Re: Suggestion for upcoming NVDA build

Pete <emac00@...>

Hi Chris
What I am talking about is the snap shot versions of nvda check for snap shot updates them selves.
In that way the normal nvda dist users could just go on using the normal nvda dist with out worrying if it will update to a snap shot.

On 3/26/2016 6:41 PM, Christopher-Mark Gilland wrote:
Well, when on a snapshot, it actually does notify you of updates at this point. Not sure when the last time was you tried.
Christopher Gilland
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Training Instructor.
Phone: (704) 256-8010 Extension 401.
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Subject: Re: [nvda] Suggestion for upcoming NVDA build

Personaly i think it could be an good idea. I think many like me often forgot to check for updates even for snapshot, so at least some kind of notification would be apresiated.

Den 2016-03-26 kl. 13:54, skrev Kevin Cussick via
no this is not a good idea, a newbey might try this feature that you want and download a snap and it might have problems then threw word of mouth nvda gets a bad reputation, this was asked for some years ago and the devs gave this explanation of why it was a bad idea I agree with them.

On 26/03/2016 03:51, Christopher-Mark Gilland wrote:
I was just thinking how cool of a feature this would be, and I'd not
think it would be terribly hard either to implement.
How hard would it be from the official build, like in this case, 2016.1,
to put an option in the NVDA menu, maybe under Tools, that automatically
like downloading updates would let the user download and install the
latest snapshot build rather than them having to go out to the web site
and manually get it. Either that, or maybe under the General tab of
preferences, where you have the box to check or uncheck for checking for
updates, maybe have another one that says download snapshot builds when
What do you all think?
Christopher Gilland
JAWS Certified, 2016.
Training Instructor. <>
Phone: (704) 256-8010 Extension 401.

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