Release of bluez-4.8

The pairing fixes from the previous release caused two regressions that made bluetoothd crashes. This release fixes both of them.

bluez-4.8.tar.gz

It also re-enables the HAL plugin by talking directly to the HAL service. The requirement for libhal is now obsolete.

The hciconfig and hcitool low-level commands have been fixed to show all extended features pages. This is important since the page 1 indicates the host stack support for Simple Pairing.

Release of bluez-gnome-1.5

Add support for integration with GIO and fix left-overs from usage of BlueZ 3.x interface migration.

bluez-gnome-1.5.tar.gz

Bluetooth 2.1 dongles

At the BlueZ developer meeting in Portland a few days ago, Claudio handed me another Broadcom dongle that needed some quirks to make it work. To my surprise I discovered that this is a Bluetooth 2.1 capable dongle. This was the first Bluetooth 2.1 capable dongle that I have seen that you can officially buy. Previously I was using CSR BlueCore4-External based dongles and flashed new firmware into it.

It is a Targus ACB10US. They are really nice since they are tiny. The box and their website still says it is only Bluetooth 2.0, but it seems they ran out of these chips and started putting 2.1 chips into it.

Claudio bought his one at Office Depot in Portland downtown, but they ran out of stock. Today they got a new shipment and just bought all of them. Now they are out of stock again :)

Also the Belkin F8T016 dongles have been reported as containing a Bluetooth 2.1 chip.

Release of bluez-4.7

This release fixes a lot of bugs in the pairing and also removes a lot of left-over code from the 3.x series.

bluez-4.7.tar.gz

Suspend support for USB driver

This patchset adds suspend and resume support to the USB driver. It also fixes a compiler warning and the link policy regression.

patch-2.6.26-mh5.gz

Release of obexd-0.4

This release fixes a receiving issue and adds the first steps for a plugin based infrastructure.

obexd-0.4.tar.gz

Release of bluez-4.6

This release adds support for proper authentication and encryption of HID capable input devices. It should also add a smooth upgrade path of configured input devices from BlueZ 3.x to the 4.x series.

bluez-4.6.tar.gz

Release of bluez-gnome-1.4

This release adds the missing browse menu item and fixes some issues with the device discovery. The wizard now has Simple Pairing support and should work better with headphones, keyboards and mice.

bluez-gnome-1.4.tar.gz