Re: Question for NV Access staff: Can we share the direct link to download NVDA?

Reef Turner
 

We would prefer users download NVDA from our site, it helps us understand the uptake of a new version (through download stats), and reminds users to consider donating (which makes it possible to keep providing NVDA).
Another concern is the longevity of the links, though we have no plans to change the way NVDA is stored, we can't guarantee this will always be true.

That said, we wouldn't want a lack of translation to be the reason someone is unable to use the latest version of NVDA.

We suppose that if we don't host the launcher on an external website or service, if someone downloads NVDA from this link you can get statistics appropriately.
I'm not sure at which point the stats are collected. You are right, theoretically we could count the stats when the file is accessed, in practice I have a feeling we don’t do that. I think it is tied to the download button on the download page. Either way, we get a slightly different statistic based on checks for updates. In my opinion this is more useful, it gives a better indication of daily active users.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda-devel@groups.io <nvda-devel@groups.io> On Behalf Of Noelia Ruiz
Sent: Wednesday, 29 July 2020 4:27 PM
To: nvda-devel@groups.io
Subject: [nvda-devel] Question for NV Access staff: Can we share the direct link to download NVDA?

Hello, I think this is possible, but do you agree with this practice, considering that the NV Access download page is not translated and the donation system is just in English?
We have shared the direct link on the spanish list for NVDA created by me at groups.io, but we'd like to be sure that you agree about this practice. We suppose that if we don't host the launcher on an external website or service, if someone downloads NVDA from this link you can get statistics appropriately.
I haven't posted the direct link to stable version on the website associated with the mailing list in case you prefer we don't share it.
Can you clarify this?
On the website we say, in Spanish: To download NVDA, go to NV Access website and then press the DOWNLOAd button, but this maybe tricky:
https://nvdaes.github.io/nvda-2020-2/

Thanks

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