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

 

Yes.
This will totally be the case,
just like those of us who remember when 2019.3 came out,
breaking all Python 2 addons.
There is usually one of these add-on shatters each year.

--
Jason Bratcher


Re: Notices on Joseph Lee's add-ons: compatible with NVDA 2022.1, saying goodbye to most of my add-ons as of April 1, 2022

Louise Pfau
 

Hi Joseph.  I didn't receive an automatic notification, even though it's enabled, but they showed up when I performed a manual check for add-on updates.  Is there a reason for this?

Thanks,

Louise


Re: Queued updates

 

On Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 01:35 PM, Dave Grossoehme wrote:
As a coder from many years ago, it brings to view something that all my instructors advised.  Could you advise the coders of the add on programs to give their coding good notes to help a reviewer with this task. 
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And as a former coder, and project leader, myself I echo this 100%.  Almost all of us eventally learn this, the hard way, when we have to go back and update code we wrote a long while back.  And all the more so if it is in languages (e.g., C and its relatives) that allow you to sometimes be "too clever by half" as far as using the most compact and inscrutable syntax possible for something.

There is no such thing as "self-documenting code."  Some is certainly easier to follow than others, but you still need to have comments, generally brief, but sometimes not so, to describe chunks of code that follow them.  Where those go is a function of what amounts to a logical chunk that does some certain thing within a bunch of code that may do many things overall.

And some of the very best programmers are the ones who, early on, resist commenting because, "I don't need it."   Sure, you probably don't need it while everything is fresh in your mind and you've been working on the same thing for months in one form or another.  But once it's put aside, and you're called back to look at it many months to years later, believe me you will!

You also bless other programmers who've had the courtesy to do appropriate commenting in their code when you have to pick up that code later yourself, or are someone who is doing code review.  Code review is not about trying to figure out what code does.  It's supposed to be about making sure that what the code is claimed to do (which should be commented and/or otherwise documented) is actually done, and in a way congruent with the conventions of the coding house(s) involved.
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Constantly insisting on “my rights” with no consideration of “my responsibilities” isn’t “freedom” — it’s adolescence.
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         America 2022: Where Everyone Has Rights and No One Has Responsibilities,
        New York Times, February 8, 2022

 


Re: Queued updates

Dave Grossoehme
 

Hi:  I have to agree with you Russ.  As a coder from many years ago, it brings to view something that all my instructors advised.  Could you advise the coders of the add on programs to give their coding good notes to help a reviewer with this task.  I know, that noting won't help %100, for this.  However, any noting of what is done is better than no notes at all.

Dave


On 3/20/2022 10:38 AM, Russell James wrote:

Hi Joseph

Thanks for sharing your view of that process

I have often wondered what that would be like in an open source project like nvda

It sounds like software quality assurance on the fly while you're reviewing incoming changes from multiple developers all having different styles and approaches

Do you have any tools that you can use during this process to scan and review the code for conventions or static analysis and security?

I can't help wonder, is the pull request process usually interactive between the reviewer and the author?

Then of course is the availability of the reviewer in the author to do things in a timely manner..

Sounds challenging! :-)

Russ


On Sun, Mar 20, 2022, 4:19 AM Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

Hi,

Reviewing queued add-ons is a collaborative process that involves:

  • Ad-on author: the author is responsible for documenting changes and making sure the download link is working properly.
  • Reviewer: the reviewer is reponsible for checking to make sure the download link is working and manifest information is consistent with what the add-on author has provided and NV Access's add-on release policy.
  • NV Access: to make sure the add-on info is consistent and merging the data for an add-on that was approved by a reviewer.

Cheers,

Joseph


NVDA 2022.1 and community add-ons: compatibility list update as of March 22, 2022

 

Hello NVDA community,

First, thank you for your patience as the add-ons community is working hard on making add-ons compatible with just announced NVDA 2022.1 beta 2. The add-ons community understands that there is high uncertainty and anxiety when it comes to whether or not your favorite add-on is ready for the upcoming backwards incompatible release, and several add-on authors did receive your feedback on status of our add-ons (including yours truly). Knowing this, the add-ons community is working around the clock to make sure our add-ons are truly ready for upcoming changes.

 

As a user and an add-on author, I understand that you would like to see compatibility status of add-ons, and so am I. In the past, a website gathered compatibility status of add-ons hosted on NVDA community add-ons website (there are 92 add-ons registered). I’m delighted to announce that the initial compatibility list for NVDA 2022.1 is available from the following page:

Add-ons and backwards incompatible NVDA releases (nvda-project.org)

 

As of time of this post (March 22, 2022), of he 92 add-ons registered, 7 (7%) are compatible. There are several add-ons that were queued for distribution on community add-ons website, most of them compatible with NVDA 2022.1 with some testing required due to last minute changes. Just like 2021.1 compatibility list, expect more add-ons to become compatible with 2022.1 in coming days.

 

A few reminders:

  • NVDA 2022.1 is in beta testing phase. Therefore unless you plan to provide early feedback, please wait for the stable version of 2022.1.
  • The first people to contact regarding add-ons and their compatibility is add-on authors.
  • For best experience, install Add-on Updater 22.03.1 or later BEFORE installing other add-ons. This will let you be notified when add-on updates become available.

 

IMPORTANT: due to life priorities such as graduate school, I will not be able to update compatibility list in a timely manner, and as a result, Noelia Martinez (author of add-ons such as Read Feeds) has agreed to update this document from time to time.

 

Special note for Add-on Updater users: if you haven’t, update to 22.03.1 from community add-ons website if you are using older releases, and then enable automatic add-on update checks. This will ensure you will be notified about add-on updates, especially for folks testing beta releases.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Clipspeak add-on for NVDA

Gene
 

I just saw Rui's message.  But what I said is more broadly applicable.  If people are using add-ons and new versions aren't ready if compatibility is a problem, you can look at the What's New section without installing the new version and decide if there is anything you want in the new version that is more important than the add-ons you will lose, even if you only lose them temporarily.

Gene
On 3/22/2022 9:56 AM, Gene wrote:

It will probably be updated.  One of the list members is working on a new version.  And if there is a delay, unless there is a specific feature or features your daughter wants in the new version, she doesn't have to update.  She should turn off automatic updating if she wants to continue to use the current version until it is known when the copy and paste add-on will be released.

When the new version is released, your daughter can look at the What's New section without installing the new version.  It is available on the Internet, though I'd have to check to see where you find it.  That would allow your daughter to decide if there are any new features she wants more than to lose access to the add-on if it isn't ready when the new version is released.

Gene
On 3/22/2022 9:35 AM, Sarah wrote:
Thank you for the link, I forgot to come back with an update. 
It worked with the NVDA 2021.3 version which I think hasn't been updated yet, and my daughter is very happy as finally being able to complete her work fully independently without worrying if she has correctly copied and pasted.
She doesn't use Narrator from the windows as she dislike how it works and isn't easy to use or figure out. 

It is disappointing to read the rest of the thread that implies the clipspeak will not work with the next version expected for 2022 version which is going to be a massive disappointment for my daughter after struggling for 2 years to complete her college work independently as she will be continuing college education for few more years to advance her qualifications. 

However I have seen some recommendations of add-ons that does similar so will keep those in mind for when it finally fails which I hope by then someone takes over maintaining it. 
I wish it could be integrated into NVDA overall which would be a massive bonus in a way for many users with ability to either have it on or off in settings I guess as this is a much simple add on for my daughter. She likes the simplicity of it. 


Thank you guys for helping me few weeks ago. 



Re: Clipspeak add-on for NVDA

Gene
 

It will probably be updated.  One of the list members is working on a new version.  And if there is a delay, unless there is a specific feature or features your daughter wants in the new version, she doesn't have to update.  She should turn off automatic updating if she wants to continue to use the current version until it is known when the copy and paste add-on will be released.

When the new version is released, your daughter can look at the What's New section without installing the new version.  It is available on the Internet, though I'd have to check to see where you find it.  That would allow your daughter to decide if there are any new features she wants more than to lose access to the add-on if it isn't ready when the new version is released.

Gene
On 3/22/2022 9:35 AM, Sarah wrote:

Thank you for the link, I forgot to come back with an update. 
It worked with the NVDA 2021.3 version which I think hasn't been updated yet, and my daughter is very happy as finally being able to complete her work fully independently without worrying if she has correctly copied and pasted.
She doesn't use Narrator from the windows as she dislike how it works and isn't easy to use or figure out. 

It is disappointing to read the rest of the thread that implies the clipspeak will not work with the next version expected for 2022 version which is going to be a massive disappointment for my daughter after struggling for 2 years to complete her college work independently as she will be continuing college education for few more years to advance her qualifications. 

However I have seen some recommendations of add-ons that does similar so will keep those in mind for when it finally fails which I hope by then someone takes over maintaining it. 
I wish it could be integrated into NVDA overall which would be a massive bonus in a way for many users with ability to either have it on or off in settings I guess as this is a much simple add on for my daughter. She likes the simplicity of it. 


Thank you guys for helping me few weeks ago. 


Re: Clipspeak add-on for NVDA

Rui Fontes
 

Don't worry!

In a few days, a new version of Clipspeak will be released...


Rui Fontes


Às 14:35 de 22/03/2022, Sarah escreveu:

Thank you for the link, I forgot to come back with an update. 
It worked with the NVDA 2021.3 version which I think hasn't been updated yet, and my daughter is very happy as finally being able to complete her work fully independently without worrying if she has correctly copied and pasted.
She doesn't use Narrator from the windows as she dislike how it works and isn't easy to use or figure out. 

It is disappointing to read the rest of the thread that implies the clipspeak will not work with the next version expected for 2022 version which is going to be a massive disappointment for my daughter after struggling for 2 years to complete her college work independently as she will be continuing college education for few more years to advance her qualifications. 

However I have seen some recommendations of add-ons that does similar so will keep those in mind for when it finally fails which I hope by then someone takes over maintaining it. 
I wish it could be integrated into NVDA overall which would be a massive bonus in a way for many users with ability to either have it on or off in settings I guess as this is a much simple add on for my daughter. She likes the simplicity of it. 


Thank you guys for helping me few weeks ago. 


Re: Clipspeak add-on for NVDA

Sarah
 

Thank you for the link, I forgot to come back with an update. 
It worked with the NVDA 2021.3 version which I think hasn't been updated yet, and my daughter is very happy as finally being able to complete her work fully independently without worrying if she has correctly copied and pasted.
She doesn't use Narrator from the windows as she dislike how it works and isn't easy to use or figure out. 

It is disappointing to read the rest of the thread that implies the clipspeak will not work with the next version expected for 2022 version which is going to be a massive disappointment for my daughter after struggling for 2 years to complete her college work independently as she will be continuing college education for few more years to advance her qualifications. 

However I have seen some recommendations of add-ons that does similar so will keep those in mind for when it finally fails which I hope by then someone takes over maintaining it. 
I wish it could be integrated into NVDA overall which would be a massive bonus in a way for many users with ability to either have it on or off in settings I guess as this is a much simple add on for my daughter. She likes the simplicity of it. 


Thank you guys for helping me few weeks ago. 


Re: question about highlighting text.

Gene
 

So the question is, is there still a need to have a command or option to copy from source, which,  I would think, would be the same as having browse mode off?  And if so, does it matter other than in tables?  Tables may be copied incorrectly in browse mode.  I may play with that but I've done almost nothing with tables in Word and I don't know if that will affect the accuracy of my comparison.

Gene

On 3/21/2022 11:12 PM, Luke Davis wrote:
Gene

I did some testing based on your message.

First, when trying to describe a problem, or demonstrate how you tested, it's always good to have a baseline from which to work. So, here is the document I used.
In order to render it, paste the following single line into the address bar of your web browser of choice.

data:text/html,<p>Paragraph 1.</p><p>Paragraph 2. This  second paragraph, contains <b>bold</b>, as well as <u>underlined text</u>. Not to mention some <i>italics</i>.</p><p>Paragraph 3. This one has a built in<br />line break.</p>

That contains three paragraphs. One very short. One with a long sentence that visually might span two lines. The second also contains some formatting. The third contains a sentence with an intentional line break.

Okay, so on to some testing.

Copy from browse mode, via select all (Control+A) or shift+arrows:

Pasting into notepad, results in text, with line breaks at the end of each of four lines, one of which being longish in context, although it could be of arbitrary length and would still appear the same:
"
 Paragraph 1.
Paragraph 2. This second paragraph, contains bold, as well as underlined text. Not to mention some italics.
Paragraph 3. This one has a built in
line break.
"

In text, that is considered four paragraphs, though there are no blank lines between them. I imagine the sighted would find this hard to read.

When pasting into Word 2019, the result has five lines, but four paragraphs. It pastes with my default font and size, so that the word "italics." appears on its own line, even though it is part of the second paragraph.
That can be demonstrated by character by character navigation, or by having Word right align that paragraph, and then checking what text got right aligned.

The single (in HTML) paragraph with the line break, results in two paragraphs in Word, because of the hard newline at the end.
Word's concept of a paragraph does not include hard returns, so this results in two paragraphs.

But, and I think this really needs to be understood well, my paragraphs in word are set to 1.1 line separations. NVDA+F says "line spacing 1.1 lines". It could just as easily say "double", in which case there would be a blank line after each actual line, even though there is no extra blank line in the text. There is no way for you to determine that through arrow key navigation, it is strictly a virtual line width, that is applied stylistically to the output.

Next up, Pressing NVDA+F2, then Control+A, in browse mode, as Brian suggested:

The only way that works, is if you also press bypass (NVDA+F2), before pressing Control+C to copy. Otherwise NVDA will say "No selection".
Personally I find it quicker to just hit focus mode, control+a, control+c, browse mode, because it can all be done with one hand and minimal movement (using the edge of my hand to press control); but to each his own.

Copying in one of those two ways, and then pasting into notepad, gets you:
"
Paragraph 1.

Paragraph 2. This second paragraph, contains bold, as well as underlined text. Not to mention some italics.

Paragraph 3. This one has a built in
line break.
"

I.E. six lines, with a blank between the paragraphs. Probably easier to read if you're using the ASCII version. But otherwise no real difference.

Pasting that into word, however, is very different from a font prospective, but no different from a paragraph formatting prospective.

On the font side, you get whatever the web font was if Word can do it, and what it calls "web style".
The paragraphs are still the same paragraphs, but now the bold, underlining, etc., is correctly rendered.

The line spacing, however, is set to single, instead of my normal 1.1, or my old normal of double (2 lines). So in that way, the copying from focus mode is actually worse. Though that doesn't really matter if you're going to select all in the word document, and change the font; or if you are going to change the paragraph spacing for the entire document.

But in no case does Word put a screen reader visible blank line between each paragraph, as the focus mode copy does in Notepad. That probably does make it easier for the sighted to read things in Notepad form, but it is rare in daily life to run into text formatted or shown that way (I.E. without any kind of presentational styling).

So Gene, I have to say that your original concern about pasting from browse mode copy, seems to be busted. Although the old known truth about the loss of font styling information when copied that way, is still true.

Luke




Re: question about highlighting text.

Gene
 

Then the question is whether there is still a need for such an option.  If tables are copied correctly when copying in browse mode, there may be no need for such an option.
I may play with that but I've done almost nothing with tables outside of web pages.  I don't know if my observations in Word will be accurate.

Gene

On 3/21/2022 11:12 PM, Luke Davis wrote:
Gene

I did some testing based on your message.

First, when trying to describe a problem, or demonstrate how you tested, it's always good to have a baseline from which to work. So, here is the document I used.
In order to render it, paste the following single line into the address bar of your web browser of choice.

data:text/html,<p>Paragraph 1.</p><p>Paragraph 2. This  second paragraph, contains <b>bold</b>, as well as <u>underlined text</u>. Not to mention some <i>italics</i>.</p><p>Paragraph 3. This one has a built in<br />line break.</p>

That contains three paragraphs. One very short. One with a long sentence that visually might span two lines. The second also contains some formatting. The third contains a sentence with an intentional line break.

Okay, so on to some testing.

Copy from browse mode, via select all (Control+A) or shift+arrows:

Pasting into notepad, results in text, with line breaks at the end of each of four lines, one of which being longish in context, although it could be of arbitrary length and would still appear the same:
"
 Paragraph 1.
Paragraph 2. This second paragraph, contains bold, as well as underlined text. Not to mention some italics.
Paragraph 3. This one has a built in
line break.
"

In text, that is considered four paragraphs, though there are no blank lines between them. I imagine the sighted would find this hard to read.

When pasting into Word 2019, the result has five lines, but four paragraphs. It pastes with my default font and size, so that the word "italics." appears on its own line, even though it is part of the second paragraph.
That can be demonstrated by character by character navigation, or by having Word right align that paragraph, and then checking what text got right aligned.

The single (in HTML) paragraph with the line break, results in two paragraphs in Word, because of the hard newline at the end.
Word's concept of a paragraph does not include hard returns, so this results in two paragraphs.

But, and I think this really needs to be understood well, my paragraphs in word are set to 1.1 line separations. NVDA+F says "line spacing 1.1 lines". It could just as easily say "double", in which case there would be a blank line after each actual line, even though there is no extra blank line in the text. There is no way for you to determine that through arrow key navigation, it is strictly a virtual line width, that is applied stylistically to the output.

Next up, Pressing NVDA+F2, then Control+A, in browse mode, as Brian suggested:

The only way that works, is if you also press bypass (NVDA+F2), before pressing Control+C to copy. Otherwise NVDA will say "No selection".
Personally I find it quicker to just hit focus mode, control+a, control+c, browse mode, because it can all be done with one hand and minimal movement (using the edge of my hand to press control); but to each his own.

Copying in one of those two ways, and then pasting into notepad, gets you:
"
Paragraph 1.

Paragraph 2. This second paragraph, contains bold, as well as underlined text. Not to mention some italics.

Paragraph 3. This one has a built in
line break.
"

I.E. six lines, with a blank between the paragraphs. Probably easier to read if you're using the ASCII version. But otherwise no real difference.

Pasting that into word, however, is very different from a font prospective, but no different from a paragraph formatting prospective.

On the font side, you get whatever the web font was if Word can do it, and what it calls "web style".
The paragraphs are still the same paragraphs, but now the bold, underlining, etc., is correctly rendered.

The line spacing, however, is set to single, instead of my normal 1.1, or my old normal of double (2 lines). So in that way, the copying from focus mode is actually worse. Though that doesn't really matter if you're going to select all in the word document, and change the font; or if you are going to change the paragraph spacing for the entire document.

But in no case does Word put a screen reader visible blank line between each paragraph, as the focus mode copy does in Notepad. That probably does make it easier for the sighted to read things in Notepad form, but it is rare in daily life to run into text formatted or shown that way (I.E. without any kind of presentational styling).

So Gene, I have to say that your original concern about pasting from browse mode copy, seems to be busted. Although the old known truth about the loss of font styling information when copied that way, is still true.

Luke




Re: Version 22.03/22.03.1 of Joseph Lee's add-ons: mandatory security updates #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

Update 3: if you are using NVDA 2021.3.4, version 22.03.1 of my add-ons are being offered via Add-on Updater. For people running beta and alpha builds, updates will be distributed via Add-on Updater from 13:00 UTC (6 AM Pacific) on March 22, 2022.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Notices on Joseph Lee's add-ons: compatible with NVDA 2022.1, saying goodbye to most of my add-ons as of April 1, 2022

 

Hi,

You will get a notification about new add-on updates within the next few minutes (22.03.1 of my add-ons are being distributed as of this moment).

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: question about highlighting text.

Luke Davis
 

Gene

I did some testing based on your message.

First, when trying to describe a problem, or demonstrate how you tested, it's always good to have a baseline from which to work. So, here is the document I used.
In order to render it, paste the following single line into the address bar of your web browser of choice.

data:text/html,<p>Paragraph 1.</p><p>Paragraph 2. This second paragraph, contains <b>bold</b>, as well as <u>underlined text</u>. Not to mention some <i>italics</i>.</p><p>Paragraph 3. This one has a built in<br />line break.</p>

That contains three paragraphs. One very short. One with a long sentence that visually might span two lines. The second also contains some formatting. The third contains a sentence with an intentional line break.

Okay, so on to some testing.

Copy from browse mode, via select all (Control+A) or shift+arrows:

Pasting into notepad, results in text, with line breaks at the end of each of four lines, one of which being longish in context, although it could be of arbitrary length and would still appear the same:
"
Paragraph 1.
Paragraph 2. This second paragraph, contains bold, as well as underlined text. Not to mention some italics.
Paragraph 3. This one has a built in
line break.
"

In text, that is considered four paragraphs, though there are no blank lines between them. I imagine the sighted would find this hard to read.

When pasting into Word 2019, the result has five lines, but four paragraphs. It pastes with my default font and size, so that the word "italics." appears on its own line, even though it is part of the second paragraph.
That can be demonstrated by character by character navigation, or by having Word right align that paragraph, and then checking what text got right aligned.

The single (in HTML) paragraph with the line break, results in two paragraphs in Word, because of the hard newline at the end.
Word's concept of a paragraph does not include hard returns, so this results in two paragraphs.

But, and I think this really needs to be understood well, my paragraphs in word are set to 1.1 line separations. NVDA+F says "line spacing 1.1 lines". It could just as easily say "double", in which case there would be a blank line after each actual line, even though there is no extra blank line in the text. There is no way for you to determine that through arrow key navigation, it is strictly a virtual line width, that is applied stylistically to the output.

Next up, Pressing NVDA+F2, then Control+A, in browse mode, as Brian suggested:

The only way that works, is if you also press bypass (NVDA+F2), before pressing Control+C to copy. Otherwise NVDA will say "No selection".
Personally I find it quicker to just hit focus mode, control+a, control+c, browse mode, because it can all be done with one hand and minimal movement (using the edge of my hand to press control); but to each his own.

Copying in one of those two ways, and then pasting into notepad, gets you:
"
Paragraph 1.

Paragraph 2. This second paragraph, contains bold, as well as underlined text. Not to mention some italics.

Paragraph 3. This one has a built in
line break.
"

I.E. six lines, with a blank between the paragraphs. Probably easier to read if you're using the ASCII version. But otherwise no real difference.

Pasting that into word, however, is very different from a font prospective, but no different from a paragraph formatting prospective.

On the font side, you get whatever the web font was if Word can do it, and what it calls "web style".
The paragraphs are still the same paragraphs, but now the bold, underlining, etc., is correctly rendered.

The line spacing, however, is set to single, instead of my normal 1.1, or my old normal of double (2 lines). So in that way, the copying from focus mode is actually worse. Though that doesn't really matter if you're going to select all in the word document, and change the font; or if you are going to change the paragraph spacing for the entire document.

But in no case does Word put a screen reader visible blank line between each paragraph, as the focus mode copy does in Notepad. That probably does make it easier for the sighted to read things in Notepad form, but it is rare in daily life to run into text formatted or shown that way (I.E. without any kind of presentational styling).

So Gene, I have to say that your original concern about pasting from browse mode copy, seems to be busted. Although the old known truth about the loss of font styling information when copied that way, is still true.

Luke


Re: Notices on Joseph Lee's add-ons: compatible with NVDA 2022.1, saying goodbye to most of my add-ons as of April 1, 2022

Louise Pfau
 

Hi.  I've been ignoring the notifications from Add-on updater about it and Windows App Essentials because it wants to roll back to 22.2 based on the database.  I haven't received the notifications for 22.03.1 yet.  I'm using Windows 10 Pro Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1586) and NVDA 2021.3.4.

Thanks,

Louise


Re: A Newbie with an NVDA Remote and Update Problems

 

Any resolution as far as the update problem?
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Constantly insisting on “my rights” with no consideration of “my responsibilities” isn’t “freedom” — it’s adolescence.
     ~ Commenter, Evangelos, in comments for
         America 2022: Where Everyone Has Rights and No One Has Responsibilities,
        New York Times, February 8, 2022

 


Re: A Newbie with an NVDA Remote and Update Problems

Chrissie
 

Status Update

Deleting remote.ini did the trick. Many thanks.

Chrissie:

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian
Vogel
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2022 9:43 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] A Newbie with an NVDA Remote and Update Problems

On Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 06:41 AM, Chrissie wrote:


I'll give it a try.

-
Status update, please?
--


Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

Constantly insisting on "my rights" with no consideration of "my
responsibilities" isn't "freedom" - it's adolescence.
~ Commenter, Evangelos, in comments for
America 2022: Where Everyone Has Rights and No One Has
Responsibilities
<https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/08/opinion/spotify-joe-rogan-covid-free-spe
ech.html> ,
New York Times, February 8, 2022


Re: A Newbie with an NVDA Remote and Update Problems

 

On Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 06:41 AM, Chrissie wrote:
I'll give it a try.
-
Status update, please?
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Constantly insisting on “my rights” with no consideration of “my responsibilities” isn’t “freedom” — it’s adolescence.
     ~ Commenter, Evangelos, in comments for
         America 2022: Where Everyone Has Rights and No One Has Responsibilities,
        New York Times, February 8, 2022

 


Notices on Joseph Lee's add-ons: compatible with NVDA 2022.1, saying goodbye to most of my add-ons as of April 1, 2022

 

Hello everyone,

With the release of NVDA 2022.1 beta 1, I understand that many of you might be wondering about state of your favorite add-ons, more so as 2022.1 is a compatibility breaking release. I can assure you that I and other add-on authors are working hard to ensure that add-ons you know and love are ready for the upcoming NVDA release.

A few important reminders before talking about my own add-ons:

  1. There have been reports of add-ons not working in recent NVDA alpha builds. This is expected as things can change without notice in alpha builds. Therefore, you should use NVDA alpha builds for the purposes of early testing and providing feedback to developers. Same can be said about beta releases.
  2. Don’t worry if your favorite add-on is not working with NVDA 2022.1 beta 1 at this time. I expect authors will provide guidance for their add-ons and their compatibility, and in some (or most) cases, compatible releases will be posted on community add-ons website soon.
  3. If you have feedback about add-ons, the first people to contact should be add-on authors, not NV Access unless you are talking about an add-on developed by NV Access.

 

Now for the fun stuff: I know that some of you are wondering about status of my own add-ons. I can report that if you are running 22.03.1 releases of my add-ons, you are good to go. The following add-ons are affected:

  • Add-on Updater
  • Enhanced Touch Gestures (EOL)
  • GoldWave (EOL)
  • Resource Monitor (EOL)
  • Sound Splitter (EOL)
  • StationPlaylist (EOL)
  • Windows App Essentials

 

You may have noticed that most of my add-ons are marked with EOL (end of life). And indeed, these add-ons (five of them) are no longer being maintained by me. The last release under my maintenance is 22.03.1. The official end of life date for these add-ons is April 1, 2022 as I will be making changes between now and then to remove support for older Windows releases (as I announced previously, 22.03.1 will be the final releases of end of life add-ons to support Windows 7, 8, and 8.1).

 

Thank you for your feedback for Enhanced Touch Gestures, GoldWave, Resource Monitor, Sound Splitter, and StationPlaylist over the years. Your feedback made all the difference for these add-ons. Now it is the community’s turn to make a difference for these add-ons in the future by maintaining them.

 

P.S. One more milestone before I say goodbye (finally) to the NVDA community…

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Version 22.03/22.03.1 of Joseph Lee's add-ons: mandatory security updates #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

As promised, version 22.03.1 (NVDA 2022.1 compatibility update) of the rest of my add-ons are now available for you to install manually:

The first five add-ons are now end of life from me (more on that soon). Windows App Essentials 22.03.1 resolves a problem where NVDA would announce display content in Calculator when numpad commands were performed with Num Lock turned on. Again these must be installed manually until Add-on Updater offers them to you, and if you are testing NVDA 2022.1 beta 1, older versions will not be offered to you unless you told Add-on Updater to check for development versions of these add-ons.

Cheers,

Joseph

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