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.
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: http://www.freedesktop.org/software/geoclue/docs/
Library API documentation:
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