I have been frustrated with Mycroft at every step of the way.
The first thing I read about it was a blog entry saying how embarrassing it was at the first launch, when nothing worked.
But NOW here was a launch of a new version which wouldn’t fail, and it happened 5 Oct 2019, just a couple of weeks ago.
So I decided to try Mycroft. And it didn’t work.
Now knowing the reasons why, it was obvious it wouldn’t work, and that it was my fault for trying to doing things the Ubuntu way.
However, having fixed that, it still doesn’t work.
Anyway the basic job I want to tackle is to dictate into a word processor. Amazingly, Ubuntu doesn’t have ANY software package to do this.
So I have written a simple wxpython dictation app, a mockup if you like, as it has a routine mypocketsphinx() which should call something else to do the speech to text conversion.
I would have written more, only importing the right Python libraries is something I have never quite understood (and pip, wheel, six, tools and the rest).
It will probably be slow, but it will be faster than going round in circles with Mycroft.
It requires wxpython libraries, which you can get by:
$ sudo apt install python3-wxgtk4.0
If anyone can help finish it, I would be very grateful.