Re: Is any release prior to the latest stable release, and the next RC release, officially supported? #NVDARelease


hi quentin.
i decided to stay on 2015.3 for always because in the latest versions
nvda has problems with potplayer and when i press alt+f4 nvda when i
press start menu says unknown and its a big issue for me.
because i only use potplayer and when i open files, most of times, i
should use alt+control+n to revert nvda to its normal working.
15.3 until 16.2 were more stable for me.
but since 16.2 and 3, sometimes nvda says nothing or becomes completely silent.
in this case, i afraid of maybe my system is hacked or my windows has
problems or not working properly. for potplayer and some others
players and for the problem in espeak new version with farsi

but i realy love the new features of nvda including selection of
documents and impprovements in using firefox and now, i use 16.3
could you please solve the problem which i mentioned in 16.4 to use it
without any issues?
thanks extremely quentin.
do you have skype account for further details and contact about
different subjects?

On 12/5/16, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
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.

From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2016 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Is any release prior to the latest stable release, and
the next RC release, officially supported? #NVDARelease

Hi Brian,

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".

Kind regards


On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 9:23 AM, Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:

The subject pretty much asks it all.

In topic after topic I see people saying that they're using old, often
really old, versions of NVDA. That is entirely their choice, and I'm not
questioning that.

What I'd like to know is how many versions, if any, other than the latest
stable release and the RC releases, are "officially" supported by NVAccess.

Knowing how much change occurs as releases roll out over time I know it's
impossible to keep supporting prior releases in perpetuity or anything close
to it. I also know that it generally makes no sense to try to replicate a
bug in a release different than the one it's been detected in except as an
effort to determine if it is a "carry forward" that was previously
undetected versus newly introduced.

It's almost impossible to know "what's what" unless individuals using NVDA
are all using the latest stable version so far as issue reporting goes.
That's why, particularly for open-source software, I make it a habit to
religiously upgrade to the latest release whether I need the latest "bells
and whistles" or not. Unless there is some really buggy release (and I'm
talking generally, not NVDA in particular) it just makes everyone's lives
much easier.

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