Re: Screen Curtain: September 6th build, preparing for future NVDA releases #addonrelease

Aine Kelly Costello

Thanks Joseph, for those of us less up with add-on programming speak, is there anything we need to do to continue having screen curtain work as NVDA updates? 



On 6/09/2019, at 9:35 PM, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

Hi all,


In about an hour from now Screen Curtain September 6th build will be released. This build is important because it includes a good news and a bad news (depending on how you view it):


  • Good news: Screen Curtain add-on is ready for NVDA 2019.3 (alpha form).
  • Bad news: this will be one of the last builds of this add-on.


As for this being a bad news for Screen Curtain add-on, not entirely a bad news: Screen Curtain add-on has found a new home, and that is latest NVDA alpha snapshot. As part of this transplantation, Leonard de Ruijter (the author behind routines in this add-on and allowing me to package his work as an add-on for field testing) rewrote major portions of screen curtain facility. Thus, if you are using latest NVDA 2019.3 alpha snapshot, today’s Screen Curtain add-on release will recognize this and not load itself.


As for today’s release being one of the last releases of Screen Curtain add-on: yes, although it won’t be until NVDA 2019.3 stable version is released that this add-on will be declared end of life. This is because there might be changes that will require me to adjust end of life strategy for this add-on. The repo will not be removed from my GitHub so people can study it once the add-on ceases active development.





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