AT SPI-1.6.4

Introduction to AT SPI

The AT SPI package contains the Assistive Technology Service Provider Interface. This is useful for redirecting UI events to accessible applications and adaptive/assistive technologies.

Package Information

AT SPI Dependencies


GAIL-1.8.3 and libbonobo-2.8.1



Installation of AT SPI

Install AT SPI by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin &&

The test suite cannot be run until after the package is installed. To run the test suite after installation, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin: This switch puts libexec files in $GNOME_PREFIX/sbin instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.


Installed Program: at-spi-registryd
Installed Libraries: libspi.[so,a], libcspi.[so,a], libloginhelper.[so,a], the GTK+ module, and ORBit-2.0 Accessibility modules
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/include/at-spi-1.0, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gtk-doc/html/at-spi-cspi and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/idl/at-spi-1.0

Short Descriptions


is the registry daemon that allows communication between the UI and assistance devices.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600