Re: Add-on Updater: 18.08.5 as last stable version for now, few important announcements

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OK these add ons are present on the installed copy of beta 2 branch which fails when add on updater is added to the list.
Application Dictionary; Status: enabled; Version: 1.2-dev; Author: Ricardo Leonarczyk <ricardo.leonarczyk95@...>
DECTalk Synthesizer; Status: enabled; Version: 1.2; Author: NVDA User
Announce Dropbox state and make preferences tabs accessible; Status: enabled; Version: 4.3; Author: Patrick ZAJDA <patrick@...>, Filaos and other contributors
An extended appModule for Winamp music player; Status: enabled; Version: 1.1; Author: Hrvoje Katic <hrvojekatic@...>, NVDA-addon-team
this addon is to put text on the clip bord and paste text from clip bord; Status: enabled; Author: Jennifer Wenson <jwens82@...
Focus Highlight; Status: enabled; Version: 5.2; Author: Takuya Nishimoto <nishimotz@...>
Golden Cursor; Status: enabled; Version: 3.1; Author: Salah Atair <atair1978@...>, Wafeeq Taher, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>, Abdel <abdelkrim.bensaid@...>
GoldWave; Status: enabled; Version: 18.07; Author: Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>, David Parduhn <xkill85@...>, Mesar Hameed <mhameed@...>
mp3DirectCut; Status: enabled; Version: 4.1; Author: Abdel, Rèmy Ruiz, Abdellah Zineddine, Jean-François Colas
Open Link With; Status: enabled; Version: 1.0; Author: Ibrahim Hamadeh <ibra.hamadeh@...>, Belala Toufik<belaalatoufik@...>
Svox pico synthesizer; Status: enabled; Version: 1.0; Author: Aleksey Sadovoy <lex@...> and Michael Curran <mick@...>
Remote Support; Status: disabled; Version: 2.1; Author: Tyler Spivey <tspivey@...>, Christopher Toth <q@...>
Resource Monitor; Status: enabled; Version: 18.07; Author: Alex Hall <mehgcap@...>, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>, beqa gozalishvili <beqaprogger@...>, Tuukka Ojala <tuukka.ojala@...> and other NVDA contributors
SpeechPlayer in Espeak; Status: enabled; Version: 0.4.1; Author: NV Access Limitied <admin@...>

I suspect at leas three of these are old. Can i manually update the manifest fiiles in the folder?

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@...>
To: "'NVDA screen reader development'" <nvda-devel@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2018 5:38 PM
Subject: [nvda] Add-on Updater: 18.08.5 as last stable version for now, few important announcements

Hi all,

First, thank you all for your valuable feedback regarding Add-on Updater. At
the moment I'm making changes to the corresponding pull request (NVDA issue
3208) based on your feedback and the add-on code.

Also, version 18.08.5 will hit the air in about half an hour from now. This
one fixes a bug where Add-on Updater settings panel didn't show up properly
if there are add-ons with badly formatted manifest data. I also took this
time to exclude Nuance Vocalizer family of add-ons from participating in
add-on update checks.

Few more important announcements:

* Removing "stable" tag: I'm removing stable tag from this add-on once
18.08.5 is released. This is to follow precedence set by Screen Curtain
where proof of concept/prototype add-ons will remain under development.
* Compatibility with really old add-ons: prior to widespread use of
Add-on Template, add-on authors would package add-ons by hand. This means
add-on manifest data would be formatted in such a way that caused Python to
treat them as things other than text. Although Add-on Updater will notice
these and take appropriate action, compatibility with these old add-ons is
not guaranteed. The solution is for add-on authors to put quotes around
manifest data, specifically for summary and description fields. I'll edit
relevant sections in NVDA's developer guide to reflect this discovery.
* Feedback channel: in addition to emails and social media replies
(Twitter and what not), the best place to send feedback regarding add-on
update feature is GitHub via

Thank you.



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