heads up: BlueZ 5 has landed in rawhide

Kalev Lember kalevlember at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 11:02:04 UTC 2013

Hi all,

FESCo accepted BlueZ 5 for F20 at yesterday's meeting and I've gone
ahead and imported it in Rawhide.

Small status report where we currently stand:

bluez            - updated to 5.8

gnome-bluetooth  - updated to 3.9.3 that has BlueZ 5 support

gnome-user-share - won't get ported in time for F20

pulseaudio       - updated to a git snapshot with BlueZ 5 support.
                   Upstream is currently redoing the BlueZ 5 support,
                   so expect changes there before the PA 5.0 release.

NetworkManager   - currently not ported in Rawhide; the NM people
                   are working on this

KDE's BlueDevil  - Rex Dieter updated it to a git snapshot last night;
                   some functionality (file transfer) is currently
                   missing, some (pairing) is working. Upstream is
                   working on this.

blueman          - should get retired from rawhide, dead upstream and
                   not ported to BlueZ 5

panel applet:    - for MATE/XFCE/LXDE - Blueman is going away and
                   mate-bluetooth isn't receiving much love upstream.
                   The working plan is to resurrect the applet from
                   gnome-bluetooth in a separate module. raveit65
                   started the work on this, but could use some help


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