[Accessibility-atspi] Announce: AT-SPI2 0.1.2 released.

Mark Doffman 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.

Fixes (Core):
          * Add participation in Gnome session management.

          * Remove the droute calls the registry daemon now only
            depends on libdbus. Move the dbind and droute libraries
            to at-spi2-atk.

          * 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
            from LDADD.

Fixes (ATK):
          * 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
            an accessible.

          * 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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