At the end of October I’ve been to Prague, Czech Republic to take part in this year Bluetooth Summit to discuss the issues and the future developments of the BlueZ Project. It was the biggest BlueZ meeting we ever had, in total there was 21 people attending our summit.
The discussions were dominated by the next steps in the Low Energy, Bluetooth 3.0 + High Speed and BlueZ 5.0 (our next major release). On the LE energy side the discussion were in all parts of its stacks, there are pending patches for the interleaved discovery, Management commands for LE, RSSI and Tx power handling. and the development on GATT was one of the most discussed things.
On the BlueZ 5.0 side we are going to drop a lot of old stuff like pand and dund daemons, IPC mechanism for audio as well some of our DBus API we already marked as deprecated. In the management API side the idea is to finish it as soon as possible and enable it by default in the kernel, then some day in the future we can get rid of hciops and raw access to HCI sockets in bluetoothd.
My summit tasks are finish the L2CAP separation in sock and core parts and move the Bluetooth subsystem to use workqueues instead of tasklets. ;-)
On Wednesday both LinuxCon Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe started. It was certainly a good idea to put both conferences together in the same place at the same time, I had the opportunity to meet people and see talks from both conferences. Some of the talks I took part were “Demystifying HTML5″ by Sulamita Garcia & Gustavo Barbieri, “The Linux NFC Subsystem” by Lauro Ramos Venancio & Samuel Ortiz. “systemd Administration in the Enterprise” by Lennart Poettering & Kay Sievers. “Linux for In-Car Infotainment” by Matt Jones.
Finally, I would like to thank ProFUSION to sponsor my travel to Prague.