Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Oct 10 17:45:28 UTC 2022

So neither tdsr nor yasr will land in Slint 15.0...

... which already includes speech-dispatcher, espeakup, speechd-up, speechd-el,
emacspeak, brltty, and of course orca so can be used on the console as in
graphical environments (main included are MATE and LXQt) and switch back and
forth between console and graphical without losing speech.

I would be glad to anyone testing the slint-15.0 release candidate 2, ISO
available here:
Please read first:

If you like it you will not have to reinstall when the "official release" ISO
will be available in a very few days. On the other hand if major bugs are found
I will provide another ISO, else, just update the installed packages to pravide
fixes will be enough.

Didier Spaier

Le 10/10/2022 à 18:30, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> Tdsr is in fact much like YASR in functionality from what I can tell, with the
> exception that it appears there is no way to change what voice it uses without
> editing your speech-dispatcher configuration. I didn't find any mention of an
> exception dictionary either, which was included in YASR as I recall, though it
> has been a very long time since I used that. That said, I see no advantage to
> using it if you already have Speakup running. I also don't see any advantage to
> running Speakup and Fenrir at the same time, and the primary advantage of Fenrir
> over Speakup, aside from spell check and other useful features, is simply that a
> kernel update won't even temporarily break your screen reader as I have seen
> happen, though such breakage does occur rather infrequently. That said, running
> entirely independent of the kernel does offer better portability, and also means
> that the screen reader can be updated independently of the kernel, which IMO is
> always a good thing(tm).
> ~Kyle

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