Author Topic: Can someone explain the role of Blue Soleil?  (Read 5767 times)

Offline forestial

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on: February 19, 2008, 10:22:10 PM
The forum seems divided among people who:
1) Can get the applications to run only with standard Windows BT drivers
2) Can get the applications to run only with Blue Soleil
3) Can't get the applications to run either way.

I think that those in group 2) are only having success with Blue Soleil version 5.x.  Also many in group 3) seem to have a low opinion of Blue Soleil (won't install, won't run, crashes, etc. etc.)

So can someone explain what Blue Soleil is for?  Is it a replacement driver that allows one to avoid the Windows driver?  I have looked at the web site and it doesn't mention the word 'driver' - describes it as a "set of Bluetooth Application Profiles" whatever that might be and talks a lot about a graphical app that shows all your BT devices.

(When the IVT web page about Blue Soleil includes statements like "A dark blue space-like background creates a sense of depth and intrigue", I am NOT inclined to see it as a serious solution to anything.  Maybe I am missing something...)

Offline atomriot

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Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 11:19:56 PM
The only real use of blue soliel i see is to make it easier to use bluetooth. but it also seems to add some functionality.

not using it means you have to do things a little differently but it still obviously runs without it.

If you can make something work by creating it yourself, i do not see the need in paying money to do the same thing, unless you are really proud of the project asking for money, in this case, i can run with everything windows brings to the table so i cannot justify paying for a software to take a step or two out of an already child doable process.

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