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Subject: Re: Patches
I still don't understand why the voice interface is not available to
plugins, the mod to make it work is (or at least was) trivial. Of
course you've got a limited vocabulary, but that is where a little
lateral thinking skill comes in handy. With regard to speech synth
in Rockbox, it seems that no active dev is especially interested in
it. From old threads it seems that it should be perfection or
nothing, that "give it a couple of days and you will understand
everything" is more a Stephen Hawkins thing. Need to convince or
acquire the attitude of "better than nothing" in the dev team again
...now that mp3 players are starting to get close to the power of an
old 80's home computer, it is definitely possible - it's already been done! :)
>Currently the voice UI does not work with patches. Some time ago there was
>some talk, BC I think, about creating a limited speech synthesizer for
>rockbox which would allow for more access. I don't think a Dev is willing
>to take on that one. loll!
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Grant Hardy" <grant_hardy_at_telus.net>
>To: "'Rockbox'" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 2:41 PM
>I have a quick question or two about patches. Someone sent me a daily build
>the other day with a small patch applied to charge the H300 via USB. For
>some reason, settings were COMPLETELY wrongly spoken with the voice UI in
>that build, and I assumed voice UI was broken in the latest daily builds.
>But in the build of yesterday that I've now installed, voice UI works just
>fine. So, I assume this is a problem with voice UI and patches?
>Also, can we PLEASE see the USB charge patch committed as this would be very
>useful for those of us who know nothing about patches (i.e. myself).
Received on 2006-09-18
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