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Re: SPL NVDA add-on: 22.03 and beyond, end of support for Windows 7 and 8.x

 

Hi all,

I think this might be the last post on this forum for a while: version 22.03.1 of StationPlaylist add-on is now being offered on community add-ons website and via Add-on Updater.

Again thank you for all your feedback for these years. And with that, Joseph Lee is signing out (until next time...).

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: SPL NVDA add-on: 22.03 and beyond, end of support for Windows 7 and 8.x

 

Hi all,

Good news: not all is lost - apart from limitations on some commands, you will be able to perform Studio add-on commands while focused on Studio and other apps.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: SPL NVDA add-on: 22.03 and beyond, end of support for Windows 7 and 8.x

 

Hi,

Another follow-up (I know I’m writing a lot today): this is to notify you that the upcoming stable version of the add-on will be the final version to support Studio releases earlier than 5.31; I advise upgrading to at least Studio 5.40 if possible.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io <nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2022 1:15 AM
To: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-spl] SPL NVDA add-on: 22.03 and beyond, end of support for Windows 7 and 8.x

 

Hi,

Another critical update: due to security concerns, the command to open the add-on user guide using the default web browser (SPL Assistant, Shift+F1) will be removed from SPL Assistant layer. I will provide a link to open the user guide from the add-on readme instead (this change also allows future maintainers to change the user guide link if needed). I will provide details once the next stable version of the add-on is released.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: SPL NVDA add-on: 22.03 and beyond, end of support for Windows 7 and 8.x

 

Hi,

Another critical update: due to security concerns, the command to open the add-on user guide using the default web browser (SPL Assistant, Shift+F1) will be removed from SPL Assistant layer. I will provide a link to open the user guide from the add-on readme instead (this change also allows future maintainers to change the user guide link if needed). I will provide details once the next stable version of the add-on is released.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: SPL NVDA add-on: 22.03 and beyond, end of support for Windows 7 and 8.x

 

Hi all,

A critical update: due to possible security issues, SPL add-on 22.03 (or the next stable version) will not let you perform Studio commands if NVDA is running in secure mode (I'll provide details on these issues once the next version is released).

Cheers,

Joseph


SPL NVDA add-on: 22.03 and beyond, end of support for Windows 7 and 8.x

 

Hi all,

Hope you are staying safe and healthy.

A few important announcements:

  • The next version of the add-on is on its way. Provided that things work out, the next stable (and final) version of the add-on (version 22.03) will be released a few hours after NVDA 2022.1 beta 1 is released. As of that release, I’m officially no longer maintaining SPL ad-on.
  • End of support for Windows7 and 8.x: speaking of end of maintenance, version 22.03 is expected to be the final release to support Windows 7 and 8.x. If I get to come back to maintaining this add-on, I’ll be asking you to upgrade to at least Windows 10.

 

Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: an issue with spl add on

 

Hi,

Eh? Do you mean Control+NVDA+3 to read the third column in Remote VT playlist viewer? Alt+NVDA+3 is used to toggle Cart Explorer in main playlist viewer.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io <nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io> On Behalf Of Craig Hicks
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:03 AM
To: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io
Subject: [nvda-spl] an issue with spl add on

 

Afternoon all.

Ok so I am running latest versions of nvda, windows 10 and all the versions of spl are 6.0

Issue is the alt nvda 3 command is no longer showing the scheduled time for a track in remote vt, any thoughts?

Thanks

Craig

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


an issue with spl add on

Craig Hicks <craigmhicks@...>
 

Afternoon all.

Ok so I am running latest versions of nvda, windows 10 and all the versions of spl are 6.0

Issue is the alt nvda 3 command is no longer showing the scheduled time for a track in remote vt, any thoughts?

Thanks

Craig

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Re: StationPlaylist add-on 22.01 released, final planned release from me #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

SPL add-on 22.01 is now available via Add-on Updater, right on time for its eighth anniversary (version 1.0 came out in January 2014). Again thank you everyone for all your valuable feedback for the last eight years or so.

And with that, Joseph Lee is signing out (note that this list will remain open).

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: StationPlaylist add-on 22.01 released, final planned release from me #addonrelease

Roger Stewart
 

Thanks very much for all you have done with this add on over the years.  I use it once a week, and a few times a year, it gets used an extra bit. Tonight will be one of those. I'll be thinking of you and all the times I helped you with it in the early days as I use it to run my New Year's Eve show. 
Happy New Year, and good luck in your future work.

Roger









On 12/31/2021 1:17 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi all,

StationPlaylist add-on 22.01 is now available (manual download for now):

https://github.com/josephsl/stationPlaylist/releases/download/22.01/stationPlaylist-22.01.nvda-addon

 

IMPORTANT: this is the final version of SPL add-on from me (for now).

 

I would like to thank everyone for providing feedback on this add-on for the last eight years or so. Without your feedback, the add-on would not be what it is today.

Cheers,

Joseph



StationPlaylist add-on 22.01 released, final planned release from me #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

StationPlaylist add-on 22.01 is now available (manual download for now):

https://github.com/josephsl/stationPlaylist/releases/download/22.01/stationPlaylist-22.01.nvda-addon

 

IMPORTANT: this is the final version of SPL add-on from me (for now).

 

I would like to thank everyone for providing feedback on this add-on for the last eight years or so. Without your feedback, the add-on would not be what it is today.

Cheers,

Joseph


IMPORTANT: SPL add-on 22.01 will be the final release to support Studio versions earlier than 5.40

 

Hi all,

The following applies if you are running Studio 5.31 and earlier:

The next stable version of the Studio add-on (22.01) will be the final release to support Studio 5.3x. This is so that the code can be simplified for future maintainers. In case no-one volunteers to maintain the add-on past the day NVDA 2022.1 is released, I will release a version of the add-on in late 2022 that will drop support for Studio 5.3x i.e. another long-term support (LTS) series; if there will be the next LTS series, updates for LTS releases must be installed manually.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: SPL add-on 21.11 released #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

SPL add-on 21.11 is now being distributed via Add-on Updater.

IMPORTANT: if you are using Add-on Updater, be sure to tell NVDA to not prefer development releases of StationPlaylist add-on.

Cheers,

Joseph


SPL add-on 21.11 released #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

StationPlaylist add-on 21.11 is now available:

https://github.com/josephsl/stationPlaylist/releases/download/21.11/stationPlaylist-21.11.nvda-addon

 

This release introduces initial (albeit limited) support for Studio 6. Remember that the add-on requires NVDA 2021.2 or later to function properly.

Cheers,

Joseph


Adds-ons Question,

Thomas E Williamson, Senior
 

Hello,

From within n.v.d.a, how do I bring up ad-on menu to install them?

Thanks!

Regards,

Thomas.

 

 


IMPORTANT NOTICE on SPL suite 6 and NVDA: support will be limited, screen review usage is required for some tasks, future of the SPL add-on

 

Hello all,

After testing SPL suite (mostly Studio) 6 and looking at life choices ahead, it appears I need to make the difficult decision of providing a limited support for Studio 6. As much as I wished to provide a more complete support for broadcasters upgrading to Studio 6, due to a combination of layout changes, accessibility issues, and what I need to do in life right now, I felt it would be best to provide enough support so folks can run their shows. Therefore:

  • SPL add-on 21.11 will be released (again) with the following issues resolved for studio 6 users: NVDA not announcing changes to status such as automation sometimes (not always, unfortunately as it is related to screen label issue), inability to enable Cart Explorer for Demo version users (Standard and Pro users are not affected), and NVDA not announcing the title of currently playing and upcoming tracks.
  • To obtain information such as Studio uptime and playlist modified status, you should use screen review mode (NVDA+Numpad 7 in desktop layout, NVDA+Page Up in laptop layout, then use review cursor keys to navigate screen content). Part of this workaround has to do with the fact that status bar items such as uptime and playlist modified status do not have accessible labels for screen readers as it used to – one must obtain screen content itself (display text) which is not always present. I’m thinking this is something to be resolved from Studio side as this issue affects Narrator as well – I’m guessing something beyond NVDA’s control. No accessibility labels, combined with screen layout changes, is making it a bit harder to come up with workarounds, but I’m working on providing at least some resemblance of usability for broadcasters.
  • I expect SPL add-on 21.11 will be the second to last version of the add-on from me; I expect the final (planned) version to be released in January 2022, hopefully with more issues resolved (preferably from Studio side). It is time for me to move on, but before I end add-on maintenance, I want to make sure at least you have something useful (and yes, I’m now more desperate to find new maintainers).

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: StationPlaylist add-on 21.08 #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

Looks like I'll be busy with SPL 6 support this coming week - I can confirm status bar announcement problem, caused by items having no labels/names with names drawn to the screen. This, along with support for Track Tool and Creator 6, will be high priority for me. I'll release SPL add-on 21.11 with these changes in the next few days. In the meantime if you are producing holiday shows, please stay on 5.50 until SPL add-on 21.11 is released.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: StationPlaylist add-on 21.08 #addonrelease

 

Hi,

As soon as Studio 6 demo version shows up, I’ll do some investigations, perhaps early next week (not this week as I’m out of town for an academic conference).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io <nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hazel Hyland
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 8:11 AM
To: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-spl] StationPlaylist add-on 21.08 #AddonRelease

 

I am running nvda 21.2 and station playlist 6.0.  Add-on 21.1

 

Hope that helps.

 

If you would like to team viewer in, let me know



On 16 Nov 2021, at 15:56, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:



Hi,

If this happens with Studio 5.5, then I’ll look into it today; if it is 6.0 specific issue, then I may need to delay SPL add-on 21.11 release to look into it next week. I know that on my system, NVDA does announce automation and other status messages (note that you must be running NVDA 2021.2 or later to use SPL add-on 21.10 or later).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io <nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hazel Hyland
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 7:51 AM
To: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-spl] StationPlaylist add-on 21.08 #AddonRelease

 

Hi joseph

 

Regarding spl addon 21.1 release, it does not seem to announcements such as “automation on/off” which other add-ons did.  Is this due to the actual program studio 6.0 or an nvda issue

 

Thanks

 

Hazel Hyland




On 26 Jul 2021, at 07:23, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:



Hi all,

SPL add-on 21.08 stable version is now available rom Add-on Updater. This version includes localization updates.

Note: the next version of this add-on (later this year) will require upcoming NVDA 2021.2 due to massive changes that will affect this add-on.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: StationPlaylist add-on 21.08 #addonrelease

Hazel Hyland
 

I am running nvda 21.2 and station playlist 6.0.  Add-on 21.1

Hope that helps.

If you would like to team viewer in, let me know

On 16 Nov 2021, at 15:56, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:



Hi,

If this happens with Studio 5.5, then I’ll look into it today; if it is 6.0 specific issue, then I may need to delay SPL add-on 21.11 release to look into it next week. I know that on my system, NVDA does announce automation and other status messages (note that you must be running NVDA 2021.2 or later to use SPL add-on 21.10 or later).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io <nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hazel Hyland
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 7:51 AM
To: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-spl] StationPlaylist add-on 21.08 #AddonRelease

 

Hi joseph

 

Regarding spl addon 21.1 release, it does not seem to announcements such as “automation on/off” which other add-ons did.  Is this due to the actual program studio 6.0 or an nvda issue

 

Thanks

 

Hazel Hyland



On 26 Jul 2021, at 07:23, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:



Hi all,

SPL add-on 21.08 stable version is now available rom Add-on Updater. This version includes localization updates.

Note: the next version of this add-on (later this year) will require upcoming NVDA 2021.2 due to massive changes that will affect this add-on.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: StationPlaylist add-on 21.08 #addonrelease

 

Hi,

If this happens with Studio 5.5, then I’ll look into it today; if it is 6.0 specific issue, then I may need to delay SPL add-on 21.11 release to look into it next week. I know that on my system, NVDA does announce automation and other status messages (note that you must be running NVDA 2021.2 or later to use SPL add-on 21.10 or later).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io <nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hazel Hyland
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 7:51 AM
To: nvda-spl@nvda-spl.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda-spl] StationPlaylist add-on 21.08 #AddonRelease

 

Hi joseph

 

Regarding spl addon 21.1 release, it does not seem to announcements such as “automation on/off” which other add-ons did.  Is this due to the actual program studio 6.0 or an nvda issue

 

Thanks

 

Hazel Hyland



On 26 Jul 2021, at 07:23, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:



Hi all,

SPL add-on 21.08 stable version is now available rom Add-on Updater. This version includes localization updates.

Note: the next version of this add-on (later this year) will require upcoming NVDA 2021.2 due to massive changes that will affect this add-on.

Cheers,

Joseph

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