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Svox Pico synthesiser doesn't load (Affects some other third party synth drivers also) #1227

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Reported by hurrikenny on 2010-12-02 05:24
In the latest snapshot (3962), when I go into preferences...synthesiser... and attempt to change it from e-speak to svox pico, and then tab to ok, it gives me the following error message "could not load the pico synthesiser". It also gives me the "crash" sound.


Attachment nvda.log added by hurrikenny on 2010-12-02 05:25
Error message for svox pico when trying to change to this synthesiser


Comment 1 by jteh on 2010-12-02 06:52
The synth driver API has changed, breaking backwards compatibility. This driver needs to be updated accordingly.

Technically, this isn't an NVDA issue, since this isn't an officially supported driver, but I'll leave it open as there are probably quite a few users using this.
Milestone changed from None to None


Comment 3 by RamboUdin on 2010-12-02 11:45
You better fix this, coz my synth doesn't work now!


Comment 4 by briang1 on 2011-01-09 11:12
I think this new code has broken other third party non official drivers as well. I am given to understand that while there are stil API changes in the pipeline, it may well not be possible to repair the drivers until a stable version is released of the code involved.
James has told me the above on thedev list.
Have an older snap or stable release set up as a portable on the machine for use when the other synths are required until the matter is resolved.
Lex, is this what you intend to do on Pico?
Changed title from "Svox Pico synthesiser doesn't load" to "Svox Pico synthesiser doesn't load (Affects some other third party synth drivers also)"


Comment 5 by pvagner on 2011-01-15 17:19
Due to the popular demand I've tried to update Festival and Svox Pico synthDrivers to run with current development version of NVDA.

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