Debian Bug report logs - #636408
ITA: emacspeak -- speech output interface to Emacs

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Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is;

Reported by: Ricardo Mones <>

Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 22:48:15 UTC

Owned by:

Severity: normal

Fixed in version emacspeak/38.0+dfsg-1

Done: Paul Gevers <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.


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Bug#636408; Package wnpp. (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 22:48:17 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Ricardo Mones <>
Subject: O: emacspeak -- speech output interface to Emacs
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 00:46:36 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

The current maintainer of emacspeak, James R. Van Zandt <>,
is apparently not active anymore.  Therefore, I orphan this package now.

Maintaining a package requires time and skills. Please only adopt this
package if you will have enough time and attention to work on it.

If you want to be the new maintainer, please see for detailed
instructions how to adopt a package properly.

Some information about this package:

Package: emacspeak
Binary: emacspeak
Version: 29.0-6
Maintainer: James R. Van Zandt <>
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 7), po-debconf
Build-Depends-Indep: texi2html, lynx, texinfo, ghostscript
Architecture: all
Standards-Version: 3.8.4
Format: 1.0
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Directory: pool/main/e/emacspeak
Priority: source
Section: editors

Package: emacspeak
Version: 29.0-6
Installed-Size: 11644
Maintainer: James R. Van Zandt <>
Architecture: all
Depends: tclx8.4, tcl8.4, perl, emacsen-common, make, emacs23 | emacs22, adduser, debconf, debconf (>= 0.5) | debconf-2.0, dpkg (>= 1.15.4) | install-info
Suggests: emacspeak-ss, psgml, xsltproc, eflite, espeak, w3m-el
Conflicts: emacspeak-dt (<= 0.30), emacspeak-ss (<< 1.12-2)
Description: speech output interface to Emacs
 Emacspeak is a speech output system that will allow someone who
 cannot see to work directly on a UNIX system.
 Emacspeak is built on
 top of Emacs.  Once Emacs is started with Emacspeak loaded, users get
 spoken feedback for all actions.  As Emacs can do everything,
 they get speech feedback for everything they do.
 This package includes speech servers
 written in Tcl to support the DECtalk Express and DECtalk MultiVoice
 speech synthesizers.  For other synthesizers, look for separate
 speech server packages such as emacspeak-ss and eflite.
Tag: accessibility::screen-reader, accessibility::speech, implemented-in::{lisp,perl,tcl}, interface::commandline, role::plugin, suite::emacs, use::editing, works-with::audio
Section: editors
Priority: extra
Filename: pool/main/e/emacspeak/emacspeak_29.0-6_all.deb
Size: 3050402
MD5sum: 852007949762c90b6e618ab4b8cb6b0f
SHA1: c9c15ddc4e39c6d8bea5f3f4b10e46f8a0155edc
SHA256: 7b641eb80bf0870d5e02f61cbff4a4f9a5b073c8f19f2697f24ed29c4e296a77

Changed Bug title to 'ITA: emacspeak -- speech output interface to Emacs' from 'O: emacspeak -- speech output interface to Emacs' Request was from Paul Gevers <> to (Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #14 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Paul Gevers <>
To: Debian Accessibility Project <>
Subject: Re: anybody here using emacspeak in Debian
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 20:57:58 +0200
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Hi all,

I am working the last couple of days to get emacspeak to work and
improve the packaging (which was long overdue in my opinion). I am
nearly there, but I have several questions and there are several issues.

I am unable to get audio if I use eflite as synthesize server for both
current packaged version as my new packaging. Does it work for you? If
so, what did you do to get it working? As I now build the eSpeak server
included in the package, this is less of an issue for software
solutions, but other servers really have to work in my opinion.

The servers directory contains a python wrapper (@Jason, I see you
contributed there). Is anybody using that? (The documentation is not in
a proper Debian format as we can not generate it with Debian packages
(happydoc)), I'll try to replace that with something I can create at
build time. I also believe the python wrapper should be moved to a
proper python location.

Some license statements in the package are unclear. I'll have to contact
upstream to clarify.

Kind regards,

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Outlook recorded from message bug 636408 message Request was from Paul Gevers <> to (Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:42:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Anibal Monsalve Salazar <> to (Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:06:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug acknowledged by developer. (Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:03:28 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #23 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Paul Gevers <>
Subject: Bug#636408: fixed in emacspeak 38.0+dfsg-1
Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:00:10 +0000
Source: emacspeak
Source-Version: 38.0+dfsg-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
emacspeak, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Paul Gevers <> (supplier of updated emacspeak package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:22:38 +0200
Source: emacspeak
Binary: emacspeak emacspeak-espeak-server
Architecture: source all amd64
Version: 38.0+dfsg-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Accessibility Team <>
Changed-By: Paul Gevers <>
 emacspeak  - speech output interface to Emacs
 emacspeak-espeak-server - espeak syntesis server for emacspeak
Closes: 543920 619266 636408 693340 707487
 emacspeak (38.0+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * Imported Upstream version 38.0 (Closes: #707487)
   * Repack source due to the non-free license of the documentation
    - Add get-orig-source script and target to d/rules
    - Update watch file (thanks Bart Martens)
   * Change maintainership to a11y team (Closes: #636408)
     - Add Vcs-* fields to d/control
   * Clean up old patch by splitting into separate remaining patches
   * Replace d/rules calls with debhelper files and rewrite d/rules to dh
   * Remove unused files
   * Update (build) dependencies (Closes: #619266)
   * Translations: add Japanese ; thanks victory (Closes: #693340)
   * Fix install script to recompile .el files upon upgrade
   * d/config:
     - add espeak as option
     - don't ask again if port = none
   * Update emacsen-install to recompile newer version upon upgrade
   * Include building of espeak server
   * Link documentation from the doc directory
   * Add Lintian overrides for the relevant items
   * Update default speech server to build in espeak
   * Build espeak server and create emacspeak-espeak-server package
     (Closes: #543920)
   * Convert to short dh()
   * Update of copyright
   * Changed priority to optional
   * Remove conflicts, they are long gone and were never part of a stable
   * Updated standards to 3.9.4 (no further changes needed)
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