[arch-dev-public] bluez status?

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 10:49:32 EST 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 8:44 AM, Thayer Williams <thayerw at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 1:04 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Jud wrote:
>>> It seems nobody loves bluez - can it please be demoted to the AUR so
>>> the community can revive it, thanks.
>>> Packages:
>>> bluez
>>> bluez-gnome
>>> obex-data-server
>>> openobex
>>> gnokii
>>> libbtctl
>>> Obsolete:
>>> bluez-libs
>>> bluez-utils
>> Well, it is not quite that simple.  From a simple scan the following
>> packages depend on bluez:
>> gvfs
>> kdebase-workshop
>> totem
>> totem-xine
>> From a look in the [community] repo, Giovanni (viodnull) maintains some
>> bluez related packages.  So, Giovanni, can you take this on?
> Ugh! Totem requires bluetooth stuff!? Since it seems this is a
> technology that virtually none of the developers (nor many of the
> users) seem to want or use, maybe we should consider compiling the
> above applications with BT support disabled.  I'm just spouting ideas
> here, I have no idea if the above actually can be compiled without
> support, but it seems a reasonable solution.  Then we could safely
> shift it back to the community/AUR for maintenance...

How about we try this first:
Would anyone mind if I posted a "job opening" for a bluez/bluetooth
maintainer to the main site news?

See if we can pull someone on board that has the desire to maintain
bluetooth related packages?

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