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Old 02-22-2019, 09:56 AM   #6631
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ondoho

fwiw, alexa is the software, the device is called amazon echo.

are you saying you want voice recognition features for linux, like on amazon echo?
are you saying you want the actual alexa software to run on linux?
are you saying you want to hack an amazon echo to run linux (and work like it did before)?
are you saying you want (an unhacked) amazon echo to somehow interact with your linux machine?




FWIW, I think you need to go back and reread my two posts. Yes the device is a Amazon Echo, I chose to call it Alexa as "most" everyone knows what I speak of, you sure did!

I was hoping for a friendly exchange here, but you and you friend turned it into something else. There are enough AH in the world, and I guess this place is no exception.

BTW, I don't recall saying anything about hacked or unhacked Amazon software. I was just responding to a simple question about which software I would like to run on Linux, nothing more, nothing less.

Have a good day.
wow, what a reaction. i was asking for clarification; that's all.
not everybody knows exactly what alexa is; i have a vague understanding, but have never actually been in contact with one. sorry for that.
i was also asking for clarification about what exactly you require / wish for. there was no secret hidden insult in my questions.
nevertheless, you call us "AH"? so who exactly turned this into something else than friendly?
back at you, is all i can say.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 10:52 AM   #6632
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FWIW, I think you need to go back and reread my two posts. Yes the device is a Amazon Echo, I chose to call it Alexa as "most" everyone knows what I speak of, you sure did!

I was hoping for a friendly exchange here, but you and you friend turned it into something else. There are enough AH in the world, and I guess this place is no exception.

BTW, I don't recall saying anything about hacked or unhacked Amazon software. I was just responding to a simple question about which software I would like to run on Linux, nothing more, nothing less.

Have a good day.
kb7ypf34, putting aside your interesting choice of language above (and that awful magenta-coloured text you used in your post ), can I just confirm that the program you would like to see ported to Linux is the Amazon Alexa program which is available for installation in Windows 10 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cus...deId=202186050). That is what I assumed you were talking about in your original post.
 
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:58 PM   #6633
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Wonder if writing to Amazon to release a linux version of Alexa would help. I did read about a few android emulators the other day that were well rated. I think one ran on linux too. Otherwise a windows on linux solution would be required.
 
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:45 AM   #6634
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<quote>Can you import the stencils for Visio into LibreOffice in order to create the images that you want from Cisco Extremenetworks Juniper Microsoft etc, I'm not sure you can do the import process and that is essential in Visio?</quote>
It seems that LibreOffice supports Visio stencils in VSS files
http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/e...o-2013-support
 
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Old 02-23-2019, 12:20 PM   #6635
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https://www.yworks.com/products/yed

This web page offers a free online Flowchart programme and a download version yED that works with Java on Linux. It's an excellent programme.

To install see http://./yEd-3.18.2_with-JRE8_64-bit_setup.sh

Another Flowchart programme that will run on Linux with Playonlinux or Wine is DynamicDraw.

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Old 02-24-2019, 10:03 AM   #6636
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Amazon Echo Alexa

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kb7ypf34, putting aside your interesting choice of language above (and that awful magenta-coloured text you used in your post ), can I just confirm that the program you would like to see ported to Linux is the Amazon Alexa program which is available for installation in Windows 10 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cus...deId=202186050). That is what I assumed you were talking about in your original post.

Thank hydrurga for the Link for Amazon Alexa App. I downloaded it and tried to run under Linux Wine, but no joy. I was able to log into: https://alexa.amazon.com/spa/index.html#player, I got 90% of the features I desired except being able to speak to Alexa. Not a problem. I do have the Alexa App working in Win 10......not my first choice of OS.

Yes, the Magenta colored text was a bad idea along with my choice of language.....

Again, thanks for the reply
 
Old 02-24-2019, 11:50 AM   #6637
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Thank hydrurga for the Link for Amazon Alexa App. I downloaded it and tried to run under Linux Wine, but no joy. I was able to log into: https://alexa.amazon.com/spa/index.html#player, I got 90% of the features I desired except being able to speak to Alexa. Not a problem. I do have the Alexa App working in Win 10......not my first choice of OS.

Yes, the Magenta colored text was a bad idea along with my choice of language.....

Again, thanks for the reply
No worries. Have you thought about running the software in a Windows virtual machine using VirtualBox or similar?
 
Old 02-26-2019, 04:25 AM   #6638
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I would have thought that running Alexa in a virtual machine would be problematic, and achieve little, since it would not be able to control the host machine. If there is a downloadable android version, it is possible that it would run on Anbox, though again, I doubt that it would have any control over the host.
 
Old 02-26-2019, 04:52 AM   #6639
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I would have thought that running Alexa in a virtual machine would be problematic, and achieve little, since it would not be able to control the host machine.
How so? From what I can see, control of the hardware is done through the network and a VirtualBox VM can access the host's network.
 
Old 02-27-2019, 04:59 AM   #6640
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It might be able to control the hardware, but what would that achieve? It wouldn't allow you to actually control any programs, in order to achieve anything useful, like playing music or searching the net via voice control. Since Alexa is controllable via APIs, it is not insurmountable, but you would have to do a lot of programming to achieve anything useful.

I must admit though, that my knowledge of Alexa is limited to 1 article on how to get Kodi on a FireTV box to be controllable by the built-in Alexa in those boxes. Just to get it to work with 1 extra program, hosted on the same system as Alexa was a fair amount of work (which I haven't yet bothered to even begin).
 
Old 02-27-2019, 06:29 AM   #6641
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It might be able to control the hardware, but what would that achieve? It wouldn't allow you to actually control any programs, in order to achieve anything useful, like playing music or searching the net via voice control. Since Alexa is controllable via APIs, it is not insurmountable, but you would have to do a lot of programming to achieve anything useful.

I must admit though, that my knowledge of Alexa is limited to 1 article on how to get Kodi on a FireTV box to be controllable by the built-in Alexa in those boxes. Just to get it to work with 1 extra program, hosted on the same system as Alexa was a fair amount of work (which I haven't yet bothered to even begin).
If you have Alexa for PC, you don't even need an Echo device. Your PC *is* the Echo device.

https://www.amazon.com/b?node=17549366011

As far as I can see, if you do have an Echo device then your PC will communicate with it through your wifi network. The supplied Alexa for PC software will execute all the API calls. No programming required. If you want the Echo device to play music through your PC's speakers then you can connect the two devices by bluetooth.

The app doesn't provide full Echo functionality yet but I'm sure that's what Amazon are intending over time.

It's not my cup of tea whatsoever, but the technology is there, and all the original poster wanted to say was he/she was hoping that the Alexa for PC software could be available for Linux too.
 
Old 02-27-2019, 08:04 AM   #6642
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I must admit, that having (attempted to) set up a linux computer for someone who is blind, that voice control and speech synthesis is an area where Linux is lacking somewhat. I eventually had to apologise and give up; it's not that the components don't exist, rather that they don't work well together and are a nightmare to set up. Add into that braille keyboards, and it is difficult. It is possibly an area of usage that Amazon could look at with Alexa, as it could open up a whole new world for visually impaired people.
 
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:16 AM   #6643
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I must admit, that having (attempted to) set up a linux computer for someone who is blind, that voice control and speech synthesis is an area where Linux is lacking somewhat........

http://slint.fr/wiki//en/start

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.....Slint is accessible to visually impaired users, with speech and with a braille device, from installation to usage in a console and in graphical environments.....
 
Old 02-27-2019, 09:55 AM   #6644
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Thanks. I'll bear that in mind, if there is ever a next time. It does use Orca, which sucked, last time I used it, but it is nice to see that someone has made effort to get one right.
 
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