Bluetooth file transfer; is it possible ?
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    Desktop-Dynamite
    Posts: 12 from 2015/10/5
    From: Malta
    Hello again,

    I have the A1134 iBook G4, which according to the specs here: https://everymac.com/systems/apple/ibook/specs/ibook_g4_1.42_14.html it should have a built-in bluetooth.

    Now is it possible to do file transfers and use bluetooth on MorphOS ?

    I cannot see any bluetooth related setting, nor icons.

    If yes, is there a guide which allows me to make use of bluetooth ?


    TIA
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    Cego
    Posts: 572 from 2006/5/28
    From: Germany
    there is no bluetooth support in MorphOS and there will never be.
    Powerbook G4@1,67GHz, 2GB DDR2 Ram, Radeon 9700, 60GB SSD, MorphOS 3.7
    PowerMac Dual G5 @2.3GHz, 4GB DDR Ram, Radeon 9600XT, 2x250GB HD, MorphOS 3.7, MacOS X Leopard 10.5.8
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  • Leo
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    Leo
    Posts: 392 from 2003/8/18
    Quote:


    there is no bluetooth support in MorphOS and there will never be.


    Never ? Why ?
    Nothing hurts a project more than developers not taking the time to let their community know what is going on.
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    Cego
    Posts: 572 from 2006/5/28
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    costs something like 10000 $ a year or so
    Powerbook G4@1,67GHz, 2GB DDR2 Ram, Radeon 9700, 60GB SSD, MorphOS 3.7
    PowerMac Dual G5 @2.3GHz, 4GB DDR Ram, Radeon 9600XT, 2x250GB HD, MorphOS 3.7, MacOS X Leopard 10.5.8
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    amyren
    Posts: 188 from 2010/5/15
    From: Norway
    Is that bluetooth licence fee required for free software as well?

    If yes, with all those free linux distros out there, who pays for those fees?

    If no, would it be possible to release the bluetooth drivers as a third party freeware addon?

    [ Edited by amyren 21.12.2017 - 11:37 ]
  • »21.12.17 - 11:36
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    jacadcaps
    Posts: 1571 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    Quote:

    amyren wrote:
    If yes, with all those free linux distros out there, who pays for those fees?



    The companies that sell/sold BT equipped Linux hardware did pay for the license afair.
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    eliot
    Posts: 471 from 2004/4/15
    Quote:

    jacadcaps wrote:
    Quote:

    amyren wrote:
    If yes, with all those free linux distros out there, who pays for those fees?



    The companies that sell/sold BT equipped Linux hardware did pay for the license afair.


    So it should be no problem for Mos to support bt.
    The hardware manufacturer already payed the the licence fees and Mos just supports the
    build in hardware.
    regards
    eliot
  • »21.12.17 - 13:36
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    jacadcaps
    Posts: 1571 from 2003/3/5
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    Well, does the Powerbook's BT work on Linux?
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    amyren
    Posts: 188 from 2010/5/15
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    Linux was only mentioned as a comment to the argument that BT never could happen on MorphOS due to the expensive yearly cost.
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    takemehomegrandma
    Posts: 2485 from 2003/2/24
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth_stack

    http://www.bluez.org/about/

    https://www.bluetooth.com/membership-working-groups/membership-benefits
    MorphOS is Amiga done right! :-)
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  • »21.12.17 - 19:48
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  • Leo
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    I thought you needed a licence to create and sell a bluetooth device: I cannot find anything about writing your own bluetooth stack.
    Nothing hurts a project more than developers not taking the time to let their community know what is going on.
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