Geoclue 1.99.4


Here is the another release of the re-write of geoclue. Changes since 1.99.3:

- Correct check for whether db needs update in geoip-update.
- Fix geoip-update by direct usage of libsoup for HTTP GET.
- Don't inhibit compiler warnings in build.
- Fix various potential crashers.
- Take 'DistanceThreshold' property into account.
- Watch for and signal out location changes.
- Add configure option to specify service user.
- Add documentation comments to D-Bus interface XML.
- Fix various compiler warnings.
- Switch to Fedora's geoip server until we've our server setup.
- Minor fixes to pkgconfig file.
- Setup a glib log domain.
- Some optimizations.
- More debug logging.

Dependency-related changes:

- Require libsoup-2.4

All contributors to this release:

Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
Dominique Leuenberger <dimstar opensuse org>
Kalev Lember <kalevlember gmail com>
Stefan Sauer <ensonic users sf net>
Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) <zeeshanak gnome org>

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: 63c44c4a43bf3ffa22a12c6e45eac06fb621df6e909d3212b0c59f42f13c3234


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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