Re: new espeak ng builds


mattias <mjonsson1986@...>
 

Simon do you use git for windows to clone the git repo?

 

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Från: Simon Eigeldinger
Skickat: den 5 november 2019 19:52
Till: espeak-ng@groups.io
Ämne: Re: [espeak-ng] new espeak ng builds

 

Hi,

 

Yes there is.

You can download visual studio community edition.

This is free.

I am using that over here as well.

 

Greetings,

Simon

 

 

Am 05.11.2019 um 19:49 schrieb mattias:

> Reece yes i know that the sapi5 are experimental

>

> But if i want to try i have to compile espeak myself?

>

> If so fine, but there is no free version of Visual studio?

>

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> *Från: *Reece H. Dunn <mailto:msclrhd@...>

> *Skickat: *den 5 november 2019 19:44

> *Till: *espeak-ng@groups.io <mailto:espeak-ng@groups.io>

> *Ämne: *Re: [espeak-ng] new espeak ng builds

>

> On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 05:36 PM, Simon Eigeldinger wrote:

>

>      Hi all,

>

>      I have compiled new builds yesterday.

>      now they also work on all systems.

>

> Great. Thanks for doing this.

>

>      had to get release mode working.

>      by default visual studio uses debug mode which doesn't let you run the

>      binaries on a non developer pc.

>      Seems we don't get voice variants in the msi installer.

>      We also seem to lack documentation.

>      I ask myself if it is a good idea to continue with msi installers when

>      the creation and keeping them up to date of such ones is pretty complex?

>      What do you think?

>

> MSI is the standard Windows installer format (like deb files on Debian/Ubuntu).

> While they are a pain to manage, they provide features such as the ability to

> upgrade, repair, and uninstall. This includes updating the registry and ensuring

> that dependencies within the installer are installed based on the features the

> user selects. This is done by keeping the GUIDs the same for each item.

>

> I would like to update the MSI to better reflect the current state (e.g. new

> voices) before release. I haven't had time to do this yet, but patches are welcome.

>

> Longer term, we can look at better ways to manage the process. Something like

> having the GUIDs in the language/voice file with the ability to generate the

> voice data part of the installer XML source. This could then be made so that the

> tests can check that GUIDs are present and valid, so the regression tests will

> fail if any are missing/wrong.

>

> Regarding SAPI support: There is an experimental version commented out for

> English. It has a few bugs and is not complete.

>

> Kind regards,

> Reece

>

>      Greetings,

>      Simon

>

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