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AT-SPI2 1.91.90 Released

release date: 2011-02-22

What is AT-SPI2 1.91.90?

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 1.91.90 is now available for download at:

AT-SPI2 1.91.90 Release Notes

The --enable-relocate option has been removed. It was only intended as a temporary hack to simplify testing, was hard to set up, and seemed to cause problems (ie, BGO#641869). Distributions that still package AT-SPI-CORBA may want to mark it as conflicting with AT-SPI2.

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

What's changed in AT-SPI2 1.91.90?

  • [core/ATK] BGO#641164: Fixed several build errors.
  • [core/ATK] Fixed some memory leaks and possible crashes.
  • [core/pyatspi] Some selection fixes.
  • [core] Fixed wrong introspection information in some places.
  • [all] BGO#641869: Removed the --enable-relocate option.
  • [core] Avoid returning uninitialized data on error for some methods.
  • [core/atk] Use the new GSettings key to test that accessibility is enabled.
  • [core] Change some enums from 16-bit to 32-bit to match spec.
  • [atk] Fix for BGO#641338: Avoid crashing when unable to listen for p2p connections.
  • [atk] Set /tmp/at-spi2 to be world-writable.
  • [pyatspi] Refactor EditableText so that text methods can be called from it.
  • [pyatspi] Make state accessible through pyatspi.constants.

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: