Mozilla Releases Open Source Speech Recognition Model, Massive Voice Dataset

Mozilla’s VP of Technology Strategy, Sean White, writes:

I’m excited to announce the initial release of Mozilla’s open source speech recognition model that has an accuracy approaching what humans can perceive when listening to the same recordings… There are only a few commercial quality speech recognition services available, dominated by a small number of large companies. This reduces user choice and available features for startups, researchers or even larger companies that want to speech-enable their products and services. This is why we started DeepSpeech as an open source project. Together with a community of likeminded developers, companies and researchers, we have applied sophisticated machine learning techniques and a variety of innovations to build a speech-to-text engine that has a word error rate of just 6.5% on LibriSpeech’s test-clean dataset. vIn our initial release today, we have included pre-built packages for Python, NodeJS and a command-line binary that developers can use right


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Django 2.0 released

This release starts Django’s use of a loose form of semantic versioning, but there aren’t any major backwards incompatible
changes that might be expected of a 2.0 release. Upgrading should be a similar
amount of effort as past feature releases.
Python compatibility¶
Django 2.0 supports Python 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6. We highly recommend and only
officially support the latest release of each series.
The Django 1.11.x series is the last to support Python 2.7.
Django 2.0 will be the last release series to support Python 3.4. If you plan
a deployment of Python 3.4 beyond the end-of-life for Django 2.0 (April 2019),
stick with Django 1.11 LTS (supported until April 2020) instead. Note, however,
that the end-of-life for Python 3.4 is March 2019.

Third-party library support for older version of Django¶
Following the release of Django 2.0, we suggest that third-party app authors
drop support for all versions of Django prior to 1.11. At that time, you should
be able to run your package’s


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Python 3 Readiness: 345/360 most popular Python packages now support Python 3

Python 3 support graph for 360 most popular Python packages!

What is this about?
This site shows Python 3 support for 360 most downloaded packages on PyPI
Green packages support Python 3 (or has drop in replacement package which supports Python 3),
White packages don’t support Python 3 yet.
Package ‘x’ is white. What can I do?
There can be many reasons a package is still not supporting Python 3.

If you are package maintainer, it’s time to start porting (if you haven’t already). Here is an in-depth guide Porting to Python 3 and the official porting HOWTO. If you are not able to give the time needed, please seek for help from the community by announcing your need for help on blog, IRC, mailing lists etc.

If you are user of the package, send a friendly note to the package maintainer.


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Show HN: Freeciv WebGL 3D

Today a new version of Freeciv WebGL has been released with many redesigned 3D models. Freeciv WebGL is the 3D web version of the open source game Freeciv playable online for free at play.freeciv.org.
Freeciv WebGL uses the Three.js 3D engine. All the 3D models have been created with Blender and exported to the glTF 2 format. Freeciv was first released in 1996 as an open source game. In this new release many 3D models have been updated, including new european and modern city styles, settlers and explorers. Credits to the redesigned 3D models goes to https://mrtherich.artstation.com/.

Contribute to Freeciv WebGL on GitHub here!


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2017-12-02 13:48:37

As you may know, I write Scripting News using an outliner. I’ve been archiving the JSON and HTML versions. Today I started archiving the OPML version too. This one I do by hand, on a monthly basis. I have the archive for May-November of this year in the GitHub repo.


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