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Bug#509517: marked as done (ITP: mbrola -- multilingual software speech synthesizer)

Your message dated Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:06:07 +0000
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and subject line Bug#509517: fixed in mbrola 3.01h-1
has caused the Debian Bug report #509517,
regarding ITP: mbrola -- multilingual software speech synthesizer
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Package: wnpp
Version: N/A; reported 2008-12-21
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : mbrola
  Version         : 3.01h
  Upstream Author : Dr Thierry Dutoit <thierry.dutoit@fpms.ac.be>
* URL             : http://tcts.fpms.ac.be/synthesis
* License         : see the file readme.txt in the source zip: non-free as in
                    without source code, and for non-commercial, non-military
                    purposes, with and only with the voice and language
                    databases made available by the author.
  Description     : multilingual software speech synthesizer
 Mbrola is Thierry Dutoit's phonemizer for multilingual speech synthesis. The
 various diphone databases are distributed on separate packages, but they
 must be used with and only with Mbrola because of license matters. Read the
 copyright for details.
 Mbrola itself doesn't provide full TTS. It is a speech synthesizer based on
 the concatenation of diphones. It takes a list of phonemes as input,
 together with prosodic information (duration of phonemes and a piecewise linear
 description of pitch), and produces speech samples on 16 bits (linear),
 at the sampling frequency of the diphone database.
 Use Mbrola along with Freephone, cicero or espeak to have a complete
 text-to-speech in English.

I'm actually taking oralux' packaging of mbrola to Debian.

Yes, that would basically be a fully binary package (i386, amd64, ppc, arm,
alpha, and sparc), no source, no way to modify it (even the voices), and I had
to get permission from the author to distribute it.  However, the quality of the
voices is very good compared to what we currently have in the main section.

The idea would be to have the mbrola package containing the binary, and then
separately package voices as mbrola-xyn, containing voice xyn (i.e. mbrola-fr1,
mbrola-fr2, mbrola-en1, mbrola-en2 etc.)  Since voices are a few MB, that is not
really a waste to have separate packages, and permits lighter updates.

I intend to also package freephone, cicero etc. but won't do so if mbrola itself
can not enter even non-free.

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Source: mbrola
Source-Version: 3.01h-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
mbrola, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/non-free/m/mbrola/mbrola_3.01h-1.diff.gz
  to pool/non-free/m/mbrola/mbrola_3.01h-1.dsc
  to pool/non-free/m/mbrola/mbrola_3.01h-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/non-free/m/mbrola/mbrola_3.01h.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 509517@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org> (supplier of updated mbrola package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:32:09 +0100
Source: mbrola
Binary: mbrola
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 3.01h-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org>
Changed-By: Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org>
 mbrola     - Multilingual software speech synthesizer
Closes: 509517
 mbrola (3.01h-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * Initial release (Closes: #509517).
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 887b046a25dee868a951360468eb6c2c98b70e13 6491 mbrola_3.01h-1.diff.gz
 d99223f9fc15571ff72d7ae33b2b740d704814a1 37540 mbrola_3.01h-1_amd64.deb
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 0ff7a655e6be85195d0cdfff8c7849a7 1077 non-free/sound optional mbrola_3.01h-1.dsc
 ae63efff28b85edf08f68b94734d6ea4 578535 non-free/sound optional mbrola_3.01h.orig.tar.gz
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