Hello NVDA community,
The following notice is really meant for resident developers and early adopters (power users included) as it discusses prerelease software:
For some time various communities hosted add-ons metadata and produced add-ons to browse and download add-ons. These include NVDA Store from French community, Tienda the Spanish community NVDA Store, and of course, Add-on Updater (not a store but an update client). Recently NV Access has shown interest in creating a central repository of add-ons and a store feature so users can browse, install, and update add-ons directly from NVDA without relying on store add-ons.
After months of design and gathering early feedback, NV Access staff has published a pull request to let folks try it and give feedback:
Addon store by feerrenrut · Pull Request #13985 · nvaccess/nvda (github.com)
IMPORTANT: this is a pull request, a place to comment on design and direction of a new feature, change, or a bug fix. As Add-on Store is in early development, things can change without notice. Therefore, only developers and early adopters (especially add-on authors) are asked to provide feedback for now, either by commenting on the pull request itself or sending an email to info@... after trying out the linked pull request.
A note for Add-on Updater users: as I promised years ago, once NVDA gains ability to update add-ons by itself, Add-on Updater will be discontinued. I’ll talk more about the “end game” once the linked pull request is integrated into NVDA in the future.