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Fedora 11 Update: espeak-1.40.02-2.fc11



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-7205
2009-07-02 04:59:00
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Name        : espeak
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 1.40.02
Release     : 2.fc11
URL         : http://espeak.sourceforge.net
Summary     : Software speech synthesizer (text-to-speech)
Description :
eSpeak is a software speech synthesizer for English and other languages.

eSpeak produces good quality English speech. It uses a different synthesis
method from other open source TTS engines, and sounds quite different.
It's perhaps not as natural or "smooth", but some people may find the
articulation clearer and easier to listen to for long periods. eSpeak supports
several languages, however in most cases these are initial drafts and need more
work to improve them.

It can run as a command line program to speak text from a file or from stdin.

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Update Information:

Update to version 1.40.02  Some highlights:  eSpeak now uses PulseAudio and thus
integrates better with the rest of Fedora.
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ChangeLog:

* Tue Jun 30 2009 Francois Aucamp <faucamp fedoraproject org> - 1.40.02-2
- Compile against pulseaudio instead of portaudio (RHBZ #481651)
* Mon Jun 22 2009 Francois Aucamp <faucamp fedoraproject org> - 1.40.02-1
- Update to version 1.40.02
- Added patch to compile with GCC and not to link to libstdc++ (not needed)
- Added manpage (thanks goes to Luke Yelavich from Ubuntu for writing it)
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #481651 - espeak can't output sound properly
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481651
  [ 2 ] Bug #506624 - espeak hangs and APIs hangs as well
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=506624
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update espeak' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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