First I will write a brief introduction about me:
My name is Raphael Nunes, I’m student of Computer Engineering at Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar). Currently I am working with SYS administration at SimuCAD (Department of Production Engineering – UFSCar) and I’m participating on Google Summer of Code 2007 working on a GNOME Project.
In this first post I would like to announce the first release of the software that I ‘m developing in the Google Summer of Code 2007 (GSoC). To whom don’t know GSoC enter in the page http://code.google.com/soc. The software is gnome-voice-control and is being developed to Gnome Foundation. The project application that I submitted to GSoC can be found at http://code.google.com/soc/gnome/appinfo.html?csaid=4F64D394968BB092.
The gnome-voice-control is an applet software developed to control the GNOME Desktop by voice.
The gnome-voice-control can be downloaded from http://www.comp.ufscar.br/~raphael18/gnome-voice-control-0.1.tar.gz
To install gnome-voice-control:
First download sphinx2 that is a speech decoder developed by Carnegie Mellon University.
tar -xvvzf sphinx2.nightly.tar.gz
Enter in the sphinx folder
Install the sphinx with the commands as root
Exit the sphinx2 folder
Once sphinx2 installed, download gnome-voice-control
tar -xvvzf gnome-voice-control-0.1.tar.gz
Enter in gnome-voice-control folder
To install gnome-voice-control execute the following commands as root
./configure –prefix=/usr –with-sphinx2=/usr
Now, the gnome-voice-control is installed.
Add the gnome-voice-control to gnome-panel
Click with the right button at the panel and choose add to panel, then will appear a window to choose applets. In the Micellaneous section has an applet with name VoiceControl, add it.
After all, you will see an applet with a text ‘idle’. To make the gnome-voice-control function, click with the right button on the applet and choose start control. When the applet show the text ‘ready’ you can start to speech.
To make the gnome-voice-control stop, click with the right button on the applet and choose stop control.
I hope that you like the software.
The actions implemented in this first release are:
RUN TERMINAL : Open gnome-terminal
RUN MAIL : Open Evolution
RUN BROWSER : Open Epiphany
Comments about the software are appreciated.