Saturday, December 10, 2005

Bluetooth Progress (cont.)

The server/client using OBEX is running well now with the JavaWirelessToolkit 2.1. The obex implementation of JWT is actually a simulation for Bluetooth, it is not the 'real' bluetooth but we at least have the picture that it would work.
Zach Shubert was very helpful with installing Bluez to some of the CS Machine which we worked on. However at this point we still couldn't get access to the Bluetooth stack (which we think may be caused by some restriction of the Kernel). Zach is not reachable over the weekend so we hope to continue the work as soon as he can help us figure out the problem.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Bluetooth Progress

We have been trying to contact Vesko to access the code for Bluetooth with no hope. However, we have made quite a progress.
What we found out:
- An implementation of JSR82 for linux. It is called avetanaBluetooth and it's at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=113785&package_id=123133&release_id=365483
This implementation of the JSR82 supports javax.bluetooth and javax.obex, which is good to use for our application, and the best thing about it is that it's FREE!
- We developed a server-client application using Java for transfering data via bluetooth on the Linux environment. The server application is running well, but the client is not because the machines of the CS lab does not have Bluez, a package for bluetooth.
- We are working with Zach Schubert to resolve this issue. Hopefully we will have an API for transfering files/data via bluetooth on Linux Machines in a few days.