Announcing gnome-speech-0.4.7 (fwd)

Hans Zoebelein hzo at
Mon Dec 18 18:29:42 UTC 2006

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Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 11:15:10 -0500
From: Willie Walker <William.Walker at Sun.COM>
To: gnome-announce-list at
Cc: William.Walker at Sun.COM
Subject: Announcing gnome-speech-0.4.7

* What is gnome-speech?

Gnome-speech provides a simple general API for producing text-to-speech
(TTS) output.  It also provides drivers for several TTS engines, both
commercial and open source.

This release is designated for GNOME 2.17/2.18 and also works with GNOME

* What's changed for gnome-speech 0.4.7?

* Incorporated gnome-speech driver for Cepstral's Swift engine.  Many
thanks to Cepstral for providing us with a development kit to do the
work!!! There are still some known problems, the main one being that you
hear chirps and pops when the speech is interrupted.  We have a support
request into Cepstral for help with this, and hope to be able to resolve
(or at least understand) it before the GNOME 2.18 release.

* Incorporated gnome-speech driver for ViaVoice into sample spec file.

* Incorporated docs from IBM (thanks) regarding how to build RPMs.

* Where can I get it?

Source code:



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