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Notice for Project Threshold participants: if using Joseph Lee's add-ons, you must install today's updates #addonrelease

 

Dear NVDA community,

 

With the merging of speech refactor work into threshold branch, Project Threshold has formally launched (expect a notice from NV Access people regarding this).

 

An important notice for users of my add-ons: if you are using any of my add-ons and plan to participate in Project Threshold, you MUST install add-on updates destined for today. This is because the minimum add-on API version for Threshold will be 2019.3, and also because there will be changes in Threshold that will break many add-ons, including some of mine.

 

The following add-ons will receive updates today:

 

  • Add-on Updater
  • Easy Table Navigator
  • Enhanced Touch Gestures
  • Golden Cursor (deep maintenance only)
  • GoldWave
  • ObjPad
  • Object Location Tones
  • Resource Monitor
  • StationPlaylist (both stable only)
  • Virtual Review
  • Windows 10 App Essentials

 

Notes for some add-ons:

 

  • Add-on Updater: this update will go out first; you must install this add-on first. Also, if anyone is participating in Project Threshold and installs this add-on, Add-on Updater will now install updates for add-ons that does declare support for Threshold i.e. 2019.3-dev; that is, if the last tested NVDA version is earlier than 2019.3, Add-on Updater Threshold edition won’t even attempt to install the add-on update. This is done so you are protected from updates that could break in Threshold.
  • Golden Cursor: the upcoming version will be the last version to be maintained by me.
  • Resource Monitor: Psutil dependency will be updated to 5.6.2 to resolve package generation bug caused by a missing file and to bring updated features.
  • StationPlaylist: Studio 5.20 or later will be required. Also, support for Threshold will be added to 18.09.x-LTS in the next release (scheduled for end of May).
  • SystrayList: this will be the last version to be powered by Python 2, and consequently supporting old NVDA releases earlier than 2019.1.
  • Windows 10 App Essentials: effective with today’s build, end of support countdown for Version 1803 (April 2018 Update/build 17134) will be in effect. For now the add-on will install on Version 1803, but a June snapshot will drop support for it; consequently, from that future snapshot onwards, Version 1809 (October 2018 Update/build 17763) or later will be required as for add-on support policy (supporting Insider build, latest, immediate past release, with a given stable release supported for at least fifteen months). Support for Version 1803 from this add-on will end in July.

 

Cheers,

Joseph

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I have threshold snaps as a portable as I discussed earlier, so expect much chaos soon then.
Would you advise the object location tones to replace the 3D sounds add on now?


Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <@joslee>
To: <nvda-devel@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:48 PM
Subject: [nvda-devel] Notice for Project Threshold participants: if using Joseph Lee's add-ons, you must install today's updates #AddonRelease


Dear NVDA community,



With the merging of speech refactor work into threshold branch, Project
Threshold has formally launched (expect a notice from NV Access people
regarding this).



An important notice for users of my add-ons: if you are using any of my
add-ons and plan to participate in Project Threshold, you MUST install
add-on updates destined for today. This is because the minimum add-on API
version for Threshold will be 2019.3, and also because there will be changes
in Threshold that will break many add-ons, including some of mine.



The following add-ons will receive updates today:



* Add-on Updater
* Easy Table Navigator
* Enhanced Touch Gestures
* Golden Cursor (deep maintenance only)
* GoldWave
* ObjPad
* Object Location Tones
* Resource Monitor
* StationPlaylist (both stable only)
* Virtual Review
* Windows 10 App Essentials



Notes for some add-ons:



* Add-on Updater: this update will go out first; you must install this
add-on first. Also, if anyone is participating in Project Threshold and
installs this add-on, Add-on Updater will now install updates for add-ons
that does declare support for Threshold i.e. 2019.3-dev; that is, if the
last tested NVDA version is earlier than 2019.3, Add-on Updater Threshold
edition won't even attempt to install the add-on update. This is done so you
are protected from updates that could break in Threshold.
* Golden Cursor: the upcoming version will be the last version to be
maintained by me.
* Resource Monitor: Psutil dependency will be updated to 5.6.2 to
resolve package generation bug caused by a missing file and to bring updated
features.
* StationPlaylist: Studio 5.20 or later will be required. Also,
support for Threshold will be added to 18.09.x-LTS in the next release
(scheduled for end of May).
* SystrayList: this will be the last version to be powered by Python
2, and consequently supporting old NVDA releases earlier than 2019.1.
* Windows 10 App Essentials: effective with today's build, end of
support countdown for Version 1803 (April 2018 Update/build 17134) will be
in effect. For now the add-on will install on Version 1803, but a June
snapshot will drop support for it; consequently, from that future snapshot
onwards, Version 1809 (October 2018 Update/build 17763) or later will be
required as for add-on support policy (supporting Insider build, latest,
immediate past release, with a given stable release supported for at least
fifteen months). Support for Version 1803 from this add-on will end in July.



Cheers,

Joseph



 

Hi,
Object Location Tones won't really replace 3D audio themes add-on at this
time.
Cheers,
Joseph

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Subject: Re: [nvda-devel] Notice for Project Threshold participants: if
using Joseph Lee's add-ons, you must install today's updates #AddonRelease

I have threshold snaps as a portable as I discussed earlier, so expect much
chaos soon then.
Would you advise the object location tones to replace the 3D sounds add on
now?


Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <@joslee>
To: <nvda-devel@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:48 PM
Subject: [nvda-devel] Notice for Project Threshold participants: if using
Joseph Lee's add-ons, you must install today's updates #AddonRelease


Dear NVDA community,



With the merging of speech refactor work into threshold branch,
Project Threshold has formally launched (expect a notice from NV
Access people regarding this).



An important notice for users of my add-ons: if you are using any of
my add-ons and plan to participate in Project Threshold, you MUST
install add-on updates destined for today. This is because the minimum
add-on API version for Threshold will be 2019.3, and also because
there will be changes in Threshold that will break many add-ons,
including some of mine.



The following add-ons will receive updates today:



* Add-on Updater
* Easy Table Navigator
* Enhanced Touch Gestures
* Golden Cursor (deep maintenance only)
* GoldWave
* ObjPad
* Object Location Tones
* Resource Monitor
* StationPlaylist (both stable only)
* Virtual Review
* Windows 10 App Essentials



Notes for some add-ons:



* Add-on Updater: this update will go out first; you must install this
add-on first. Also, if anyone is participating in Project Threshold
and installs this add-on, Add-on Updater will now install updates for
add-ons that does declare support for Threshold i.e. 2019.3-dev; that
is, if the last tested NVDA version is earlier than 2019.3, Add-on
Updater Threshold edition won't even attempt to install the add-on
update. This is done so you are protected from updates that could
break in Threshold.
* Golden Cursor: the upcoming version will be the last version to be
maintained by me.
* Resource Monitor: Psutil dependency will be updated to 5.6.2 to
resolve package generation bug caused by a missing file and to bring
updated features.
* StationPlaylist: Studio 5.20 or later will be required. Also,
support for Threshold will be added to 18.09.x-LTS in the next release
(scheduled for end of May).
* SystrayList: this will be the last version to be powered by Python
2, and consequently supporting old NVDA releases earlier than 2019.1.
* Windows 10 App Essentials: effective with today's build, end of
support countdown for Version 1803 (April 2018 Update/build 17134)
will be in effect. For now the add-on will install on Version 1803,
but a June snapshot will drop support for it; consequently, from that
future snapshot onwards, Version 1809 (October 2018 Update/build
17763) or later will be required as for add-on support policy
(supporting Insider build, latest, immediate past release, with a
given stable release supported for at least fifteen months). Support
for Version 1803 from this add-on will end in July.



Cheers,

Joseph