Bug 75191 - ACCESSIBILITY: remove deprecated atk_role_register
Summary: ACCESSIBILITY: remove deprecated atk_role_register
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: target:5.2.0
Depends on: 39944
Blocks: a11y-Linux
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Reported: 2014-02-19 09:01 UTC by Jacobo Aragunde Pérez
Modified: 2016-10-25 19:11 UTC (History)
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Description Jacobo Aragunde Pérez 2014-02-19 09:01:22 UTC
atk_role_register is deprecated [1]. Our code should be reviewed to check if LibO needs any roles that do not exist yet in ATK, and fill bugs to get them added in the specification. Finally, atk_role_register should be removed.

We need to be careful with roles that might not exist in older versions of ATK. We can still find old versions of ATK in some platforms supported by LibO, probably RHEL.

[1] https://developer.gnome.org/atk/unstable/AtkObject.html#atk-role-register
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-05-19 15:18:28 UTC
Requesting developer input on this one as I have no clue if (1) it's a valid request and (2) if the bug tracker is the appropriate place to list all the code that we should remove.
Comment 2 Jacobo Aragunde Pérez 2014-07-03 15:01:40 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Requesting developer input on this one as I have no clue if (1) it's a valid
> request

I think it is, as I was the one filing it :D . The goal of the bug was serving as a reminder of something that should be done at some point.

> (2) if the bug tracker is the appropriate place to list all the
> code that we should remove.

My opinion is that it's a valid place, but of course that's a matter of discussion.

In this particular case we are not talking about removing a lot of code, just doing some calls in a different way. I'll try to cook a patch to reduce unnecessary use of atk_role_register and I think we could close the bug.
Comment 3 Jacobo Aragunde Pérez 2014-07-03 15:12:13 UTC
I've just noticed that atk_role_register call was marked as deprecated on the commit 2e1177a1b602623d5f2703bdee558f83318928ac.
Comment 4 Jacobo Aragunde Pérez 2014-07-03 18:34:15 UTC
atk_role_register will not be necessary once every accessible role in LibreOffice matches a role in ATK. I've reviewed the list of missing roles and did an update on bug #39944.

Once that bug is closed, this one could be considered fixed too; atk_role_register would still be present in our code but only used when LO has to work with old-ish ATK versions.
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-07-03 18:59:33 UTC
Bug appears to be appropriately commented and triaged, so removing 'NeedAdvice' from the whiteboard.
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Comment 7 Jacobo Aragunde Pérez 2015-08-12 09:03:57 UTC
There have been no changes in ATK role mappings, so this bug is still valid.
Comment 8 Jacobo Aragunde Pérez 2015-08-12 09:05:03 UTC
Sorry for the noise, I forgot to add:

Build ID: 0f4b3cb7d3d68906de316a64dcec281da2a641bd
Comment 9 Commit Notification 2015-12-28 12:56:12 UTC
Jacobo Aragunde Pérez committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#75191: only call atk_register_role if strictly necessary

It will be available in 5.2.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
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Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.