Monthly Archives: June 2007

gnome-vfs-obexftp 0.4

It hasn’t been long since the last gnome-vfs-obexftp release, but I thought it’d be good to get these fixes out before undertaking more invasive development. The new version is available from: The highlights of this release are: If the phone does not provide free space values in the OBEX capability object, do not report […]

Investigating OBEX over USB

I’ve had a number of requests for USB support in gnome-vfs-obexftp. At first I didn’t have much luck talking to my phone via USB. Running the obex_test utility from OpenOBEX gave the following results: $ obex_test -u Using USB transport, querying available interfaces Interface 0: (null) Interface 1: (null) Interface 2: (null) Use ‘obex_test -u […]

TXT records in mDNS

Havoc: for a lot of services advertised via mDNS, the client doesn’t have the option of ignoring TXT records if it wants to behave correctly. For example, the Bonjour Printing Specification puts the underlying print queue name in a TXT record (as multiple printers might be advertised by a single print server). While it says […]

gnome-vfs-obexftp 0.3

I’ve just released a new version of gnome-vfs-obexftp, which includes the features discussed previously. It can be downloaded from: The highlights of the release include: Sync osso-gwobex and osso-gnome-vfs-extras changes from Maemo Subversion. Instead of asking hcid to set up the RFCOMM device for communication, use an RFCOMM socket directly. This is both faster […]

New stuff in gnome-vfs-obexftp

Recently, Bastien has been doing a bit of hacking on gnome-vfs-obexftp. The changes remove the use of the org.bluez.RFCOMM interface to hcid, instead doing SDP and createing RFCOMM sockets directly. This removes the need to run hcid with its experimental interfaces enabled. This is also good because the org.bluez.RFCOMM interface has been removed in newer […]