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    Remove ATK · c63087a5
    Emmanuele Bassi authored
    To build a better world sometimes means having to tear the old one down.
            -- Alexander Pierce, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
    
    ATK served us well for nearly 20 years, but the world has changed, and
    GTK has changed with it. Now ATK is mostly a hindrance towards improving
    the accessibility stack:
    
     - it maps to a very specific implementation, AT-SPI, which is Linux and
       Unix specific
     - it requires implementing the same functionality in three different
       layers of the stack: AT-SPI, ATK, and GTK
     - only GTK uses it; every other Linux and Unix toolkit and application
       talks to AT-SPI directly, including assistive technologies
    
    Sadly, we cannot incrementally port GTK to a new accessibility stack;
    since ATK insulates us entirely from the underlying implementation, we
    cannot replace it piecemeal. Instead, we're going to remove everything
    and then incrementally build on a clean slate:
    
     - add an "accessible" interface, implemented by GTK objects directly,
       which describe the acces...
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