Geoclue 2.4.2


Here is another release of Geoclue. Changes since 2.4.1:

- Reliable desktop ID detection for xdg-app. This together with latest
  gnome-shell and gnome-control-center, allows for per-application
  geolocation access controls.
- Don't require xdg-app applications to pass a valid desktop ID since Geoclue
  can automatically detect it.
- Don't allow xdg-app application to become user-authorization agents.
- Correct introspection namespace version for libgeoclue.
- Option to disable the backend build.
- Demo: Provide reason to access location data.
- Demo agent:
  - Critical log message on failing to show notification.
  - If app provides a reason string in it's desktop file, show that to the user.

All contributors to this release:

Cosimo Cecchi <cosimoc gnome org>
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)
* GPS of other devices on the local network, e.g smartphones
  (accuracy: in centimeters)
* 3G modems (accuracy: in kilometers, unless modem has GPS)
* GeoIP (accuracy: city-level)

Geoclue used to also do (reverse-)geocoding but that functionality has
been dropped in favor of geocode-glib library.

Release tarball:

D-Bus API documentation:
Library API documentation:


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