Finally, after several failed attempts I have now succeeded in running predict on the eeepc. As you might remember, my very first attempt consisting of simply taking a binary built on Ubuntu host failed due to the ancient version og glibc available on the eeepc.
My first attempt to port Predict to the eeepc using my Ubunutu 7.10 desktop as host did not work out. First, I created a custom version of predict-2.2.1jh6, i.e. the version containing the rather cool mods by John Heaton G1YYH. My own mods of the jh6 version include getting rid of the silly build system and tweaking the vocalizer.
Just a quick note… I have started hacking predict to make it run on the eeepc. Tonight I manage to build the vocalizer on its own, i.e. without that silly installer that comes with predict. I have also modified it to use aplay (available on the eeepc) instead of the built-in DSP routine, which is choppy when switching between WAV files.
It plays well and it sounds good. Tomorrow I will continue with John Heatons version of predict.