Re: Drag and Drop


 

Hi,

To clarify, it is up to add-on authors to ask for an add-on review should they wish to have their add-ons included on community add-ons website. Only after passing a set of basic review criteria (license and copyright, user experience, documentation, security) will the add-on be considered for distribution through the add-ons website (please note that even if other criteria passes, an add-on can still fail basic review if license is incompatible with NVDA’s, which is GNU GPL 2). There are one or two classes of add-ons that the community is quite hesitant to review based on past discussions on add-ons mailing list, including speech synthesizers (license issues).

Until recently it was hard to find documentation on add-on reviews, but now it is publicly more accessible:

https://addons.nvda-project.org/processes.en.html

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Drag and Drop

 

On Wed, Nov 4, 2020 at 03:42 AM, Ralf Kefferpuetz wrote:

The fact that an author doesn’t want his/her addon be listed on the NVDA addon page doesn’t make it unofficial.

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It does to me.  If it's not vetted and "officially blessed," it's unofficial.  And that's all I'm trying to communicate.  People write all sorts of home-grown add-ons that are, and are very likely to remain, unofficial.  They will not be submitted for review/vetting and will never appear on the NVDA Community Add-Ons page.

Thus, they are unofficial.  That doesn't make them unsafe, substandard, or anything else.  But it is a way to note that you're not going to find them on the NVDA Community Add-Ons page.
 
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