Fw: Calling non Windows users

Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Wed Oct 6 19:09:42 EDT 2004

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According to speak freely's original author, it has already been left
in the dust, which is why he discontinued developing and supporting it
in January of this year.


On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 04:24:24PM -0400, Ann Parsons wrote:
> Hi all,
> Well, David, if Ivocalize is going to Linux, it can't very well work
> with only IE, now can it?  I have no idea what the techies are
> planning, but I'll tell you this, my friend.  If they manage to port
> this system over to Linux, then I suggest that Speak-freely better rev
> itself up or it's going to be left in the dust!  The ability of a web
> based client to incorporate audio, web and text chat is phenomenal.  
> Now as far as Braille goes, the text chat is accessible, so, why
> couldn't somebody access that via braille.  They'd be smart to put
> hooks in the thing for BrlTTY.  
> If you want total text chat, then MOO is still your best bet there,
> David.  You can't beat MOO.  The messenger clients are fine, but MOO
> allows for more, and it can be made web accessible.  
> Speak freely has none of these features, folks.  You can't control its
> volume from within the program.  You can't push web pages, you can't
> record.  You can't moderate rooms and have people queued and so on.
> You can't raise your hand, none of this is now possible in Speak
> Freely. 
> Look, guys, I like Linux just as well as all of you do, but for my
> needs, Ivocalize works just fine!  Yes it's a Windows based thing, but
> it does what it's supposed to do, and I don't know any other client in
> Linux that does everything this one does. 
> Ann P.
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