Howdy, developers and engineers! Last year, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) released two developer study guides, Deploying BlueZ v5.50 on Raspberry Pi, Part 1 – Deploying and Deploying BlueZ v5.50 on Raspberry Pi 3, Part 2 — Provisioning, that explained how to deploy BlueZ on Raspberry Pi boards and make them work as a Bluetooth mesh provisioner.
Recently, we released a new version, v1.4, that includes the following features:
- We combined the two developer study guides mentioned above, deploying and provisioning, into one developer study guide. All the updates we added can now be found in this single guide
- Besides meshctl, a newly added tool, mesh-cfglicnet, allows you to create mesh networks operating over the advertising provisioning bearer and PB-ADV. This is a big step forward for Linux platforms running Bluetooth® technology
- To support the advertising bearer, we updated the section of Rebuilding the Kernel for BlueZ
- We also recorded a step-by-step video to guide you through using the updated developer study guide