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Support for Widcomm bluetooth stack #2418

nvaccessAuto opened this Issue Jun 8, 2012 · 10 comments


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Reported by jteh on 2012-06-08 08:02
When enumerating com ports (e.g. in braille display drivers), our hwPortUtils module can retrieve the names of any bluetooth devices it encounters if the system is using the Microsoft bluetooth stack. This needs to be supported for the Windcom/Broadcom bluetooth stack as well.

Unfortunately, I have no idea how to do this at present.

Comment 1 by jteh on 2012-06-08 08:04
From what I've read, this stack is only used in Windows XP; i.e. these devices use the Microsoft stack in later versions of Windows.

Comment 2 by Brendon22 on 2012-06-08 08:23
No, that's not right! When I brought one from the shop. The Documentation that came with the Bluetooth Device. Stated that you have to use there program or the device will not work as it should.

Comment 3 by jteh on 2012-06-08 09:28
I can't find any definite references, but this thread says:

On Windows 7 Widcomm/Broadcom no longer ship a full stack instead they have a profile pack which extends the functionality of the Microsoft stack. Therefore when working with your own profiles you use the standard Microsoft APIs.

I think I've seen this said elsewhere too.

Comment 4 by Brendon22 on 2012-06-08 10:31
Yes, I think that's wright, when you get your Bluetooth USB, you get a CD with program drivers on it.

Comment 5 by jteh on 2013-11-28 02:54
Milestone changed from None to next

Comment 6 by jteh on 2013-11-28 03:47
Err, it's spelt Widcomm, not Windcom. Oops.
Changed title from "Support for Windcom bluetooth stack" to "Support for Widcomm bluetooth stack"

Comment 8 by James Teh <jamie@... on 2013-11-28 04:57
In [9a73c24]:

Support for braille displays connected via Bluetooth on a computer running the Widcomm Bluetooth Software.

Re #2418.

Comment 9 by James Teh <jamie@... on 2013-11-28 05:02
In [69cccb2]:

Merge branch 't2418' into next

Incubates #2418.

Added labels: incubating

Comment 10 by James Teh <jamie@... on 2013-12-16 06:43
In [60f42b5]:

Support for braille displays connected via Bluetooth on a computer running the Widcomm Bluetooth Software.

Fixes #2418.

Removed labels: incubating
State: closed

Comment 11 by jteh on 2013-12-16 06:45
Milestone changed from next to 2014.1

@nvaccessAuto nvaccessAuto added this to the 2014.1 milestone Nov 10, 2015

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