Re: NVDA 2021.2 - Error when checking for updates


On Sat, Nov 27, 2021 at 10:42 PM, Gene wrote:
I’ve used a lot of betas.  Also, I’ve never seen such a failure discussed here as I recall.
Same here.  While beta versions cannot be considered to be 100% stable, they're generally very stable indeed, particularly when compared to alpha/snapshot builds.  And that's true across software, not just NVDA.

On the rare occasion when a beta is "just a little bit beyond alpha" I've seen developers directly state that one should still proceed with caution.  NVDA beta releases are generally considered to be stable, with the possibility of the occasional bug, which beta users are expected to report as part of the bargain of using betas (also true of all beta software, by general convention, not "law.").

I honestly can't remember the last time NVAccess issued a beta1 and beta2 for the same major release, and I didn't encounter any issue with beta1, but clearly other users did, or there wouldn't have been a beta2.  But there were no reports at all on this group of any catastrophic and unrecoverable failures even in beta1.  I've heard nary a peep about 2021.3beta2.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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