Re: Important advisory and plea: wxPython 4 is offline for now

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So what is going to happen about snaps so users can try them out, is this yet another branch for nvda on a snapshot build every time there is a change, or is the intention when most of the really big gotchas are evened out to roll it back into next again.
I have to say using next portable I've had little issues, but then i cannot see the dialogues and no doubt people want to try to get the single sheet for all s4ettings to work first, maybe. Of course when Python 3 builds start even more fun and games I'm sure!

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@...>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] Important advisory and plea: wxPython 4 is offline for now

Dear NVDA community,

As of March 28, 2018, wxPython 4 is no longer part of NVDA next snapshots
due to compatibility issues and others. Based on data gathered during
testing phase, I and NV Access staff will continue to make refinements to
our support for wxPython 4.

Upon evaluating this situation, I (the chief investigator for wxPython 4
compatibility) believe more community involvement is needed going forward.
Hence, the following will be done:

1. The external wxPython 4 try build series will resume next week.
2. I'll be asking community members to test wxPython 4 builds to make
sure things are ironed out.
3. For add-ons I maintain or are under my review: I'll start looking
for wxPython 4 compatibility issues. Although this is optional, I'll start
enforcing compatibility for add-ons I'm reviewing when wxPython 4 is back
online. A separate directive will be sent to add-on writers.
4. The wxPy4 branch which I maintain will now be used to accept pull
requests (clone my repo at, then checkout wxPy4).
Please do a pull request not from NV Access copy but from my repo for now.
I'll try my best to test and incorporate your pull requests (not in April as
I'll be out of town for two weeks to attend two national speech
5. Please recruit sighted testers and developers so they can provide
feedback and offer pull requests. In particular, we want to make sure NVDA
dialogs and user interface elements are centered on screen properly.

For users: do not think this is something you can just pass by. Your
feedback regarding wxPython 4 will have a massive impact on NVDA experience
for others going forward.

For add-on writers: make sure your add-ons are compatible. As add-ons are
now an integral part of a user's NVDA experience, we want to make sure our
add-ons are working as advertised.

For NVDA Core developers: please keep wxPython 4 in mind when you write GUI
code and others having to do with wxPython features. Keep your feedback

Thank you.



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