Downloading NVDA Add-Ons from GitHub.


Ravindran V.S.
 

Team,

I am clueless of downloading the NVDA Add-Ons from the GitHub site.

Could someone guide me how please?

I don’t find a link to download any specific Add-On. There are so much details and links. Don’t know where to click to download the Add-On.

Appreciate any help please.

Thanks,

Ravi.


David Goldfield
 

Hi. If you want a site with addons which is easy to use I recommend starting out with the official community addons page from

https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html

 

 

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Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ravindran V.S.
Sent: Sunday, June 5, 2022 12:10 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Downloading NVDA Add-Ons from GitHub.

 

Team,

I am clueless of downloading the NVDA Add-Ons from the GitHub site.

Could someone guide me how please?

I don’t find a link to download any specific Add-On. There are so much details and links. Don’t know where to click to download the Add-On.

Appreciate any help please.

Thanks,

Ravi.


Luke Davis
 

Ravindran V.S. wrote:

I am clueless of downloading the NVDA Add-Ons from the GitHub site.
Then why are you trying to do so? I mean no offense, but what makes you think that is what you are supposed to be doing? Is there some particular documentation that told you to do that?

Could someone guide me how please?
Generally, that isn't the best place to get them, you should do as David suggested, or get them via the Add-ons Manager in the NVDA Tools menu, which takes you to the same place.

But if you really must get an add-on from GitHub, go to the add-on's repository. The URL will look something like this:

https://github.com/author/add-on-name

To download a packaged add-on, select "releases", and look for the release with the highest version number (usually).

You can also go directly to https://github.com/author/add-on-name/releases

For example, if you wanted my Numpad Nav Mode add-on, you could go to:

https://github.com/opensourcesys/numpadNavMode/releases

But it's much easier to get it from the official add-ons site as described above.

Luke


Ravindran V.S.
 

Thank you David for sharing the link.

But Have found some other useful add-ons which are not available in the official site.

Thanks,

Ravi.   

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Sunday, June 5, 2022 9:50 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Downloading NVDA Add-Ons from GitHub.

 

Hi. If you want a site with addons which is easy to use I recommend starting out with the official community addons page from

https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

NVDA Certified Expert

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ravindran V.S.
Sent: Sunday, June 5, 2022 12:10 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Downloading NVDA Add-Ons from GitHub.

 

Team,

I am clueless of downloading the NVDA Add-Ons from the GitHub site.

Could someone guide me how please?

I don’t find a link to download any specific Add-On. There are so much details and links. Don’t know where to click to download the Add-On.

Appreciate any help please.

Thanks,

Ravi.


Ravindran V.S.
 

Dear Luke,
Thank you for the detailed explanation. Let me give it a try.
Responding to your initial question, some of the add-ons are not available
in the official site.
And when we try to get them then we are guided to the GitHub site mostly.
That's why I tried to get it. But have not succeeded till now. Let me try as
you have mentioned.

Thanks,
Ravi.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke Davis
Sent: Sunday, June 5, 2022 10:07 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Downloading NVDA Add-Ons from GitHub.

Ravindran V.S. wrote:

I am clueless of downloading the NVDA Add-Ons from the GitHub site.
Then why are you trying to do so? I mean no offense, but what makes you
think that is what you are supposed to be doing? Is there some particular
documentation that told you to do that?

Could someone guide me how please?
Generally, that isn't the best place to get them, you should do as David
suggested, or get them via the Add-ons Manager in the NVDA Tools menu, which
takes you to the same place.

But if you really must get an add-on from GitHub, go to the add-on's
repository.
The URL will look something like this:

https://github.com/author/add-on-name

To download a packaged add-on, select "releases", and look for the release
with the highest version number (usually).

You can also go directly to https://github.com/author/add-on-name/releases

For example, if you wanted my Numpad Nav Mode add-on, you could go to:

https://github.com/opensourcesys/numpadNavMode/releases

But it's much easier to get it from the official add-ons site as described
above.

Luke


Luke Davis
 

Ravindran V.S. wrote:

Responding to your initial question, some of the add-ons are not available
in the official site.
And when we try to get them then we are guided to the GitHub site mostly.
Can you give some examples? Of course such things exist, but I'm curious which ones you are finding.

Those of us on the add-ons list can help those authors get their add-ons on the official site, it's much easier these days than it used to be. (Whether it should be is a question for another day.)

You can try writing to those authors and ask them to put their add-ons on the official site, or tell them to write to the add-ons list and one of us will help them.

Luke


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I think what often happens is that somebody will have a project in work, and want a newbie to test it, and instead of appreciating the convoluted workings of Github, will point at their space and leave it to the newbie to find the right link. It can be a real trial.
If anyone is working this way, I agree that letting a new user try your add on is good as they can find bugs by doing things you would never think of doing, but send them the link directly via email, to the actual file. I speak from experience of being asked to do this. No criticism intended on developers, just remember not everyone knows the github site.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2022 5:36 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Downloading NVDA Add-Ons from GitHub.


Ravindran V.S. wrote:

I am clueless of downloading the NVDA Add-Ons from the GitHub site.
Then why are you trying to do so? I mean no offense, but what makes you think that is what you are supposed to be doing? Is there some particular documentation that told you to do that?

Could someone guide me how please?
Generally, that isn't the best place to get them, you should do as David suggested, or get them via the Add-ons Manager in the NVDA Tools menu, which takes you to the same place.

But if you really must get an add-on from GitHub, go to the add-on's repository. The URL will look something like this:

https://github.com/author/add-on-name

To download a packaged add-on, select "releases", and look for the release with the highest version number (usually).

You can also go directly to https://github.com/author/add-on-name/releases

For example, if you wanted my Numpad Nav Mode add-on, you could go to:

https://github.com/opensourcesys/numpadNavMode/releases

But it's much easier to get it from the official add-ons site as described above.

Luke





Rui Fontes
 

Ravindran and Luke,


There are a much more easier way of obtaining almost all add-ons in circulation...


This way is through the spanish community pages or through the add-on that allow a easier access to this store...


Rui Fontes


Às 06:59 de 05/06/2022, Luke Davis escreveu:

Ravindran V.S. wrote:

Responding to your initial question, some of the add-ons  are not available
in the official site.
And when we try to get them then we are guided to the GitHub site mostly.
Can you give some examples? Of course such things exist, but I'm curious which ones you are finding.

Those of us on the add-ons list can help those authors get their add-ons on the official site, it's much easier these days than it used to be. (Whether it should be is a question for another day.)

You can try writing to those authors and ask them to put their add-ons on the official site, or tell them to write to the add-ons list and one of us will help them.

Luke





 

I would think that add-ons not on the official community add-ons page or the NVDA Add-Ons Directory are very few and far between.

NVDA Add-Ons Directory (hosted by the Spanish-Speaking NVDA Community Association)

NVDA Community Add-Ons Site

And if a "home-grown" add-on does exist outside one of these two handy central repositories, then it's up to those seeking them to find them where they are, which may or may not be GitHub.  They're also a use at your own risk proposition.

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