BRLTTY 3.5 has been released.
dave at mielke.cc
Sat Jun 12 20:21:36 UTC 2004
Release 3.5 of BRLTTY and release 0.2.0 of BrlAPI are now available. They can
be downloaded from BRLTTY's web site, which is at:
The highlights of this release are:
* USB support has been added to the Alva driver.
* USB support has been added to the HandyTech driver.
* Support for the Braille Lite M20 has been added.
* A driver for the Focus and PAC Mate displays from Freedom Scientific has
* A driver for the Albatross display from Tivomatic has been added.
* A driver for the Mikropuhe text-to-speech engine has been added.
* The EuroBraille driver has been enhanced.
* The VisioBraille driver has been enhanced.
* The Voyager driver has been rewritten to run in user-space, thereby
becoming portable to all platforms which support USB.
* Support has been added for the Voyager Plus Box.
* All translation tables (text and attributes) have been converted from binary
to easily editable text.
* A translation table for Finnish braille has been added.
* A translation table for ISO-01 French braille has been added.
* A translation table for reading BRF files has been added.
* A contraction table for unified French braille has been added.
* The big5 braille table has been enhanced.
* The key/bar bindings for the EL displays from Papenmeier have been improved.
* The key bindings for the Satellite displays from Alva have been improved.
* The Braille Firmness setting has been added to the preferences menu and is
supported by the Alva Satellite, the Freedom Scientific Focus and PAC Mate,
and the Tieman Voyager.
* The autorepeat settings have been added to the preferences menu and are
supported by the Alva, FreedomScientific, HandyTech, Papenmeier, and Voyager
* The speech rate setting has been added to the preferences menu and is
supported by the Festival, FestivalLite, Mikropuhe, Theta, and ViaVoice
* The speech volume setting has been added to the preferences menu and is
supported by the Mikropuhe, Theta, and ViaVoice drivers.
* The autospeak feature now responds to keyboard input and to cursor motion.
* Support for the FreeBSD operating system has been added.
* Default braille, speech, and screen driver parameters, as well as API
parameters, can now be specified at build time.
* Braille and speech driver parameters can now be qualified by a driver code.
* Contraction table rules (after, before, begmidword, class, prfword) have
* Alert tunes for cursor routing (start, finish, failure) have been added.
* The Papenmeier driver configuration file now uses real switch and key names.
* The routing keys, when on a numeric item within the preferences menu, now
work like a scroll bar.
* A speech pass-through FIFO can be specified so that other applications can
share BRLTTY's speech driver.
* The --with-text-table= and --with-attributes-table= build options now accept
an absolute path outside the build tree.
* Several enhancements to the API have been made.
* A script (rhmkiso) to add BRLTTY to Red Hat and Fedora Core CD images has
This release contains many smaller enhancements as well. You can review a
complete summary of them by reading the ChangeLog (either in the Documents
subdirectory of BRLTTY's source tree or from the Documentation page of BRLTTY's
web site). If you're up to it, you can read all the gruesome details by
inspecting the transaction log of BRLTTY's source repository.
Please upgrade to this new release, brltty-3.5, and give us your feedback.
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