Announce: at-spi2 0.3.2 released

AT-SPI2 0.3.2 is now available for download at:


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

What's changed in AT-SPI2 0.3.2


* Remove double deletion of application from the desktop cache handler.
Was causing a mostly harmless exception when an application shut down.

* Role changes now update the cache.

* Avoid throwing an exception in getState() if an object no longer exists.
This avoids potentially throwing an eception where at-spi-corba may not.

* Do not use the cache if registry.start() has not been called; allows
simple scripts without a main loop to work better.
 Disable relocation by default.

* Make sure that disconnecting applications send their root path in the
remove applications signal. This was causing applications to not be
removed from the desktop properly.
* Some hyperlink fixes.

* Cache additions are now done in an idle call.  This prevents additions
from being made when an object may not be fully initialized and prevents
Firefox 3.6 from crashing.

* The cache object has been placed into the org.a11y.atspi namespace.
 Disabled relocation by default.

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?

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:


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