[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio and espeakup (fwd)

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Wed Jan 3 17:09:28 UTC 2018


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Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:05:21
From: Samuel Thibault <sthibault at debian.org>
To: Alex ARNAUD <alexarnaud at hypra.fr>
Cc: pkg-pulseaudio-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org,
     debian-accessibility at lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: pulseaudio and espeakup
Resent-Date: Wed,  3 Jan 2018 17:05:39 +0000 (UTC)
Resent-From: debian-accessibility at lists.debian.org


Alex ARNAUD, on sam. 30 d?c. 2017 11:21:35 +0100, wrote:
> A possible solution could be to enable to emit sound from TCP or Unix
> socket as described here:
> http://billauer.co.il/blog/2014/01/pa-multiple-users/

I thought about it indeed, I'm just afraid it's quite involved.

> It seems it's not only a accessibility issue because a computer could be
> used by multiple users and in some situations sighted users encounter this
> problem also.

Yes, and such a solution needs cooperation with the pulseaudio
maintainers anyway, we can't tinker something without synchronization.

> I'm not sure removing PulseAudio is a good idea. As I understand New Firefox
> releases require PulseAudio to emit sound.

Oh right, so we have to bite the itch anyway.

>> We really need to fix this (and I'm really depressed that it seems
>> nobody took the time to manage to work out a solution).
> I agree with you on this particular point but you couldn't miss the
> contribution of Paul and Jeremy on accessibility team on packaging that
> could allow you to focus on more complicated tasks you seems to be aware of.

Sure, I'm really glad to see things happening, thanks a lot to the
contributors :D

I was just thinking about accessibility in general, AIUI the problem
is generally known since quite a long time, and AFAIK some discussions
happened somewhere on some pulseaudio lists but without actual
conclusions and solutions, while this does not seem to be a so technical
issue like Debian packaging is, so a lot of people could have led the


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