[Kde-hardware-devel] bluetooth in kde

Nistor Andrei coder.tux at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 21:07:07 CEST 2009

I would also like to help but I'm not that familiar with kde code, so if
someone would take the time to mentor me and push me around I'm available.

On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 11:16 PM, Alex Fiestas <alex at eyeos.org> wrote:

> On Sunday 13 September 2009 17:18:09 Andrey Batyiev wrote:
> > Hello everyone
> >
> > I want to help in making bluetooth available under kde. I take a look
> over
> > kbluetooth4, than solid's bluetooth interface and found that interface is
> > incomplete and outdated. Is there anyone who works on it and who I can
> help
> > with it?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >    Andrey
> Hi Andrey! is so good to see that somebody else is taking care of bluetooth
> !
> I'm the current maintainer of solid/bluez and kbluetooth, I'm just starting
> with this job so is the perfect time to join! Since I'm the only one
> working
> on bluetooth, I did my own roadmap (discussed in kde-devel and irc), but of
> course if you join into the effort we can change it.
> Right now this is what we thought:
> KDE lacks any kind of bluetooth support, and it is extremely urgent to have
> something working and full featured as soon as possible, To fill this gap,
> the
> idea is improve kbluetooth: cleaning the current code, adding new features
> directly into it (like a2dp pairing, modems, etc) and get it into extragear
> or
> kde. Once we have this piece of software stable, we'll have to export the
> new
> features to solid/bluez backend (so we've to write the new features having
> it
> in mind), if we do this right, this should be almost a copy paste. (solid
> really rocks).
> I'm unsure about work on kio_slave, the people really cares about have a
> kio_salve for bluetooth, so maybe we've to give to it more priority.
> Highlight of the last movements:
> -kbluetooth4 has been renamed to "kbluetooth". All other names such "KDE
> bluetooth framework", "kde-bluetooth", "kbluetooth4", "kde-bluez" have been
> dropped.
> -A new version is about to be released, this version is quite important
> because makes the current kbluetooth fully usable and stable, so we'll
> start
> to have something a bit more "serious". The changelog is in the svn.
> -In my local repo (git), I have started to work on the 0.5 version, which
> is
> the one to be included in kde, so big code refactoring is happening there.
> http://techbase.kde.org/Kbluetooth
> --
> Alex Fiestas
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