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Re: software dectalk




Tim -

I suggest you try the Debian program "alien" to convert a .rpm file
into a .deb package, which dpkg can install.  You may need to install
some shared libraries too.

You'll also need the compiled server from Raman.

             - Jim Van Zandt



>Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 15:59:15 +1100
>Cc: Bart Bunting <bart@urnet.com.au>, emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu
>From: Tim Cross <tcross@pobox.une.edu.au>
>
>
>>From what I remember from the e-mails going around before christmas,
>wasn't one of the problems that some necessary include files were not
>provided when you purchased the software dectalk? Has this been
>resolved?
>
>Raman, when you tested it on the RH 7.3 system, was this with the
>runtime as provided or did you use the include files you had from the
>SDK? 
>
>It strikes me that if it will run under RH, then it should be possible
>to get it to run under Debian. I thought a starting point would be to
>determine there isn't something missing/different between what Raman
>has and what others who have purchased the softwre have. Has anyone
>apart from Raman managed to get it working on any Linux platform? If
>we can get confirmation others have got it running as well, then we
>can start tracking down what is different between the two systems. I'd
>really like to support this company providing a low cost software
>speech synth and if someone else can confirm they have it running,
>I'll take the risk and purchase the software and see if I can work out
>why it doesn't seem to want to work on Debian. 
>
>The reason I suspect there is some include or other file difference is
>because others have reported the demo "say" program works on Debian,
>its only the emacspeak software dectalk driver which does not seem to
>work.
>
>Tim
>>>>>> "TV" == T V Raman <raman@cs.cornell.edu> writes:
>
> TV> If possible try it on an RH system which is what I built it on.
>
> TV> I did verify that it works without the SDK installed on an RH
> TV> system (RH 7.3) specifically.
>
> .>
> TV> Bart" == Bart Bunting <bart@urnet.com.au> writes:
>
> Bart> Actually my message may have been missleading.  The dectalk
> Bart> software itself works i.e the say program works.
>
> Bart> The dectalk server for emacspeak doesn't though.
>
> Bart> Bart
>
> Bart> Bart Bunting writes:
> >>> Tim,
> >>> 
> >>> As far as I know noone with a debian system has managed to get
> >>> the software dectalk working.  Mine certainly doesn't.
> >>> 
> >>> I know several of us purchaced the product but no success using
> >>> it at all.
> >>> 
> >>> Bart
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> Tim Cross writes:
> >>> > 
> >>> > Before christmas, there was some deiscussion on this list
> >>> regarding > the software dectalk and problems getting it to run,
> >>> particularly on a > Debian based system. Has there been any
> >>> developments regarding this?  > Has anyone without the SDK been
> >>> able to get it working?
> >>> > 
> >>> > Tim
> >>> > -- 
> >>> > Tim Cross > Senior Analyst/Programmer > Applications Group -
> >>> Information Technology > University of New England > Phone: +61 2
> >>> 6773 3210 > Fax: +61 2 6773 3424 > E-Mail:
> >>> tcross@pobox.une.edu.au > Web:
> >>> http://www.une.edu.au/itd/systems/systems.html
> >>> > ---
> >>> > I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.  > -
> >>> Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943.
> >>> > 
> >>> > 
> >>> > 
> >>> > 
> >>> > 
> >>> > 
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> TV> -- Best Regards, --raman
>
>      
> TV> Email: raman@cs.cornell.edu WWW:
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>-- 
>Tim Cross
>Senior Analyst/Programmer
>Applications Group - Information Technology
>University of New England
> Phone: +61 2 6773 3210
>   Fax: +61 2 6773 3424
>E-Mail: tcross@pobox.une.edu.au
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