Piñeiro | 22 Sep 17:42 2014

java-atk-wrapper 0.30.5 Released

About Java ATK Wrapper
======================

Java ATK Wrapper provides a C wrapper to java to allow access to
methods from the ATK API interface in java

Maintainer notes
================
This is the first release in 4 years. It doesn't include a lot of new
stuff, but at least it is possible to build against the current building
tools (automake, etc), so now it would be easier to downstream to
include this module. Due the lack of major changes it is still a 0.30.X
version. Note that is the numbering for alpha/beta modules.
Java-atk-wrapper should be considered one of these, due the lack of real
testing.

While doing this release, we detected that the version bump on each
release was not included on the master branch. So most of the 0.30.X JAW
versions available were not reflected on master, but only on the branch
gnome-2-30. In that sense, the versioning of this module was more
updated on a specific branch that on master.

This was against the usual GNOME policies, and in general, for any
free software project using git as repository. So, from now on, the
usual policy would be used, summarized as:

 * master will include also the version bumping.
 * specific branches will be used for developing new features or to
   keep track of stable branches

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Piñeiro | 22 Sep 15:58 2014

ATK 2.14.0 released

A new major version of the stable version of ATK has just been released.

Note: Although in the past ATK maintainers send announcements to
gnome-announce and gnome-accessibility for each release of ATK, from now
on only announcements for new major version of the stable release will
be sent. That announcement would summarize the changes compared with the
previous major version of the stable release.

About ATK
=========

GNOME provides support for accessibility devices using the ATK
framework. This framework defines a set of interfaces to which
graphical interface components adhere. This allows, for instance,
screen readers to read the text of an interface and interact with its
controls. ATK support is built into GTK+ and the rest of the GNOME
platform, so any application using GTK+ will have reasonable
accessibility support for free.

Nonetheless, you should be aware of accessibility issues when when
developing your applications. Although GTK+ interfaces provide
reasonable accessibility by default, you can often improve how well
your program behaves with accessibility tools by providing additional
information to ATK. If you develop custom widgets, you should ensure
that they expose their properties to ATK.

News (compared with 2.12.0)
===========================

* Building:
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Mike Gorse | 20 Aug 16:07 2014

ANNOUNCE: at-spi2-core 2.13.90 released

At-spi2-core 2.13.90 is now available for download at:

http://download.gnome.org/sources/at-spi2-core/2.13/

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 C and a wrapper
for Python.

What's changed in AT-SPI 2.13.90

* Fixed a crash when using a collection match rule specifying
   interfaces (bgo#734805).

Where can I get more information about AT-SPI2
==============================================

The project wiki is available at:

http://www.a11y.org/d-bus

How can I contribute to AT-SPI2?
================================

We need help testing with Gnome accessibility technologies, improving
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Mike Gorse | 20 Jul 23:45 2014

ANNOUNCE: AT-SPI 2.13.4 released

AT-SPI 2.13.4 is now available for download at:

http://download.gnome.org/sources/at-spi2-core/2.13/
http://download.gnome.org/sources/at-spi2-atk/2.13/

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 C and a wrapper
for Python.

What's changed in AT-SPI 2.13.4

* [core] Ensure that we register with the session manager only once
   (bgo#728934).

* [core] Fix ucs2keysym prototype (bgo#730897).

* [core] introspection: add some missing Returns: (nullable) annotations

* [core] Fix various memory leaks.

* [atk] Fix typo in .pc file (bgo#721719).

* [atk] Fix retrieving text attributes (bgo#731980).

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Nalin.x.Linux | 25 Jun 16:04 2014
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Accessibility of ibus modules

Dear list,
I am Nalin from kerala/India, i am currently on the process of creating an ibus-engine for braille layout as part of google summer of code 2014 under the organisation swathanthra malayalam computing.It seems that orca screen reader is not announcing ibus-events such as expansion of preedit_string ,lookuptable etc. Currently we solved issue for ibus-sharada-braille engin using python-espeak api. Me with my mentor Samuel thibault discussed about this and we found various ways as follows

1 - make the ibus module speak by itself
2 - make the ibus module show a status bar where it writes what it wants to get spoken
3 - invent a new "input module" role, and events related to what an input module typically does (word expansion, word deletion, etc.)
4 - is there any way to register text event to at-spi via creating invisible accessible object ??

In this scenario please let us know what are the things we have to put forward to make ibus layouts accessible for screen reader users.
Expecting response nalin.

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Joseph Scheuhammer | 12 Jun 21:00 2014
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Public working drafts release for WAI-ARIA 1.1

Two public working drafts of the WAI-ARIA 1.1 specification, and the 
Core Accessibility API Mappings were released earlier today (Jun 12, 2014):

Link to the W3C announcement:
http://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/3896

Links to the documents:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-wai-aria-1.1-20140612/
http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-core-aam-1.1-20140612/

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'K: Right. It's merely computer science.'
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This Magpie | 8 May 11:12 2014

java-atk-wrapper

Hi List,

I would like to support the new java wrapper maintainer, Alejandro with the task of maintaining java-atk-wrapper since the whole module needs updating having been abandoned back in 2011[1]. 

The first commit since 2011, were just this week and, it's fair to say that the module has generally got a bit old and suboptimal over time.[2] I reckon it would really be great to put a bit more brainspace and time into improving things for java (by making use of what the most current java API can offer, for example). I won't have much time over the next 3 months but generally, I would like to have a go at helping get java-atk-wrapper up to scratch when I can, as long as that would not be a problem at all.

Does anybody have any thoughts about the module itself?

Many thanks,
Magdalen


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Patrick Welche | 19 Apr 18:52 2014
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a11y bus trouble after upgrade

I have been upgrading eg dbus, glib, at-spi2-core etc. and now registryd
won't start. The best test so far, which is I think what
get_accessibility_bus_address_dbus() does in at-spi2-core atspi-misc.c is:

  dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.a11y.Bus /org/a11y/bus \
  org.a11y.Bus.GetAddress

which returns:

  Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.a11y.Bus exited with status 1

This suggests that the session bus is running sufficiently to accept a
connection, but then something fails - any clues on how to find out what?

Cheers,

Patrick
Mike Gorse | 15 Apr 00:32 2014

ANNOUNCE: at-spi2-atk 2.12.1 released

At-spi2-atk 2.12.1 is now available for download at:

http://download.gnome.org/sources/at-spi2-atk/2.12/

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 C and a wrapper
for Python.

What's changed in at-spi2-atk 2.12.1

* Clean up socket directories on exit (bgo#684076).

Where can I get more information about AT-SPI2
==============================================

The project wiki is available at:

http://www.a11y.org/d-bus

How can I contribute to AT-SPI2?
================================

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.

IRC   : #a11y on Gimpnet
E-Mail: accessibility-atspi <at> lists.linux-foundation.org

Development repositories can be found at:

git://git.gnome.org/pyatspi2
git://git.gnome.org/at-spi2-core
git://git.gnome.org/at-spi2-atk
Samuel Thibault | 3 Apr 00:10 2014

[Extended call] Accessibility and mobility topic of LSM 2014

Hello,

The call for talks for LSM has been extended up to 15th April, please
consider submitting talks!

Thanks,
Samuel

LSM/RMLL 2014
                 15th Libre Software Meeting
                      July 5-11, 2014
                     Montpellier, France
                   http://2014.rmll.info/
              Call For Papers and Participation
         limited to accessibility and mobility topic
     [we apologize for duplicate receipt of this message]
         Last call before deadline : april *15th* 2014

Sharing of knowledge, freedom of information, community spirit,
exchange of ideas, technological progress: every year the Libre
Software Meeting (LSM) follows the Libre philosophy.

RMLL/LSM is a non-commercial series of conferences, round tables
discussions and practical workshops based on Libre/Free Software and
its uses. Its aim is to provide a platform for Libre/Free Software
users, developers and stakeholders.

Access to LSM is free of charge and open to everyone. The conference
will be held in Montpellier from July 5 to July 11, 2014.

We hereby announce the opportunity to submit papers for selection by
the technical review committee for the RMLL/LSM 2014.

This year we would like to put a particular emphasis on accessibility
on the whole RMLL/LSM event. We will have our usual workshop, as
described below, but we would like to have accessibility talks held
in other sessions too, if possible all of them, as was achieved in
2010 in Bordeaux.  One of the reasons for that is that in France, on
1st January 2015, a law will enter in action to require accessibility
of all public places.  2014 is the last year to get ready for this.

We thus invite you to submit your accessibility talks to other topics
than the health topic, so as to broaden the audience of accessibility
questions.

Concerning our dedicated accessibility and mobility workshop,
to better target the various exchanges that will be taking place,
the programme committee of the accessibility and mobility workshop
proposes several kinds of meetings:

- "Solution" meetings, with conferences  and round tables to present
solutions dedicated to previous areas.

- "State of the art" conferences between practitioners, developers,
scientists and users to discuss about what exists according to the
specific needs of users, what works well or a little less well,
to talk about approaches...

- "Technical" presentations between developers and scientists. This
will allow initiation of exchanges between communities that do not
necessarily have the opportunity to meet and will maybe lead to new
collaborations or projects.

Finally, a workshop area will be available to try out and exchange
tools presented by their authors or by seasoned users of those
solutions.

Information on workshops from last year is available on
- http://schedule2013.rmll.info/programme/sante/accessibilite-autonomie-et-gestion/

Information on the previous global RMLL/LSM emphasis on accessibility
in 2010 is available on
- http://2010.rmll.info/+-Accessibilite,2-+.html

You will be able to attend conferences  on other related issues
such as "System Administration" (like Nagios, GLPI, Cfengine,
...), "Development" (like NoSQL, Lucene, GCC, ...), "Law" (like
Licenses,OpenData, FSF, ...), "Internet" (WebGL, Jabber, Typo3, ...),
... Conferences from last year are available on :
- http://schedule2013.rmll.info/

This year, LSM will have as guiding thread "Free software and you", which
can be particularly suited to the accessibility and mobility topic :)

If you are interested in participating, please submit your presentation
at:
https://2014.rmll.info/Appel-a-conferences

Please feel free to share this information with others people who
may be interested. We welcome your participation and input and look
forward for a valuable meeting. 

Deadlines =========

The following dates are important if you wish to participate to the
call for papers.

Abstract submission: no later than 15th of april 2014

Submission guidelines ====================

Speakers should submit an abstract in English or French ; about 400
words, and in 2 languages if possible. If accepted, this abstract
will be published on the website.

Submissions should be submitted via this form:
https://2014.rmll.info/Appel-a-conferences

Submissions should also include the following:

  * Contact information and Geographical location of presenter
  (country of origin/passport).
  * A brief biography.
  * Any significant presentation and/or educational
  experience/background.
  * For technical topics: Reason why this material is innovative,
  significant or an useful tutorial.
  * Optionally, any outlines or samples of prepared materials.
  * Information whether the submission has already been presented,
  and if so, where.

Personal information will be used exclusively for the sole purpose
of the RMLL/LSM committee and shall not be shared with third parties.

If the paper is not accepted for the main session, it may be accepted
for a short-form or "lightning talk" session.

Travel Assistance ====================

Non-commercial and based upon volunteer work, RMLL/LSM are events with
limited resources. However, speakers who exhibit particular need may
receive a refund for their transportation charges at the discretion
of the selection committee. If you know the estimated cost of the
transportation, providing this will make it easier for us to obtain
a clearer view of the expenses that will be incurred.

Publication on the web site ======================

The abstracts and slides for the conference will be published on
the event web site. The files should use only open formats and the
contents shall be shared under a free license.

Sponsoring ==========

If you wish to support the initiative and gain visibility by sponsoring
this event, please contact us by sending an e-mail to
sponsoring(AT)listes2014.rmll.info

Professionals, organisations and companies wishing to financially
support the RMLL/LSM can find more information on the website:
https://2014.rmll.info/Devenez-partenaire

Web site =================

Event web site :

http://2014.rmll.info/

CfP website :

https://2014.rmll.info/Appel-a-conferences

Best regards,
Programme Commitee of the LSM 2014 accessibility and mobility topic
John Emmas | 27 Mar 12:38 2014
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Version 2 numbering

Hi guys,

I'm a bit confused about the "version 2" numbering for libatk.  I 
noticed this morning that a new branch got created for version 3 (the 
new branch is called "gnome-3-12") and I assume that it's timed to match 
similar libraries (such as glib / glibmm etc) who also just released 
version 3.12

However....  the latest atk branch I can find for version 2 is 
"gnome-2-30" - even though glib and glibmm are now 5 x releases further 
on, at ver 2.40.  Glib and Gtk seem to be developing versions 2 and 3 in 
parallel.  Is that not the case for atk or is there some other 
explanation for why the version 2 branches haven't moved on since 2.30?  
It's not a big problem.  I'm just curious to understand the difference.  
Thanks.

John

Gmane