Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bluedevil 2.1.1 released

I am happy to announce a new Bluedevil release.

This is mainly a bugfix release with two minor new features. The first one is a new page in a pairing wizard. Instead of closing the wizard when it finishes, a success page is now shown to the user to indicate device setup was completed.
The other addition is a new warning message in KCM. Instead of "No Bluetooth adapters have been found." you will now see "Your Bluetooth adapter is powered off." when you actually have a Bluetooth adapter, but it is powered off.

This is also a last release of kdelibs4 Bluedevil.

What's next?
Bluedevil is now released as part of Plasma 5.
If everything goes by the plan, there will be bigger changes for Plasma 5.3 release. Bluedevil will use a new BluezQt library instead of libbluedevil. As BluezQt offers a QML API, I have also been working on a new Bluetooth plasmoid. The plasmoid's code is based on a network management plasmoid. It will probably need some new icons, but otherwise I think it looks quite good.

Here are some screenshots:

Expanded device details with action buttons
Connected devices are displayed in own section

Bugs fixed in 2.1.1:
  • don't try to infinitely kill monolithic when it fails #343682
  • fix directly opening files from obexftp (eg. images in gwenview)
  • fix one crash in kded module #342581
  • fix obexftp browse files on old S60 devices #342259

bluedevil: bluedevil-2.1.1.tar.xz