Proposal about gnome-bluetooth

Corey Burger corey.burger at
Sun Feb 3 22:52:51 GMT 2008

On Sun, Feb 3, 2008 at 10:49 AM, Ricardo Pérez López <ricardo at>

> Hi, list:
> Bluetooth devices are very common among average computer users, so to
> ease the use of that devices in Ubuntu could be a Good Thing.
> I would like to propose the following points about gnome-bluetooth:
> 1. Promote gnome-bluetooth from universe to main.
> 2. Install it by default in any desktop installations, or maybe install
> it only if the installer detects Bluetooth hardware.
> 3. If the user installs a Bluetooth hardware (for example, the user
> plugs an USB Bluetooth adapter), the system must installs the
> gnome-bluetooth package automatically, if it's not already installed.
> (This point is done by Guadalinex [], a Spanish
> Ubuntu-derived distro.)
> 4. When the user activates the Bluetooth adapter, the gnome-obex-server
> application must be started automatically, in order to let the user to
> receive files via Bluetooth. (This point is done by Guadalinex, too.)

This needs to be done via HAL. I have no idea what the status of that work
is. I know both Matthew Garrett and Ross Burton worked on it in the past.

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