Simon 0.4.90 beta released

The second version (0.4.90) towards Simon 0.5.0 is out in the wilds. Please download the source code, test it and send us feedback.

What we changed since the alpha release:

  • Bugfix: The download of Simon Base Models work again flawlessly (bug: 377968)
  • Fix detection of utterid APIs in Pocketsphinx

You can get it here:

In the work is also an AppImage version of Simon for easy testing. We hope to deliver one for the Beta release coming soon.

Known issues with Simon 0.4.90 are:

  • Some Scenarios available for download don't work anymore (BUG: 375819)
  • Simon can't add Arabic or Hebrew words (BUG: 356452)

We hope to fix these bugs and look forward to your feedback and bug reports and maybe to see you at the next Simon IRC meeting: Tuesday, 23rd of May, at 10pm (UTC+2) in #kde-accessibility on

About Simon
Simon is an open source speech recognition program that can replace your mouse and keyboard. The system is designed to be as flexible as possible and will work with any language or dialect. For more information take a look at the Simon homepage.


great that there is new activity. However, the ubuntu package is quite old. Compilation with failed in simonactions_automoc.cpp.o. I wanted to put the error message here, but didn't pass the spam :-(

By Dagi at Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:29

Morning Dagi
Thanks for your feedback. Please find a way to forward me the exact error message. Either or sending me an email (fux At KDE) or opening a bug in

By fux at Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:16

Is there a windows version available somewhere of the new beta 0.4.9? If not, how do I install it in linux (Ubuntu)? is there a description somewhere of the installation procedure? I find things confusing as it's much to digest all together. With CmuSphinx that I downloaded I don't know exactly what to do with those files as well. And I want to do Dictation in the end. I saw a video from 2013 with a dicatation demo and a plugin even. Where can I find that plugin and what is the status of possibility of dicatation now with Simon? I really love this software, but things are unclear and complicated. And I am a computer engineer even. So for "normal people" I think it is undoable almost. But maybe I am wrong? Anyway, some advice and tips and/or links is much appreciated. Thanks, Johan

By Johan at Sun, 07/22/2018 - 02:15

Johan, check

By KDE User at Thu, 05/30/2019 - 07:31