Jason White | 4 Feb 00:38 2010
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Re: [emacspeak The Complete Audio Desktop] AsTeR --- Audio System For Technical R...

T. V. Raman <tv.raman.tv <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Almost exactly 16 years to the date after presenting AsTeR ---- Audio
> System For Technical Readings --- to the CS Faculty at Cornell for my
> PhD, I released the source code as Open Source --- thanks to Prof.
> David Gries at Cornell for approving this release.

Thank you, Raman, for making the code available publicly.

If anyone decides to work on it, I will volunteer to help, but I'll have to
learn Common Lisp and revive/develop my programming skills first, after a long
hiatus.

By way of background, my plan, as spare time permits, is to choose a
free/open-source software project, learn the programming language, develop
programming skills and start making contributions. I also happen to have an
interest in functional languages. for these reasons, AsteR is on my short-list
of potential projects, in the event that experienced Lisp experts decide to
take it up following Raman's release of the code.

T.V. Raman | 4 Feb 17:40 2010
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Jason,

The best way to start is to do something you're motivated by:-)

So if you're keen on learning lisp and functional programming you
may want to learn by doing --- rather than waiting to be done
learning before doing.

The work required to connect up AsTeR with the Emacspeak speech
servers is not a complex project --- you could definitely learn
your way through it
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On 2/3/10, Jason White <jason <at> jasonjgw.net> wrote:
> T. V. Raman <tv.raman.tv <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>> Almost exactly 16 years to the date after presenting AsTeR ---- Audio
>> System For Technical Readings --- to the CS Faculty at Cornell for my
>> PhD, I released the source code as Open Source --- thanks to Prof.
>> David Gries at Cornell for approving this release.
>
> Thank you, Raman, for making the code available publicly.
>
> If anyone decides to work on it, I will volunteer to help, but I'll have to
> learn Common Lisp and revive/develop my programming skills first, after a
> long
> hiatus.
>
> By way of background, my plan, as spare time permits, is to choose a
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Daniel Dalton | 15 Feb 07:15 2010
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emacspeak and irc/erc

Hi, 

Someone raised with me an interesting thought this morning over
email. I'm considering running my bitlbee chat sessions from within
emacs. What irc client should I use for emacspeak support? I'm currently
playing with erc. Also, is it possible to get emacspeak to automatically
voice incoming messages from private chats, channels etc? 

What can I do to control what emacspeak auto announces? Will this
behaviour work when I'm editing another buffer with erc/whatever client
you recommend running in the background?

Thanks for any help,

Dan
Jason White | 15 Feb 08:15 2010
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Re: emacspeak and irc/erc

Daniel Dalton <d.dalton <at> iinet.net.au> wrote:

> What can I do to control what emacspeak auto announces? 

Enter erc and type C-h m, then look in the help buffer for the Emacspeak
"monitor" commands. For example, C-c <enter> turns on/off monitoring of the
current channel.

Note that private conversations occur in separate query buffers.

Zachary Kline | 15 Feb 08:23 2010
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Re: emacspeak and irc/erc

Jason White <jason <at> jasonjgw.net> writes:

> Daniel Dalton <d.dalton <at> iinet.net.au> wrote:
>  
>> What can I do to control what emacspeak auto announces? 
>
> Enter erc and type C-h m, then look in the help buffer for the Emacspeak
> "monitor" commands. For example, C-c <enter> turns on/off monitoring of the
> current channel.
It's funny.  I just tried this sort of thing myself as a test, and the
various monitor commands didn't seem to take.  I was sitting in the
#debian channel on Freenode and the only way I knew anything was
happening was to have Speakup running in the background.
I also admit to being a bit confused by the distinction between
"speak-all-participants" and "room-monitor".best,
Zack.

All the 

Jason White | 15 Feb 08:49 2010
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Re: emacspeak and irc/erc

Zachary Kline <zkline <at> speedpost.net> wrote:
> It's funny.  I just tried this sort of thing myself as a test, and the
> various monitor commands didn't seem to take.  

They're working for me with Emacs 23.1 and the latest Emacspeak from svn. I
just re-tested room monitoring, which was fine on Freenode.

Zachary Kline | 17 Feb 02:48 2010
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w3, emacspeak and gnutls-cli

Hi all,
I've run into a somewhat baffling problem recently as I get back into
emacspeak.  Some websites I visit require secure connections, such as my
gmail inbox.  
I've ran into a problem when connecting to these sites: specifically,
gnutls-cli appears to successfully connect, but w3 doesn't do anything
with the connection.
If I fill in the Gmail Inbox URL template and hit the submit button, the
secure connection is opened but the form is not submitted and I never
see my inbox.
If I disable execute bits on gnutls-cli, w3 falls back to using openssl,
and the inbox opens properly.  I don't really like hobbling myself this
way, though.
My system is ArchLinux, with emacspeak from SVN and emacs 23.1.  w3 is
from git.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Best,
Zack.

Robert Epprecht | 17 Feb 16:12 2010
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Re: emacspeak and irc/erc

Daniel Dalton <d.dalton <at> iinet.net.au> writes:

> I'm considering running my bitlbee chat sessions from within emacs.
> What irc client should I use for emacspeak support?

I have used bitlbee together with erc. Works quite well.

To hear something you have to set emacspeak-erc-room-monitor to t:
You can use emacspeak-erc-toggle-room-monitor which is bound to "C-c RETURN".

Robert Epprecht

Daniel Dalton | 18 Feb 12:20 2010
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Re: emacspeak and irc/erc

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 04:12:59PM +0100, Robert Epprecht wrote:
> To hear something you have to set emacspeak-erc-room-monitor to t:
> You can use emacspeak-erc-toggle-room-monitor which is bound to "C-c
RETURN".

Yes, does that work for private chats if I were to set it globally? I'm
trying to monitor all private chats, without having to add them to the
monitor.

Thanks,
Dan

Zachary Kline | 19 Feb 05:26 2010
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Solved: w3, emacspeak, and gnutls-cli

Hi All,
Well, I didn't actually figure out a solution to my problems with w3 and
gnutls.
I switched to w3m instead, which is working quite well.
I do miss all the aural highlighting though...
Best,
Zack.

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