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NVDA 2019.3 and add-ons: more updates and commitments are on the way

 

Hi all,

 

Another 2019.3 beta, another update on status of community add-ons. The good news is that there has been commitments to support NVDA 2019.3 from more add-ons; the bad news is delayed release of some 2019.3 compatible add-ons.

 

Updated statistics and notes:

 

  • Compatible: 39
  • Planned: 5
  • Work in progress: 8
  • Incompatible: 16
  • Features included in NVDA: 2
  • Many incompatible add-ons are listed as such due to missing or out of date add-on manifest information.

 

Next steps between today and 24 hours after 2019.3 RC 1 is released:

 

  • Compatible add-ons: please begin preparation for releasing a stable version compatible with 2019.3 or later.
  • Add-ons with compatibility planned or work in progress: keep up the good work. For planned add-ons, please make sure your add-ons are getting ready for 2019.3 so status can be changed to “work in progress”.
  • Incompatible add-ons: please evaluate your add-ons with 2019.3 beta 2 and do let the community know (mostly through communicating on NVDA development list or add-ons list) that you are either planning a 2019.3 compatible version, work is in progress, or ready for 2019.3. Please submit your response no later than the deadline noted above (24 hours after RC1 is released) so compatibility list can be updated accordingly.
  • For add-ons with no manifest information: please add appropriate manifest information (minimum version and last tested version flags) so your add-ons can be installed in 2019.3 or later.
  • Add-ons with outdated manifest information: please evaluate your add-ons with 2019.3 beta 2 and provide updated manifest information accordingly.

 

In regards to manifest updates, ideally it should come from add-on authors themselves unless we can’t contact current add-on authors, in which case someone from the community should take care of it soon.

 

Notable add-ons:

 

  • Remote: NV Access sent pull requests to authors of this add-on.
  • DictationBridge: version 1.1 (compatible with NVDA 2019.3) will be released shortly before NVDA 2019.3 stable version comes out.
  • Speech synthesizers: more synthesizer add-ons are becoming compatible with 2019.3.

 

As always, if you have feedback on various add-ons (especially when it comes to 2019.3 compatibility), please send them to add-on authors.

 

Hope to see more add-ons become compatible by the time next compatibility update is sent (NVDA 2019.3 RC1 or next beta).

Cheers,

Joseph

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As a matter of interest, is there a way for those of us who have merely changed the manifest and think the add ons work but who want to submit them for more scrutiny who are not the author who has lost contact, to get them looked at in an uploaded list somewhere. I've not checked which of mine I've modified, but will do a check and post it here if its of any use to anyone.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <@joslee>
To: <nvda-devel@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:51 PM
Subject: [nvda-devel] NVDA 2019.3 and add-ons: more updates and commitments are on the way


Hi all,



Another 2019.3 beta, another update on status of community add-ons. The good
news is that there has been commitments to support NVDA 2019.3 from more
add-ons; the bad news is delayed release of some 2019.3 compatible add-ons.



Updated statistics and notes:



* Compatible: 39
* Planned: 5
* Work in progress: 8
* Incompatible: 16
* Features included in NVDA: 2
* Many incompatible add-ons are listed as such due to missing or out
of date add-on manifest information.



Next steps between today and 24 hours after 2019.3 RC 1 is released:



* Compatible add-ons: please begin preparation for releasing a stable
version compatible with 2019.3 or later.
* Add-ons with compatibility planned or work in progress: keep up the
good work. For planned add-ons, please make sure your add-ons are getting
ready for 2019.3 so status can be changed to "work in progress".
* Incompatible add-ons: please evaluate your add-ons with 2019.3 beta
2 and do let the community know (mostly through communicating on NVDA
development list or add-ons list) that you are either planning a 2019.3
compatible version, work is in progress, or ready for 2019.3. Please submit
your response no later than the deadline noted above (24 hours after RC1 is
released) so compatibility list can be updated accordingly.
* For add-ons with no manifest information: please add appropriate
manifest information (minimum version and last tested version flags) so your
add-ons can be installed in 2019.3 or later.
* Add-ons with outdated manifest information: please evaluate your
add-ons with 2019.3 beta 2 and provide updated manifest information
accordingly.



In regards to manifest updates, ideally it should come from add-on authors
themselves unless we can't contact current add-on authors, in which case
someone from the community should take care of it soon.



Notable add-ons:



* Remote: NV Access sent pull requests to authors of this add-on.
* DictationBridge: version 1.1 (compatible with NVDA 2019.3) will be
released shortly before NVDA 2019.3 stable version comes out.
* Speech synthesizers: more synthesizer add-ons are becoming
compatible with 2019.3.



As always, if you have feedback on various add-ons (especially when it comes
to 2019.3 compatibility), please send them to add-on authors.



Hope to see more add-ons become compatible by the time next compatibility
update is sent (NVDA 2019.3 RC1 or next beta).

Cheers,

Joseph