AT SPI-1.7.7

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-1.8.11 and libbonobo-2.14.0


intltool-0.34.2 and GTK-Doc-1.6

User Notes:

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)/lib/at-spi &&

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

--prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0): Setting the prefix using this parameter instead of with $GNOME_PREFIX will ensure that the prefix is consistent with the installation environment and the package will be installed in the correct location.

--libexecdir=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0)/lib/at-spi: This parameter causes the libexec files to be installed in the preferred location of $GNOME_PREFIX/lib/at-spi instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: libspi.{so,a}, libcspi.{so,a}, libloginhelper.{so,a}, the GTK+ module, and ORBit-2.0 Accessibility modules
Installed Directories: The following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX/: include/at-spi-1.0, lib/at-spi, share/{gtk-doc/html/at-spi-cspi, idl/at-spi-1.0}

Short Descriptions


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

Last updated on 2006-06-30 15:54:31 -0500