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Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addontesting #reviewrequest #addonreviewrequest

José Manuel Delicado Alcolea
 

Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3 (Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python 2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

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How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
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Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

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Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3 (Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python 2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.


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José Manuel Delicado Alcolea
 

Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.


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How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
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Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

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José Manuel Delicado Alcolea
 

Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.


El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escribió:
How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
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Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

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Andy B.
 

Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.

 

Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer

 

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Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.

 

El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escribió:

How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
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Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

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José Manuel Delicado Alcolea
 

Hi,

I understand your point of view. As mentioned before and in the add-on documentation, this add-on makes you saving a lot of time. In addition, there are situations where it becomes necesary to install a development version, for example when you need to test system features that only work on installed copies.

Regards.


El 05/10/2019 a las 10:55, Andy B. escribió:

Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.

 

Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer

 

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Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.

 

El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escribió:

How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
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Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

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Robert Hänggi
 

On 05/10/2019, Andy B. <sonfire11@...> wrote:
Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable
copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are not
otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea installing an
alpha as the primary version on a computer.
I've used Alpha versions for years without major problems.
I have always an older snapshot available in order to roll back.

Regarding portable copies, have you ever looked at how costly those
clones are with regard to time, space and effort?
I want my copy to be the same as the workhorse installation (apart
from the version, of course), that is including all voices.
I don't want to sacrifice multiple gigs of hard disk space for that.
I think the add-on is therefore a viable alternative.
Robert


Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer



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On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
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Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector
#addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest



Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any
other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a
snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling
it, as simple as that.

Regards.



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How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version
you are installing?
Brian

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Sent: Friday, October 04, 2019 6:13 PM
Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector
#addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon


Regards.

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Twitter: @nvda_es <https://twitter.com/nvda_es>
Certificado en el programa NVDA Expert 2019
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Ângelo Abrantes
 

working properly.

Às 18:13 de 04-10-2019, José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io escreveu:

Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3 (Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python 2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

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Andy B.
 

I have investigated it... From what I can tell, it only takes 40MB on my flash drive/HD. Including add-ons/voices, maybe 100MB. On speed, the alpha portable I have right now is 2X faster, and requires around .3% less CPU time than the installed 2019.2.


Andy Borka
Accessibility Engineer

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Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:21 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

On 05/10/2019, Andy B. <sonfire11@...> wrote:
Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable
copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are
not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea
installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.
I've used Alpha versions for years without major problems.
I have always an older snapshot available in order to roll back.

Regarding portable copies, have you ever looked at how costly those clones are with regard to time, space and effort?
I want my copy to be the same as the workhorse installation (apart from the version, of course), that is including all voices.
I don't want to sacrifice multiple gigs of hard disk space for that.
I think the add-on is therefore a viable alternative.
Robert


Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer



From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
<nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io>
On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:51 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel
Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest



Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify
any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of
downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable
version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.



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How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the
version you are installing?
Brian

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Sent: Friday, October 04, 2019 6:13 PM
Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector
#addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change
the update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other
development versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help
menu. Wit this add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need
to visit any webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the
new features included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return
to a stable version, change the channel to stable and check for
updates again! There is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog
which allows you to choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases
and returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with
Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this
add-on can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/up
dateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon


Regards.

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José Manuel Delicado Alcolea
 

Of course. Alpha snapshots use Python 3, and version 2019.2 uses Python 2. Python 3 is much more eficient and faster than Python 2. Please, now that we have enough feedback which demonstrates that the add-on is useful, I'd like to focus in the bassic review (license and copyright, user experience, documentation and security). Please, let me know your opinions regarding these 4 things.

Regards.


El 05/10/2019 a las 16:51, Andy B. escribió:
I have investigated it... From what I can tell, it only takes 40MB on my flash drive/HD. Including add-ons/voices, maybe 100MB. On speed, the alpha portable I have right now is 2X faster, and requires around .3% less CPU time than the installed 2019.2.


Andy Borka
Accessibility Engineer

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Hänggi
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:21 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

On 05/10/2019, Andy B. <sonfire11@...> wrote:
Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable 
copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are 
not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea 
installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.

I've used Alpha versions for years without major problems.
I have always an older snapshot available in order to roll back.

Regarding portable copies, have you ever looked at how costly those clones are with regard to time, space and effort?
I want my copy to be the same as the workhorse installation (apart from the version, of course), that is including all voices.
I don't want to sacrifice multiple gigs of hard disk space for that.
I think the add-on is therefore a viable alternative.
Robert

Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer



From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io 
<nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io>
On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:51 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel 
Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest



Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify 
any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of 
downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable 
version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.



El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
escribió:

How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the 
version you are installing?
Brian

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Sent: Friday, October 04, 2019 6:13 PM
Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector 
#addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for 
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change 
the update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other 
development versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help 
menu. Wit this add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need 
to visit any webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the 
new features included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return 
to a stable version, change the channel to stable and check for 
updates again! There is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog 
which allows you to choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases 
and returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot 
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3 
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with 
Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this 
add-on can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/up
dateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon


Regards.

--

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Locutor Antonio Cezar
 

name: OK.
summary: OK.
description =: OK.

author: OK.
url: OK.
version: OK.
minimumNVDAVersion/lastTestedNVDAVersion: OK.




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José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io escreveu:

Of course. Alpha snapshots use Python 3, and version 2019.2 uses Python 2. Python 3 is much more eficient and faster than Python 2. Please, now that we have enough feedback which demonstrates that the add-on is useful, I'd like to focus in the bassic review (license and copyright, user experience, documentation and security). Please, let me know your opinions regarding these 4 things.

Regards.


El 05/10/2019 a las 16:51, Andy B. escribió:
I have investigated it... From what I can tell, it only takes 40MB on my flash drive/HD. Including add-ons/voices, maybe 100MB. On speed, the alpha portable I have right now is 2X faster, and requires around .3% less CPU time than the installed 2019.2.


Andy Borka
Accessibility Engineer

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Hänggi
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:21 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

On 05/10/2019, Andy B. <sonfire11@...> wrote:
Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable 
copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are 
not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea 
installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.

I've used Alpha versions for years without major problems.
I have always an older snapshot available in order to roll back.

Regarding portable copies, have you ever looked at how costly those clones are with regard to time, space and effort?
I want my copy to be the same as the workhorse installation (apart from the version, of course), that is including all voices.
I don't want to sacrifice multiple gigs of hard disk space for that.
I think the add-on is therefore a viable alternative.
Robert
Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer



From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io 
<nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io>
On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:51 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel 
Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest



Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify 
any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of 
downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable 
version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.



El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
escribió:

How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the 
version you are installing?
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via 
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<jm.delicado@...>
To:  <mailto:nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io>
<nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2019 6:13 PM
Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector 
#addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for 
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change 
the update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other 
development versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help 
menu. Wit this add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need 
to visit any webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the 
new features included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return 
to a stable version, change the channel to stable and check for 
updates again! There is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog 
which allows you to choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases 
and returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot 
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3 
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with 
Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this 
add-on can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/up
dateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon


Regards.

--

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Administrador y editor en la web nvda.es <https://nvda.es>
Twitter: @nvda_es <https://twitter.com/nvda_es> Certificado en el 
programa NVDA Expert 2019 <https://certification.nvaccess.org>

 <https://certification.nvaccess.org/>











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derek riemer
 



On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 2:55 AM Andy B. <sonfire11@...> wrote:

Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.

I've run alpha as installed for years. It's necessary with NVDA, because certain things are integrated deeply into the system. It's something you shouldn't do unless you're comfortable with your computer breaking randomly, but NVDA can be configured relatively easily and it isn't as likely to crash your system as some screen readers, because most of its components aren't injected.

 

Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:51 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.

 

El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escribió:

How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal E-mail to:-
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in the display name field.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io" <jm.delicado@...>
To: <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2019 6:13 PM
Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

--

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Administrador y editor en la web nvda.es
Twitter: @nvda_es
Certificado en el programa NVDA Expert 2019

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•    Accessibility enthusiast.
•    Proud user of the NVDA screen reader.
•    Open source enthusiast.
•    Skier.

•    Personal website: https://derekriemer.com




Héctor Javier Benítez Corredera
 

Hi,
I have been using this add-on for several months and I'd like to review it for you. Here are my results:

* License and copyright: pass. They are specified in all Python files.
* Documentation: pass. It contains a very detailed explanation of the purpose for each channel, and various warnings to use some of them with caution.
* Security: pass. The add-on does not work when NVDA runs in secure screens, and writes its settings only to the normal profile.
* User experience: pass.
* NVDA compatibility: pass. Tested with stable (2019.1 and 2019.2), beta (2019.2 beta 1) and (more recently) alpha versions.

In addition, the code is well documented and contains comments for translators, making this add-on suitable for a comfortable translation process.
I recommend posting it on the website, under development section for now.
Cheers,
Héctor.

El 06/10/2019 a las 4:20, derek riemer escribió:


On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 2:55 AM Andy B. <sonfire11@...> wrote:

Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.

I've run alpha as installed for years. It's necessary with NVDA, because certain things are integrated deeply into the system. It's something you shouldn't do unless you're comfortable with your computer breaking randomly, but NVDA can be configured relatively easily and it isn't as likely to crash your system as some screen readers, because most of its components aren't injected.

 

Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:51 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.

 

El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escribió:

How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal E-mail to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
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----- Original Message ----- From: "José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io" <jm.delicado@...>
To: <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2019 6:13 PM
Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

--

José Manuel Delicado Alcolea
Administrador y editor en la web nvda.es
Twitter: @nvda_es
Certificado en el programa NVDA Expert 2019

Logo NVDA Certified Expert



--
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Improving the world one byte at a time!        ⠠⠊⠍⠏⠗⠕⠧⠬ ⠮ ⠸⠺ ⠐⠕ ⠃⠽⠞⠑ ⠁⠞ ⠁ ⠐⠞⠖
•    Accessibility enthusiast.
•    Proud user of the NVDA screen reader.
•    Open source enthusiast.
•    Skier.

•    Personal website: https://derekriemer.com




José Manuel Delicado Alcolea
 

Hi,

Any news on this? Can it be posted to the website? I don't know if I can post it by simply creating the .mdwn file and commiting it to srt. As no bugs have been reported since I announced it, I think it should be released as stable.

Regards.


El 06/10/2019 a las 14:32, Héctor Javier Benítez Corredera escribió:

Hi,
I have been using this add-on for several months and I'd like to review it for you. Here are my results:

* License and copyright: pass. They are specified in all Python files.
* Documentation: pass. It contains a very detailed explanation of the purpose for each channel, and various warnings to use some of them with caution.
* Security: pass. The add-on does not work when NVDA runs in secure screens, and writes its settings only to the normal profile.
* User experience: pass.
* NVDA compatibility: pass. Tested with stable (2019.1 and 2019.2), beta (2019.2 beta 1) and (more recently) alpha versions.

In addition, the code is well documented and contains comments for translators, making this add-on suitable for a comfortable translation process.
I recommend posting it on the website, under development section for now.
Cheers,
Héctor.

El 06/10/2019 a las 4:20, derek riemer escribió:


On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 2:55 AM Andy B. <sonfire11@...> wrote:

Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.

I've run alpha as installed for years. It's necessary with NVDA, because certain things are integrated deeply into the system. It's something you shouldn't do unless you're comfortable with your computer breaking randomly, but NVDA can be configured relatively easily and it isn't as likely to crash your system as some screen readers, because most of its components aren't injected.

 

Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:51 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.

 

El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escribió:

How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal E-mail to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
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----- Original Message ----- From: "José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io" <jm.delicado@...>
To: <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2019 6:13 PM
Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

--

José Manuel Delicado Alcolea
Administrador y editor en la web nvda.es
Twitter: @nvda_es
Certificado en el programa NVDA Expert 2019

Logo NVDA Certified Expert



--
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Improving the world one byte at a time!        ⠠⠊⠍⠏⠗⠕⠧⠬ ⠮ ⠸⠺ ⠐⠕ ⠃⠽⠞⠑ ⠁⠞ ⠁ ⠐⠞⠖
•    Accessibility enthusiast.
•    Proud user of the NVDA screen reader.
•    Open source enthusiast.
•    Skier.

•    Personal website: https://derekriemer.com




--

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Twitter: @nvda_es
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Hi,

Ah yes, this one – for now it’ll go live on stable version around new year – we may need to return to discussing this add-on at some point.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2019 4:04 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

Any news on this? Can it be posted to the website? I don't know if I can post it by simply creating the .mdwn file and commiting it to srt. As no bugs have been reported since I announced it, I think it should be released as stable.

Regards.

 

El 06/10/2019 a las 14:32, Héctor Javier Benítez Corredera escribió:

Hi,
I have been using this add-on for several months and I'd like to review it for you. Here are my results:

* License and copyright: pass. They are specified in all Python files.
* Documentation: pass. It contains a very detailed explanation of the purpose for each channel, and various warnings to use some of them with caution.
* Security: pass. The add-on does not work when NVDA runs in secure screens, and writes its settings only to the normal profile.
* User experience: pass.
* NVDA compatibility: pass. Tested with stable (2019.1 and 2019.2), beta (2019.2 beta 1) and (more recently) alpha versions.

In addition, the code is well documented and contains comments for translators, making this add-on suitable for a comfortable translation process.
I recommend posting it on the website, under development section for now.
Cheers,
Héctor.

El 06/10/2019 a las 4:20, derek riemer escribió:

 

 

On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 2:55 AM Andy B. <sonfire11@...> wrote:

Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.

I've run alpha as installed for years. It's necessary with NVDA, because certain things are integrated deeply into the system. It's something you shouldn't do unless you're comfortable with your computer breaking randomly, but NVDA can be configured relatively easily and it isn't as likely to crash your system as some screen readers, because most of its components aren't injected.

 

Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:51 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.

 

El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escribió:

How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
Brian

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Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

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José Manuel Delicado Alcolea
 

El 27/12/2019 a las 17:24, Joseph Lee escribió:

Hi,

Ah yes, this one – for now it’ll go live on stable version around new year – we may need to return to discussing this add-on at some point.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2019 4:04 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

Any news on this? Can it be posted to the website? I don't know if I can post it by simply creating the .mdwn file and commiting it to srt. As no bugs have been reported since I announced it, I think it should be released as stable.

Regards.

 

El 06/10/2019 a las 14:32, Héctor Javier Benítez Corredera escribió:

Hi,
I have been using this add-on for several months and I'd like to review it for you. Here are my results:

* License and copyright: pass. They are specified in all Python files.
* Documentation: pass. It contains a very detailed explanation of the purpose for each channel, and various warnings to use some of them with caution.
* Security: pass. The add-on does not work when NVDA runs in secure screens, and writes its settings only to the normal profile.
* User experience: pass.
* NVDA compatibility: pass. Tested with stable (2019.1 and 2019.2), beta (2019.2 beta 1) and (more recently) alpha versions.

In addition, the code is well documented and contains comments for translators, making this add-on suitable for a comfortable translation process.
I recommend posting it on the website, under development section for now.
Cheers,
Héctor.

El 06/10/2019 a las 4:20, derek riemer escribió:

 

 

On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 2:55 AM Andy B. <sonfire11@...> wrote:

Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.

I've run alpha as installed for years. It's necessary with NVDA, because certain things are integrated deeply into the system. It's something you shouldn't do unless you're comfortable with your computer breaking randomly, but NVDA can be configured relatively easily and it isn't as likely to crash your system as some screen readers, because most of its components aren't injected.

 

Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:51 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.

 

El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escribió:

How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
Brian

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Sent: Friday, October 04, 2019 6:13 PM
Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

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Hi,

The key to be used will be “updatechannel”.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:01 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Thanks Joseph.

Link for version 1.0 stable: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0/updateChannel-1.0.nvda-addon

Regards.

 

El 27/12/2019 a las 17:24, Joseph Lee escribió:

Hi,

Ah yes, this one – for now it’ll go live on stable version around new year – we may need to return to discussing this add-on at some point.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2019 4:04 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

Any news on this? Can it be posted to the website? I don't know if I can post it by simply creating the .mdwn file and commiting it to srt. As no bugs have been reported since I announced it, I think it should be released as stable.

Regards.

 

El 06/10/2019 a las 14:32, Héctor Javier Benítez Corredera escribió:

Hi,
I have been using this add-on for several months and I'd like to review it for you. Here are my results:

* License and copyright: pass. They are specified in all Python files.
* Documentation: pass. It contains a very detailed explanation of the purpose for each channel, and various warnings to use some of them with caution.
* Security: pass. The add-on does not work when NVDA runs in secure screens, and writes its settings only to the normal profile.
* User experience: pass.
* NVDA compatibility: pass. Tested with stable (2019.1 and 2019.2), beta (2019.2 beta 1) and (more recently) alpha versions.

In addition, the code is well documented and contains comments for translators, making this add-on suitable for a comfortable translation process.
I recommend posting it on the website, under development section for now.
Cheers,
Héctor.

El 06/10/2019 a las 4:20, derek riemer escribió:

 

 

On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 2:55 AM Andy B. <sonfire11@...> wrote:

Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.

I've run alpha as installed for years. It's necessary with NVDA, because certain things are integrated deeply into the system. It's something you shouldn't do unless you're comfortable with your computer breaking randomly, but NVDA can be configured relatively easily and it isn't as likely to crash your system as some screen readers, because most of its components aren't injected.

 

Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:51 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.

 

El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escribió:

How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
Brian

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To: <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2019 6:13 PM
Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

--

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•    Accessibility enthusiast.
•    Proud user of the NVDA screen reader.
•    Open source enthusiast.
•    Skier.

•    Personal website: https://derekriemer.com




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Adriani Botez
 

Hello,

 

this addon is very useful. actually, this should be a standard in a screen reader, like it is for Windows for example. Are you planning to raise pull requests on Github to integrate this feature in NVDA’s core?

This could be integrated in the cathegory “advanced settings”.

 

Best

Adriani

 

 

Von: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> Im Auftrag von José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Gesendet: Samstag, 28. Dezember 2019 12:01
An: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Thanks Joseph.

Link for version 1.0 stable: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0/updateChannel-1.0.nvda-addon

Regards.

 

El 27/12/2019 a las 17:24, Joseph Lee escribió:

Hi,

Ah yes, this one – for now it’ll go live on stable version around new year – we may need to return to discussing this add-on at some point.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2019 4:04 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

Any news on this? Can it be posted to the website? I don't know if I can post it by simply creating the .mdwn file and commiting it to srt. As no bugs have been reported since I announced it, I think it should be released as stable.

Regards.

 

El 06/10/2019 a las 14:32, Héctor Javier Benítez Corredera escribió:

Hi,
I have been using this add-on for several months and I'd like to review it for you. Here are my results:

* License and copyright: pass. They are specified in all Python files.
* Documentation: pass. It contains a very detailed explanation of the purpose for each channel, and various warnings to use some of them with caution.
* Security: pass. The add-on does not work when NVDA runs in secure screens, and writes its settings only to the normal profile.
* User experience: pass.
* NVDA compatibility: pass. Tested with stable (2019.1 and 2019.2), beta (2019.2 beta 1) and (more recently) alpha versions.

In addition, the code is well documented and contains comments for translators, making this add-on suitable for a comfortable translation process.
I recommend posting it on the website, under development section for now.
Cheers,
Héctor.

El 06/10/2019 a las 4:20, derek riemer escribió:

 

 

On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 2:55 AM Andy B. <sonfire11@...> wrote:

Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.

I've run alpha as installed for years. It's necessary with NVDA, because certain things are integrated deeply into the system. It's something you shouldn't do unless you're comfortable with your computer breaking randomly, but NVDA can be configured relatively easily and it isn't as likely to crash your system as some screen readers, because most of its components aren't injected.

 

Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:51 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.

 

El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escribió:

How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
Brian

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To: <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2019 6:13 PM
Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

--

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Administrador y editor en la web nvda.es
Twitter: @nvda_es
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•    Accessibility enthusiast.
•    Proud user of the NVDA screen reader.
•    Open source enthusiast.
•    Skier.

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hello
I support merging the Update Channel Selector plugin into the NVDA core.
thanks

José Manuel Delicado Alcolea
 

Hi Adriani,

Integrating this functionality into core would be a great idea. I will start by opening an issue to discuss about it in GitHub.

Regards.


El 01/01/2020 a las 21:00, Adriani Botez escribió:

Hello,

 

this addon is very useful. actually, this should be a standard in a screen reader, like it is for Windows for example. Are you planning to raise pull requests on Github to integrate this feature in NVDA’s core?

This could be integrated in the cathegory “advanced settings”.

 

Best

Adriani

 

 

Von: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> Im Auftrag von José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Gesendet: Samstag, 28. Dezember 2019 12:01
An: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Thanks Joseph.

Link for version 1.0 stable: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0/updateChannel-1.0.nvda-addon

Regards.

 

El 27/12/2019 a las 17:24, Joseph Lee escribió:

Hi,

Ah yes, this one – for now it’ll go live on stable version around new year – we may need to return to discussing this add-on at some point.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2019 4:04 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

Any news on this? Can it be posted to the website? I don't know if I can post it by simply creating the .mdwn file and commiting it to srt. As no bugs have been reported since I announced it, I think it should be released as stable.

Regards.

 

El 06/10/2019 a las 14:32, Héctor Javier Benítez Corredera escribió:

Hi,
I have been using this add-on for several months and I'd like to review it for you. Here are my results:

* License and copyright: pass. They are specified in all Python files.
* Documentation: pass. It contains a very detailed explanation of the purpose for each channel, and various warnings to use some of them with caution.
* Security: pass. The add-on does not work when NVDA runs in secure screens, and writes its settings only to the normal profile.
* User experience: pass.
* NVDA compatibility: pass. Tested with stable (2019.1 and 2019.2), beta (2019.2 beta 1) and (more recently) alpha versions.

In addition, the code is well documented and contains comments for translators, making this add-on suitable for a comfortable translation process.
I recommend posting it on the website, under development section for now.
Cheers,
Héctor.

El 06/10/2019 a las 4:20, derek riemer escribió:

 

 

On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 2:55 AM Andy B. <sonfire11@...> wrote:

Since there are other methods of doing the same thing such as portable copies, I don’t see how this add-on adds new features to NVDA that are not otherwise present. Besides, it is almost always a bad idea installing an alpha as the primary version on a computer.

I've run alpha as installed for years. It's necessary with NVDA, because certain things are integrated deeply into the system. It's something you shouldn't do unless you're comfortable with your computer breaking randomly, but NVDA can be configured relatively easily and it isn't as likely to crash your system as some screen readers, because most of its components aren't injected.

 

Andy Borka

Accessibility Engineer

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of José Manuel Delicado Alcolea via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:51 AM
To: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest

 

Hi,

I didn't understand your question at all. This add-on does not modify any other add-ons you have installed. It simplifies the action of downloading a snapshot, updating, testing, downloading a stable version and reinstalling it, as simple as that.

Regards.

 

El 05/10/2019 a las 10:25, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escribió:

How does it cope with add ons, I'm assuming you leave this to the version you are installing?
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Subject: [nvda-addons] Submiting for review: Update Channel Selector #addonTesting #addonReviewRequest #reviewRequest


Hi,

I have recently developed this small add-on and I think it's ready for
review.

Update channel selector, as the name suggests, allows you to change the
update channel used by NVDA and install beta, rc and other development
versions just by checking for updates from the NVDA help menu. Wit this
add-on, you will save a lot of time, as you don't need to visit any
webpage to download snapshots or betas. After testing the new features
included in future NVDA releases, if you want to return to a stable
version, change the channel to stable and check for updates again! There
is a settings panel in the NVDA options dialog which allows you to
choose your update channel.

Note that there are other well known methods to test future releases and
returning to a stable version: portable copies, NVDA Snapshot
Downloader, etc. You should see this add-on as one more alternative.

This add-on has been tested with NVDA versions from 2019.1 to 2019.3
(Alpha), in portable and installed copies, and is compatible with Python
2 and 3. Last tested NVDA version has been set to 2019.3 so this add-on
can run in Alpha and allow you to return to stable.

Github repository: https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel

Version 1.0-dev:
https://github.com/nvda-es/updateChannel/releases/download/v1.0-dev/updateChannel-1.0-dev.nvda-addon

Regards.

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