Release of bluez-4.93

This release fixes two minor bugs and also re-introduces the hid2hci utility with udev integration. The tool has been move from the udev package back to BlueZ.


Google Summer of Code 2011 students announced

Last Monday Google announced the students accepted to take part in 2011 edition of Google Summer of Code. BlueZ this time got four slots. Our projects, and students, for this year are:

Improve EDS backend of Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP)
Student: Bartosz Szatkowski
Mentor: Claudio Takahasi

Nintendo Wii Remote Device Driver
Student: David Herrmann
Mentor: Gustavo Padovan

Implementing the Basic Imaging Profile(BIP)
Student: Jakub Adamek
Mentor: Vinicius Gomes

Implement the Video Distribution Profile(VDP)
Student: Prasad Bhat
Mentor: Luiz Augusto von Dentz

Besides the mentors, Johan Hedberg and Marcel Holtmann along with whole community will also support the students helping them with doubts and technical decisions. We expect to have a very productive summer, happy hacking to all students. ;)

Release of bluez-4.92

This release fixes multiple bugs within the A2DP and SCO handling. It also updates the support for primary services via attribute profile.


Release of bluez-4.91

This release fixes multiple bugs within the A2DP and HDP support.


Google Summer of Code: List of Ideas for BlueZ

As many of you may already know Google announced the accepted organizations for Google Summer of Code and BlueZ[0] was accepted again! If you a student and know nothing about it go to the Google Summer of Code page[1] and learn about it.

We are already accepting projects proposal, check our ideas list[2] or propose some new good idea you want to implement in BlueZ. Discuss them with the BlueZ mentors and submit your project proposal. Our freenode irc channel for GSoC is #bluez-gsoc.

We will be very glad to accept the best students proposals to take part of GSoC 2011 with BlueZ.


Release of bluez-4.90

This release fixes multiple small bugs and extends the support for GATT profile.


Bluetooth changes for 2.6.38

2.6.38 was a quiet release cycle for the Bluetooth subsystem, the biggest changes came from Johan Hedberg for the HCI management Interface, a under development code. Besides that we added support for two Atheros devices (AR9285 and AR5BBU12). Fixed a regression with the USB autosuspend and lot of other fixes and clean ups.

On the other hand 2.6.39 is being a very busy release cycle, stay tuned to see all the new stuff we will add to the Linux Bluetooth stack.

Release of bluez-4.89

This is another bug fix release to deal with additional fixes from the Blueooth UnPlugFest in Las Vegas.