[GSOC-UDPATE](17.08) Impress Remote
michael.meeks at suse.com
Mon Aug 20 04:30:57 PDT 2012
On Fri, 2012-08-17 at 21:33 +0200, Andrzej J. R. Hunt wrote:
> I finally managed to get dbus control of bluetooth working today, and
> started working on the actual communication
> One issue is powering up bluetooth on Android: documentation insists
> that you ask the user to switch on bluetooth: one option is to add an
> item "Search for Bluetooth" devices on the selection screen which does
> this, or alternatively to just ask the user every single time the app
> is started.
I -imagine- that UX wise, enabling bluetooth during a pairing flow, and
disabling it again if we don't connect is perhaps the best plan from a
UX & battery perspective ?
> On a related note, I assume it's worth adding an "Add computer
> manually" item to the same screen for cases where server discovery
> doesn't work (e.g. if the router doesn't pass on multicast packets).
Yep - I guess so; "type your IP address here" or whatever ?
> If it's ok with everyone I'm going to include cleaned bluetooth
> headers, from android, in the source tree to avoid the need for
> installing a library which isn't actually linked or used. (Headers
Makes perfect sense; it'd be good to ensure that these are in a
top-level directory, with a link to where they came from (as below).
> Assuming tests on my home network go fine I should publish a first apk
> this coming Monday, when I'll do the last bits of transitioning to
Perhaps the best thing to do is to get a 'make' in android/ to compile
the .apk inside our build tree, and work with Tor to get them building &
up-loading automatically from the new Android tinderboxen :-)
Nice work though,
michael.meeks at suse.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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