Re: M addons will not work in beta 2022.1! a lot of error tones!st


David Moore
 

Thanks, Brian! Really appreciate your reply!


On Sun, Mar 20, 2022, 9:06 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
David,

Joseph Lee has posted, at length and repeatedly, about the fact that add-ons will only work up through the version for which they are "marked for compatibility."  The add-ons available in release version will only be compatible with NVDA up through 2021.3.4 (if that, some could have been earlier, but those should have been disabled/removed).

Those that install alpha or beta software, need to understand that in almost every case, add-ons will not work with them until after they are actual release candidates or released.

Part of using alpha (which very few here do) or beta software is understanding that it is not, in any way, shape, or form, a "sneak peek" preview that will work seamlessly with all that came before it.  The use of these types of software is at your own risk, and the presumption should be that add-ons will not work with it until it reaches release candidate stage, at the very earliest, or until it is actually released.

There is generally an effort to have all add-ons that are under active maintenance have a "compatibility with the newest NVDA version" make their debut as close to simultaneously with that NVDA release as is possible.  This is not, however, always possible, and those for whom certain add-ons are critically important need to be inquiring with the developers of those add-ons as to whether a version compatible with upcoming NVDA releases is slated for release at the time it comes out.  If not, you may need to postpone updating NVDA until and unless those compatible add-ons make their appearance.

NVAccess is not responsible for add-on development, so only the developer(s) of a given add-on can state what the timeline is for updates, or if there will even be updates.
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