Gentoo Archives: gentoo-accessibility

From: Robert Willam Grieve <sonofthejedi@×××××××.nz>
To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-accessibility] Introducing myself, with a few short questions
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 20:16:42
Greetings List.

I am in the position of having 2 ones near and der to me who will 
in the next years lose their sight. I also will be there at some 
time if I continue in doing as much computer science hours as I 
am right now :) 

In the past I've tryed everything to get speech synthesis working 
to it's full potential. I got wolf to teach me how to do livecd 
builds, and I've done a couple, and I'm pretty close to getting 
speak-up in a live cd env, but, then they pulled it from the 
main kernel, so now I would like to know, are there any ways I 
can continue working on this, as put the last kernel build in an 
overlay, make a patch ebuild to retrieve the patches etc.

If I can solve the problem of how to get the kernel to build with 
the code in again, then tht will help, as I have already got 
sftsyn type working before. I also want to make a meta-package 
which will pull in all bits that we need for the default sftsyn 
setup, and get them all configured, so I can then say, in the 
livecd emerge gentoo-sftsyn, and get a default with say, a 
kernel patch, espeak, speech-dispatcher and all the services 
maybe added to /etc/init.d/

Of course I'm only new here so someone will tell me I'm insane, 
but any ideas of how to get this done would be huge. I will 
write the ebuilds etc, just need to make sure I'm not wasteing 
time in barking up a tree with no cats in it.

Then maybe after someone can tell me why is the speak-up patch 
not good for the mainstream gentoo-sources, and how can we fix 
it with upstream, or does it just need someone to take care of 
it in gentoo-sources or what.

Sorry for length of post, hope these Q are at least sensible.

Regards and TIA,

Robert W. Grieve <sonofthejedi@×××××××.nz>
3rd Year, Bachelor of Information Technology
Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill, New Zealand
"Gold is not all that glitters, not all who wander are lost."
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