Locked MODS - why all that chatter about far outdated nvda versions?

Davy Cuppens

Dear mods

I'd rather advise to close discussions here about very very outdated
software versions that are nolonger supported.

Who still works with xp or MS DOS 10? These topics bring up high mail
traffic with no purpose. Who works with ios5 or 6 on his iphone? I have
absolutely no problem with waiting some time for new updates. I do this as
well as I heard that f.e. ios 13 was unstable and buggy for voiceover.; But
there is really no reason to use NVDA versions that are 3 years outdated

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2020 7:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 App Essentials 20.07 released, requires
Windows 10 November 2019 Update or later #addonrelease

Actually, yes you will experience issues when using 2017.3 with Windows 10
Version 1903, as 2017.3 does not support changes introduced with Version
1903 (there are too many to list).
To reiterate my position on this (and hopefully this would be the final time
I have to state this): as Brian (and many others) indicated, software has
finite lifetime. Windows 10, NVDA, and Windows 10 App Essentials follow this
principle. I have no intention of making a newer add-on release work with
NVDA 2017.3, nor plan to create a version of NVDA 2017.3 that will support
new Windows 10 features (end of story, period).
Before I get off the stage, just a heads up: a future development snapshot
of Windows 10 App Essentials will drop support for NVDA 2019.3, but that
won't happen until 2020.2 release candidate comes out.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of zahra
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:50 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows 10 App Essentials 20.07 released, requires
Windows 10 November 2019 Update or later #addonrelease

for my desired voice preferences,
the last version that i can use is 2017.3 if i find a system with windows
ten 1903, can i use 2017.3 without any major issue?
also, does nvda 2017.3 support firefox quantum efficiently?

On 7/2/20, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 01:42 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

The above policy also aligns with Windows as a Service concept to
some extent - a given Windows 10 release has finite support lifetime.
And it also aligns with general practice among all commercial, and the
vast majority of open-source, software developers that they will not
make any attempt at backward compatibility with an unsupported version
of an operating system, Windows or otherwise. There are times when
backward compatibility is "accidentally maintained" but it should
never be expected, ever, by intent for unsupported versions of any
operating system.

In the age of most things going in the "as a service" direction, it is
truly futile to make any attempt to stay with one thing, no matter how
much one might like it, when it has been abandoned by its own maker.


Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

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