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Sorry, Gene, but if some of the addons will be shipped with NVDA
and set to run, they should stop being addons and start being part
of NVDA core...
Addon, by definition, is a piece of software to execute a
specific function that does not make part of the NVDA core...
Às 00:07 de 18/12/2017, Gene escreveu:
NVDA doesn't have to adopt every popular feature of other
screen-readers to compete. I don't have much opinion about
whether this feature is implemented in NVDA directly or by an
add on. It is a peripheral feature and not an actual
screen-reader feature. It is a proper question whether NVDA
development time and resources should be put into this project.
And an add on wouldn't divert NVDA time and resources. However,
when it comes to add ons, NVDA should do what Window-eyes used
to do, not because Window-eyes does it, but because it serves
users well, is logical and there is no reason of any substance
not to do it.
Window-eyes used to accomplish a number of functions by
having a number of what it pretentiously called apps, they were
really scripts, but they were available to users as add ons and
were shipped with Window-eyes and were set to run at the time of
installation. Many users of whatever screen-reader they use
will never learn enough to know anything about add ons. there
are a number of add ons that should be incorporated into NVDA as
addons that are downloaded and are running when NVDA is run.
If this were done, the major objection against making a
feature an add on would be done away with. the objection is
that a lot of people will never know about add ons and never use
whatever is being discussed. If this objection were done away
with by having many add ons be included in NVDA as running add
ons at the time of download and installation or portable use,
the whole question and argument about whether something should
be an add on could be done away with.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:16 PM
Subject: [nvda] competition
When it comes to the new screen shade function in Jaws 2018 and if
should also have the same function the main question is whether or
NVDA is in competition with other screen readers in order to get
users or is NVDA just a free screen reader for those who can't
pay for a screen reader.