Ultra Hal Assistant

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What's new in Ultra Hal Assistant 6.2 since 6.1:
  • Hal's brain and database now incorporates many concepts and phrases taught in the book "Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases" by Grenville Kleiser, Copyright 1917 now in public domain
  • Hal's low quality response routines (what Hal says when he isn't sure how to respond) have been reworked to sound less random, offer more variety, and use phrases taught by Grenville Kleiser
  • Hal can do unit conversions (How many feet is 2 miles? What is 30 degrees fahrenheit in celcius? How many cups in a liter?)
  • Native support of IBM ViaVoice's SMAPI interface
  • When speech recognition is enabled, microphone is automatically muted when Hal is speaking and unmuted when Hal finishes
  • New speech recognition command mode allows you to bring up Hal with a voice command, close Hal, turn dictation on and off, and clear the line to retry saying something before Hal responds
  • Optional loneliness plug-in is available in Hal's brain options. It allows Hal to initiate a conversation with the user if the user hasn't said anything for a while.
  • Hal Brain Editor sorts tables alphabetically
  • Hal's licensing system is less touchy to real or perceived hardware changes, especially in Vista.
  • Various bug fixes including minute timer problems

Application Details:

Version: 6.2
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.25

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Selected Test Results

What works

installation program start sound output

What does not

keyboard input ( see comments ) most of the skins


What was not tested

voice input

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Additional Comments

installed in a clean 32bits wine prefix, the program starts and you can see most windows, but if you choose any skin it crashes the main window. keyboard input does not work, when you type a phrase it ignores anything but the enter at the end.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentSlackware64 14.0Apr 25 20131.5.25Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 17 20091.1.21Yes Yes NoGarbageBrendan Clarke 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 29 20091.1.17Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 

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