Proposal: enable accessibility by default for GNOME
- From: Willie Walker <William Walker Sun COM>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Proposal: enable accessibility by default for GNOME
- Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 12:00:59 -0400
I recently had a nice discussion with the release team about the
viability of enabling accessibility (i.e., the AT-SPI infrastructure) by
default for GNOME. As a result of that discussion, I'm approaching the
broader GNOME community with a proposal to do this. :-)
Accessibility has currently enabled by default for development builds
since 2.17 (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=362457), so there
has hopefully been a fair amount of testing-in-the-large with it
already. We also recently got rid of one of the last obviously nasty
things it was doing -- gnome-session no longer pops up that annoying
"the at-spi infrastructure didn't start" window.
So, I'd like to open the idea of enabling accessibility by default for
GNOME 2.24. Digging back to bug #362457, which is where we enabled a11y
for development builds, I *think* the thing to do is modify libgnome's
configure.in (see http://svn.gnome.org/svn/libgnome/trunk/configure.in).
Here's a pseudo patch:
-if test $(( $(echo $LIBGNOME_MINOR_VERSION) %2)) = "1"; then
This would ultimately result in schemas/desktop_gnome_interface.schemas
enabling accessibility by default.
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