Re: NVDA 2021.1 and Joseph Lee's add-ons: seven add-ons updated, important notices on some add-ons #addonrelease


 

Hi,

The only important thing you must do now is use latest Add-on Updater (21.05.1) so you can get add-on updates automatically once NVDA 2021.1 is released. Expect announcements like the one I sent last night in coming days as add-on authors update their add-ons to make them compatible with upcoming NVDA release.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2021 5:15 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2021.1 and Joseph Lee's add-ons: seven add-ons updated, important notices on some add-ons #AddonRelease

 

I am slightly confused.  

I am not a beta tester.

Is there anything in the below  that I need to action now in respect of my current addons  or can I just wait until a more stable setup rolls out with the next official release of NVDA?

David Griffith

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Joseph Lee
Sent: 29 May 2021 08:41
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2021.1 and Joseph Lee's add-ons: seven add-ons updated, important notices on some add-ons #AddonRelease

 

Hi all,

I’m delighted to announce the immediate release of stable channel updates to the following add-ons (compatible with NVDA 2021.1; beta 1 is out so far, manual installation required until further notice):

  • Control Usage Assistant:

Version: 21.06

Download link: https://github.com/josephsl/controlUsageAssistant/releases/download/21.06/controlUsageAssistant-21.06.nvda-addon

Changes: localization updates (it’s been many months since a localization update took place).

 

  • Enhanced Touch Gestures:

Version: 21.06

Download link: https://github.com/josephsl/enhancedTouchGestures/releases/download/21.06/enhancedTouchGestures-21.06.nvda-addon

Changes: localization updates.

 

  • GoldWave:

Version: 21.06 (EOL: end of life from current maintainer)

Download link: https://github.com/josephsl/goldWave/releases/download/21.06/goldwave-21.06.nvda-addon

Changes: localization updates.

Note: GoldWave add-on 21.06 is the last version of the add-on from me.

 

  • ObjPad (out of band emergency update):

Version: 21.06

Download link: https://github.com/josephsl/objPad/releases/download/21.06/objPad-21.06.nvda-addon

Changes: localization updates (more than a year’s worth of updates, including new translations)

Note: I stopped maintaining ObjPad in January 2020; in consideration for compatibility changes, version 21.06 is an out of band emergency update. Future versions are not guaranteed.

 

  • Resource Monitor:

Version: 21.06

Download link: https://github.com/josephsl/resourceMonitor/releases/download/21.06/resourceMonitor-21.06.nvda-addon

Changes: localization updates.

 

  • StationPlaylist:

Version: 21.06

Download link: https://github.com/josephsl/stationPlaylist/releases/download/21.06/stationPlaylist-21.06.nvda-addon

Changes:

• NVDA will no longer do nothing or play error tones when trying to open various add-on dialogs such as encoder settings dialog. This is a critical fix required to support NVDA 2021.1.

• NVDA will no longer appear to do nothing or play error tones when trying to announce complete time (hours, minutes, seconds) from Studio (command unassigned). This affects NVDA 2021.1 or later.

 

  • Windows 10 app Essentials:

Version: 21.06

Download link: https://github.com/josephsl/wintenApps/releases/download/21.06/wintenApps-21.06.nvda-addon

Changes:

• NVDA 2020.4 or later is required.

• The following UIA events were renamed to make them consistent with actual UI Automation event names: drag target enter to drop target enter, drag target leave to drop target leave, drag target dropped to drop target dropped.

• Modern keyboard: in build 21300 and later, with focus mode active from places such as web browsers, NVDA will no longer announce blank when using the arrow keys to navigate among emojis.

• Modern keyboard: when pressing Escape key to close emoji panel or clipboard history in build 21300 and later, focus will move back to the control you were working on before modern keyboard interface was opened. In some cases, Escape key should be pressed twice.

Note: WinTenApps 21.06 is the last version compatible with Windows 10 Version 2004 (May 2020 Update/build 19041).

 

IMPORTANT NOTES (PLEASE READ):

  1. If you haven’t, install Add-on Updater 21.05.1 BEFORE applying these add-on updates.
  2. Until further notice, these add-on updates must be applied manually. I’ll send a follow-up notice when community add-ons website is updated to host new add-on updates.
  3. After installing these updates, if Add-on Updater prompts you to install what may appear to be older add-on releases, ignore it. If you are using NVDA 2021.1 beta 1 or recent alpha snapshots, add-on updates through Add-on Updater will fail because older add-on releases are not compatible.
  4. GoldWave: version 21.06 is the last version of this add-on under my maintenance.
  5. ObjPad: version 21.06 is an out of band update specifically designed for compatibility. Future releases are not guaranteed as it is no longer maintained by me.
  6. Control Usage Assistant, Enhanced Touch Gestures, StationPlaylist: version 21.06 is the second to last version of these add-ons under my maintenance. A localization focused release will be made toward end of summer, at which point I will end maintenance of these add-ons.
  7. Resource Monitor: version 21.06 is one of the last releases of these add-ons, with the last release under my maintenance scheduled for end of this year. I’m waiting for Windows Server 2022 to be finalized before recording the final build in this add-on.
  8. Windows 10 App Essentials: version 21.06 (codenamed “iron”) is the last version compatible with Windows 10 Version 2004 (May 2020 Update). The next major release (codenamed “cobalt”) will require Version 20H2 (October 2020 Update) or later. Also, for support policy, WinTenApps 21.06 requires NVDA 2020.4, 2021.1 prerelease (beta included), and alpha snapshots (Windows 10 App Essentials supports current/2021.1 (starting from beta), immediate past/2020.4, and development versions of NVDA). Those running WinTenApps add-on development snapshots are already running parts of “cobalt” and what could become early “nickel 1” releases (more on “nickel 1” codename later).

 

Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

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