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Geoclue 1.99.3

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Here is the another release of the re-write of geoclue.


Changes since 1.99.2:


- All D-Bus prop names capitalized as per general conventions.

- Expose D-Bus specification XML file in pkg-config file.

- Fix some potential crashes in error handling code.

- Remove unused build-time yelp dependency.

- Correct the libsoup dependency in pkg-config (although it doesn't affect any

applications at the moment).

- Fix some compiler warnings.


All contributors to this release:


Evgeny Bobkin

Guillaume Desmottes

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: 1428b18975f39ddcd9a9f36ffb4a4a46a7e5ad709085dc4b4977ff4a2d39bda0





Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)

FSF member#5124



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