Emacspeak:
> 
> 
> Originally based at Cornell (NY) http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman –home
> to Auditory User Interfaces (AUI) on the WWW– Emacspeak is now maintained on
> GitHub --https://github.com/tvraman/emacspeak —and Sourceforge
> —http://emacspeak.sf.net. The system is mirrored world-wide by an
> international network of software archives and bundled voluntarily with all
> major Linux distributions. On Monday, April 12, 1999, Emacspeak became part
> of the Smithsonian's Permanent Research Collection on Information Technology
> at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
> 
> The Emacspeak mailing list is archived at Vassar –the home of the Emacspeak
> mailing list– thanks to Greg Priest-Dorman, and provides a valuable
> knowledge base for new users.
> 
> 
> 1.9 Press/Analyst Contact: Tilden Labrador
> 
> 
> Going forward, Tilden acknowledges his exclusive monopoly on setting the
> direction of the Emacspeak Audio Desktop, and promises to exercise this
> freedom to innovate and her resulting power responsibly (as before) in the
> interest of all dogs.
> 
> **About This Release:
> 
> 
> Windows-Free (WF) is a favorite battle-cry of The League Against Forced
> Fenestration (LAFF). –see http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f3800/msjudgex.htm
> for details on the ill-effects of Forced Fenestration.
> 
> CopyWrite )C( Aster and Hubbell Labrador. All Writes Reserved. HeadDog (DM),
> LiveDog (DM), GoldenDog (DM), BlackDog (DM) etc., are Registered Dogmarks of
> Aster, Hubbell and Tilden Labrador. All other dogs belong to their
> respective owners.
> 
> 
> Author: TV Raman
> 
> Created: 2015-04-30 Thu 15:35
> 
> Emacs 25.0.50.1 (Org mode 8.2.10)
> 
> Validate
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Posted By TV Raman to EMACSPEAK The Complete Audio Desktop at 4/30/2015
> 03:37:00 PM

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