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LinuxDevices.com: Axis releases Bluetooth for mobile & embedded Linux

Mar 03, 2000, 17:48 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to LinuxDevices.com for this link. ]

"Axis has developed a Bluetooth driver for Linux that can be used both in our eLinux environment as well as on an ordinary Linux PC. The code is developed for a Linux 2.0.33 kernel, but should not prove difficult to fit in the latest kernels. It is still under development though so don't expect fully functional software -- especially the integration of the stack within the kernel is fluctuating. Still we know that it works with at least the LAN profile of Bluetooth (PPP over RFCOMM) and provides a simple form of Service Discovery. The source code to Axis' Bluetooth driver is available in the download section on the Axis Developer's website, at developer.axis.com, both in the stand-alone Bluetooth file and the elinux kernel release. All code is released under the GPL (Gnu Public License)."

"It is our hope that this will be helpful for anyone else considering developing with embedded or mobile Linux using Bluetooth. We will see a massive amount of Bluetooth-enabled devices come out during the year, and this enables Linux to communicate with them. If you are interested in helping, or just want to get the latest buzz, please join the developer mailing-list..."

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