[Accessibility] Fwd: X11 libraries requested for future LSB spec

George Kraft gk4 at austin.ibm.com
Mon Jun 19 14:07:07 PDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 17:55 +0100, Bill Haneman wrote:
> > http://lsbbook.gforge.freestandards.org/new-abis.html
> > 
> > As both AT-SPI and ATs mature on Linux, then the ABIs used will need to
> > be more strictly defined, so /usr/lib/libcspi.so ABIs and data types
> > in /usr/include/at-spi-1.0/cspi will need to be formally specified.
> I would argue against doing that for cspi.  I don't think we get enough
> value from it; we should focus on at-spi's IDL interface (and the ABIs
> that it specifies in conjunction with the OMG CORBA spec, as one of our
> "many worlds" ABIs).

I agree that the at-spi IDL is the best "many worlds" API.  The FSGA
should specify the at-spi IDL API, but the LSB should follow-up with the
complementary cspi ABI for application runtime support.  The FSG's LSB
product standard is based on ABI runtime certification and branding.  I
don't know how to validate an application or operating system to conform
to or provide an IDL respectively.


George (gk4)

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