Avahi/Bonjour/Zeroconf support

As simple as the title suggests. Could come handy discovering other devices (ie printers) that support the protocol.

The device doesn’t need to advertise itself (unless the user want it that is)

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Maybe we should clear up the terminology slightly…
Zeroconf is the term for many technologies providing similar functionality.
“Avahi”/“Bonjour” is DNS-SD over mDNS to be concrete. I believe this to be the most useful one, but others would be very nice to have around too.
I believe this is what you are (primarily) asking for?

There are also others like SSDP, which is used for e.g. Philips Hue.
So… yeah, i appear to have implemented two varieties myself already. A well-abstracted API would have been much appreciated, and still would be a good upgrade.

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Yep. Pretty much.
I’ll have to remind here that when it was discussed in a community meeting Jolla devs weren’t in favor of a feature like that. But anyway. Maybe if many need the functionality they might change their mind.