Geoclue 2.4.9


Here is another release of Geoclue. Changes since 2.4.8:

- Modem GPS refresh rate is now based on the location refresh rate of apps.
- Refuse location access if no app-auth agent is registered. This fixes a
  security hole where an app requests location access before the agent gets to
  register itself and we end up giving out locaiton access even though user has
  disabled it.
- Port desktop ID detection to Flatpak >= 0.6.10.
- The default timeout on the service binary is now the same as the service
  itself: 5 seconds.
- Demo applications:
  - where-am-i now allows setting location refresh-rate.
  - Only install demo agent's desktop file if it's enabled.
  - Build and install demo agent unless disabled explicitly.
  - Autostart the demo agent by default on non-GNOME platforms, since an agent
    is required now and no one other than GNOME yet provides one (sigh).

Dependency-related changes:

Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
Mathieu Bridon <bochecha daitauha fr>
Zeeshan Ali <zeenix collabora co uk>

Release tarball:
sha256sum: 38f14d1957a127c0f6977f07f23701bf80e222848c5a2f493cc94398de631c80

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.

D-Bus API documentation:
Library API documentation:


Zeeshan Ali

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