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AT-SPI2 0.4.1 Released

release date: 2010-11-16

What is AT-SPI2 0.4.1?

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.

AT-SPI2 0.4.1 is now available for download at:

AT-SPI2 0.4.1 Release Notes

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

What's changed in AT-SPI2 0.4.1


  • The desktop object now returns ROLE_DESKTOP_FRAME rather than ROLE_UNKNOWN.


  • FIxed BGO#563546: Removed the g_atexit hook.


  • Check for python-xlib in configure.

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 accessibility 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 fixed.

To participate in AT-SPI2 developement, you can:

Development repositories for AT-SPI2 can be found at: