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Re: Emacspeak for w32 platforms?


you're right --it's not easy to get things setup to work
effectively on the darkside which is another reason why I've
stayed away from releasing the server code.

Ideally, it would be great to run the tcl server, but the
last time I checked, select was not quite implemented fully
in TCLX for NT.

But at this point with a lot of twiddling I actually have a
common .emacs across my Linux, Solaris and NT environments
--and all the emacs packages I use on UNIX work on NT.

The CYGNUS kit is great --it's getting easier to install
with every release.

However without resources I'm not prepared to support NT for
Emacspeak  --if anything blind computer users who live in
the MS world are used to paying thousands of dollars and
having someone hold their hands for every little bit, and
distributing an open source solution to that world is just a
pointless waste of time.
>>>>> "Tim" == Tim Cross <tcross@tim.northnet.com.au> writes:

    Tim> I think the level of success you can hope to get
    Tim> with emacspeak on a windows system depends a lot on
    Tim> what synthesizer you have (hardware or software
    Tim> based etc).

    Tim> Given that emacs is available for windows and so is
    Tim> tcl (at least standard tcl, don't know about
    Tim> extended tcl which is what you would need), in
    Tim> theory it certainly should be possible to run
    Tim> emacspeak under windows if forced to use that
    Tim> environment. In practice however, there is bound to
    Tim> be lots of unexpected inconsistancies/problems.

    Tim> I've thought about trying this but have been
    Tim> discouraged because you need other packages to get
    Tim> even emacs functioning at a reasonable level under
    Tim> windows (e.g. bash style shell utilities etc) and
    Tim> everytime I go near a windows box I just come away
    Tim> frustrated and furious.

    Tim> If anyone has the patience and persistance to get
    Tim> emacspeak working under windows I think a lot of
    Tim> people, myself included, would be interested in how
    Tim> it was done and how well it works as its not a
    Tim> perfect world and we often end up having to work
    Tim> within environments we'd prefer to ignore.

    Tim> Tim Jim Rebman writes:
    >> Is anybody out there using the GNU Emacs for w32 platforms, and do they
    >> have JFW scripts for it (the only way to get it to speak is to have
> everything spoken which is way too much)... Or better yet, has anybody got
> a speech server running for it under any of these platforms, that will
> allow the use of emacspeak.
> I have just started to use emacspeak in the past few weeks in one of my
> classes, and absolutely love the way it handles code development,
> compiling, and debugging, and would like to have this same level of spoken
> feedback when I am forced to use my windows environment.
> Thanks for any help or ideas...
> Jim
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