GSoC Idea: Create obex KIO plugin

Pali Rohár pali.rohar at
Sat Apr 2 13:35:24 BST 2011

2011/3/31 Thiago Macieira <thiago at>:
> On Thursday, 31 de March de 2011 08:57:42 Pali Rohár wrote:
>> Hello,
>> a lot of (Nokia) phones support obex protocol for file transport between
>> phone and PC. And a lot of Nokia S40 phones support only obex (but support
>> obex over usb, ir, bluetooth). For linux I only found application obexftp
>> which can be used to transfer files to/from phone. Obexftp are using
>> openobex library. My idea is to write new KIO slave plugin which will be
>> use opneobex library for listing directories, sending/receiving files
>> between phone and PC. Then all KDE apps supporting KIO (konqueror, dolphin,
>> open/save dialogs in Kate, ...) can browse phone file(s).
>> I think that KDE had/has obex kio plugin but only for bluetooth. My idea is
>> to support usb and ir too.
>> What are you say on my idea?
> So you're saying you want to take the existing kio_obex code and make it run
> on more media? I'd say it's a good idea.

Here is proposal:

Pali Rohár
pali.rohar at

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