Re: Important notice about upcoming Windows 10 App Essentials 18.06/18.05.3: provisions to support NVDA 2018.2 RC


 

Hi,

The biggest change in version 18.06 is rewritten code so it can be powered by NVDA 2018.2 features. In particular:

  • Because NVDA 2018.2 includes a fix for the “unknown” announcement problem in quick link menu (Windows+X), the add-on no longer carries this fix.
  • Added support for IUIAutomation5 interface introduced in Windows 10 Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update). Specifically, NVDA will now announce notifications from recent app releases such as Calculator, Alarms and Clock, Microsoft Store and others. NVDA 2018.2 includes a trivial implementation, while the add-on includes mitigations for specific cases.
  • If using Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Insider Preview) and if Sets is enabled for you, NVDA will: announce search suggestions when you search for things in new Sets page, and will announce name of the selected tab when you switch between app tabs.
  • Added support for redesigned emoji panel and related features in Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Insider Preview), including announcement of cloud clipboard suggestions.

 

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Harris via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:07 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Important notice about upcoming Windows 10 App Essentials 18.06/18.05.3: provisions to support NVDA 2018.2 RC

 

Hi,

 

Thanks for this. What is new for this update of app essentials?

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: 06 June 2018 08:29
To: nvda-addons@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Important notice about upcoming Windows 10 App Essentials 18.06/18.05.3: provisions to support NVDA 2018.2 RC

 

Hi everyone,

 

In a few hours I’ll release Windows 10 App Essentials 18.06 and 18.05.3. Due to vast differences in some code sections, both will be released at the same time, targeting different NVDA versions:

 

  • 18.05.3: NVDA 2018.1.1 and earlier.
  • 18.06: NVDA 2018.2 RC and later (including stable version).

 

Please follow the below procedure from start to finish:

 

  1. Windows 10 App Essentials 18.05.3 will hit the air first. Please use add-on update check facility to check for this version.
  2. Shortly afterwards (in a matter of minutes), version 18.06 will hit the air. If you happen to be using 18.05.3 and find that version 18.06 is offered: say “yes” if you are using NVDA 2018.2 RC or snapshot builds; say “no” if you need to keep 2018.1.1 or earlier around until 2018.2 hits the air.
  3. If you accidentally install 18.06 on a computer running NVDA 2018.1.1, or install 18.05.3 on systems with NVDA 2018.2, don’t worry – procedures are in place to help you upgrade/downgrade to appropriate release. I’ll provide direct links for those who need them.
  4. Once NVDA 2018.2 stable hits the air, add-on 18.06 will be offered to everyone.

 

The above procedure does not apply if you are using development snapshots of this add-on (both regular and pilot variants). However, due to code differences between regular and pilot snapshots, regular development snapshots will be paused for a while. Once NVDA 2018.2 hits the air, development snapshot variants will merge back into a single variant – regular builds until a new NVDA snapshot calls for separating the variants again.

 

Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph

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