[lfs-dev] Thinking about a new LFS Live CD/iso

Mike and Jenna schwaltze at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 02:22:51 PDT 2016


Hi Bruce,

The Linux-speakup.org page should be up again shortly. They are having some trouble with the servers.

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From: lfs-dev [mailto:lfs-dev-bounces at lists.linuxfromscratch.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Dubbs
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:23 AM
To: BLFS Development List <blfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org>; LFS Developers Mailinglist <lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org>
Subject: Re: [lfs-dev] Thinking about a new LFS Live CD/iso

Top posting for blind readers.

This is the first time I've seen any request to support blind readers.  I 
would think that the host system would handle things for LFS, but I 
understand the issue for BLFS.  I'll look into adding the speakup screen 
reader.  Building speakup from within chroot should minimize the time 
without screen reader support.

I looked for speakup on google and it gave http://www.linux-speakup.org/, 
but it appears to be down.  I got an "address not found" when trying to go 
to the site,  If you know of a better URL, let me know.

I did find 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/SPEAKUP_DOCS.TXT

Created BLFS ticket #7754.

   -- Bruce

Nick Gawronski wrote:
> Hi, I also am totally blind and think the new live disc should include the
> speakup screen reader and sound card support as most newer systems don't
> have built in serial ports so using an external hardware voice synthesizer
> is not possible.  Also, Reading the normal book I understand about no
> sound card support like alsa utilities but for a blind user who requires
> it for speech output could this not be moved to the LFS main book?  Once
> the disc is built putting directions on how you built the disc would be
> very useful as well as having the disc load all of the way into ram so the
> physical disc can be removed from the drive would be a very useful
> addition.  Nick Gawronski
>
> On 4/21/2016 3:10 AM, Chris Staub wrote:
>> (sending again, to both lists this time)
>>
>> On 04/18/2016 04:24 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>> I've been thinking thinking about a new Live CD/Rescue CD based on LFS.
>>> It would be much less ambitious than the old one that included an X
>>> implementation.
>>>
>>> What I had in mind is a base LFS system with the following:
>>>
>>> gptfdisk
>>>
>> Current fdisk tools in util-linux should support gpt. Is there any
>> advantage to gptfdisk now?
>

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