[Slackbuilds-users] Compile an android app for Linux

B Watson yalhcru at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 07:47:32 UTC 2018

On 6/17/18, Didier Spaier <didier at slint.fr> wrote:
> I have read threads stating that pico2wave provides a better quality
> (although it be unclear in what respect it is "better". This is
> rather subjective).

I played around with pico2wave, and I agree. The voice sounds less
mechanical, and seems to take punctuation into account for adding pauses.

It still sounds like a robot, you'd never mistake it for human, but it's
easier to understand than flite or espeak.

> By the way may I suggest that you replace (or add to) espeak with
> its successor, espeak-ng:
> https://github.com/rhdunn/espeak/archive/1.49.2.tar.gz

Interesting, did not know this existed.

> Thanks and congrats for your very good quality SlackBuilds.

Mostly good quality. I dropped the ball on jack-tools...

So I have a working SlackBuild for pico2wave (actually, for "svox",
that's the source package name). It's for the latest version I could
find for Debian (1.0+git20130326-8), and it builds from source, including
all the Debian patches, plus a better man page and another patch to fix
a segfault-on-exit bug.

On 6/17/18, 414N <414N at slacky.it> wrote:

> I'll be working on my own packages in the next few days, but if I can
> find some free time I might try producing a SlackBuild script for it.

Actually, I just finished writing one :)

I'm about to submit it to SBo, unless you *really* are married to the
idea of writing your own & submitting it...?

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