Re: Windows 10 App Essentials 19.06 released, add-on development plan for the next few months #addonrelease


Well to be honest eventually you will have to upgrade reguardless but I know what you are saying.

Each service update has its own challenges.

Tonight for example, windows just decided to drop network access, and when trying to connect to the network again was told it couldn't reconnect.

I was able to however connect through another device and perform a check of the router but that was fine.

Eventually I was able to turn off and on the wireless extenders, and the router and turn it back on, I did a reinstall of the wireless drivers but to be honest, I am hoping it was a partial router flameout and not windows.

Everything seems ok now though.

For myself I don't mind the servicing framework but I wouldn't mind microsoft settling on a consumer os which well got updated yearly.

As a pro user its probably a bit different, but pro gave me a few more administration controls  for updates and the like.

On 23/05/2019 9:21 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
I think the point is that the older versions will still be made available though. I still use windows 7 for the reasons of having to use older software, but  I can see there are probably many in the same situation with windows 10, and I think from now on users will be able to get more security fixes for older versions from Microsoft to avoid 6 monthly upheavals like corporate users do. That time cannot come soon enough for a few friends who are going bald!

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Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Windows 10 App Essentials 19.06 released, add-on development plan for the next few months #AddonRelease

I don't know but is dropping support for a OS version barely one year
old not a bit hasty?
I ask because I had recently to refurbish my computer. The
accompanying Windows CD wasn't the newest. Thus the laptop was quite
sometimes running on the old OS before the internet was working and
all updates could be installed.
Fortunately, WinTen essentials is not quite that essential (sorry the
pun) as e.g. NVDA core.

On 23/05/2019, Joseph Lee <> wrote:
Hi all,

Windows 10 App Essentials 19.06 is now available. This release improves
support for just released Windows 10 Version 1903 (May 2019 Update),
specifically when it comes to modern keyboard.

In addition, here's what will happen with this add-on in the next few

1. End of support countdown for Version 1803 (April 2018 Update): as of
May 27, 2019 (which will be Memorial Day in United States), end of support
countdown for Windows 10 Version 1803 will be in effect. This means at
60 days from that date, Windows 10 App Essentials add-on will drop support
for that version of Windows 10; future releases from that point on will
require Version 1809 (October 2018 Update). This may change under two
conditions: a major upgrade bug is found in Version 1903 (May 2019 Update)
that results in data loss or similar catastrophes, or a critical change is
made to NVDA that necessitates extending end of support for Version 1803.
The former is unlikely, while the latter may happen, and if one of these
should happen, support will be extended to end of August and no more after
2. Version 1803 and development snapshot releases: if you are using
development builds of this add-on, Version 1803 will be dropped sooner - no
later than June 22, 2019, which is exactly a month from today. There will
no support extension for development build users.
3. Upcoming development builds may require NVDA 2019.1 or later: some
of you may have noticed that recent development builds of this add-on does
not install on NVDA releases earlier than 2019.1. This was done so I can
test what happens if strictly NVDA 2019.1 code is used in this add-on. This
will continue for a while.
4. NVDA version jump: typically I support current and most recent NVDA
releases in this add-on (currently 2018.4 and 2019.1.x). However, once
Project Threshold is given a green light by NV Access people (not yet at
moment) and once that project is released to the general public (as a
version, not a snapshot or RC), I will initiate version jump - Windows 10
App Essentials will require stable Threshold version of NVDA. However,
that one of the anticipated changes deal with Python 3 and due to problems
it may bring, I will give you at least 60 days grace period, with the start
and end dates to be determined then.

Regarding version jump as a result of Project Threshold: it won't be
to Windows 10 App Essentials. I will announce more details in regards to my
add-ons in a future email.




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