Re: Add-on Updater 19.02 (mandatory update), Windows 10 App Essentials and SPL Studio add-ons retires standalone update facility as of today

Jeff Samco
 

Hello, Joseph and list,

Joseph said:
"Standalone update facility is going away from two add-ons: as of today, version 19.02 of StationPlaylist Studio and Windows 10 App Essentials will retire standalone update facility.  You should know by now what this means."
Well, since I only started using NVDA 2 weeks ago "I don't know what it means." Please explain in newbie language.

Thanks,
Jeff


At 10:00 AM 1/25/2019, you wrote:
Dear NVDA community,
 
In about an hour from now, two significant events will take place (well, really three):
 
  • Add-on Updater 19.02: this is a mandatory update for all Add-on Updater users, as it prepares this ad-on to deal with a pull request thats being reviewed (regarding new add-on API approach). Im calling it mandatory because for most add-ons, you need to use Add-on Updater to update add-ons on the fly.
  • Standalone update facility is going away from two add-ons: as of today, version 19.02 of StationPlaylist Studio and Windows 10 App Essentials will retire standalone update facility. You should know by now what this means.
 
Other things to note:
 
  • Windows 10 App Essentials 19.02 will now require Windows 10 Version 1803 (April 2018 Update) or later. If you need to use Windows 10 App Essentials in Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update), you should download 19.01.2 from https://github.com/josephsl/wintenApps/releases/download/19.01/wintenApps-19.01.2.nvda-addon .
  • Current development snapshots of StationPlaylist Studio add-on supports ability to reload or reset add-on settings by pressing Control+NVDA+R once or three times, respectively. This work will show up in March for people using stable and long-term channels.
  • Thanks to recent NVDA alpha snapshots, Action Center and time picker workarounds that shipped with Windows 10 App Essentials for a number of years is now part of NVDA itself. Notably, item status for various quick actions in Action Center (including brightness value) will be announced, as well as better support for time pickers such as alarm configuration in Alarms and Clock app.
 
Cheers,
Joseph

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