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
Corentin Noël
Emmanuele Bassi
Karl-Philipp Richter
Laurent Bigonville
Nirbheek Chauhan
Ting-Wei Lan
Valentin Blot
Zeeshan Ali

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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