Release of BlueZ 5.5

Again, mostly a bug fix release with fixes to SDP, AVRCP, NFC and name resolving during discovery. There are also some new features:

  • New passthrough operations for AVRCP
  • Auto-pairing (PIN lookup) support
  • Proper HID reconnection support

Besides these externally visible changes there was also a rather big refactoring patch-set that went in to establish a new “service” concept internally within bluetoothd and its plugins. This paves the way to have each remote service represented as a separate object through D-Bus, something which may already appear in the next BlueZ release.