Re: NVDA: QUESTION
Christo Vorster <christo.vorster.klavierstem@...>
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Thanks for the explanation. I must admit, I always was, and still is amazed tha the developers are able to update NVDA so frequently. Yes, you are correct that whe all would prefer a stable release.
I can just repeat, thanks for the stunning work, you, and everybody involved in developing NVDA are doing. I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the users, you gave us the best possible alternative to affordable speech available. I am of the opinion that NVDA is probably the best speech package available.
Thanks again, and have a nice day
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
You haven't missed anything Christo, and yes we'd normally have the third release out by now and be working on the 4th. We're making a couple of big changes under the hood for 2019.3 - they shouldn't be too obvious when running NVDA, but they are key to future works:
- Speech Refactor will make it easier to update speech in future (eg to add earcons or reorder speech)
- Moving to Python 3 is crucial, as Python 2 is about to reach end-of-life and will no longer be supported from early next year. Also, people who have learnt to code Python in recent years will have learnt Python 3 so this will make it easier for them to get involved with NVDA.
These changes have necessitated updates to many add-ons, and to ensure that users are not left without working add-ons, we are not rushing NVDA 2019.3 but have been working with add-on developers to ensure everything transitions as smoothly as possible for everyone once NVDA 2019.3 does come out.
If you're curious about your favourite add-ons, you can view this list compiled by Joseph Lee (Thanks Joseph!) on the Add-ons site: https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/nvdapy3.en.html
You can also download the latest NVDA Alpha snapshots from https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/snapshots/ to try them out.
At this stage, we're expecting NVDA 2019.3, when it comes out, will be the last release this year. We know everyone likes a new release, but we're sure you like a stable release more so that's what we're determined to bring you :)
On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 5:10 PM Christo Vorster <christo.vorster.klavierstem@...> wrote: