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

Mario Fux kde-ml at
Thu Mar 30 22:05:59 UTC 2017

Am Mittwoch, 29. März 2017, 22:53:40 CEST schrieb René J.V. Bertin:
> On Wednesday March 29 2017 14:42:51 Mario Fux wrote:
> Hi Mario,

Morning René

> > Yes, sorry. Had the same problem with an old Debian release. Somehow in if
> > SPHINX_0_8 doesn't work there anymore. But the patch below should fix it
> > (just not yet the solutation I want to commit).
> Indeed. With that patch the code builds against what we currently have in
> MacPorts and to my surprise it also runs.

Nice, thanks ;-9.

> It even finds the simond app,
> despite the fact that it's installed as an app bundle. That's something you
> need to look into probably, anything that's supposed to be started by
> regular system() or exec*() calls should in principle be built as a regular
> Unix executable. I've forgotten how that worked for KDE4; with KF5 you can
> simply use ecm_mark_nongui_executable()...

Ok, thanks for this hint. Will think about when we finish the port to KF%.

> The wizard for downloading models doesn't work too well though: it gives a
> whole list or irrelevant hits (themes, desktop images, etc) and 2 or 3
> German models.

Yes, we hope to fix it for the beta release.

> Is this supposed to work for dictation too?

Not yet. There was a proof-of-concept by the former maintainer Peter Grasch 
( some years ago. Currently we're just trying to bring back life to 

Oh and thanks for the other mail and the Macports!

> Cheers,
> René


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