Re: Farewell, NVDA community: retiring from NVDA contributions, effective September 1, 2021
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Thank you so very much Joseph for your dedication. It is much appreciated.
All the best.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Hi NVDA users,
Update: just submitted last NVDA pull request for now.
In order to spend more time on transitioning to graduate school, I'm retiring from NVDA code contributions, effective June 1, 2021. I'll still be around to coordinate preparing add-ons for NVDA 2021.1 stable release, and will provide leadership on add-ons community until then.
Thanks to everyone who sent encouragements, both on this thread and for the last nine years. I'm more satisfied to hear how NVDA has made a difference in a person's life, more than seeing people use what I have contributed: improved touchscreen support, Windows 10 support (search suggestions, emoji panel, clipboard history, supporting modern apps), playing sounds when suggestions appear, toggling NVDA start and exit sounds, and others I lost count. Through my add-ons, you have context-sensitive help on using controls, much better touchscreen usage experience, resource usage reporting, and the ability to keep up to date with add-ons. But these are nothing compared to contributing to getting NVDA to help you unlock your potential. I know that NVDA will make a huge difference in people's lives for years to come; the true power and market share of NVDA is not the download count but lives improved by it.
P.S. I will indeed post an update once Add-on Updater starts noticing new versions of my add-ons.
Farewell, NVDA Users community. long live NVDA, NV Access, NVDA community! Sincerely, Joseph
Joseph S. Lee Certified NVDA Expert, 2019 former Volunteer code contributor, translator, community add-ons reviewer, NonVisual Desktop Access screen reader project (June 2012 to May 2021)