Could you take a look at Simon (speech recognition) on Mac

Mario Fux kde-ml at
Tue Mar 28 19:59:50 UTC 2017

Good morning

I'm in the process of releasing a last kdelibs4/Q4-based version of Simon - 
the speech recognition program of KDE [1]. This will be the first release 
after almost 4 years and after I took over maintainership last year.

During the last 4 years Peter (former maintainer) was working on a Mac port 
(see attachment) of Simon and this would be a new feature in this release but 
I've no idea about the status of this feature regarding the progress of Mac OS 

So if somebody of you could take a quick look, try to compile it or even more 
that would be great and appreciated.

Best regards

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commit 37b7951a45f2bc4cab70f00522a8cc76967943f0
Author: Peter Grasch <me at>
Date:   Wed Apr 2 21:20:46 2014 +0200

    Forward simond output to Simon
    Fixes a problem on OS X where the sub process would die with SIGPIPE
    because stdout and stderr were not connected

commit a82f6ce686352019f285a3882f1c7229653489ba
Author: Peter Grasch <me at>
Date:   Mon Mar 31 21:00:01 2014 +0200

    Adding Mac process information backend

commit d91b36e3fcad9f6066f0a6f9a8e1641350a791d2
Author: Peter Grasch <me at>
Date:   Mon Mar 31 20:58:45 2014 +0200

    Alternative executable path on Macs; Longer delays

commit 937969b2e5a31ce045feb7feedcdcf7060ba578f
Author: Peter Grasch <me at>
Date:   Mon Mar 31 00:44:22 2014 +0200

    Implementing Carbon Backend for Event Simulation on Mac OS X
    Some responsibilities were moved from the implementation to the
    CoreEvents base class (like keeping track of keyboard
    modifier's state). A newly introduced PCEvents groups functionality
    that Linux and Windows share, but that does not apply to OS X
    (right now this is only the handling of "dead keys", which work
    significantly differently on OS X).

commit d14ebdc5e09bb61c54be38ecc344e3879900e1f1
Author: Peter Grasch <me at>
Date:   Mon Mar 31 00:42:08 2014 +0200

    Raise Simon view on Mac after launch

commit d34e995d6c0bfd3e6066445a87612c1c6f401df9
Author: Peter Grasch <me at>
Date:   Mon Mar 31 00:41:12 2014 +0200

    Adding special shortcut selector for Mac OS X (command tab can not be grabbed)

commit 56d81b9025ea692f4baed6bd615c4f247f29b83b
Author: Peter Grasch <me at>
Date:   Sun Mar 30 13:17:40 2014 +0200

    Raise windows on mac (by default they are unfocused otherwise)

commit 14d32b1b43abc93bb9bf6540d90fce106746d2e7
Author: Peter Grasch <me at>
Date:   Sat Mar 29 15:01:47 2014 +0100

    Making Simon compile on OS X (Sound, Event Simulation and Context broken)

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