retrieving synthesized auio data?

Bill Cox waywardgeek at
Thu Feb 4 22:40:34 GMT 2010

Hi, Luke.  Count me in for a supporting role on speech-dispatcher.  I
was also thinking of enhancing speech-dispatcher to create audio
files.  There's some discussion on the Vinux list about creating an
audio book creation app, and sometime over the next year, I'd like to
see it happen.

Personally, I'm not a fan of using dbus for inter-process
communication.  I prefer file sockets generally, but I'm old-school.
Actually, assuming we don't mind losing the TCP capability in
speech-dispatcher, I don't see why speech-dispatcher can't become a
shared library, with no daemon running.  Do you know a good reason?


On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM, Luke Yelavich
<luke.yelavich at> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 12:04:00PM PST, Luke Yelavich wrote:
>> I intend to write up some roadmap/specification documentation as to what I would like to work on with speech-dispatcher next. I think first, we get a 0.6.8 release out the door, then start thinking what needs major work, to ensure speech-dispatcher is still usable both as a system service for those who want it, and for the ever changing multi-user desktop environment. One such idea I have, is to consider dbus as a client/server communication transport layer. This could even go so far as to solve the issue of using system level clients like BrlTTY with a system level speech-dispatcher, which would then communicate with a user level speech-dispatcher for example.
> One final thing. Canonical will not be funding future developments of speech-dispatcher. Any work I do on Speech-dispatcher from here on out, will be done mostly in my own time. I may fix bugs here or there with my Canonical hat on, but the rest will be me personally contributing to the project.
> I really want to see speech-dispatcher succeed, and become the standard speech API on linux, and perhaps other POSIX OSs like BSD etc. In order to do this, we need to clearly document the changes we want to make going forward, so we can keep on track to achieving that goal. Once again, if Brailcom are unable to give speech-dispatcher the time it deserves, I am willing to lead the project development, manage releases, and code quality as much as I can in my own time, with Brailcom's blessing of course.
> So stay tuned for futher development plans.
> Luke
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