- How Do I Stop the NVDA Updater from Monitoring Specific Addons?
Re: How Do I Stop the NVDA Updater from Monitoring Specific Addons?
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Thanks Joseph for clearing the mystery up for me. It's really no
big deal. I just disabled the Updater from monitoring the two
add-ons in question. All is well again.
On 6/16/2020 3:41 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Part of the reason is that the add-ons community did not
receive a notice from Tony about new versions of his add-ons.
Also, unless requested by add-on authors, there are no separate
development releases channel for add-ons.
There are two other reasons:
- There is (or was) a huge discussion in the add-ons community
about modernizing add-on release workflow and related
materials. In the old days, add-ons workflow was intimately
tied to NVDA translations, and NV Access people had a hard
time maintaining the original version of this workflow (things
have improved in recent months somewhat through communication
between the original author of this workflow and NV Access
staff). However, since the bulk of maintaining add-ons and
translations workflow was carried out by people outside of NV
Access through NV Access facility, it was felt that, for
security reasons and for maintenance, NV Access staff decided
to think about modernizing all this. Add-on Updater is merely
the first step of this process, and if things go well, there
will come a day when I can quietly retire from NVDA
development after donating Add-on Updater code to NV Access.
- The person responsible for majority of add-on update
metadata maintenance (yours truly) is away from his office at
the moment for various reasons (mental health and academics
being the highest of highest of priorities). For this reason,
there is a delay between when an add-on author publishes an
announcement about updated add-ons and when they will show up
via Add-on Updater. I will indeed return to actively manage
add-on update publishing in a few weeks.
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