• From: "Don Marang" <donald.marang@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 20:16:57 -0500

This is a real breakthrough! NVDA has really grown up and it sounds like the right approach.

Don Marang

There is just so much stuff in the world that, to me, is devoid of any real substance, value, and content that I just try to make sure that I am working on things that matter.
Dean Kamen

From: "Lex" <lex@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:55 PM
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: NVDA vs JFW

Hi there,

It is my first message on this list, so here goes a brief introduction. My name is Aleksey, I am from Kyiv, Ukraine. I am a student of the Faculty of Computer Science at National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". Besides other activities, I am one of developers of NVDA, a free and open-source screen reader for Windows.

14.12.2010 17:02, Alex Midence пишет:
My big gripe with it is that it is not scriptable.  You can't create
different configuration sets that load whenever certain aplicaitons
are loaded.  Having said that, I think NVVDA will overtake Jaws in
about 2 or 3 years because they keep adding more and more features to
it.  Woudln't surprise me if the scripting feature I mentioned gets
added soon.
You're right, it is introduced in the latest snapshots. See global plugins. One issue is that i don't know about any tutorials on how to start with NVDA scripting, you have to look through NVDA source code to find how to do this and that. If someone is willing to write some, it will be very appreciated. I feel that I can't do it well myself, since I am not English native speaker and am not able to write nicely. nevertheless, scripting in NVDA is very powerful since one has all the power of Python programming language with its "batteries included" concept. However, since NVDA is designed in very object-oriented way, one should understand a bit of OOP concepts (though not obligatory) to manage it. I will be happy to consult everyone, who expresses the wish to learn how to create NVDA plugins and write some tutorials afterwards.

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