Chrom 56 and webbluetooth

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  • I recently updated Chrome from v 55 to 56
    Google Chrome 56.0.2924.76 (Offizieller Build) (64-Bit)
    Überarbeitung cc6576b53870d39ddafd3574d951ff36d5f7218e­-refs/branch-heads/2924@{#860}
    Betriebssystem Linux (OpenSuse 42.2)
    JavaScript V8 5.6.326.42

    and now I'm not anymore able to connect to the Puck.js
    And I can also niot find how to enable webbluetooth in the chrome://flags section

    Can someone confirm this behaviour? Or give instruction how to solve it.

  • I found a change in the experimental flag also on Windows where it still doesn't work. Maybe you have to enable it again?


  • This experimental flag is not anymore available.
    I switched to Chromium. In Chromium the flag can be activated and the Web-IDE works like it should.
    This version is now
    Chromium 55.0.2883.75 (Entwickler-Build) (64-Bit)
    Überarbeitung ea46662d4008c9fcfb8a3ee1933dd2f5e90a9c3b­
    Betriebssystem Linux
    JavaScript V8 5.5.372.29

  • From 56 it's no longer experimental -it's a default feature.

  • You're having problems using this on Linux? I've been using Chrome 56 on Linux for a while now without issues - however I'm pretty sure you need the experimental flag still needs enabling on Linux, just not on Mac or Android

    Info here:­art#linux

    It's still there, it just doesn't mention 'Web Bluetooth' any more - it's Experimental Web Platform Features

  • @Gordon is right.
    Web Bluetooth is supported by default (no flag) on Mac, Android and Chrome OS.
    On Linux, you need chrome://flags/#enable-experimental-web-­platform-features experimental flag for now.

  • Urgh. That's annoying. I did an update on Ubuntu and Web Bluetooth was no longer enabled.

  • Yes I've had that. Experimental Web Platform Features will likely fix it though - unless it's overwritten Bluez?

  • @Gordon I only had to re-enable that flag and it started working again.

  • Great - thanks for letting me know!

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Chrom 56 and webbluetooth

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