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Bug 649471 - Study if AtkSocket/AtkPlug should be interfaces
Study if AtkSocket/AtkPlug should be interfaces
Product: atk
Classification: Platform
Component: atk
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: ATK maintainer(s)
ATK maintainer(s)
Depends on:
Blocks: 638537
Reported: 2011-05-05 16:00 UTC by Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias (IRC: infapi00)
Modified: 2021-06-10 11:27 UTC
See Also:
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Description Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias (IRC: infapi00) 2011-05-05 16:00:25 UTC
Right now AtkSocket and AtkPlug are direct AtkObject subclasses.

But it would be good to debate if it has more sense to have them as interfaces.

A practical example:

These days, Mario was creating a basic C example for atksocket/atkplug (souce here [1]).

He needed to redefine the factory for a custom Gtk widget, in order to provide the implementations of AtkSocket/AtkPlug to the accessible hierarchy.

But, as AtkSocket/AtkPlug are AtkObject subclasses, this new object can't be a GtkAccessible subclass. That means that most of the accessible hierarchy would be GtkAccessible subclases, but in the "bridge" part, it wouldn't.

This is not a really big issue, as it is working fine, but means that some of the common things implemented on GtkAccessible (base object management) would be required to be re-implemented on this custom accessible object.

This also applies to AtkGObjectAccessible (ie: used at clutter).

Comment 1 André Klapper 2011-06-23 22:06:53 UTC
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Comment 2 André Klapper 2021-06-10 11:27:54 UTC
GNOME is going to shut down in favor of
As part of that, we are mass-closing older open tickets in
which have not seen updates for a longer time (resources are unfortunately
quite limited so not every ticket can get handled).

If you can still reproduce the situation described in this ticket in a recent
and supported software version of atk, then please follow
and create a ticket at

Thank you for your understanding and your help.