Speech Synthesis Package

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Thu Dec 9 21:32:54 PST 2004

Randy McMurchy wrote:

> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Randy McMurchy wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I think a speech synthesis package should be added to BLFS. Many
>>> reasons for this, chiefly is that none are easy to build. 
>> Randy,  I like the idea, but I think it would be better to hold off 
>> until after BLFS 6.0 is released.  In fact, we should probably put a 
>> freeze on all *new* packages (not version increments) now in 
>> preparation for release.
> Well, just to be on the record, I disagree with you here.
> GNOME-2.8 has finally reached maturity in the accessibility area.
> Gnopernicus works well with FreeTTS and it is a difficult package
> to build (FreeTTS, that is)
> I have the instructions, they work well, the package is mature and
> stable and it is a disservice to not include it for folks that may
> *need* it.
> Keep in mind this is for the vision-impaired folks. 

OK.  If you think you have solid instructions, put it in.  If we get 
problems, we shouldn't hold up the release and be prepared to remove it 
(only if necessary).  Right now I'm leaning towards mid January for a 
target release.

  -- Bruce

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