Re: [g-a-devel] GnomeClient replacement?

Because of build issues I have not been able to test a11y with
gnome-session HEAD.

Are you telling me that a11y is regressed severely in HEAD, as it

GTK_MODULES alone will NOT work for the gnome desktop as a whole, since
libgail-gnome should be selectively included.

Elijah, why didn't you take this to the accessibility-devel-list?


On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 05:08, Elijah Newren wrote:
> On 7/19/06, Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com> wrote:
> > Bill Haneman wrote:
> > > gnome_program_init also loads the accessibility support, calling gconf
> > > in the process.  It's not clear to me that this could conveniently be
> > > put elsewhere without complicating the dependencies of other modules...
> > >
> >
> > This is a broken hack that should have been killed long ago, should
> > never have been allowed into libgnome at all since it means that
> > gtk-only apps need to either cut-and-paste the code or just not be
> > accessible, despite having all the other a11y code already in gtk.
> >
> > It can be done with e.g. a GTK_MODULE instead, iirc. or perhaps an
> > xsetting type of deal to get the gconf flag into gtk itself.
> >
> > I remember threatening long ago to kill the cut-and-paste from metacity
> > after a release or two if nobody fixed this properly; Elijah, you should
> > do that, I think it's been maybe two years or more! Fortunately Elijah
> > is probably nicer than me and won't enforce the threat ;-)
> Nah, I'm just as nasty.  In fact, I didn't give advance warning (at
> least, not outside of bugzilla) and committed it already over two
> months ago.  And without being sure it was completely right as you can
> see in my ChangeLog entry (but no one commented on the bug when I
> asked for comment, so...).
> > There's a metacity bug about it iirc.
> Yep, 123372 as shown in the ChangeLog:
> 2006-05-15  Elijah Newren  <newren gmail com>
>         Revert the accessibility module loading workaround from Gnome
>         2.6, since gtk+ has long since fixed this for us.  #123372.
>         * src/ remove METACITY_LIBDIR define
>         * src/main.c (find_accessibility_module,
>         accessibility_invoke_module, accessibility_invoke, main): remove
>         the first three of these functions and all calls to them
>         * src/tabpopup.c (meta_ui_tab_popup_new): not sure if this part of
>         120025 needed to be reverted -- but doing the reversion, if wrong, is
>         the best way to get someone from the accessibility team to scream,
>         er, I mean comment.  ;-)

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