BlueZ 4.x for Intrepid

A. Walton awalton at
Sun Oct 5 01:05:31 BST 2008

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 9:50 AM, Oliver Grawert <ogra at> wrote:
> hi,
> On Do, 2008-10-02 at 01:24 -0500, Mario Limonciello wrote:
>> Hi Everyone:
>> Unfortunately rather late in the development cycle it was brought to my attention by Emmet and Onkar that some major regressions had developed for the BlueZ 3.x stack regarding input device pairing.
> i think thats a fairly massive understatement :) out of my four
> bluetooth devices exactly zero work with teh current bluetooth
> implementation ... beyond that teh current gnome-bluez stack tries to
> call nautilus for the obex protocol, but apparently gvfs didnt learn
> about that yet, which means you just end up with an error about it being
> not supported ...

Something's wrong here, as GVFS has had obex-ftp support since before
Hardy, and Bastien even updated it for Bluez 4.x (though I believe the
patch is currently in GVFS trunk and not in Ubuntu yet; don't take my
word on this one). Perhaps you should file a bug about what
specifically doesn't work?

> if we cant upgrade i'd actually propose  to drop
> bluetooth support altogether unless anyone speaks up for whom *anything*
> works ... since thats a massive regression in functionallity we really
> should see to get the 4.x stack in imho....
> ciao
>        oli
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