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Cooking up the Treats => New Package Requests => Topic started by: blurymind on June 21, 2007, 01:32:09 am

Title: festival
Post by: blurymind on June 21, 2007, 01:32:09 am
http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/download.html

Title: Re: festival
Post by: exeterdad on June 21, 2007, 05:44:08 am
Uuuuugh!  I built that before.  It's a pain.
Title: Re: festival
Post by: blurymind on June 21, 2007, 08:58:23 am
Uuuuugh!  I built that before.  It's a pain.
hmm,i was thinking of building it,but now that you sau its a pain..
Title: Re: festival
Post by: exeterdad on June 21, 2007, 11:19:22 am
I'm sorry to discourage!  If memory serves me correct, half of my frustration was that festival had many requirements that I needed to build before I could start building festival.  Requirements that may be already included in VL or in the repos.  But I seem to remember the documentation wasn't too clear and I had to do much Googling to get the thing built.  But when running it is VERY cool.

I think I built it to compliment amsn.  Is that what you need it for?  Text to speech is cool.
Title: Re: festival
Post by: blurymind on June 22, 2007, 02:57:11 am
i wanted to do some stuff in the terminal with it and try some bash scripts  :P

ahh,idk. If i'd build it,im not sure about the license.Would it be alright for the repo?
If not,i'd go and search for a slack11 tgz... :-\

Ubuntu had devided a sepparate repository dir for the non-gpl stuff.. I wonder if VL will do that ever in the future.
Title: Re: festival
Post by: exeterdad on June 27, 2007, 09:41:34 pm
Says it has an X11 type license.  Whatever that means.  I'm thinking about building it.  But only if there is still interest.  Any takers?
Title: Re: festival
Post by: kidd on June 28, 2007, 03:59:14 am
Some time ago I tried to compile festival with no luck at all.  It would be great to have this app in the repos.

I remember having great times with this program asking for a pizza throigh it, or having a cron job, that told me the time every hour :)

Not a killer app, but if someone compiles it succesfully, it would be a nice addition for our repo.

echo "thanks" | festival --tts

Title: Re: festival
Post by: blurymind on June 28, 2007, 12:04:16 pm
I'd love to have it. That way I will be able to make my compiter answer instead of me the phone  :P

maybe program it to greet users in the guest account in a weird way and have a few laughs   ;D

Oh,ktorrent and a bunch of other apps can use it too.
Im not sure,but there was an AI engine,that used festival for the talking and receiving.. I was thinking of compiling it,but lost the link. Its GPL and it was on a japanese website..