[Tts-project] Speech related WNPP bugs (mostly festival)
sergioller at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 18:11:33 UTC 2014
Thank you for your time and effort compiling this list and contacting us.
As a member of the TTS group, I have submitted ITA to some of the
packages. I hope to discuss about the other packages with the TTS and
the accessibility group. Any comments are very much appreciated.
2014-02-10 17:45 GMT+01:00 Adrian Bunk <bunk at stusta.de>:
> below is a list of all speech related  packages that are currently
> looking for a new maintainer.
"speech related" is a perfectly correct expression :-)
> For some there already seems to be the intention to adopt them, but in
> such cases please:
> 1. follow the instructions at  and retitle the bug to ITA and
> 2. try to make an upload soon
Thank you for giving such clear instructions. We will follow them as
soon as possible.
> This makes it visible that these packages are already being adopted,
> and after adoption bug reports will be going to the new maintainers.
> For festvox-suopuhe-lj and festvox-suopuhe-mv the former maintainer
> stated in the WNPP bugs that
> The packages should be removed from Debian after the wheezy release
> unless a new maintainer somehow materializes.
> If noone wants to adopt them, it would be helpful to have a statement
> in these WNPP bugs stating either that they are useless and should be
> removed, or that there is value in having these packages in jessie.
> The packages and WNPP bugs are:
I am not a Finnish speaker, but if these packages work we (TTS group)
should probably adopt them.
If the TTS group agrees I can create a git repository for them under
> O: festvox-suopuhe-lj -- Finnish female speaker for Festival
> O: festvox-suopuhe-mv -- Finnish male speaker for festival
I think I am not able to test this package because I do not own any of
the mentioned synthesizers.
Is this package maybe more suitable for debian-accessibility?
> O: emacspeak-ss -- Emacspeak speech servers for several synthesizers
This package is recommended by speech-dispatcher, so we (TTS group)
should probably adopt it, given that we have speech-dispatcher under
TTS umbrella (if I am not mistaken):
> O: sound-icons -- sounds for speech enabled applications
An ITA has been submitted to the following 7 packages in name of the TTS group:
> O: festival-doc -- Documentation for Festival
> O: festival-freebsoft-utils -- Festival extensions and utilities
> RFA: festvox-czech-ph -- Czech male speaker for Festival
> RFA: festvox-czech-dita -- Czech female speaker for Festival
> RFA: festvox-czech-machac -- Czech male speaker for Festival
> RFA: festvox-czech-krb -- Czech child speaker for Festival
> RFA: festival-czech -- Czech support for Festival speech synthesis system
I hope we can perform an upload soon and close as many bugs as possible.
Thank you all for keeping an eye on this,
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