Ok the update schedule on this blog is getting a bit ridiculous :)
However, I have an excuse this time: About a month and a half a go I had a pretty bad accident (no cars or other persons involved). I broke both legs and am currently sitting in a wheelchair. As a result, the simon development has been a bit lower on my todo list(s) than usual. I put some explanations up on the sourceforge page and on the german ubuntu forum (actually while still in the ICU) but forgot the blog somehow. For those of you that though that the project might have been halted: I am sorry.
I am expected to learn to walk and subsequently begin to work full time again in July.
On the plus side: We still managed to release the first release candidate of simon!
It is pretty much just a packaged version of what we had already finished before my accident but it still is pretty stable and defenitely a lot better than beta 3.
There are still two issues (which are pretty bad: one crash and one bug that just stops the recognition without any visual indication) but both are related to julius and are hopefully fixed soon. Anyways, they are non-blockers - the problems only occur during restarting the recognition which doesn't happen once you set up your model.
For our readers from Austria: We are presenting the current prototype at the Grazer Linuxtage 09 in Graz. If you live near Graz: Come by and take a look - admission is free!