[Accessibility] minutes: Open A11y Call 2008-10-14; IA2 approved!!!

"Andrés G. Aragoneses" aaragoneses at novell.com
Fri Oct 17 06:40:29 PDT 2008

Oh, I forgot to say: I remarked in the call that the target of the
at-spi-dbus project was to be fully tested by the community in the
upcoming versions (2.24 and 2.26) but with an eye in bundling it by
default in 2.28 (I'm talking about gnome versions).

One thing I learned in the summit as well is that there are still a
bunch of important core parts of gnome that still use Bonobo (gconf for
instance) even when there exist a dbus counterpart (gconf-dbus), which
IIRC worked pretty well. Any insights about the reasons?



PS: BTW, the vala&GObject-introspection topics where pretty interesting.
I wonder if we should have used vala for at-spi-dbus (and prevent more
memory leaks this way).

Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
> aloha!
> minutes from today's Open A11y Workgroup conference call are available
> at:
> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/Accessibility/Minutes/Minutes20081014
> please log any corrections, clarifications, mis-attributions and the
> like by replying-to this announcement on-list...
> the big news to emerge from today's meeting was the approval of 
> IAccessible2, version 1.0.2 by the Open A11y Workgroup -- cogratulations 
> to the IAccessible2 Special Interest Group (http://a11y.org/ia2) and 
> thanks to all who worked so hard on developing such a desperately needed 
> extention to existing windows accessibility APIs, especially the 
> engineers and developers who worked with Open A11y to achieve a standard 
> that will plug so many of the accessibility holes that have appeared 
> since the last release of MSAA 12 years ago -- congratulations 
> and thanks to all!
> please note that there will NOT be an Open A11y Workgroup call next 
> week (21 October 2008); the NEXT Open A11y Workgroup call will be
> held on Tuesday, 28 October 2008
> gregory.
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