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Geoclue 1.99.2

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Here is the another release of the re-write of geoclue. Changes since 1.99.1:


- Drop client-side library.

- Add COPYING file.

- Install geoip-lookup with make install. This makes life easier for binary

distributions that can then ship geoip-lookup in a package.

- Distribute server documentation.

- Distribute & install interface XML file.

- Add/update forgotten copyright headers.


All contributors to this release:


Kalev Lember

Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)



Geoclue is a D-Bus service that provides location information. The

primary goal of the Geoclue project is to make creating location-aware

applications as simple as possible, while the secondary goal is to

ensure that no application can access location information without

explicit permission from user.


Geoclue is Free Software, licensed under GNU GPLv2+. It is developed for Linux.


The aim of project is to utilize all possible sources of geolocation

to best find user's location:


* WiFi-based geolocation (accuracy: in meters)

* GPS(A) receivers (accuracy: in centimeters)

* 3G modems (accuracy: in kilometers, unless modem has GPS)

* GeoIP (accuracy: city-level)

* Geoclue can currently only do GeoIP and hence accuracy of

geolocation is city-level at best. However, there are plans to add

support for other sources mentioned above.


Geoclue used to also do (reverse-)geocoding but that functionality has

been dropped in favor of geocode-glib library.


However project is in the early stages of development and hence

lacking essential features. Currently it can only determine your

location based on your IP (i-e city-level accuracy) and does not have

any permission control.


Release tarball:


sha256sum: bbde33254bf35a13b1982f5357a0df61e73111aba8e0d799e17e2a9108754390





Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)

FSF member#5124



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