BlueZ was accepted to take part in GSoC 2012, if you don’t know what GSoC is, please go to its page and learn about.
We have already published our list of ideas, so if you are a student take a look there and check what might interest you. Then you can talk to one of our mentors to learn more about and work on a GSoC proposal.
You can get more information about BlueZ on GsoChere. Our contact info is on the same page.
We hope to have a great summer in this year’s Google Summer of Code.
The Linux 3.3 is out and it’s time to see what changed in the Bluetooth Subsystem, we had a quite big amount of changes this time, over 200 patches were merged during this release cycle.
The most noticiable change (in part due to the bugs it caused ;) was the move of the receive path handling from tasklets to workqueues. This was a long waited feature and will help a lot Bluetooth development from now and then.
In the L2CAP front Andrei Emeltchenko did a lot of clean up and added support for Extended Flow Specification(EFS) and Exteded Window Size(EWS). Johan Hedberg did a lot of Management changes, but biggest changes are landing in the 3.4 release when the Management Interface will be enabled by default.
Apart from that we have lots of LE changes, a new priority scheme inside HCI core, new socket option for L2CAP (BT_CHANNEL_POLICY). This list goes on, we had lots of changes. The shortlog can be seen with:
git shortlog -n v3.2..v3.3 — drivers/bluetooth/ net/bluetooth/ include/net/bluetooth/