Re: Bug#528061: ITP: obexd -- OBEX client and server
Zitat von Filippo Giunchedi <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 09:15:19PM +0200, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> The obexd is an attempt to unify all current OBEX based servers for
No, it isn't. It's another implementation.
Implementation of OBEX client and server as a D-Bus service
> Linux and create a small, but powerful daemon.
> [taken from upstream http://www.bluez.org/obexd-01/]
> I'll package this under pkg-bluetooth
What is the difference to obex-data-server?
e.g. ods changed API between 0.3 and 0.4, bluez-gnome 1.8 supports
ods 0.3 and obexd AFAICT.
And upcoming kdebluetooth4 uses solid which require bluez 4.x and
(latest) obex-data-server (that's what I read about it).
Bluez-gnome 1.8 is "crippled" when not used with bluez 4.x.
I doubt obexd runs with anything but bluez 4.x.
And bluez 4.x is not in unstable, yet. Hmm.
Also the two use different dbus org.openobex APIs which I'm
currently not sure what is the recommended one, see
That one gives no answers. I'm lazy comparing both APIs but they use
the same dbus namespace and thus cannot run in parallel. Both
upstream, from obexd and from obex-data-server, should be contacted to
clarify that. The decision should not be forwarded to the users and
they simply won't know. And having kdebluetooth4 using ods while
bluez-gnome uses obexd only makes it worse.
If they use the same dbus API, they should share the same virtual
package and the decriptions for both should state the OBEX profiles
that they support (for obexd this is OPP and FBS). Both are in active
Please also take into account that bluetooth is not only used with
bluetooth transport but also with IrDA, USB, TCP and possibly serial
cables. Obexd only supports bluetooth, AFAIK. obex-data-server also
supports USB, AFAIK.
I would like to avoid the same mess as we had with bluez 2.x -> 3.x
transition where there were no usuable frontends until much later. So
the whole thing should be polished including packaging of kdebluetooth4.