Kirk Reiser kirk at
Wed May 8 13:35:02 EDT 2013

Mike: The source for speakup has not been kept up to date in the
speakup git repo at since speakup was initiated into
the kernel staging tree. Someone needs to sync them once again but
nobody has. Whoever set-up the staging repo should have back ported
but that never happened either. Whether we resync them or not really
depends on what we decide to do with speakup for the future.

On Wed, 8 May 2013, Mike Ray wrote:

> Hello list,
> I have been trying to get SpeakUp running and stable in the Raspbian 
> (upstream Debian) and Arch Linux distros on the Raspberry Pi.
> Initially I tried with the source from the SpeakUp web site and then 
> discovered (ooops) that there is source present in:
> linux/drivers/staging/speakup
> And the source differs between the stable 3.6.11 source taken from the kernel 
> repository on and that in the 3.6.y source taken from the RPI 
> foundation site.
> Neither of these solutions is stable.  I get functionality, via espeakup but 
> SpeakUp regularly crashes the kernel.
> I'm waiting on a console cable so I can connect another machine to the kdb 
> console on the Pi and read kernel oops or panic, and debug stuff from the 
> kernel.
> My question on here now I missing something about the source of the 
> source (if you see what I mean)?
> The source from the SpeakUp repo is marked as 3.1.6 (I think) and not sure 
> about what is in the kernel source.  The kernel source has patches applied 
> for the changes to kernel serial IO made a few versions ago.
> Mike

Well that's it then, colour me gone!

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