Announce: Slint64-14.2.1 is released.
Linux for blind general discussion
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Mon Dec 25 07:52:55 UTC 2017
I read the manual and can't find info on how to use it with
speakup/espeak. Could you pinpoint me on how to enable speech during
installation? I think this should be possible just like with debian
On 21-Dec-17 5:50 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Slint64-14.2.1 is released!
> As a reminder Slint is a Linux distribution based on Slackware.
> The ISO image for Slint64-14.2.1 is provided on sourceforge.net:
> To know how to use this ISO image, read:
> Just substitute this ISO's file name to the one indicated there.
> Specific instructions for visually impaired users are provided in:
> Slint can be installed and used without help from a sighted person,
> provided that the computer be set to boot from the installation media,
> DVD or USB stick.
> To update your system after installation, run as as root these commands:
> slapt-get --add-keys
> slapt-get --update
> slapt-get --upgrade -s # to check for available updates.
> slapt-get --upgrade # to actually apply the updates.
> MATE 1.18 is included, as well as Xfce, LXDE and KDE (optional) and
> lighter ones like blackbox and fluxbox.
> Slint64-4.2 is accessible to visually impaired users: it can be
> installed and used with speech and/or Braille both in text mode and in
> several graphical environments including of course MATE.
> brltty is included with brlapi to use your braille device in graphical
> environments through orca.
> espeakup provides speech in text mode, orca in graphical environments.
> The installation of KDE is optional. If KDE is installed, to avoid
> cluttering the application menus of other graphical environments the
> admin can just type hide-kde-apps: the menu entry of KDE apps will
> then appear only in the menu entry of KDE. This can be reverted typing
> The lightdm and gdm2 graphical login managers are included, both can
> speak with orca.
> To cope with the many graphical environments and login managers and
> alleviate the need of manually editing configuration files, several new
> utilities are provided:
> * orca-on ad orca-off allow each user to enable or disable speech and/or
> braille in graphical environments for oneself.
> * session-chooser allows a user to set the default graphical session for
> oneself, among those available. This can be done by root for a regular
> user with setsession.
> * login-chooser allows the admin to set the login manager, either text
> (the users can then after login start a graphical session typing
> startx) or graphical (among lightdm, lxdm, gdm and kdm) and decide to
> have speech or not for login, in text mode as using lightdm or gdm2.
> Most graphical environments get a similar layout of the panels and
> their menus.
> See the document ACCESSIBILITY:
> INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPGRADING FROM 14.2
> Follow the instructions detailed in the document README_UPGRADE
> in the directory upgrade:
> These instructions also apply to testers of a release candidate.
> Note that upgrading from a Slint version earlier than 14.2 is NOT
> supported at all and will most likely not work.
> Alternatively make a full backup, install anew, restore from the backup.
> GENERAL INFORMATION
> Slint website: http://slint.fr (not yet updated for 14.2.1)
> Forum: https://forum.salixos.org/viewforum.php?f=44
> Mailing list: http://slint.fr/mailman/listinfo/slint_slint.fr
> Didier: didier~at~slint~dot~fr
> I welcome your feedback and am ready to cooperate with other projects.
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