Re: Add-on Updater 21.10 (mandatory update) released #addonrelease


Gene
 

I don’t know if there is anything to do but use Firefox for sites you can’t open in Chrome-based browsers.  If your Windows is up-to-date with all updates available before support ended, there may be nothing else that can be done. 
 
Chrome-based browsers and browsers in general rely on Windows itself for verification that sites are ;properly certified.  Firefox has its own certificates and is unusual among browsers.
Gene

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Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2021 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Add-on Updater 21.10 (mandatory update) released #AddonRelease
 
I've also tried to open www.nvaccess.org via Chrome and Opera, but to no
avail. Both are up-to-date. Firefox fires it up at once. I'm asking
myself what steps to take due to the fact that I've been using Windows 7
SP1. Am I supposed to do something about it myself? If yes, what? If no,
I'd be glad because I'm not as computer savvy as Joseph and those like
him. 🤣

On 02/10/2021 15:35, Don H wrote:
> This did indeed fix the checking for addon updates under the tool menu
> of the NVDA UI.  Checking for a NVDA update under the help menu still
> causes a error message.
>
> On 10/2/2021 8:21 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> First, thank you for reporting add-on update error messages. The issue
>> was traced to NVDA not looking for the correct SSL error, possibly
>> caused by expired root certificate from Let’s Encrypt. As a result,
>> Add-on Updater 21.10 was just released (manual download for now):
>>
>> https://github.com/josephsl/addonUpdater/releases/download/21.10/addonUpdater-21.10.nvda-addon
>>
>> <https://github.com/josephsl/addonUpdater/releases/download/21.10/addonUpdater-21.10.nvda-addon>
>>
>>
>> IMPORTANT: Add-on Updater 21.10 is a MANDATORY update to anyone using
>> NVDA 2021.1 or later. I cannot backport this to earlier NVDA releases as
>> the add-on uses features introduced in NVDA 2021.1.
>>
>> In addition to fixing SSL certificate verification error, Add-on Updater
>> 21.10 makes it possible to check for add-on updates after you perform a
>> clean Windows installation without connecting to the Internet and then
>> go online afterwards. This change comes from upcoming NVDA 2021.3 (alpha
>> snapshots at the moment).
>>
>> I advise applying this update as soon as possible – for now after
>> installing Add-on Updater 21.10, ignore an offer from Add-on Updater to
>> install Add-on Updater 21.09 – I will update this thread once Add-on
>> Updater 21.10 is indeed offered.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Joseph
>>
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