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AT-SPI2 2.0.1 Released

release date: 2011-04-27

What is AT-SPI2 2.0.1?

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-SPI5 2.0.1 is now available for download at:

AT-SPI2 2.0.1 Release Notes

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

What's changed in AT-SPI2 2.0.1?


  • Fix a memory leak when sending events.
  • Fix for BGO#648059: get_application should return something w/ROLE_APPLICATION
  • Fix for BGO#648013: Honor aclocal flags
  • Fix for BGO#648014: Add intltoolize to
  • Fix for BGO#648130: event host_application should return NULL for the desktop
  • Remove doc about non-existent ATSPI_KEYSET_ALL_KEYS.


  • Added atspi_accessible_get_id to retrieve the id of an application.


  • Fixed a memory leak when calling GetText


  • Fix for BGO#645644: Throw LookupError rather than RUntimeError
  • Add a work-around for getStates failing on 64-bit systems with pygobject 2.28.3 and earlier.

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 fixed.

To participate in AT-SPI2 development, you can:

Development repositories for AT-SPI2 can be found at: