[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Dropping bluez4
Stephen E. Baker
baker.stephen.e at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 12:23:16 EST 2013
On 2013-11-06 3:21 PM, Andreas Radke wrote:
> Am Sat, 12 Oct 2013 16:28:56 +0200 schrieb Tom Gundersen
> <teg at jklm.no>:
>> Hi guys,
>> Once pulseaudio and bluedevil moves out of [testing], the only
>> official package depending on bluez4 will be blueman.
>> As blueman was last released two years ago, and last upstream
>> activity was more than one year ago and that bluez4 is no longer
>> developed upstream at all, I suggest dropping both of them from
>> the repositories.
>> Any objections?
> Best would be to get bluez connecting to devices from console or/and
> to have a desktop independent frontend like this approach:
By this are you including the problem of bluez 5 not providing a way to
automatically connect to bluetooth input devices without Gnome or KDE.
That was something I ran into on my media center when I tried to
switch. The keyboard might not be available on boot.
There is a forum post about the issue here, with a couple workarounds
but none of them are ideal for the end user to be doing:
- Stephen E. Baker
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