Questions about installing Gnopernicus.

Janina Sajka janina at
Tue Oct 12 18:03:06 UTC 2004

Hi, Kenny, Darrell, and listers:

A few comments on the below ...
The stability I reported in my last message began with Gnopernicus 0.9.
The current build released in the development tree of Fedora Core is
gnopernicus-0.9.12 released on September 29.

Kenny Hitt writes:
> Hi.
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 12:40:24PM -0700, Darrell Shandrow wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I need to install Gnopernicus in hopes that it will provide a level of accessibility to a work-related Sun Java accessibility that is better than that I am not currently getting from my existing screen reader.  I am in the preparation stage now, but could really use some advice as soon as possible.  I'd like to start with the following questions:
> > 
> > 1.
> > What is currently the best Linux distro for installation of Gnopernicus?
> Some version of Gnopernicus has made it into most Linux distros.
> Slackware 10 and Debian testing or unstable have Gnopernicus 0.8.4.  I
> didn't use Slackware for long, but Slackware doesn't seem to have a festival
> package.  Unless you rebuild the gnome-speech package to support another
> software synth you install, or build a festival package, you won't get
> much from speech and Slackware's Gnopernicus.  Debian's Gnopernicus 0.84
> talks right out of the box, but you will need to install Java and build
> the java-access-bridge from source to get access to Java Apps.  Be
> aware, you still might be out of luck with access to the app you need.
> Gnopernicus isn't documented very well, and it seems to have stability
> issues.  I believe the latest release of Gnopernicus is up to 0.99.  You
> might want to build it to see if it is more stable, or will give you
> access to the app you need.
> > 3.
> > What is a good place for documentation (tech info is fine but I am not a programmer) on Gnopernicus and its installation?
> > 4.
> > Is it ultimately necessary to manually build this software?
> > 
> The only docs I know about are on the Gnopernicus web sight.
> The version I'm using still can't access the Gnome help system, so the
> web sight is the only source for docs.  You will probably need to build
> the latest version of Gnopernicus from source to get the best results.
> Good luck and please post with your results.
> Hope this helps.
>           Kenny
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