Geoclue 2.0.0


Here is the first stable release of the re-write of geoclue.

Changes since 1.99.4:

- Generate docs for D-Bus interface. Online version:
- Fix build against Automake 1.13.
- Two minor fixes/cleanups.

All contributors to this release:

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: 4a82f184e55a163d86e0ad69bbe1bba9960bb5094220fe1f01350bceda8c67a1


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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