Re: [orca-list] Trouble setting up speech-dispatcher with orca

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Arch Linux isn't using Pulse either.  Don't think it is coming all
that soon either.  It is available for those who want to use it but I
think I will pass and will maintain the Speech-Dispatcher package
accordingly.  I'll at least get it to build with libao but not pulse.

On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 08:54:05PM +0000, Michael Whapples wrote:
Hello Halim,
That's useful information to know. Its one of the things which made
me very annoyed about pulseaudio, it wanting to take over the ALSA
device and all suggestions for allowing ALSA apps to work with it to
need to go through pulseaudio's ALSA compatibility layer which
required pulseaudio to run.

Also I agree with you on not wanting extra complexity for a console
screen reader, the one big reason for a console screen reader is to
have a system with minimal requirements to work which you can rely
on. Adding complexity removes that advantage.

Luckily at the moment debian doesn't force pulse on you, but seeing
how other distros have gone the time might come (I strongly hope it

Michael Whapples
On 01/-10/-28163 08:59 PM, Halim Sahin wrote:
Hi Bill,

Running a consolescreenreader as user isn't a good idea because you will
loose many comfort features.
Starting several instances of pulse and managing it through consolekit
or what ever will not change this.
Btw I find it is ugly to add this complexity to all console apps only
for beeing  compatible to pulse-audio or ubuntu' goals.

I am now using an other setup for pa which doesn't block my well working
I load the modules in my ~/.pulse/
and tell them to use alsa's dmix.
This is currently the best way for .
This setup allows speechd running as system service and sblspeakup can
operate very well.

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