Christo Vorster <christo.vorster.klavierstem@...>

Hi Quentin


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: [] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, 15 November 2019 09:29
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA: QUESTION


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:


You can also download the latest NVDA Alpha snapshots from 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:

Hi Group


I have missed quite a lot of messages, thus the following question


Currently I have version 2019.2.1 running. I got used to the fact that, by this time of the year, version .3 was out and we were awaiting version .4. I am just curious regarding what is the situation.


I don’t have a problem with 2019.2.1, but am just curious.


Thanks for the stunning work you all are doing.




Christo Vorster (Worcester, South Africa)



Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


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