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


Antony Stone
 

There's a big difference between "most programs" and a screenreader.

Writing a standard application which can run under almost any version of
Windows is entirely feasible, but a screenreader has to hook into special
places in the operating system kernel, which change from one version of the
system to the next, and therefore the screenreader code cannot remain the same
and work across all versions of Windows.

One day there will be a choice between holding everybody back to the
capabilities supported by Windows XP, or else taking advantage of what the
latest versions of Windows provide, with the downside that the code no longer
runs on Windows XP.

After all, NVDA doesn't run under Windows 95.

People who still run Windows XP are already used to having to stick to old
versions of some applications because the new ones don't work under XP; the
same will simply become true for NVDA. Nobody's saying you won't be able to
run it any more, but you may have to stay with an outdated version to match an
outdated operating system.

Antony.

On Tuesday 06 December 2016 at 15:23:56, nasrin khaksar wrote:

one great advantage of free softwares is the freedom and choices of
there users for there operating system.
commercial programs stop the previous windows, but free programs
support them for many years later and even maybe forever!
i know some softwares that work on windows 95 until windows 10
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