Skip to Content.
Sympa Menu

emacspeak - Re: [Emacspeak] Phasing out the Mac speech server?

Subject: Emacspeak discussion list

List archive

Re: [Emacspeak] Phasing out the Mac speech server?

Chronological Thread 
  • From: Robert Melton <lists AT>
  • To: "T.V Raman" <raman AT>
  • Cc: Emacspeaks <emacspeak AT>, Parham Doustdar <parham90 AT>
  • Subject: Re: [Emacspeak] Phasing out the Mac speech server?
  • Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 11:14:57 -0400

I think this got a bit confused because swiftmac 2 broke compatibility with
python mac server.

So to be clear:

1. Adding swiftmac 2.x support does not require touching the python mac
or supporting code in any way.
2. Swiftmac 2.x will need some new settings as it has incompatible values
the python mac server, for example range value the mac default rate takes
an integer and not compatible with the 0.0 to 1.0 float that swiftmac now
3. The above will be done by switching on the server selection of swiftmac
and then calling swiftmac-configure-tts and using / setting up any
specific defcustom of defvar's.
4. The intent is to keep these changes very boxed in to a few changes to like
voice setup and mac-voices (to add a swiftmac-configure-tts).

Lets make sure we don't conflate the adding of proper complete swiftmac
with the removal of the old python mac server.

> On Apr 17, 2024, at 10:32, T.V Raman (via emacspeak Mailing List)
> <emacspeak AT> wrote:
> A lot of this sounds like highly corporate busy work, and I intend to
> do none of that -- or at least not yet.
> 1. The next Emacspeak release will go out as is the source tree at the
> end of this month.
> 2. mac-voices works perfectly well as of now with switfmac and mac so no
> change.
> 3. After this release, I'll be marking servers/mac deprecated,
> i.e. it'll get no changes unless we can find an owner (unlikely).
> 4. In the version after this one, I'll mark servers/mac obsolete, ie
> users use it at their own peril and get to keep both pieces when it braks.
> 5. Next year, I'll move servers/mac to the attic, and that will also
> have given us enough time to see if we need a separate
> swiftmac-voices.el
> --
> Emacspeak discussion list -- emacspeak AT
> To unsubscribe send email to:
> emacspeak-request AT with a subject of: unsubscribe

Robert "robertmeta" Melton
lists AT

Archive powered by MHonArc 2.6.19+.

Top of Page