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Pre-release

@gkarsay gkarsay released this Mar 10, 2019

This is a pre-release for Parlatype 1.6. Translatable strings won't change until the release (string freeze), translations are very welcome at Launchpad: https://translations.launchpad.net/parlatype

The final release will be almost identical to the pre-release. It's scheduled for April 2019.

  • New: Automatic speech recognition with CMU Sphinx
  • New: Design changes, including removal of application menu, fix #22
  • New: Use symbolic icons, fix #47
  • New: Custom timestamps, fix #37
  • New: Option to repeat file at the end pressing “Play”, fix #59
  • New: Open new files from directory last used, fix #43
  • Fix: LibreOffice helpers didn’t work with menu buttons, fix #53
  • Fix: Use Unicode for nice typography
  • Build system changed to Meson
  • New or updated translations:
    • cs: fri
    • de: Gabor Karsay
    • ja: Shinichirou Yamada
    • pl: Piotr Drąg

Note to packagers

The pre-release is due to massive changes in the build system to test the release. Autotools is completely dropped and the new and only build system is now Meson.

Dropped dependencies:

  • autotools
  • intltool

New dependencies:

  • meson
  • atspi-2
  • sphinxbase
  • pocketsphinx

Most dependencies were upgraded, see /README.md.

There is a couple of configuration options, see /meson_options.txt
You might have to set the 'libreoffice-dir' option, it might be distro-dependent.

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