Re: not constantly maintained addon and compatibility issue


 

On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 01:39 AM, William wrote:
Well, I dont think what I proposed is something illogical.
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You asked:  "Can we have a mechanism to make these addons being maintained, even if the developer ignored it or forget to update it?"

If you can't see how asking for maintenance when there's no one maintaining something is logically impossible . . .

And Joseph Lee described, in great detail, why editing manifests is, at very best, a temporary workaround.  

If a given add-on is abandoned, and no other maintainer picks up that ball and runs with it, then it is the wise course of action to find a different add-on or ask if someone else can pick it up for ongoing maintenance.  But you can't logically have something maintained and not maintained at the same time.  

I think it would be great if there were some sort of formal mechanism available for add-on developers who wish to retire from maintaining any given add-on to announce that to the development community seeking someone to take it over.  Even then, if there were no takers, that add-on is done as soon as there is a backward-compatibility-breaking release of NVDA.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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