speakup, 2.6.22, and the way forward

Nick Gawronski nick at nickgawronski.com
Mon Aug 6 15:36:01 EDT 2007

Hi, yasr is a good thing but speakup I think is better as it is kernel 
based.  Bugs need to be fixed in it considering the dectalk express driver 
and other drivers probably.  I have noticed that when reading long passages 
of text using speakup the dectalk express suddenly stops reading and then I 
have to shutdown or turn off speakup then turn it back on again.  This is a 
speakup bug as in windows I am able with window eyes 6.1 to read even longer 
passages of text and don't have this stoping problem.  When do you think 
someone will look into fixing the dectalk express drivers and possibley 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lorenzo Taylor" <daxlinux at gmail.com>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2007 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: speakup, 2.6.22, and the way forward

> YASR seems to provide a pretty solid starting point for a userspace
> screen reader. All that needs to be done to make it usable early on in
> the boot process is to switch from using a virtual shell to polling the
> current console. I have talked with Mike and he seems agreeable to the
> idea, and there is even a program that seems to be able to do this in
> Solaris that is available in the CVS version. The main thing to do would
> be to attempt to port this program to Linux and other Unix-like OS's and
> then integrate it into YASR in such a way that YASR uses the console
> polling method rather than the virtual shell that it uses now. This way
> YASR can be started from init.d or a similar startup mechanism rather
> than having to be started after a speechless login. After these changes
> are made, then improvements similar to the stuff we have in Speakup can
> be added.
> Live long and prosper,
> Lorenzo
> On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 11:46 -0500, Travis Siegel wrote:
>> Why don't they adapt yasr or something?
>> If they want user space, that's about as user space as you can get,
>> and I'm sure Michael wouldn't mind.
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