Bug#382771: [Pkg-bluetooth-maintainers] Bug#382771: bluez-utils: please define possible d-bus pin helpers

Filippo Giunchedi filippo at debian.org
Sun Aug 20 13:09:29 UTC 2006

On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 02:19:44PM +0200, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> That would mean that the bluez guys acutally documented those dbus messages 
> (did they? If yes, where?).
> And that the dbus documentation gets to a usuable state (just naming the 
> functions is not a documentation).

you might want to look at

> The situation is actually sad: bluetooth on the desktop was working fine and 
> nice and it all broke close to release (with no obvious gain).

I stand corrected, there's an updated pin helper in bluez cvs, it is for gnome
using dbus bindings and glib. I'll look into it.

> I propose a solution:
> Provide a wrapper that can call old pinhelpers and listens to dbus, like
>   "bluez-pinhelper-wrap /usr/lib/kdebluetooth/kbluepin"
> That would at least bring the previous situation back and provide backward 
> compatibility of some kind (the user would have to start the above command).
> If that was you intention with passkey-agent: there is no documenation on how 
> to actually use it (what is the agent-path? even looking at the source code, 
> I do not get what it shall do).

the point of add-passkey/register-passkeys is to provide basic functionality
without requiring X.
I actually like the wrapper idea but first let's see what the new gnome helper
can do.
Also, how much work is required in fixing the kde part?

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