IMPORTANT: version 22.12 add-on releases from Joseph Lee will be the last releases to support old NVDA and Windows releases
Hello NVDA community,
Hope you are staying safe and healthy these days, and for folks tuned to it, hope you are enjoying the World Cup.
I’m writing to provide an update on my add-on releases, specifically what will happen with my add-ons within the next six weeks:
Earlier I announced that, effective January 3, 2023, most of my add-ons (actively maintained or not) will require Windows 10 or later. I’m indeed going through with this plan, seeing that Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 and 8.1 on January 10, 2023 (extended security updates for Windows 7, extended support for Windows 8.1). I’m also adding that, effective January 2023, all of my add-ons will require NVDA 2022.4 or later provided that the upcoming NVDA release is made available to everyone by then.
Because I know that some folks are still using older NVDA and/or Windows releases, I will release a “ deep maintenance” versions of the following add-ons in the next few days (version: 22.12):
The following add-ons will also receive a December 2022 release:
For add-on releases marked as “deep maintenance”: I’m doing this as no-one has stepped up to maintain these add-ons at this time as I have ended maintenance for them in March 2022. I am still looking for maintainers for these add-ons.
Preview of 22.12 add-on releases:
In addition to newer Windows and NVDA requirements, version 23.01 (January 2023) will or may feature:
A big note: my announcement should not be seen as NVDA ending support for Windows 7 and 8.1; that’s up to NV Access to decide and inform you. My announcement pertains to my add-ons. At this point, my advice is to switch to Windows 10 or 11 (if possible).