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Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Fri Dec 15 21:37:39 UTC 2017


You speak of getting Linux like go into a store and buy a computer that 
has Linux on it. As we all probably know, you have to download the ISO 
image and burn it as a bootable disk or DVD. Not only that, but you will 
have to use the bios, and as someone who does not have anyone sighted to 
help me, I find that nearly impossible.

I heard that Ubuntu and debian can use Wine to run Windows applications, 
though I don't know how that would be different from actually using the 
Linux environment to run Windows.

How can someone hack Linux on Windows, but not Windows on Linux? Can you 
not destroy the Linux on a Windows machine using system restore? Would 
someone need to get your IP address in order for people to hack if you 
visit some malicious web site?

I want to make my own voice using the Festival and Festvox speech engine 
and then maybe publish a tutorial on how to complete all of the steps so 
people can have a try at making their own voices. The only part that 
will be the most exhausting is that you will have to record 
approximately 100 hours plus for 1,132 utterances from various passages 
of the Arctic database. Luckily, you can print or Braille this out in 
Text, so you can read it aloud, or listen to the pre-recorded prompts 
and record over themm.

The only thing I've seen for speech development was Speech SDK, but I 
tink they use that to take a Flite voice and make it available for 
SAPI-5 use.


On 12/15/2017 1:10 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Portable C I believe means that the code can be compiled on various 
> platforms. The binary produced on a Linux system will not be 
> compatible with Windows, and the binary .exe file produced on a 
> Windows system will not run on Linux. Yes, the code can be compiled on 
> many different operating systems on a lot of different hardware, but 
> the binary code generated by the compiler is native to the operating 
> system and hardware where it was compiled. If it was compiled on 
> armv7h, something like a Raspberry Pi 2, it can be made to run on 
> aarch64, something like a Raspberry Pi 3, but it won't run even on 
> Linux on an x86_64 computer, most computers purchased off-the-shelf 
> from a local store, usually running Windows by default. That compiled 
> code most certainly can't run on Windows, even on the same x86_64 
> (64-bit Intel or AMD) hardware, because the kernel, the device drivers 
> and the system library API's are very different. If you're interested 
> in building a speech synthesizer on Windows that can run on Linux, or 
> building a speech synthesizer on Linux that can run on Windows, have a 
> look at MaryTTS, which is written in Java, which has mostly portable 
> bytecode, though I will warn you, Java can be painfully slow even on 
> really fast hardware.
> Regarding building your speech synthesizer on Vinux, if you intend to 
> run in on Linux, this is certainly a fairly good way to build it, 
> though I don't recommend running Linux virtual machines on a Windows 
> host for security and stability reasons. I would instead recommend 
> running a Windows virtual machine, if you must have one, on a Linux 
> host, because the host machine will be far more secure and stable, and 
> if you distabilize Windows, or it picks up malware, that will only 
> affect a single virtual machine, which you can periodically snapshot 
> and roll back as needed, or even destroy and reinstall often if 
> necessary. All this said, if you are trying to build a speech 
> synthesizer that you intend to run on Windows, you will make your life 
> far easier just building and testing with standard Windows development 
> tools. Building on any one OS for use on another OS, or building on 
> one type of hardware for use on another type of hardware, even if both 
> are running the same general operating system, will only cause further 
> complications.
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