[Kde-accessibility] ANNOUNCE: At-spi2 0.3.3 release

Mike Gorse mgorse at alum.wpi.edu
Sat Jun 5 17:33:55 CEST 2010

AT-SPI2 0.3.3 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 0.3.3

* Hyperlink fixes.

* When an object's parent is set to null, remove it from the parent in
the cache.

* Fix an issue where a state-changed handler can be called before the
cache received the signal and updated the state.

* Only range check for __getitem__, not getChildAtIndex.  This is
pyatspi-corba's behavior and should improve performance in some cases.

* Fix tracebacks when checking some event properties.

* Fix a traceback when simulating a defunct state for an object that has
gone away.

* Fix traceback when calling queryDocument.getAttributes(),
queryText().getCharacterExtents(), and queryValue().setCurrentValue().

* Fix handling of some ChildrenChanged signals sent by Firefox.

* Add return values to some functions that were missing them.

* Make DeviceEventListener notifiers reentrant so that an application can
query the desktop object while processing a device event.

* Fix for FDO#28300: fails to link with pedantic linkers.

* Fix crash if GetChildAtIndex is called with an invalid index.

* Remove unused gtk build dependency.

* Install a copy of the module into the gtk-3.0 modules directory.

* Correct handling of some children-changed events sent by Firefox.

* Lease objects that send events if they are not cached; fixes some
tracebacks when handling Firefox events.

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 at lists.linux-foundation.org

Development repositories can be found at:


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