RE: The Freedom Scientific release is legitimate

  • From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:54:36 -0600

Hello Chris and listers,

It's, about, time!! Things came to a head last night and Tuesday night
when I downloaded e-mail late in the evening and Jaws and Eloquence kept
timing out. I just installed the patch about an hour ago. So far no
problems. I'll be putting it on Mary's machine later on. I'll also make
sure she tells the IT. folks at work to install this fix as they're
having bad problems with Jaws timing out where she works. It's pretty
bad when you're in the middle of booking a hotel reservation and you
lose speech and have to tell the customer you cannot complete their
reservation due to technical difficulties and ask them to call back.
Like you said thanks to this jerk he did us all a favor and gave FS a
wake-up call.  It's the real thing all right.

Peter Donahue

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Danielsen, Chris
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:28 PM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: The Freedom Scientific release is legitimate

The Freedom Scientific fix definitely works, as it got me through this
moron's last tyraid quite nicely. 


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Steve Holmes
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:40 PM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: The Freedom Scientific release is legitimate

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Well given the fact that Eloquence has had this bug for several years,
It's high time that a vendor did something about it.  Hum, hey maybe
that creep did us a favor afterall.  He brought this problem up to such
a high profile that it got formally addressed.  You will notice
something else.  Scansoft hasn't done a thing about it; it took Freedom
Scientific to modify Jaws or one of its dictionaries to "plug up" the
problem.  I think GW Micro got around this one by sticking to an earlier
version of Eloquence and actually stopped using it as their default
synth.  From what I've heard in the past, Scansoft has not been willing
to fix their own bugs and would charge other providers to report them.

Anyway, there is a public fix that all JFW users can apply now.

On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 09:21:32AM -0800, John Gassman wrote:
> Hi,
> I am not a JAWS Beta tester but I know several who are. Freedom 
> Scientific did release a message today with a fix for this Eloquence 
> problem. The idiot has been claiming that it is a hoax.
> The page is legitimate with an original fix in May of 2005 and an 
> update to that fix yesterday March 2006.
> My hunch would be that this fix will be built into a Beta 7.1 update 
> coming soon.
> John
>         John Gassman
> mailto:jjgassman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>                 Recognition Of The Problem is 51% Of The Solution

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