Speech Synthesis Package

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Dec 9 21:50:35 PST 2004

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 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.

I appreciate that, Bruce. And I don't anticipate problems. The package
seems very stable and it works well. I will get the package into the
book hopefully tomorrow. I am somewhat tied up this weekend (I'll be
in your neck of the woods), but I should be able to get it done.


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