Geoclue 2.4.9


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Hi,

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
Mathieu Bridon
Zeeshan Ali

Release tarball:
http://www.freedesktop.org/software/geoclue/releases/2.4/geoclue-2.4.9.tar.xz
sha256sum: 38f14d1957a127c0f6977f07f23701bf80e222848c5a2f493cc94398de631c80
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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: http://www.freedesktop.org/software/geoclue/docs/
Library API documentation:
http://www.freedesktop.org/software/geoclue/docs/libgeoclue/


Regards,

Zeeshan Ali

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Hi,

Here is another release of Geoclue. Changes sin=
ce 2.4.8:

– Modem GPS refresh rate is now based on the location refr=
esh rate of apps.
– Refuse location access if no app-auth agent is regis=
tered. This fixes a
=C2=A0 security hole where an app requests location =
access before the agent gets to
=C2=A0 register itself and we end up giv=
ing out locaiton access even though user has
=C2=A0 disabled it.
– Po=
rt desktop ID detection to Flatpak >=3D 0.6.10.
– The default timeout=
on the service binary is now the same as the service
=C2=A0 itself: 5 s=
econds.
– Demo applications:
=C2=A0 – where-am-i now allows setting l=
ocation refresh-rate.
=C2=A0 – Only install demo agent's desktop fil=
e if it's enabled.
=C2=A0 – Build and install demo agent unless disa=
bled explicitly.
=C2=A0 – Autostart the demo agent by default on non-GNO=
ME platforms, since an agent
=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 is required now and no o=
ne other than GNOME yet provides one (sigh).

Dependency-related chan=
ges:

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

Release tarball:=
http://www.freedesktop.org/software/geoclue/releases/2.4/ge=
oclue-2.4.9.tar.xz

sha256sum: 38f14d1957a127c0f6977f07f23701bf80e222=
848c5a2f493cc94398de631c80
—————————————
Geoclue is a D-Bus service that provides location information. The
pri=
mary goal of the Geoclue project is to make creating location-aware
appl=
ications as simple as possible, while the secondary goal is to
ensure th=
at no application can access location information without
explicit permi=
ssion from user.

Geoclue is Free Software, licensed under GNU GPLv2+=
. It is developed for Linux.

The aim of project is to utilize all po=
ssible sources of geolocation
to best find user's location:

*=
WiFi-based geolocation (accuracy: in meters)
* GPS(A) receivers (accura=
cy: in centimeters)
* GPS of other devices on the local network, e.g sma=
rtphones
=C2=A0 (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
b=
een dropped in favor of geocode-glib library.

D-Bus API documentatio=
n: http://www=
.freedesktop.org/software/geoclue/docs/

Library API documentation: htt=
p://www.freedesktop.org/software/geoclue/docs/libgeoclue/

Re=
gards,

Zeeshan Ali

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