Used in Linux systems, Blueman 1.02 is a management utility aimed at providing a graphical interface manager for the system. Blueman is used to manage a combination GTK and blue tooth related utilities running on the system. One of the main uses of Blueman is that of a management tool for GNOME users using bluez dbus backend.
Some of the features of Blueman 1.02 include:
. Unmatched easy to use interface with graphical instructions that reduce the level of complexity for novices.
. Ability to list all the visible devices as well as browse, send and receive files stored on these devices. Support is also provided to store favorite devices separately in addition to configuring them.
. Provision to manage and view all local and remote device information.
. Provision to support and manage pairing, also called Bonding, of devices for common applications. The numerous services can also be binded to dev/rfcomm ports, for example connection via gprs.
. Ability of hosts to connect to Personal Area Networks with the ability to connect to Blue tooth headsets and then be used as ALSA audio devices.
Some features provided in the newer versions include:
. Slightly improved Graphical User Interface including cool fading effects.
. Fixture of many bugs.
. Some utilities are backward compatible with the Bluetooth options.
. Removal of gconf dependency hence allowing normal plain files to be used along with the ability to send files using send to commands.
. GTK version 2.8 and higher.
. GNOME Bluetooth.
. GNOME â€“ vfs-obexftp.
. bluez-utils with version 3.9 and higher.