Speak Freely (reposted with corrections)

Gene Collins collins at gene3.ait.iastate.edu
Wed Feb 8 09:46:45 EST 2006

Hi Robby.  Yes, you need to compile in the oss compatibility stuff. 
It's not just speak freely that uses it, but also other audio apps. 
Have fun.


>In this message, Gene, you state that one should not use the Alsa 
>option in the Makefile.  From the Makefile, I gather that it will 
>access Alsa through the OSS compatibility modules.  When I boot my 
>system, I receive two errors pertaining to the loading of OSS 
>drivers.  I have a kernel and did not compile OSS in with 
>it.  Is this an issue or should Speak Freely still function?
>At 10:15 AM 1/19/2006, you wrote:
>>Oops!  I mistyped the cvs lines  in my last message.  Sorry about that.
>>I'm reposting my message with the lines corrected.  I shouldn't attempt
>>to write tech stuff when I'm tired I guess.
>>Hi.  If you want to use the Speakup Speak freely reflecter, then you
>>want to get our customized version of Speak Freely from
>>The commands for getting Speak Freely from the cvs server are:
>>cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at linux-speakup.org:/usr/src/CVS login
>>cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at linux-speakup.org:/usr/src/CVS checkout speak-freely
>>The password is please.  Before you issue the commands to get the Speak
>>Freely source code, make sure you are in the directory above where you
>>want the Speak Freely source directory to be created.
>>Make sure you have libreadline and it's associated header files
>>installed before you try to compile Speak Freely.  You should be able to
>>compile the source as is, without editing the make file.  Do not try to
>>use the alsa option in the make file, it is broke, and was never
>>Just as a reminder, the Speakup Speak Freely reflecter is at
>>gene3.ait.iastate.edu:4074.  Our customized version of Speak Freely does
>>audio mixing, and allows for file transferes, as well as a  chat history
>>file, and a file-transfere history file.  Have fun!
>> >Hash: SHA1
>> >
>> >http://speak-freely.sourceforge.net/
>> >
>> >Greg
>> >
>> >
>> >On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 03:09:25PM -0500, ace wrote:
>> >> Hello all,
>> >>
>> >> Where can one find the Linux version of the Speak Freely software?  I
>> >> went to speakfreely.org but it only has Windblows stuff.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks,
>> >> Robby
>> >>
>> >>
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