Many minor things added/fixed, plus a number of larger changes:
- the xvoice.xml file (though still supported and read) has been split into "module" files, which makes it much more extensible and personally customizable.
- much improved grammar file syntax with some powerful new attribute tags to the <vocab> and <application> tags. See the COMMAND file for details.
- improved support for RH8+ systems when Carlo Wood's vvinstall script was used to install viavoice.
XVoice provides voice control of X applications using IBM's ViaVoice for Linux (free download at their web site). Both user-defined commands and dictation are supported. It can be used to write letters, write code, control netscape, etc.
xvoice version 0.9.5 has been released. RPM's and tarball are available in the file release section. This release should work for KDE users. It also has a somewhat more robust build, and some new dictation features.
Esound support has been checked in to CVS. Gnome users that like using esound may want to give it a try, and let us know what breaks.
We are experimenting with using a tracker to handle user contributed vocabularies. If you have a vocabulary you'd like to share, try submitting it by hitting the Vocabularies link under Trackers.
xvoice now includes a Window Maker dock applet,
wmvoice, which provides a voice control gui with minimal desktop real estate.
The anonymous ftp site is now holding contributed XVoice configuration files. Currently we only have one, for pine. If you have vocabs for other applications, mail them to the developers.
Latest release should fix problems with Sawmill, international
character sets, special keys (e.g. F1-12, caps lock, etc.), and mouse grid problems.