GTK+ 3.18 Gets a Second Bugfix Release, Prepares for GNOME 3.18.1
The GNOME developers are working hard these days to push the first point release of the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment to users of Linux kernel-based operating systems.
BusyBox 1.24.0 Out Now, Still the Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux
The developers of the well-known BusyBox software, a collection of command-line tools for system administration tasks used under GNU/Linux operating systems, have announced the release of BusyBox 1.24.0.
Happy Birthday, OpenOffice.org!
15 years ago the original OpenOffice.org source code was published by Sun Microsystems, on Friday, October 13, 2000, a Full Moon day. The source code that changed the Free Software office suite world and laid the basis for LibreOffice.
Linux Text to Speech Tool Reaches Beta
Although the numbers behind the name do not reflect it, the currently-named “SpeechLess” front end for MaryTTS is now being released as beta software. I was able to assemble a three man team to create a GUI and to my way of thinking, it has come along nicely. Although the demo is web-based, these guys have been able to construct it so the entire thing is local. That means little to no latency between hitting enter and having the text replicated to speech.
I’ve talked at length about how TTS in the Linuxsphere is less than user friendly at about every turn. Our goal is to create a front end that makes MaryTTS easy to use for everyone. We’re getting there.