Tuesday 22 January 2008

2 down, 3 to go

gnome-obex-send is dead, long live bluetooth-sendto.

Tadas' Google Summer Of Code, mentored by Marcel Holtmann, got us a D-Bus service that does ObexPush and ObexFTP server and client. Last week, I cleaned up Tadas' patch, and sent a big patch to allow bluetooth-sendto feature-parity with the old gnome-obex-send.

nautilus-sendto already got tweaked to use the new program when sending over Bluetooth, and all that code lies in bluez-gnome in rawhide.

This morning, I added ObexFTP support to gnome-user-share. It seems like the right place to allow people to share pictures or music. Already in the newly released gnome-user-share 0.20 and in rawhide.

Next jobs on the line are getting rid of gnome-obex-server, finishing the widgets in bluez-gnome, and porting gnome-vfs-obexftp to gio (although that will probably mean a rewrite using obex-data-server again).

Wednesday 9 January 2008

Some work updates

Got back to work on Monday, and got a few things done.

I uploaded the videos Thos made available back in December. They're all easily findable.

In December as well, we (Red Hat) provided Matt Davey with a Bluetooth-enabled Palm. And he committed the patches to gnome-pilot SVN trunk a few days later, getting Bluetooth sync support to the Palm (with a UI, I wrote the pilot-sync code ;). Yay!

Instructions for Fedora here.