Bart Bunting | 2 May 12:13 2012
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Re: strange errors with latest emacs from git and emacspeak

Hi Raman, Jason,

I'm not sure what the issue was.  Perhaps my build was incomplete in
    some way.

I blew everything away and started again and things appear to work as
  expected now.   Sorry for the noise.

Cheers

Bart

"T. V. Raman" <tv.raman.tv <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I'm running emacs 24 from head and am not seeing it. Clearly
> those commands aren't getting adviced, and in that case there is
> no way they will talk But you'll have to dig deeper,
> e.g. evaluate the advice forms and see what errors you get
>
>>>>>> "Bart" == Bart Bunting <bart <at> ursys.com.au> writes:
>     Bart> Good afternoon, I am seeing some strange errors when
>     Bart> running emacspeak with the latest git revision of
>     Bart> emacs.
>     Bart> 
>     Bart> Is anyone else seeing similar issues? This is with a
>     Bart> fresh checkout of both emacspeak and emacs.
>     Bart> 
>     Bart> I paste my messages buffer below
>     Bart> 
>     Bart> Large parts of emacspeak are not talking, guessing it
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Bart Bunting | 2 May 12:21 2012
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emacs-w3 on OSX

Hi Everyone,

Just thought I'd drop a note to anyone attempting to run emacs w3 on
     mac.

Whilst this is not an emacspeak specific issue it did take a while to
       find the problem.

It appears that fonts are not mapped correctly in w3 with the stock
   emacs and w3 under OSX.

See These bug reports and attached patch to work around the issue if it
    bites you:
http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.w3.devel/5441
and
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.w3.devel/5442

Cheers

Bart

Jason White | 2 May 12:28 2012
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Re: strange errors with latest emacs from git and emacspeak

Bart Bunting <bart <at> ursys.com.au> wrote:
> 
> I'm not sure what the issue was.  Perhaps my build was incomplete in
>     some way.
> 
> I blew everything away and started again and things appear to work as
>   expected now.   

I don't know how you did this, but in case you aren't aware, "git clean -dfx"
removes all untracked files from your working tree. (This includes unknown
files as well as files ignored by virtue of .gitignore).

It can be useful prior to compiling.

T. V. Raman | 2 May 16:10 2012
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Re: strange errors with latest emacs from git and emacspeak

definitely an incomplete emacs build. You should be able to
salvage from those errors in an emergency by reloading emacspeak-advice

>>>>> "Bart" == Bart Bunting <bart <at> ursys.com.au> writes:
    Bart> Hi Raman, Jason, I'm not sure what the issue
    Bart> was. Perhaps my build was incomplete in some way.
    Bart> 
    Bart> I blew everything away and started again and things
    Bart> appear to work as expected now. Sorry for the noise.
    Bart> 
    Bart> Cheers
    Bart> 
    Bart> Bart
    Bart> 
    Bart> "T. V. Raman" <tv.raman.tv <at> gmail.com> writes:
    Bart> 
    >> I'm running emacs 24 from head and am not seeing
    >> it. Clearly those commands aren't getting adviced, and in
    >> that case there is no way they will talk But you'll have
    >> to dig deeper, e.g. evaluate the advice forms and see what
    >> errors you get
    >> 
    >>>>>>> "Bart" == Bart Bunting <bart <at> ursys.com.au> writes:
    Bart> Good afternoon, I am seeing some strange errors when
    Bart> running emacspeak with the latest git revision of
    Bart> emacs.
    Bart> 
    Bart> Is anyone else seeing similar issues? This is with a
    Bart> fresh checkout of both emacspeak and emacs.
    Bart> 
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Bart Bunting | 3 May 13:38 2012
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Errors with emacspeak-epub on mac

Hi everyone,

I have been attempting to get emacspeak epub support working under mac.

I have it working as expected on my linux install.  When I try the same
  thing on my mac I am unable to follow links.

The table of contents for the epub displays fine in w3.  When I try and
    click links I get an error.

From my limited understanding of what is going on here I think it is an
     error of some sort with the arguements being passed to xsltproc.

I have included a debug output as well as the content of the XSLT errors
  buffer.

Is anyone able to suggest a stratagy for tracking down what is happening
   here?

On mac: 
xsltproc --version reports:
$xsltproc --version
Using libxml 20703, libxslt 10124 and libexslt 813
xsltproc was compiled against libxml 20703, libxslt 10124 and libexslt 813
libxslt 10124 was compiled against libxml 20703
libexslt 813 was compiled against libxml 20703

and on linux it reports:
$ xsltproc --version
Using libxml 20708, libxslt 10126 and libexslt 815
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T. V. Raman | 3 May 15:22 2012
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Errors with emacspeak-epub on mac

Examine the elisp code in emacspeak-epub.el -- see how it is
calling xslt -- then mimic that from the command line. Also, see
if the bookshare client is working, since  the two modules do
similar things with xsltproc.

--

-- 
Best Regards,
--raman

T. V. Raman | 4 May 02:16 2012
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[EMACSPEAK The Complete Audio Desktop] Emacspeak 36.0 (EPubDog) Unleashed!

Emacspeak 35.0—HeadDog—Unleashed!

1 Emacspeak-35.0 (EPubDog) Unleashed!

1.1 For Immediate Release:

San Jose, Calif., (May 4, 2011) Emacspeak: Redefining Accessibility In The Era Of Cloud Computing —Zero cost of upgrades/downgrades makes priceless software affordable!

Emacspeak Inc (NASDOG: ESPK) --http://emacspeak.sf.net-- announces the immediate world-wide availability of Emacspeak 36.0 (EPubDog) —a powerful audio desktop for leveraging today's evolving data, social and service-oriented Web cloud.

1.2 Investors Note:

With several prominent tweeters expanding coverage of #emacspeak, NASDOG: ESPK has now been consistently trading over the net at levels close to that once attained by DogCom high-fliers—and as of October 2009 is trading at levels close to that achieved by once better known stocks in the tech sector.

1.3 What Is It?

Emacspeak is a fully functional audio desktop that provides complete eyes-free access to all major 32 and 64 bit operating environments. By seamlessly blending live access to all aspects of the Internet such as Web-surfing, blogging, social computing and electronic messaging into the audio desktop, Emacspeak enables speech access to local and remote information with a consistent and well-integrated user interface. A rich suite of task-oriented tools provides efficient speech-enabled access to the evolving service-oriented social Web cloud.

1.4 Major Enhancements:

  • Full EPub support: 📑
  • Websearch enhancements and wizards: 🐚
  • Speech-enables git interaction via magit: ℣
  • Speech-enabled support for finding things fast: 🚤
  • TTS enhancements: 🙊
  • Updated url templates for task-oriented web actions: ♅
  • SSH port forwarding support for TTS servers🔉
  • Updated support for the forthcoming Emacs 24 release.

Plus many more changes too numerous to fit in this margin ∞

1.5 Establishing Liberty, Equality And Freedom:

Never a toy system, Emacspeak is voluntarily bundled with all major Linux distributions. Though designed to be modular, distributors have freely chosen to bundle the fully integrated system without any undue pressure—a documented success for the integrated innovation embodied by Emacspeak. As the system evolves, both upgrades and downgrades continue to be available at the same zero-cost to all users. The integrity of the Emacspeak codebase is ensured by the reliable and secure Linux platform used to develop and distribute the software.

Extensive studies have shown that thanks to these features, users consider Emacspeak to be absolutely priceless. Thanks to this wide-spread user demand, the present version remains priceless as ever—it is being made available at the same zero-cost as previous releases.

At the same time, Emacspeak continues to innovate in the area of eyes-free social interaction and carries forward the well-established Open Source tradition of introducing user interface features that eventually show up in luser environments.

On this theme, when once challenged by a proponent of a crash-prone but well-marketed mousetrap with the assertion "Emacs is a system from the 70's", the creator of Emacspeak evinced surprise at the unusual candor manifest in the assertion that it would take popular idiot-proven interfaces until the year 2070 to catch up to where the Emacspeak audio desktop is today. Industry experts welcomed this refreshing breath of Courage Certainty and Clarity (CCC) at a time when users are reeling from the Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) unleashed by complex software systems backed by even more convoluted press releases.

1.6 Independent Test Results:

Independent test results have proven that unlike some modern (and not so modern) software, Emacspeak can be safely uninstalled without adversely affecting the continued performance of the computer. These same tests also revealed that once uninstalled, the user stopped functioning altogether. Speaking with Aster Labrador, the creator of Emacspeak once pointed out that these results re-emphasize the user-centric design of Emacspeak; "It is the user —and not the computer— that stops functioning when Emacspeak is uninstalled!".

1.6.1 Note from Aster,Bubbles and Tilden:

UnDoctored Videos Inc. is looking for volunteers to star in a video demonstrating such complete user failure.

1.7 Obtaining Emacspeak:

Emacspeak can be downloaded from Google Code Hosting —see http://code.google.com/p/emacspeak/ You can visit Emacspeak on the WWW at http://emacspeak.sf.net. You can subscribe to the emacspeak mailing list emacspeak <at> cs.vassar.edu by sending mail to the list request address emacspeak-request <at> cs.vassar.edu. The HeadDog release is at http://emacspeak.googlecode.com/files/emacspeak-35.0.tar.bz2. The latest development snapshot of Emacspeak is available via Subversion from Google Code Hosting at http://emacspeak.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/

1.8 History:

Emacspeak 36.0 enhances the audio desktop with many new tools including full EPub support — hence the name EPubDog. Emacspeak 35.0 is all about teaching a new dog old tricks — and is aptly code-named HeadDog in honor of our new Press/Analyst contact. emacspeak-34.0 (AKA Bubbles) established a new beach-head with respect to rapid task completion in an eyes-free environment. Emacspeak-33.0 AKA StarDog brings unparalleled cloud access to the audio desktop. Emacspeak 32.0 AKA LuckyDog continues to innovate via open technologies for better access. Emacspeak 31.0 AKA TweetDog — adds tweeting to the Emacspeak desktop. Emacspeak 30.0 AKA SocialDog brings the Social Web to the audio desktop—you cant but be social if you speak! Emacspeak 29.0—AKAAbleDog—is a testament to the resilliance and innovation embodied by Open Source software—it would not exist without the thriving Emacs community that continues to ensure that Emacs remains one of the premier user environments despite perhaps also being one of the oldest. Emacspeak 28.0—AKA PuppyDog—exemplifies the rapid pace of development evinced by Open Source software. Emacspeak 27.0—AKA FastDog—is the latest in a sequence of upgrades that make previous releases obsolete and downgrades unnecessary. Emacspeak 26—AKA LeadDog—continues the tradition of introducing innovative access solutions that are unfettered by the constraints inherent in traditional adaptive technologies. Emacspeak 25 —AKA ActiveDog —re-activates open, unfettered access to online information. Emacspeak-Alive —AKA LiveDog —enlivens open, unfettered information access with a series of live updates that once again demonstrate the power and agility of open source software development. Emacspeak 23.0 -- AKA Retriever—went the extra mile in fetching full access. Emacspeak 22.0 —AKA GuideDog —helps users navigate the Web more effectively than ever before. Emacspeak 21.0 —AKA PlayDog —continued the Emacspeak tradition of relying on enhanced productivity to liberate users. Emacspeak-20.0 —AKA LeapDog —continues the long established GNU/Emacs tradition of integrated innovation to create a pleasurable computing environment for eyes-free interaction. emacspeak-19.0 —AKA WorkDog— is designed to enhance user productivity at work and leisure. Emacspeak-18.0 —code named GoodDog— continued the Emacspeak tradition of enhancing user productivity and thereby reducing total cost of ownership. Emacspeak-17.0 —code named HappyDog— enhances user productivity by exploiting today's evolving WWW standards. Emacspeak-16.0 —code named CleverDog— the follow-up to SmartDog— continued the tradition of working better, faster, smarter. Emacspeak-15.0 —code named SmartDog—followed up on TopDog as the next in a continuing a series of award-winning audio desktop releases from Emacspeak Inc. Emacspeak-14.0 —code named TopDog—was the first release of this millennium. Emacspeak-13.0 —codenamed YellowLab— was the closing release of the 20th. century. Emacspeak-12.0 —code named GoldenDog— began leveraging the evolving semantic WWW to provide task-oriented speech access to Webformation. Emacspeak-11.0 —code named Aster— went the final step in making Linux a zero-cost Internet access solution for blind and visually impaired users. Emacspeak-10.0 —(AKA Emacspeak-2000) code named WonderDog— continued the tradition of award-winning software releases designed to make eyes-free computing a productive and pleasurable experience. Emacspeak-9.0 —(AKA Emacspeak 99) code named BlackLab— continued to innovate in the areas of speech interaction and interactive accessibility. Emacspeak-8.0 —(AKA Emacspeak-98++) code named BlackDog— was a major upgrade to the speech output extension to Emacs.

Emacspeak-95 (code named Illinois) was released as OpenSource on the Internet in May 1995 as the first complete speech interface to UNIX workstations. The subsequent release, Emacspeak-96 (code named Egypt) made available in May 1996 provided significant enhancements to the interface. Emacspeak-97 (Tennessee) went further in providing a true audio desktop. Emacspeak-98 integrated Internetworking into all aspects of the audio desktop to provide the first fully interactive speech-enabled WebTop.

About Emacspeak:

Originally based at Cornell (NY) http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman —home to Auditory User Interfaces (AUI) on the WWW— Emacspeak is now maintained on GoogleCode --http://code.google.com/p/emacspeak —and Sourceforge —http://emacspeak.sf.net. The system is mirrored world-wide by an international network of software archives and bundled voluntarily with all major Linux distributions. On Monday, April 12, 1999, Emacspeak became part of the Smithsonian's Permanent Research Collection on Information Technology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

The Emacspeak mailing list is archived at Vassar —the home of the Emacspeak mailing list— thanks to Greg Priest-Dorman, and provides a valuable knowledge base for new users.

2 Press/Analyst Contact: Tilden Labrador

Going forward, Tilden acknowledges his exclusive monopoly on setting the direction of the Emacspeak Audio Desktop, and promises to exercise this freedom to innovate and her resulting power responsibly (as before) in the interest of all dogs.

**About This Release:

Windows-Free (WF) is a favorite battle-cry of The League Against Forced Fenestration (LAFF). —see http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f3800/msjudgex.htm for details on the ill-effects of Forced Fenestration.

CopyWrite )C( Aster and Hubbell Labrador. All Writes Reserved. HeadDog (DM), LiveDog (DM), GoldenDog (DM), BlackDog (DM) etc., are Registered Dogmarks of Aster, Hubbell and Tilden Labrador. All other dogs belong to their respective owners.

Date: 2012-05-02 14:21:43 PDT

Author: T.V Raman

Org version 7.8.09 with Emacs version 24

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T. V. Raman | 4 May 02:24 2012
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Emacspeak 36.0 (EPubDog) Unleashed!

http://emacspeak.blogspot.com/2012/05/emacspeak-360-epubdog-unleashed.html

*               Emacspeak-35.0 (EPubDog) Unleashed!

**  For Immediate Release:

San Jose, Calif., (May 4, 2011)
    Emacspeak:  Redefining Accessibility In The Era Of Cloud Computing
    --Zero cost of upgrades/downgrades makes priceless software affordable!

Emacspeak Inc (NASDOG: ESPK) --http://emacspeak.sf.net--
announces the immediate world-wide availability of Emacspeak
36.0 (EPubDog) --a powerful audio desktop for leveraging today's evolving
data, social and service-oriented  Web cloud.

** Investors Note:

With several prominent tweeters expanding coverage of
_emacspeak_, NASDOG: ESPK has now been consistently trading over
the net at levels close to that once attained by DogCom
high-fliers—and as of October 2009 is trading at levels close to
that achieved by once better known stocks in the tech sector.

** What Is It?

Emacspeak is a fully functional audio desktop that provides
complete eyes-free access to all major 32 and 64 bit operating
environments. By seamlessly blending live access to all aspects
of the Internet such as Web-surfing, blogging, social computing
and electronic messaging into the audio desktop, Emacspeak
enables speech access to local and remote information with a
consistent and well-integrated user interface. A rich suite of
task-oriented tools provides efficient speech-enabled access to
the evolving service-oriented social Web cloud.

** Major Enhancements:

  - Full EPub support: 📑
  - Websearch enhancements and wizards: 🐚
  - Speech-enables git interaction via magit: ℣
  - Speech-enabled support for finding things fast: 🚤
  - TTS  enhancements: 🙊
  - Updated url templates for task-oriented web actions: ♅
  - SSH port forwarding support for TTS servers🔉
  - Emacs 24 Support :: Updated support for the forthcoming Emacs
       24 release.

Plus many more changes too numerous to fit in this margin ... ∞

** Establishing Liberty, Equality And Freedom:

  Never a toy system, Emacspeak is voluntarily bundled with all
major Linux distributions. Though designed to be modular,
distributors have freely chosen to bundle the fully integrated
system without any undue pressure—a documented success for
the integrated innovation embodied by Emacspeak. As the system
evolves, both upgrades and downgrades continue to be available at
the same zero-cost to all users. The integrity of the Emacspeak
codebase is ensured by the reliable and secure Linux platform
used to develop and distribute the software.

Extensive studies have shown that thanks to these features, users
consider Emacspeak to be absolutely priceless. Thanks to this
wide-spread user demand, the present version remains   priceless
as ever—it is being made available at the same zero-cost as
previous releases.

At the same time, Emacspeak continues to innovate in the area of
eyes-free social interaction and carries forward the
well-established Open Source tradition of introducing user
interface features that eventually show up in luser environments.

On this theme, when once challenged by a proponent of a
crash-prone but well-marketed mousetrap with the assertion
"Emacs is a system from the 70's", the creator of Emacspeak
evinced surprise at the unusual candor manifest in the assertion
that it would take popular idiot-proven interfaces until the year
2070 to catch up to where the Emacspeak audio desktop is
today. Industry experts welcomed this refreshing breath of
Courage Certainty and Clarity (CCC) at a time when users are
reeling from the Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) unleashed by
complex software systems backed by even more convoluted press
releases.

** Independent Test Results:

Independent test results have proven that unlike some modern (and
not so modern) software, Emacspeak can be safely uninstalled without
adversely affecting the continued performance of the computer. These
same tests also revealed that once uninstalled, the user stopped
functioning altogether. Speaking with Aster Labrador, the creator of
Emacspeak once pointed out that these results re-emphasize the
user-centric design of Emacspeak; "It is the user --and not the
computer-- that stops functioning when Emacspeak is uninstalled!".

*** Note from Aster,Bubbles and Tilden:

UnDoctored Videos Inc. is looking for volunteers to star in a
video demonstrating such complete user failure.

** Obtaining Emacspeak:

Emacspeak can be downloaded from Google Code Hosting --see
http://code.google.com/p/emacspeak/ You can visit
Emacspeak on the WWW at http://emacspeak.sf.net.  You can subscribe
to the emacspeak mailing list emacspeak <at> cs.vassar.edu by sending
mail to the list request address emacspeak-request <at> cs.vassar.edu.
The HeadDog release is at 
[[http://emacspeak.googlecode.com/files/emacspeak-35.0.tar.bz2]].
The latest development snapshot of Emacspeak is available via
Subversion from Google Code Hosting at 
http://emacspeak.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/

** History:

Emacspeak 36.0 enhances the audio desktop with many new tools
including full EPub support --- hence the name EPubDog. Emacspeak
35.0 is all about teaching a new dog old tricks --- and is aptly
code-named HeadDog in honor of our new Press/Analyst
contact. emacspeak-34.0 (AKA Bubbles) established a new
beach-head with respect to rapid task completion in an eyes-free
environment. Emacspeak-33.0 AKA StarDog brings unparalleled cloud
access to the audio desktop. Emacspeak 32.0 AKA LuckyDog
continues to innovate via open technologies for better
access. Emacspeak 31.0 AKA TweetDog --- adds tweeting to the
Emacspeak desktop. Emacspeak 30.0 AKA SocialDog brings the Social
Web to the audio desktop—you cant but be social if you speak!
Emacspeak 29.0—AKAAbleDog—is a testament to the resilliance and
innovation embodied by Open Source software—it would not exist
without the thriving Emacs community that continues to ensure
that Emacs remains one of the premier user environments despite
perhaps also being one of the oldest. Emacspeak 28.0—AKA
PuppyDog—exemplifies the rapid pace of development evinced by
Open Source software. Emacspeak 27.0—AKA FastDog—is the latest in
a sequence of upgrades that make previous releases obsolete and
downgrades unnecessary. Emacspeak 26—AKA LeadDog—continues the
tradition of introducing innovative access solutions that are
unfettered by the constraints inherent in traditional adaptive
technologies. Emacspeak 25 —AKA ActiveDog —re-activates open,
unfettered access to online information. Emacspeak-Alive —AKA
LiveDog —enlivens open, unfettered information access with a
series of live updates that once again demonstrate the power and
agility of open source software development. Emacspeak 23.0 --
AKA Retriever—went the extra mile in fetching full
access. Emacspeak 22.0 —AKA GuideDog —helps users navigate the
Web more effectively than ever before. Emacspeak 21.0 —AKA
PlayDog —continued the Emacspeak tradition of relying on enhanced
productivity to liberate users. Emacspeak-20.0 —AKA LeapDog
—continues the long established GNU/Emacs tradition of integrated
innovation to create a pleasurable computing environment for
eyes-free interaction. emacspeak-19.0 --AKA WorkDog-- is designed
to enhance user productivity at work and leisure. Emacspeak-18.0
--code named GoodDog-- continued the Emacspeak tradition of
enhancing user productivity and thereby reducing total cost of
ownership. Emacspeak-17.0 --code named HappyDog-- enhances user
productivity by exploiting today's evolving WWW
standards. Emacspeak-16.0 --code named CleverDog-- the follow-up
to SmartDog-- continued the tradition of working better, faster,
smarter. Emacspeak-15.0 --code named SmartDog--followed up on
TopDog as the next in a continuing a series of award-winning
audio desktop releases from Emacspeak Inc. Emacspeak-14.0 --code
named TopDog--was the first release of this
millennium. Emacspeak-13.0 --codenamed YellowLab-- was the
closing release of the 20th. century. Emacspeak-12.0 --code named
GoldenDog-- began leveraging the evolving semantic WWW to provide
task-oriented speech access to Webformation. Emacspeak-11.0
--code named Aster-- went the final step in making Linux a
zero-cost Internet access solution for blind and visually
impaired users. Emacspeak-10.0 --(AKA Emacspeak-2000) code named
WonderDog-- continued the tradition of award-winning software
releases designed to make eyes-free computing a productive and
pleasurable experience. Emacspeak-9.0 --(AKA Emacspeak 99) code
named BlackLab-- continued to innovate in the areas of speech
interaction and interactive accessibility. Emacspeak-8.0 --(AKA
Emacspeak-98++) code named BlackDog-- was a major upgrade to the
speech output extension to Emacs.

Emacspeak-95 (code named Illinois) was released as OpenSource on
the Internet in May 1995 as the first complete speech interface
to UNIX workstations. The subsequent release, Emacspeak-96 (code
named Egypt) made available in May 1996 provided significant
enhancements to the interface. Emacspeak-97 (Tennessee) went
further in providing a true audio desktop. Emacspeak-98
integrated Internetworking into all aspects of the audio desktop
to provide the first fully interactive speech-enabled WebTop.

About Emacspeak:
----------------

Originally based at Cornell (NY)
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman --home to Auditory User
Interfaces (AUI) on the WWW-- Emacspeak is now maintained on
GoogleCode --http://code.google.com/p/emacspeak —and
Sourceforge —http://emacspeak.sf.net. The system is mirrored
world-wide by an international network of software archives and
bundled voluntarily with all major Linux distributions. On
Monday, April 12, 1999, Emacspeak became part of the
Smithsonian's Permanent Research Collection on Information
Technology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American
History.

The Emacspeak mailing list is archived at Vassar --the home of the
Emacspeak mailing list-- thanks to Greg Priest-Dorman, and provides a
valuable knowledge base for new users.

* Press/Analyst Contact: Tilden Labrador

Going forward, Tilden acknowledges his exclusive monopoly on
setting the direction of the Emacspeak Audio Desktop, and
promises to exercise this freedom to innovate and her resulting
power responsibly (as before) in the interest of all dogs.

**About This Release:
------------------

Windows-Free (WF) is a favorite battle-cry of The League Against
Forced Fenestration (LAFF).  --see
http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f3800/msjudgex.htm for details on
the ill-effects of Forced Fenestration.

CopyWrite )C( Aster and Hubbell Labrador. All Writes Reserved.
HeadDog (DM), LiveDog (DM), GoldenDog (DM), BlackDog (DM) etc., are Registered
Dogmarks of Aster,  Hubbell  and Tilden Labrador.  All other dogs belong to
their respective owners.

--

-- 

Alex Midence | 4 May 16:17 2012
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re: Emacspeak 36.0 (EPubDog) Unleashed!

	Looking forward to trying it out!

Alex M

-----Original Message-----
From: T. V. Raman [mailto:tv.raman.tv <at> gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:25 PM
To: emacspeak <at> cs.vassar.edu; blinux-announce <at> redhat.com
Cc: tv.raman.tv <at> gmail.com
Subject: Emacspeak 36.0 (EPubDog) Unleashed!

http://emacspeak.blogspot.com/2012/05/emacspeak-360-epubdog-unleashed.html

*               Emacspeak-35.0 (EPubDog) Unleashed!

**  For Immediate Release:

San Jose, Calif., (May 4, 2011)
    Emacspeak:  Redefining Accessibility In The Era Of Cloud Computing
    --Zero cost of upgrades/downgrades makes priceless software affordable!

Emacspeak Inc (NASDOG: ESPK) --http://emacspeak.sf.net-- announces the immediate world-wide
availability of Emacspeak
36.0 (EPubDog) --a powerful audio desktop for leveraging today's evolving data, social and
service-oriented  Web cloud.

** Investors Note:

With several prominent tweeters expanding coverage of _emacspeak_, NASDOG: ESPK has now been
consistently trading over the net at levels close to that once attained by DogCom high-fliers—and as of
October 2009 is trading at levels close to that achieved by once better known stocks in the tech sector.

** What Is It?

Emacspeak is a fully functional audio desktop that provides complete eyes-free access to all major 32 and
64 bit operating environments. By seamlessly blending live access to all aspects of the Internet such as
Web-surfing, blogging, social computing and electronic messaging into the audio desktop, Emacspeak
enables speech access to local and remote information with a consistent and well-integrated user
interface. A rich suite of task-oriented tools provides efficient speech-enabled access to the
evolving service-oriented social Web cloud.

** Major Enhancements:

  - Full EPub support: 📑
  - Websearch enhancements and wizards: 🐚
  - Speech-enables git interaction via magit: ℣
  - Speech-enabled support for finding things fast: 🚤
  - TTS  enhancements: 🙊
  - Updated url templates for task-oriented web actions: ♅
  - SSH port forwarding support for TTS servers🔉
  - Emacs 24 Support :: Updated support for the forthcoming Emacs
       24 release.

Plus many more changes too numerous to fit in this margin ... ∞

** Establishing Liberty, Equality And Freedom:

  Never a toy system, Emacspeak is voluntarily bundled with all major Linux distributions. Though designed
to be modular, distributors have freely chosen to bundle the fully integrated system without any undue
pressure—a documented success for the integrated innovation embodied by Emacspeak. As the system
evolves, both upgrades and downgrades continue to be available at the same zero-cost to all users. The
integrity of the Emacspeak codebase is ensured by the reliable and secure Linux platform used to develop
and distribute the software.

Extensive studies have shown that thanks to these features, users consider Emacspeak to be absolutely
priceless. Thanks to this
wide-spread user demand, the present version remains   priceless
as ever—it is being made available at the same zero-cost as previous releases.

At the same time, Emacspeak continues to innovate in the area of eyes-free social interaction and carries
forward the well-established Open Source tradition of introducing user interface features that
eventually show up in luser environments.

On this theme, when once challenged by a proponent of a crash-prone but well-marketed mousetrap with the
assertion "Emacs is a system from the 70's", the creator of Emacspeak evinced surprise at the unusual
candor manifest in the assertion that it would take popular idiot-proven interfaces until the year
2070 to catch up to where the Emacspeak audio desktop is today. Industry experts welcomed this refreshing
breath of Courage Certainty and Clarity (CCC) at a time when users are reeling from the Fear Uncertainty
and Doubt (FUD) unleashed by complex software systems backed by even more convoluted press releases.

** Independent Test Results:

Independent test results have proven that unlike some modern (and not so modern) software, Emacspeak can
be safely uninstalled without adversely affecting the continued performance of the computer. These
same tests also revealed that once uninstalled, the user stopped functioning altogether. Speaking with
Aster Labrador, the creator of Emacspeak once pointed out that these results re-emphasize the
user-centric design of Emacspeak; "It is the user --and not the
computer-- that stops functioning when Emacspeak is uninstalled!".

*** Note from Aster,Bubbles and Tilden:

UnDoctored Videos Inc. is looking for volunteers to star in a video demonstrating such complete user failure.

** Obtaining Emacspeak:

Emacspeak can be downloaded from Google Code Hosting --see http://code.google.com/p/emacspeak/ You
can visit Emacspeak on the WWW at http://emacspeak.sf.net.  You can subscribe to the emacspeak mailing
list emacspeak <at> cs.vassar.edu by sending mail to the list request address emacspeak-request <at> cs.vassar.edu.
The HeadDog release is at
[[http://emacspeak.googlecode.com/files/emacspeak-35.0.tar.bz2]].
The latest development snapshot of Emacspeak is available via Subversion from Google Code Hosting at http://emacspeak.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/

** History:

Emacspeak 36.0 enhances the audio desktop with many new tools including full EPub support --- hence the
name EPubDog. Emacspeak
35.0 is all about teaching a new dog old tricks --- and is aptly code-named HeadDog in honor of our new
Press/Analyst contact. emacspeak-34.0 (AKA Bubbles) established a new beach-head with respect to
rapid task completion in an eyes-free environment. Emacspeak-33.0 AKA StarDog brings unparalleled
cloud access to the audio desktop. Emacspeak 32.0 AKA LuckyDog continues to innovate via open
technologies for better access. Emacspeak 31.0 AKA TweetDog --- adds tweeting to the Emacspeak desktop.
Emacspeak 30.0 AKA SocialDog brings the Social Web to the audio desktop—you cant but be social if you speak!
Emacspeak 29.0—AKAAbleDog—is a testament to the resilliance and innovation embodied by Open Source
software—it would not exist without the thriving Emacs community that continues to ensure that Emacs
remains one of the premier user environments despite perhaps also being one of the oldest. Emacspeak
28.0—AKA PuppyDog—exemplifies the rapid pace of development evinced by Open Source software.
Emacspeak 27.0—AKA FastDog—is the latest in a sequence of upgrades that make previous releases
obsolete and downgrades unnecessary. Emacspeak 26—AKA LeadDog—continues the tradition of
introducing innovative access solutions that are unfettered by the constraints inherent in
traditional adaptive technologies. Emacspeak 25 —AKA ActiveDog —re-activates open, unfettered
access to online information. Emacspeak-Alive —AKA LiveDog —enlivens open, unfettered
information access with a series of live updates that once again demonstrate the power and agility of open
source software development. Emacspeak 23.0 -- AKA Retriever—went the extra mile in fetching full
access. Emacspeak 22.0 —AKA GuideDog —helps users navigate the Web more effectively than ever
before. Emacspeak 21.0 —AKA PlayDog —continued the Emacspeak tradition of relying on enhanced
productivity to liberate users. Emacspeak-20.0 —AKA LeapDog —continues the long established
GNU/Emacs tradition of integrated innovation to create a pleasurable computing environment for
eyes-free interaction. emacspeak-19.0 --AKA WorkDog-- is designed to enhance user productivity at
work and leisure. Emacspeak-18.0 --code named GoodDog-- continued the Emacspeak tradition of
enhancing user productivity and thereby reducing total cost of ownership. Emacspeak-17.0 --code named
HappyDog-- enhances user productivity by exploiting today's evolving WWW standards. Emacspeak-16.0
--code named CleverDog-- the follow-up to SmartDog-- continued the tradition of working better,
faster, smarter. Emacspeak-15.0 --code named SmartDog--followed up on TopDog as the next in a
continuing a series of award-winning audio desktop releases from Emacspeak Inc. Emacspeak-14.0 --code
named TopDog--was the first release of this millennium. Emacspeak-13.0 --codenamed YellowLab-- was
the closing release of the 20th. century. Emacspeak-12.0 --code named
GoldenDog-- began leveraging the evolving semantic WWW to provide task-oriented speech access to
Webformation. Emacspeak-11.0 --code named Aster-- went the final step in making Linux a zero-cost
Internet access solution for blind and visually impaired users. Emacspeak-10.0 --(AKA
Emacspeak-2000) code named
WonderDog-- continued the tradition of award-winning software releases designed to make eyes-free
computing a productive and pleasurable experience. Emacspeak-9.0 --(AKA Emacspeak 99) code named
BlackLab-- continued to innovate in the areas of speech interaction and interactive accessibility.
Emacspeak-8.0 --(AKA
Emacspeak-98++) code named BlackDog-- was a major upgrade to the
speech output extension to Emacs.

Emacspeak-95 (code named Illinois) was released as OpenSource on the Internet in May 1995 as the first
complete speech interface to UNIX workstations. The subsequent release, Emacspeak-96 (code named
Egypt) made available in May 1996 provided significant enhancements to the interface. Emacspeak-97
(Tennessee) went further in providing a true audio desktop. Emacspeak-98 integrated Internetworking
into all aspects of the audio desktop to provide the first fully interactive speech-enabled WebTop.

About Emacspeak:
----------------

Originally based at Cornell (NY)
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman --home to Auditory User Interfaces (AUI) on the WWW-- Emacspeak
is now maintained on GoogleCode --http://code.google.com/p/emacspeak —and Sourceforge
—http://emacspeak.sf.net. The system is mirrored world-wide by an international network of
software archives and bundled voluntarily with all major Linux distributions. On Monday, April 12,
1999, Emacspeak became part of the Smithsonian's Permanent Research Collection on Information
Technology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

The Emacspeak mailing list is archived at Vassar --the home of the Emacspeak mailing list-- thanks to Greg
Priest-Dorman, and provides a valuable knowledge base for new users.

* Press/Analyst Contact: Tilden Labrador

Going forward, Tilden acknowledges his exclusive monopoly on setting the direction of the Emacspeak
Audio Desktop, and promises to exercise this freedom to innovate and her resulting power responsibly (as
before) in the interest of all dogs.

**About This Release:
------------------

Windows-Free (WF) is a favorite battle-cry of The League Against Forced Fenestration (LAFF).  --see
http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f3800/msjudgex.htm for details on the ill-effects of Forced Fenestration.

CopyWrite )C( Aster and Hubbell Labrador. All Writes Reserved.
HeadDog (DM), LiveDog (DM), GoldenDog (DM), BlackDog (DM) etc., are Registered Dogmarks of Aster, 
Hubbell  and Tilden Labrador.  All other dogs belong to their respective owners.

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Tim Cross | 5 May 08:47 2012
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Question about epub support

Hi Raman,

I've been trying to get the new epub support in emacspeak to work, but
am failing. Is this supposed to work with w3m or only w3?

The problem appears to be due to a missing base element in the TOC
files. However, this is not an area I'm overly familiar with.

When I run C-e g, I get a list of the epub files in my ~/epubs
directory. All looks good. List consists of the author and title. When
I select one of the files, I get a buffer with the table of contents.
All looking good.

However, when I attempt to follow one of the links, I get an error
from w3m stating it cannot follow the url as the file does not exist.
The file being looked for is specified as being relative to the tmp
directory, which is where the generated toc file has been put. This
appears to be the problem as I suspect, the file should be relative to
the epub archive, not the tmp directory or an earlier process should
have extracted the html files into the pub directory. However, I'm not
certain about this as there seems to be other code which extracts the
html files into a scratch buffer and then tries to use

Looking at the xsl file epub-toc.xsl, it appears there is an expect
entity called base, but the toc.ncx files don't have such an entity.
There is a "failed to load external entity "nil" in the xslt-errors
buffer.

Before spending more time debugging this, I just wanted to verify it
should work with w3m and maybe get some clarification of how the
generated toc html file was supposed to represent the urls for the
contents . It seems that perhaps they need to be extracted into the
/tmp directory so that the links in the toc file will work.

Tim

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Tim Cross


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