Questions about installing Gnopernicus.
kenny at hittsjunk.net
Wed Oct 13 01:12:01 UTC 2004
Hi. Oopse, should have looked before I posted. I still have the
release anouncement for 0.9.12 in my inbox. I haven't tried to hard to
build it yet. I got errors on my first attempt and just went back
to doing other things.
On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 02:03:06PM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> 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.
> > http://www.baum.ro/gnopernicus.html
> > 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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