RFC - Downgrade BlueZ to v4.101 in Fedora 20

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Mon Jan 27 19:04:31 UTC 2014

On Sat, 2014-01-25 at 17:24 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> >  From the BlueZ 5.0 release notes:
> > 
> > "Remove internal support for telephony (HFP and HSP) profiles. They
> > should be implemented using the new Profile interface preferably by the
> > telephony subsystem of choice (e.g. oFono which already supports this)"
> > 
> > For Fedora this means PulseAudio.
> This is a recurring problem in Fedora: Developers of software X think that 
> feature Z is better done in software Y and happily remove Z from X, often 
> without even talking to the developers of Y, and always without waiting for 
> Y to actually implement the feature. In some cases, it is not even clear 
> whether Z can be implemented properly (i.e., to the extent it was in X) in 
> Y, I don't know whether that's the case here or whether it's just a matter 
> of time.
> Features MUST NOT get removed without a working replacement!

Unfortunately, it's upstream Bluez that removed/changed these features
for version 5.  And the upstream Bluez developers stopped working on
Bluez4 in mid-2012.  So staying with Bluez4 would have meant using a
very, very out-of-date Bluez that Fedora developers would have to
maintain, since upstream clearly wasn't interested.


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