ATK / Unix GUI question

From: Mike Gorse <>
Date: Sun Aug 12 2007 - 01:49:42 CEST

Hi all,

I want to add ATK (Unix accessibility) support, assuming someone isn't
doing this already, and I wanted to run a proposed approach by people
before I go and do anything.

There is a bug for this (#4736), but I wrote to the person to whom it is
assigned and got no reply, so I am assuming that no one is working on it
right now. If any of you are working on this, then let me know; I don't
want to duplicate effort.

Anyway, it appears that document text is drawn onto a gtkDrawingArea, so
I'm thinking of deriving a class from gtkDrawingArea and using this new
class instead for the edit window. This new class would be bound to an
AtkText interface with accessor functions to retrieve document text from
the buffers. (Perhaps an AtkEditableText interface could be added later
as well.)

Does anyone have any thoughts, one way or the other, on whether or not
this would be the best way to go about it? I'm curious as to why a
gtkDrawingArea is used rather than, say, something derived from
gtkTextView, although I'm new to all of this, so it may be a dumb


-- Mike Gorse / AIM:linvortex / --
Received on Sun Aug 12 01:49:38 2007

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