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[Bug 848969] New: KDE and Bluetooth (Additional notes for the Release Notes)
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  • Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2013 09:12:31 +0000
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Summary: KDE and Bluetooth (Additional notes for the Release
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 13.1
Version: RC 1
Platform: Other
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Critical
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Release Notes
AssignedTo: ke@xxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: tittiatcoke@xxxxxxxxx
QAContact: coolo@xxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML,
like Gecko) Chrome/32.0.1687.2 Safari/537.36 SUSE/32.0.1687.2

As discussed with Ludwig, please find below some additional text that should be
put in the Release notes for 13.1


In openSUSE 13.1, the Bluetooth stack is provided by Bluez 5 (a major,
backwards-incompatbile version), a necessary upgrade for GNOME desktop and some
other components of the base system. Unfortunately, the KDE workspace only
supports Bluez version 4 in its currently-released versions. In an effort to
prevent missing functionality, modifications to allow co-installation of Bluez
4 and 5 were attempted, but were unsuccesful.

At the same time, upstream developers started updating KDE's Bluetooth stack,
Bluedevil, to Bluez 5. Due to this work, a decision was made to move forward
with Bluez 5 support in the distribution, hoping that the port would be
finished by the time openSUSE 13.1 would be released.

As this did not happen in time (it is still a work in progress), there is no
Bluetooth support for the KDE workspace in the openSUSE 13.1 release.
Therefore, the openSUSE KDE community team took the conscious decision to ship
openSUSE 13.1 with an unofficial Bluedevil pacakge providing at least basic
functionality for users (such as device pairing, support for bluetooth mice).
As it is a work in progress, some features are known not to work, like file

For the moment, bugs should not be filed against Bluetooth support in KDE as
the Bluez 5 port of Bluedevil is still ongoing. Upstream has also mentioned
that no bug reports on Bluez 5 support will be accepted until the port is fully

We are closely tracking the progress of Bluedevil with regards to Bluez5
support and we will provide updates through the normal 13.1 update channel
based on the developments upstream.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

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