Drag and drop of tabs has turned out to be a pretty big project, so I’ve been working on other things whenever I got frustrated. After an “evening” of studying neurobiology until 5 am, I needed something light to waste time one… so I’ve been extending our sound controller to be a sweet text-to-speech manager.
It turns out that Apple’s API for dealing with speech is absolutely horrible, but I’ve learned it as I’ve bug-fixed and extended the basic framework that Raphael Sebbe wrote as a Cocoa wrapper to Apple’s speech manager. We should now have access to changing voice, pitch, and word rate (
later on) as well as switching back to the systemwide defaults. I’m going to set up per-buddy preferences for voice and pitch and then commit. Hope everyone enjoys 🙂