[Accessibility-atspi] Announce: AT-SPI2 0.1.2 released.
mark.doffman at codethink.co.uk
Mon Nov 16 10:50:43 PST 2009
AT-SPI2 0.1.2 is now available for download at:
This is a development release of AT-SPI2, it has some unfinished
A list of work required before the a full release can be found at:
What's changed in AT-SPI2 0.1.2
* Add check using PID to check that the application
using pyatspi does not call itself. This is because the
D-Bus calls are not currently re-entrant.
* Add a non-cached version.
* Refactoring for a more configurable pyatspi.
* New repository created as pyatspi moved from at-spi2-atk.
* Add participation in Gnome session management.
* Remove the droute calls the registry daemon now only
depends on libdbus. Move the dbind and droute libraries
* Change the name of the registry daemon so that it does not
conflict with the CORBA version.
* Remove the .service file as the registryd is started
by D-Bus activation.
* Remove libdbind calls from the registryd. Remove libdbind
* Add the droute and dbind libraries as static libraries
within this repository. Previously these were shared
libraries in at-spi2-core.
* Add --enable-relocate option
This option is similar to what we did for AT-SPI/CORBA.
The default value is to not enable relocation. If
enabled, however, the atk-bridge module is relocated and a
*.desktop file is installed to initialize GTK_PATH in
gnome-session so the new module can be found by GTK+.
* Only install *.desktop file if GTK_MODULE_DIR is used for
* Fix gtk_module_init to always return a value
* Abort loading the module if NO_AT_BRIDGE is set and non-0.
Ported from CORBA at-spi.
* Remove cspi from the builds as it is not currently
* Add desktop file so that the ATK bridge GTK modules
environment variable is set properly by Gnome-session.
* Update the accessible adaptor for use without client side
caching. Add a method to get the interfaces supported by
* Remove pyatspi and the pyatspi tests that have been moved
out into a separate repository.
* Add missing headers.
Fix marshalling state set of accessible objects.
* Remove memory leaks cause by non de-referenced messages.
What is AT-SPI2
AT-SPI2 is a D-Bus based accessibility framework. It defines a D-Bus
protocol for providing and accessing application accessibility
information. The project includes a library for bridging the D-Bus
protocol to the ATK API, allowing Gtk based applications to be made
accessible. It also contains a client (AT) side library in Python.
Where can I get more information about AT-SPI2
The project wiki is available at:
A page detailing the project plan can be found at:
How can I contribute to AT-SPI2?
AT-SPI2 is currently a small but valuable project. We are actively
seeking new contributors, all help is greatly appreciated. If
interested, please get in touch via:
IRC : 'atspidbus' on Gimpnet
E-Mail: accessibility-atspi at lists.linux-foundation.org
Development repositories can be found at:
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