Submitted a patch to fix a couple of cursor movement bugs in
, an LCD control library that's part of the
car MP3 player. It was accepted and integrated very quickly
by the maintainer, which was a pleasant surprise.
API from this project for LCD display control also, so it
benefits both applications.
Concurrently, I've been making lots of small fixes, and
polish to ALICE. Now that the architecture's stable, I've
been making the code more readable, breaking out some
redundant bits and pieces of code into functions, adding a
few more events to each of the core speech and LCD display
modules, and still finding the occasional bug :-) The whole
app is starting to feel like it's very together, which is a
gratifying sensation after 6 months of work.
I do hope that users will enjoy the voice controlled MP3
module that comes with ALICE, and developers will find the
available modules easy to work with, and useful for creating
voice controlled apps. Potential applications are
limitless, but could include things as diverse as a system
monitor (disk space, CPU use, memory, users, etc) , an X-10
appliance controller, a voice datebook/calendar, a news and
info reader, a data acquisition monitor (with customized
voice alarms), a GPS navigation system, and so on...