GSoC Idea: Create obex KIO plugin

Pali Rohár pali.rohar at
Thu Mar 31 12:28:43 BST 2011

2011/3/31 Pali Rohár <pali.rohar at>:
> On Št 31. marec 2011, 09:25:33 CEST, Thiago Macieira <thiago at> wrote:
>>  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.
> Existing code may be only inspiration for me, I would like to use openobex
> library (it support usb, ir and bluetooth). I think that using one library
> for all is better then more libraries.
> --
> Pali Rohár
> pali.rohar at

I sent my other GSoC idea about Kopete, but there was problem to find
Kopete mentor. So you said that KIO obex plugin is good idea, but is
for this idea mentor?

Pali Rohár
pali.rohar at

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