Announce: Slint64-14.2.1 is released.
Linux for blind general discussion
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Mon Dec 25 10:49:22 UTC 2017
No, it isn't like debian. When you run a boot up of slint, slint comes
up talking. You press s once speech starts to continue to have slint
speaking. Failure to press s turns speech off. I've done testing on
release candidate versions of slint before this one got released and
I've never seen anything in my life and I had no trouble getting slint
installed so I could use it afterwards.
On Mon, 25 Dec 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2017 02:52:55
> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: Announce: Slint64-14.2.1 is released.
> 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 installer.
> 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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