Re: [g-a-devel] ANNOUNCE: at-spi2 0.4.0 released

By adding at-spi support, you mean that you want to support setting the configuration keys used by at-spi?

Currently, there is a gconf key to enable accessibility (/desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility) and also keys that enable at-spi2: If at-spi2 is built with --enable-relocate, then /desktop/gnome/interface/at-spi-dbus enables it. If at-spi2 is built with --disable-relocate, then /desktop/gnome/interface/at-spi-corba disables it.

However, gconf is being deprecated for GNOME 3.0, which means that all of this will need to be handled by gsettings instead in the future, and I'm not sure if someone has decided on key names to use for gsettings yet <making mental note to try to resolve this at the hakfest next week>.

Anyway, I don't know if that is the question you were asking, so let us know if not.

-Mike G-

On Tue, 28 Sep 2010, Patrick Shirkey wrote:


I have been working on an AT config wizard for gnome desktop which is
nearing completion of first phase development. For the second phase I
intend to add at-spi support. Can you point me to a document on how to
implement this please?

Warmest regards

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

On Tue, September 28, 2010 6:15 am, Mike Gorse wrote:
AT-SPI2 0.4.0 is now available for download at:


A list of work required before the full release can be found at:

At-spi2 0.4.0 is functionally equivalent to at-spi2 0.3.92.
This version of at-spi2 should be technically usable, but there are still
serious performance issues to be worked out.
Relocation is still on by default, but I plan on changing this again in
head for GNOME 3.0.

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:

How can I contribute to AT-SPI2?

We are actively seeking contributors to help us make this the standard
a11y framework for Gnome. We need help testing with Gnome accessibility
technologies, improving performance, and generally tying up loose ends.
The above-referenced page contains a list of known issues that should be

IRC   : #a11y on Gimpnet
E-Mail: accessibility-atspi lists linux-foundation org

Development repositories can be found at:

gnome-accessibility-devel mailing list
gnome-accessibility-devel gnome org

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