[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio and espeakup (fwd)

Georg Chini georg at chini.tk
Wed Jan 3 17:23:27 UTC 2018

On 03.01.2018 18:09, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> 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
> Hello,
> 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
> discussion.
> Samuel

Unfortunately the mail does not state what the problem is. Could you please
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