something of interest
dmwaters at linuxpowered.com
Mon Dec 23 23:20:39 EST 2002
I'm on the debian-devel mailinglist, and I saw this a couple of days ago.
I'm probably late with this, but I've been busy lately so I thought I'd
pass theese two messages along at any rate.
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 20:28:32 +0100
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* Package name : kernel-image-speakup-i386
Version : 2.4.20
Upstream Author : Kirk Reiser and Andy Berdan
* URL : http://www.linux-speakup.org/speakup.html
* License : GPL
Description : Precompiled speakup Linux Kernel
I plan to provide a speakup-enabled kernel in Debian. All the
required work is already done. Since this is my first kernel related
work, I CC'ed this to debian-devel in case anyone does have suggestions
or objections to this.
speakup is a kernel patch which extends linux such that you can use
the keyboard and a external or internal hardware speech synthesizer to
the console screen contents. The only thing which needs to be
set is the synthesizer to be used, which is done via a kernel boot
option. As soon as the kernel starts to initialize, your speech
synth should immediately start talking, giving you full control over
very low-level aspects of system-administration.
If no one objects, I plan to upload this next year.
Following is the debian/control file I plan to use:
Maintainer: Mario Lang <mlang at debian.org>
Build-Depends: debhelper, modutils, kernel-source-2.4.20, kernel-package
41), tar (>= 1.13.18), kernel-patch-speakup
Depends: fileutils (>= 4.0)
Description: Header files related to Linux kernel version 2.4.20-speakup
This package provides kernel header files for version
2.4.20-speakup, for sites that want the latest kernel headers.
Please read this file for details:
Depends: coreutils | fileutils (>= 4.0)
Description: Linux kernel specific documentation for version
This package provides The various readme's in the 2.4.20-speakup kernel
Documentation/ subdirectory: these typically contain kernel-specific
installation notes for some drivers for example. See
/usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-2.4.20-speakup/Documentation/00-INDEX for a
of what is contained in each file. Please read the Changes file, as it
contains information about the problems, which may result by
upgrading your kernel.
Speakup specific documentation can be found in
Provides: kernel-image, kernel-image-2.4
Depends: initrd-tools (>= 0.1.34), coreutils | fileutils (>= 4.0),
Suggests: lilo (>= 19.1), fdutils, kernel-doc-2.4.20-speakup
Description: Linux kernel binary image for version 2.4.20-speakup.
This package contains the Linux kernel image for version 2.4.20-speakup,
the corresponding System.map file, and the modules built by the
packager. It also contains scripts that try to ensure that the
system is not left in a unbootable state after an update.
If you wish to update a bootdisk, or to use a bootloader to make
installing and using the image easier, we suggest you install the latest
fdutils (for formatting a floppy to be used as boot disk), and LILO, for
powerful bootloader. Of course, both these are optional.
Kernel image packages are generally produced using kernel-package,
and it is suggested that you install that package if you wish to
create a custom kernel from the sources.
This kernel package contains a Linux kernel patched with speakup,
a screen reader for the Linux console. Speakup currently supports the
following hardware speech synthesizers:
* DoubleTalk PC/LT
* Accent PC/SA
* Artic Transport
* Braille 'N Speak / Type 'N Speak
* Dectalk External and Express
* the Apollo2
NOTE: We don't claim this drivers to be stable, use them on your own
Mario | http://people.debian.org/~mlang/DebianAccessibilityProject.html
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I thought someone might be interested in it
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