[gutvol-p] Re: If you don't mind testing a program
bzg at altern.org
Sun Aug 2 00:44:36 PDT 2009
This message is confusing, I don't understand who is talking to who.
Paulo Levi <i30817 at gmail.com> writes:
> On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 12:06 AM, Paulo Levi <i30817 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Did you find a problem anyway?
> The are some bugs in the tts module , mostly because of latency of the
> sound player and the sound mixer massive fail in linux but last time i
> tested* it worked ok.
> *a while ago.
> "David A. Desrosiers" <desrod at gnu-designs.com> wrote
> On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 7:06 PM, Paulo Levi<i30817 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Did you find a problem anyway?
> Yes, it doesn't actually DO anything. This screenshot is the extent of
> what I could get the application to do:
> I have no idea what the "Toggle Voice/Stop Voice" are supposed to do,
> since it doesn't speak anything. Likewise with the increase/decrease
> fonts. Since there are no "fonts" displayed anywhere (other than in
> the menus themselves), what exactly would it be increasing/decreasing?
>> The are some bugs in the tts module , mostly because of latency of the sound
>> player and the sound mixer massive fail in linux but last time i tested* it
>> worked ok.
> What exactly am I supposed to do with a big, gray screen with a tiny
> thumbnail image in the middle of it? The menus don't really do much,
> unless I'm supposed to load up a browser, find a Gutenberg text,
> download it, stick it in a directory and point your reader at it. If I
> have to do all that, I'll just read the etext in a browser using the
> HTML formatted version of the books.
> Try to open the toogle gutenberg write a title or author name in the text field
> and click on the image/name that appears. You should see a download icon on the
> left side. After it downloads, you can double click (or right click and select
> open) to open the reader for that file. You can also open a local file.
> Do you suggest me starting the program with the gutenberg panel open?
> That thumbnail is probably from the test i did before downloading (the
> configuration file saves the downloaded files path, and the image webservice
> doesn't depend on the file itself (it tries locally then if that fails tries
> remotely), so that might be why you see the image but can double click and read
> it. Just ignore that as a config bug.
> As for the sound in the linux labs i had some problems with the default fedora
> configuration here in the labs - it disabled the sound type the java api uses
> (before i modified the soundplayer class it also didn't play if i used the
> first line that appeared - the sound lines say they are ready but they are
> actually in use and at the level that binding operates i guess linux doesn't
> allow mixing. But it's probably something in the sound configuration panel PCM
> disabled or something like that - though you don't loose much, it's just the
> default freetts voice. I'm going to change to mary eventually.
> Also it's sound advice that the actions on the right click menu should be
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