[Development] Qt Speech in Qt 5.6

Jeremy Whiting jpwhiting at kde.org
Fri May 8 16:36:32 CEST 2015

Yes, Luke said in irc he will do a release of speech-dispatcher 0.8.3
this month.

I would definitely like to see QtSpeech in Qt 5.6. I do have a couple
of concerns, but they should be fixable.
1. The tests use timers to check functionality. This seems to be
broken in some cases and not reliable. I think we should only test
what can reliably be tested. I.e. set rate, check the rate we get back
is what we gave it, etc.
2. The android backend is very empty at the moment. I'm sure someone
that is knowledgeable in Qt on Android should be able to fill in the
missing bits pretty quickly, but that hasn't happened yet and ought to
get done before QtSpeech is added to 5.6.


On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 7:48 AM, Frederik Gladhorn
<frederik.gladhorn at theqtcompany.com> wrote:
> On Friday, May 08, 2015 10:41:04 AM Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
>> On Friday 08 May 2015 14:59:22 Frederik Gladhorn wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I'd like to propose inclusion of QtSpeech in Qt 5.6.
>> >
>> > Currently the module implements text to speech on Lin/Win/OS X/Android and
>> > there is a patch for iOS which needs to be re-done but works as proof of
>> > concept.
>> > My only concern is currently the license of speech-dispatcher which is at
>> > the moment used on Linux. They just changed the license everywhere to
>> > LGPL,
>> > but this change has not yet been released. That means for the time being
>> > the module would be LGPL only on Linux, we are planning to look into
>> > alternative synthesizers though.
>> Any chance to ask upstream to release the code soon? If I'm not wrong that
>> would help the Qt project for releasing and we distros will not have much of
>> a problem with the old version.
> The release is planned for around May 20 if I understand correctly, so yes.
> Jeremy and Luke also added a bit of API for our needs (or fixing some of the
> most urgently missing pieces).
> Cheers,
> Frederik

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