Bug#897633: ITP: bolt -- system daemon to manage thunderbolt 3 devices
- Date: Thu, 3 May 2018 13:19:21 -0400
- From: Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Bug#897633: ITP: bolt -- system daemon to manage thunderbolt 3 devices
Package Name: bolt
Upstream Authors: Christian Kellner, Red Hat
License : LGPL-2.1+
Programming Lang: C
Description: system daemon to manage thunderbolt 3 devices
Thunderbolt 3 features different security modes that require
devices to be authorized before they can be used. The D-Bus API can be
used to list devices, enroll them (authorize and store them in the
local database) and forget them again (remove previously enrolled
devices). It also emits signals if new devices are connected (or
removed). During enrollment devices can be set to be automatically
authorized as soon as they are connected. A command line tool, called
boltctl, can be used to control the daemon and perform all the above
Required for GNOME integration with Thunderbolt. Initial GNOME Shell
support is in GNOME 3.28 (in Buster). The GNOME Settings
(gnome-control-center) integration will be in GNOME 3.30 which is
scheduled for release in September.
Not many people have Thunderbolt 3 devices yet, so if you do, please
let us know how well this feature works.
Initial packaging was done by Sebastien Bacher in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
I intend to help maintain this package under the Debian freedesktop.org team.
Packaging is at