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[debbugs-tracker] bug#35423: closed ([PATCH] gnu: Add julius.)

From: GNU bug Tracking System
Subject: [debbugs-tracker] bug#35423: closed ([PATCH] gnu: Add julius.)
Date: Tue, 07 May 2019 05:03:02 +0000

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: [PATCH] gnu: Add julius. Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 02:34:59 +0000
Julius is a speech recognition tool. Package uses a custom license.

From e01acf44822c57cf2af4678007ddd6a70b61ce1e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Amar Singh <address@hidden>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:37:37 +0530
Subject: [PATCH] gnu: Add julius.

* gnu/packages/speech.scm (julius): New variable.
gnu/packages/speech.scm | 39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 39 insertions(+)

diff --git a/gnu/packages/speech.scm b/gnu/packages/speech.scm
index 2d6c63e3f9..a99be8a0aa 100644
--- a/gnu/packages/speech.scm
+++ b/gnu/packages/speech.scm
@@ -33,9 +33,11 @@
#:use-module (gnu packages gcc)
#:use-module (gnu packages glib)
#:use-module (gnu packages linux)
+ #:use-module (gnu packages perl)
#:use-module (gnu packages pkg-config)
#:use-module (gnu packages pulseaudio)
#:use-module (gnu packages python)
+ #:use-module (gnu packages sdl)
#:use-module (gnu packages textutils))

(define-public espeak
@@ -119,6 +121,43 @@ It is based on the eSpeak engine and supports spectral and Klatt formant
synthesis, and the ability to use MBROLA voices.")
(license license:gpl3+)))

+(define-public julius
+ (package
+ (name "julius")
+ (version "8c60cb8c")
+ (source
+ (origin
+ (method git-fetch)
+ (uri
+ (git-reference
+ (url "https://github.com/julius-speech/julius")
+ (commit version)))
+ (file-name
+ (git-file-name name version))
+ (sha256
+ (base32
+ "11qbp9kid251lx6li4fv1r6l0pixxcs1m00sax1z057bhcv4jc7a"))))
+ (build-system gnu-build-system)
+ (arguments
+ `(#:phases
+ (modify-phases %standard-phases
+ (delete 'check))))
+ (inputs
+ `(("alsa-lib" ,alsa-lib)
+ ("zlib" ,zlib)
+ ("sdl2" ,sdl2)
+ ("perl" ,perl)))
+ (home-page "https://github.com/julius-speech/")
+ (synopsis "Open-Source Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech
+Recognition Engine")
+ (description
+ "Julius is a high-performance, small-footprint large vocabulary continuous
+ speech recognition (LVCSR) decoder software for speech-related researchers and
+ (license
+ (license:non-copyleft "http://julius.osdn.jp/LICENSE.txt"
+ "Julius-Modified-BSD-4Clause"))))
(define-public mitlm
(name "mitlm")

--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: [bug#35423] [PATCH] gnu: Add julius. Date: Tue, 07 May 2019 07:02:08 +0200 User-agent: mu4e 1.2.0; emacs 26.2
>> Aside from this, I see that you delete the check phase. Could you
>> explain why?
> There are no tests in the project(Makefile).

In that case please use #:tests? #f and add a comment that says that
there are no tests.

>> The license says:
>> 3. When you publish or present any results by using the Software, you
>> must explicitly mention your use of "Large Vocabulary Continuous
>> Speech Recognition Engine Julius".
>> This looks like a problem. Also see
>> https://github.com/julius-speech/julius/issues/29.
> Then let's close the bug?

Unfortunately, it does look like this is an unenforcable usage
restriction that is incompatible with free software.  I encourage you to
comment on that upstream issue.  For now I’m closing this.  Let’s hope
that soon this will become free software!

Despite this negative outcome I’d like to thank you for your work on


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