Meeting Summary

  • Meeting started by Piñeiro at 16:08 CET.
  • Meeting ended at 17:01 CET.
  • Participants (Lines Said):
    • Piñeiro - API (103)
    • Joanie - joanie (71)
    • Juanjo - jjmarin (12)
    • Mike - mgorse(11)
    • Javi - jhernandez (8)
  • Log

Caribou and Mousetrap

  • Caribou:
    • Several weeks ago Daiki Ueno indicated interest in being the caribou maintainer.
    • This week we were talking with Eitan, and he sees that as a good idea and said that he will send a mail to Daiki soon.
    • On a related note, it seems that Daiki lives in Japan. This is something to take into account when pinging him.
    • ACTION: Piñeiro will be sure that Daiki gets notified about Caribou maintainership and provide hints if needed regarding releases.
  • Mousetrap:
    • There is a new NSF-funded program called FOSS2SERVE.
    • This program is designed to get profs more comfortable with and actively teaching free software with a humanitarian focus in university CS courses.
    • The program is a collaboration between Western New England University (Heidi), Drexel University, and Nassau Community College.
    • As part of this, and as part of Joanie's idea to do an outreach program for professors, we are giving Mousetrap to them as a module.
    • The students are beginning work on making Mousetrap GNOME 3 compatible.
    • And Piñeiro and Joanie will be more or less mentoring the professors on being module maintainers -- and doing so according to GNOME practice.
    • If, for some reason, nothing becomes of this, we lose nothing.
    • And we stand to gain more contributors and getting Mousetrap back into shape and ultimately accepted as a proper module and AT.
    • We may or may not see students in #a11y. Currently they are going to use #mousetrap.
    • But if any students (or professors) show up asking questions about Mousetrap, this is why. :) And please help them. :)

Python 3 (Are we there yet?)

  • Accerciser:
    • There were a few bugs regarding the new Python 3 Accerciser code.
    • Joanie reported bugs and provided patches.
    • All patches have been reviwed and merged into master.
    • So Accerciser 3.7.4 seems to be the definitive-and-working Python 3 release.
  • Piñeiro tried to do a Python 3 build of the gnome stack by setting os.environ['PYTHON'] = 'python3.3' in his .jhbuildrc
  • Some relevant modules are still not ported, specific example: gobject-introspection.
  • Talking with Colin Walters, it seems that he doesn't plan to fix that soon, but that patches are welcome.
  • Current Python 3 porting table:

  • Piñeiro mentioned this because he fears that 3.8 will be still a python mixed release, so it seems that as usual, we did our homework before a lot of people.
  • The pyatspi example is not Python3-ready yet. Mike will remove it from the distribution for now.

GNOME 3.8 Update

  • This week (w3) was a GNOME release week, specifically 3.7.4.
  • ATK added new API, versioning tools so apps/libraries could get the ATK version being used.

W3C Update

  • (None as Joseph was not present)


  • Juanjo is still working in a accessibility (Spanish) article for gnome hispano.
  • ACTION: Juanjo will send the article for GNOME Hispano to Piñeiro for review.

Miscellaneous Time

  • For the record, Joanie thinks Comcast sucks.

Action Items

  • Piñeiro:
    • Be sure that Daiki gets notified about Caribou maintainership and provide hints if needed regarding releases.
  • Juanjo:
    • Send the article for GNOME Hispano to Piñeiro for review.

Ongoing / Rolled-Over

  • Joanie:
    • Do a full evaluation of the accessibility breakage in Evolution 3.6 and file bugs accordingly.
  • Juanjo:
    • Take a look at the current a11y material in order to make an action plan.
  • Piñeiro:
    • Create some usability-configurability related bugs, using Bryen's mail as a starting point.
    • Investigate that "Enable by Keyboard" thing.
    • Update the AtkObject:children-changed documentation, as this could be also used on ATK implementors.

Accessibility/Minutes/20130117 (last edited 2013-01-23 19:18:18 by JoanmarieDiggs)