Re: Is any release prior to the latest stable release, and the next RC release, officially supported? #NVDARelease
I mainly use an old version because I don't use new NVDA features, as I said before. But also, I prefer the old way of using what was called Flat Review. I prefer always being in screen review when I activate review mode in the old version and the automatic return to object navigation when I switch to another window. I could get used to the new system but since I don't need to, I don't bother.
Also, I don't think there is any way to import the speech dictionaries other then to actually copy and paste the files. I could do that easily enough but I don't since I have no need. But I am reminded of something regarding the dictionaries. I think there should be an export and an import dictionaries item in the dictionary interface itself.
Essentially only the latest stable (and currently as you noted, RC) versions of NVDA are supported, in that if we fix a bug, that fix will only go into a new build.
Ideally, if someone is having a problem and finds that reverting to an earlier build resolves the issue, we'd very much prefer they communicate that to us via a GitHub issue, or at least here on the list or to me personally so that we can endeavour to resolve it. The current version should still work at least as far back as Windows XP (If anyone is using Windows 98 or earlier, I'd be curious to hear your experiences with NVDA just for my own interest if nothing else).
Perhaps this thread might be a good place for anyone who is using a version of NVDA prior to 2016.3, to share why that is? I can ensure that any issues are recorded on GitHub, but I'd also be able to compile a list that I can take back to Mick and Jamie and say "these are issues that are currently keeping users on old versions of NVDA".
On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 9:23 AM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote: