NVDA 2021.1


Sky Mundell
 

Hello list. Now that NVDA 2020.4 has been released, what is the current
status on NVDA 2021.1? Is it being worked on? Thanks, Sky.


 

Hi,
Yes indeed. The biggest area of research at the moment is Python 3.8
compatibility.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sky Mundell
Sent: Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:18 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2021.1

Hello list. Now that NVDA 2020.4 has been released, what is the current
status on NVDA 2021.1? Is it being worked on? Thanks, Sky.


 

This is not aimed at Sky Mundell, but at these, "When is the next version?," questions that pop up very shortly after each and every new version hits the street.

In any software development, unless the organization is shutting down (and NV Access is not), development for the next version has begun well before the most recently released version hits the streets.  Release schedules would be ridiculously long were work not progressing on several releases at once.

But even if the above were not true, NV Access representatives have, consistently, for years now, announced when initial beta versions as well as release candidates for the next version become available.  While "rough guesstimates" may occasionally be made about scheduled release date, it's well known that's all they are.  The next release will, quite literally, get here when it gets here.

If you watch this space for the announcement of the availability of the initial beta of the next release, no matter what that release number is, has become available you will have quite ample warning that the new release is coming soon and will also have the opportunity to test it if you so choose.

Asking ahead of announcement will get you an answer that's pretty much, "Yes, it's being worked on.  We don't know the release date yet."

So as moderator I'm asking that these questions just not be asked, as they're clutter.  Watch this space and announcements of upcoming releases will be made by the very entity that's releasing them as they deem such announcements pertinent.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Sky Mundell
 

OK

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: March 4, 2021 11:09 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2021.1

 

This is not aimed at Sky Mundell, but at these, "When is the next version?," questions that pop up very shortly after each and every new version hits the street.

In any software development, unless the organization is shutting down (and NV Access is not), development for the next version has begun well before the most recently released version hits the streets.  Release schedules would be ridiculously long were work not progressing on several releases at once.

But even if the above were not true, NV Access representatives have, consistently, for years now, announced when initial beta versions as well as release candidates for the next version become available.  While "rough guesstimates" may occasionally be made about scheduled release date, it's well known that's all they are.  The next release will, quite literally, get here when it gets here.

If you watch this space for the announcement of the availability of the initial beta of the next release, no matter what that release number is, has become available you will have quite ample warning that the new release is coming soon and will also have the opportunity to test it if you so choose.

Asking ahead of announcement will get you an answer that's pretty much, "Yes, it's being worked on.  We don't know the release date yet."

So as moderator I'm asking that these questions just not be asked, as they're clutter.  Watch this space and announcements of upcoming releases will be made by the very entity that's releasing them as they deem such announcements pertinent.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Quentin Christensen
 

Yes, it's being worked on.  We don't know the release date yet.

(Sorry Brian, couldn't resist)

Rest assured as soon as the first beta for 2021.1 comes out, we'll post about it here, on our website, and on twitter in the first instance.  It will then be in the next In-Process blog as well.

A couple of other things you can do:
- If you are technically inclined and would like to test even earlier pre-release versions, you'll find those on our snapshots page: https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/snapshots/

- If you have a particular bug you are very keen to see resolved, do check https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues and ensure it has been reported (we can't fix something we don't know about!).  If it has been reported, ensure you are logged in and you should find a "Subscribe" button on the page for the individual issue.  Subscribing ensures you are notified about future comments or movement on that issue (including when it gets closed or merged).

Regards

Quentin.

On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 6:08 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
This is not aimed at Sky Mundell, but at these, "When is the next version?," questions that pop up very shortly after each and every new version hits the street.

In any software development, unless the organization is shutting down (and NV Access is not), development for the next version has begun well before the most recently released version hits the streets.  Release schedules would be ridiculously long were work not progressing on several releases at once.

But even if the above were not true, NV Access representatives have, consistently, for years now, announced when initial beta versions as well as release candidates for the next version become available.  While "rough guesstimates" may occasionally be made about scheduled release date, it's well known that's all they are.  The next release will, quite literally, get here when it gets here.

If you watch this space for the announcement of the availability of the initial beta of the next release, no matter what that release number is, has become available you will have quite ample warning that the new release is coming soon and will also have the opportunity to test it if you so choose.

Asking ahead of announcement will get you an answer that's pretty much, "Yes, it's being worked on.  We don't know the release date yet."

So as moderator I'm asking that these questions just not be asked, as they're clutter.  Watch this space and announcements of upcoming releases will be made by the very entity that's releasing them as they deem such announcements pertinent.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 



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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager