Speakup-enabled installer Was: Re: Debian Installer
Kenny Hitt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 12:22:07AM +0100, Mario Lang wrote:
>> Kenny Hitt <email@example.com> writes:
>> > Is there a version of Debian Installer which will use a screen
>> > reader to give access to the installation program?
>> If you are saying "screen reader", what do you mean exactly? There
>> is a "version" of the Debian Installer (currently under development)
>> which supports BRLTTY (a screen reader for braille displays).
>> I guess you are refering to a screen reader to drive some speech synthesizer?
>> If so, currently there is no effort undeerway in this direction. I originally
>> planned to create a speakup-enabled flavour of the installer, but since feedback
>> from the speakup users was very low, I set aside this plan for sometime later.
>> What would the hardware be you are trying to use this "screen reader" on?
>> A hardware speech synthesizer, or are you aiming at software speech
>> synthesis + a sound card?
> Yes, I was hoping for speakup. I have hardware synths, so speakup would
> be my first choice. If that isn't possible, a software synth would also
> work. Unfortunately, I don't have a braille display, so I will need
> speech output. I tried to make boot floppies for Woody with speakup but
> never could get it to work. I've read the debian-boot list but I'm not
> sure I understand what's going on. Is the process of creating a version
> of Debian installer with the speakup kernel package difficult?
>From what I gather, it should not be too difficult. The major
step (packaging the speakup patch, and a precompiled speakup kernel)
I've already done. The only task left is creating a kernel-image and kernel-module
udebs. This should be quite straightforward. But since
I do not have any speakup-capable hardware, I am kind of stuck here. I could
just blindly create a speakup-enabled floppy, but without
being able to test it, I fear there will be quite some showstoppers...
If anyone could donate a speakup-capable hardware synthesizer
for testing, I could try and get this working.
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