FYI: F20 Feature: Migrate to Bluez5

Dan Williams dcbw at
Mon May 6 17:24:57 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-05-06 at 09:35 +0200, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> Heya,
> In Fedora 20, we'll be using BlueZ 5.x to manage Bluetooth devices.
> Bluez5 uses a D-Bus API that's not compatible with Bluez4[1] and as
> such, management applications and a number of libraries and daemons will
> need to be ported.
> For GNOME 3.10 (due September 2013), Gustavo Padovan and I are going to
> be porting gnome-bluetooth, NetworkManager and PulseAudio to BlueZ5.
> Packages for BlueZ5 will be available as soon as we figure out how to
> integrate a few downstream features that were in the Fedora packages.

Well fun...  poke me so we can discuss approaches before starting on the
NM parts; I hope we can actually collapse some of the abstractions in
NM's Bluez manager since the code is trying to be somewhat defensive.


> Bluez4 and Bluez5 are not parallel-installable, and incompatible, so
> other applications relying on Bluez4 will need to be ported by their
> respective maintainers.
> Cheers
> [1]:
> and

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