Re: [Bayonne-desktop] Re: GNOME "Telephony Application Programming Services" Proposed
- From: Bill Haneman <bill haneman sun com>
- To: David Sugar <dyfet ostel com>
- Cc: Damien Sandras <dsandras seconix com>, gnome-hackers gnome org, gnome-announce-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Bayonne-desktop] Re: GNOME "Telephony Application Programming Services" Proposed
- Date: 05 Feb 2003 18:00:15 +0000
Hi David, etc:
If you folks are at all looking at telephony-related text-to-speech and
speech-recognition issues in relation to your project, I urge you to
contact the "gnome-speech" team. gnome-speech is mostly discussed on
gnome-accessibility-list gnome org, but I believe there is a
gnome-speech-specific mailing list as well.
gnome-speech at the moment is focussed on speech output, but future
plans call for voice-activation/speech recognition APIs as well.
Gnome-speech defines a common API for speech service delivery regardless
of the back-end speech-synthesis or voice-recognition engines, and will
handle markup as well (though it currently doesn't implement markup
GNOME Accessibility Project
On Tue, 2003-02-04 at 21:02, David Sugar wrote:
> This is very different from that. GnomeMeeting is a "softphone client", if
> you will, where you use a desktop pc as a ip telephone. TAPS is interested
> in supporting the 99% existing office environments where a telephone is still
> a seperate physical intrument on a typical office workers desk and phone
> service is typically conducted through a (formerly propertary) office pbx
> which can now be displaced by free phone systems such as GNU Bayonne. This
> is not to say that TAPS has no role in IP telephony, for many of the same
> integration issues also can exist with stand-alone IP phones and softswitches
> that are kept in isolation from other system services and where the same need
> to see and control incoming calls or dial contact phone numbers automatically
> still exist.
> On Tuesday 04 February 2003 15:25, Damien Sandras wrote:
> > What would be the main difference between that system, and a system
> > using the existing GnomeMeeting and phones managed by GnomeMeeting
> > itself thanks to additional hardware? GnomeMeeting is already able to
> > interact with PC-To-Phone gateways and to interact with normal phone
> > devices.
> > Is your goal very different?
> > Thanks,
> > Le mar 04/02/2003 à 21:08, David Sugar a écrit :
> > > Have you ever wondered why you have phone numbers collected in your
> > > Evolution address book, and yet must manually re-enter numbers on your
> > > office telephone when you wish to dial someone? Would you like to be
> > > able to receive pop-up notification on who's calling you with the ability
> > > to route incoming calls you do not wish to answer under mouse control?
> > > To mark specific calls as billable clients as they occur to track their
> > > time for automated invoicing?
> > >
> > > We hope to be able to finally address these and other issues for both
> > > GHOME desktop users and business application developers in a new free
> > > software package being proposed to be known as GNOME TAPS. This being a
> > > project proposal, I am establishing a project outline and a set of goals.
> > > With that, this announcement constitutes a call for help and request for
> > > input from other GNOME developers in establishing a functional
> > > implementation.
> > >
> > > GNOME TAPS will offer a C callable library to easily integrate telephony
> > > functions into existing GNOME applications. It will use a common TCP
> > > based backend protocol to communicate directly with office telephone
> > > equipment and services, and ideally for use with free software based
> > > telephone systems such as GNU Bayonne. It will include an applet to
> > > pop-up and support handling of incoming calls. It will include a gnome
> > > control-center plugin for setting of telephony options.
> > >
> > > The first goal will be to support and demonstrate a C callable library
> > > and implement a backend service on GNU Bayonne to support the
> > > functionality of dialing numbers that may be clicked on or otherwise
> > > delivered under application control. This would be followed by
> > > development of a GNOME desktop applet to respond to incoming calls, and
> > > finally work on a complete control center plugin to configure and manage
> > > GNOME TAPS.
> > >
> > > Initial discussion and design planning for GNOME TAPS will be carried out
> > > on a new mailing list, bayonne-desktop gnu org This list is open to the
> > > public and may be subscribed by sending email to
> > > bayonne-desktop-request gnu org Comments may also be sent to me
> > > directly, to sugar gnu org
> > >
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