Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1001338
Migrate to Bluez 5
Last modified: 2014-01-26 17:05:38 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #998563 +++
This is a tracking bug for Change: Migrate to Bluez 5
For more details, see: http://fedoraproject.org//wiki/Changes/Bluez5
BlueZ is the Linux Bluetooth stack for managing wireless Bluetooth devices. In Fedora 20, we are going to switch from BlueZ version 4 to version 5.
Discussion at https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2013-August/001227.html
Please create entries for this Change in the Release Notes.
draft content at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Documentation_Networking_Beat
There is at least one regression as a result of this change -- bluetooth audio devices can no longer be used in "headset" (HSP) mode -- see bug #1045548.
This regression is documented in the draft release notes for Pulseaudio 5.0, which say (in "Notes for packagers"):
> PulseAudio now supports BlueZ 5, but only the A2DP profile. BlueZ 4 is still the only way to make HSP/HFP work.
This notice should, I think, be in the F20 release notes to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Carl, it is unfortunate that we (I) missed this when composing the release notes. I think the way forward is working to get the functionality added; for future releases, your help in creating the release notes *before* release would be welcome.