Geoclue 2.5.0


Here is the first release in the 2.5 series. Changes since 2.4.10 that
were not included in subsequent 2.4.x releases as well:

- Drop authorization for system (non-flatpak) apps.
- Switch from autotools to meson build system.
- Use WiFi-based geolocation for city level accuracy.
- Provide Vala API.
- Don't enable all warnings from C compiler by default.
- No need to mark translatable strings in desktop files.


Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
Corentin Noël <corentin noel collabora com>
Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gnome org>
Karl-Philipp Richter <krichter722 aol de>
Laurent Bigonville <bigon bigon be>
Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek centricular com>
Ting-Wei Lan <lantw src gnome org>
Valentin Blot <freedesktop-devel valentinblot org>
worldofpeace <worldofpeace users noreply github com>
Zeeshan Ali <zeenix collabora co uk>

Release tarball:
sha256sum: 6192ee2c08a1f8e31f0a57ef85e79548f0408ec738bdbbd1bf29bd42e90c7cca

Geoclue is a D-Bus service that provides location information. The
goal of the Geoclue project is to make creating location-aware
applications as simple as possible.

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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