espeakup (actually espeak) and pulseaudio / portaudio [Was: espeakup_0.71-20_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable]
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Jude DaShiell, on Fri 01 Jan 2016 12:15:03 -0500, wrote:
> I've been told if espeakup finds pulseaudio installed it will use
Well, espeakup itself does not use pulseaudio or portaudio (it does not
even depend on either), it's libespeak1 which uses one or the other.
espeak is indeed built with AUDIO=runtime, which allows it to use either
portaudio or pulseaudio as desired by the user.
> For now, I cannot uninstall portaudio to find out if espeakup can use
> pulseaudio once uninstalled
Actually it's the converse: espeak always tries to use pulseaudio, and
reverts back to portaudio only if pulseaudio is not working.
> Probably on installation an installer ought to have the option to
> use pulseaudio or portaudio
That would be yet another additional question which would be obscure for
most users, we don't really want that.
> if I reinstall espeakup will it use portaudio or pulseaudio
> while both portaudio and pulseaudio packages are on the machine.
As I said, espeak (and thus espeakup) should already be trying to
use pulseaudio by default. If that's not the case, then it's where
investigation needs to be done.