Re: Status of bluetooth in Gnome3

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On Tue, 2011-02-01 at 07:40 +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
> What's the current status of Bluetooth in Gnome3
> 
> I performed Gnome 3 show and tell last Saturday and after finally 
> managing to pair the device Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless bluetooth 
> Keyboard the keyboard did not work.
> 
> It took 3 tries since the time I had to enter all those numbers and the 
> time the pairing timed out seem to be a bit short.

It's usually the remote device that times out.

> Now I'm not sure what policy you guys have for Bluetooth devices but I 
> hope that you dont expect that users can enter "code" on all of them for 
> example I have a Bluetooth GPS module that when pairing uses the default 
> 0000 or 01234 ( I cant recall at the moment but it's one of those common 
> defaults ) so I would have no way on the device to entered some kind of 
> number to pair it together with the laptop.

"PIN options..." button in the device search page. And despite it being
pretty prominent in the interface, people still don't see it. I'm
guessing that that calls for the changes in:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=597572

> We might want to add few bluetooth testcases to our test days to cover a 
> bit bluetooth devices ( pairing and using phones keyboard mice etc ).
> 
> JBG


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