Re: gnopernicus and festival are working for me
- From: Adi Dascal <ad baum ro>
- To: "John J. Boyer" <director chpi org>, Charles Hallenbeck <hallenbeck valstar net>, mp baum de
- Cc: Bill Haneman <bill haneman sun com>, Gnome Accessibility List <gnome-accessibility-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: gnopernicus and festival are working for me
- Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 13:37:49 +0200
On Monday 11 November 2002 20:05, John J. Boyer wrote:
There is no formal documentation for developing Braille drivers for
Gnopernicus yet. But you have two sample implementations, one for some Baum
devices and one for a few Alva devices which you can use as a model for your
Braille Lite implementation. Use the tester program in the test directory to
validate your implementation.
> This is great news. I'm expecting to get a contract to write a progbram in
> Gnome, so having Gnopernicus working would make things a lot easier.
> However, i also need it to work with my Braille Lite 40. Where can I find
> doocumentation on writing Gnopernicus braille drivers?
> On Mon, 11 Nov
> 2002, Charles Hallenbeck wrote:
> > Hi Bill,
> > I am puzzled about why it is now working for me. Here is what I
> > did to make it work:
> > I created a new account on my system and copied some
> > initialization files from the one I have been using routinely to
> > the new one. The only files relevant to the Gnopernicus situation
> > were ".profile" and ".xinitrc". I copied them from the old
> > account to the new one without making any changes. Then I typed
> > "startx" and it spoke to me. It never did so on the old account.
> > I see one problem already. I am using the speakup patches to the
> > kernel in order to get speech access to the text consoles. Those
> > patches use a keymap that dedicates the numeric keypad to screen
> > review functions. When Gnome is running, that keymap is still
> > active, and I cannot use the keypad to control Gnopernicus. What
> > I did was to move about the Gnome screen with the true cursor
> > keys to hear the festival speech announcing different objects on
> > the desktop.
> > I have not had a lot of experience playing with keymaps and am
> > reluctant to experiment without knowing what I am doing.
> > Chuck
> > On 11 Nov 2002, Bill Haneman wrote:
> > > Hi Chuck:
> > >
> > > That is great news! I am sorry it's been a relatively hard push to get
> > > there - you are really 'bleeding edge' now ;-).
> > >
> > > Hopefully you can help us make it easier for others to follow; also I
> > > know the recent churn in gnome-speech made things harder, but I trust
> > > the end product will be well worth it, thanks to Marc's efforts.
> > > Thanks for hanging in there :-)
> > >
> > > -Bill
> > >
> > > > I am happy as a clam in butter!
> > > >
> > > > Chuck
> > >
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