Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#11542 closed enhancement (fixed)


Reported by: Douglas R. Reno Owned by: Douglas R. Reno
Priority: normal Milestone: 8.4
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


New point version

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Douglas R. Reno, 5 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to Douglas R. Reno
Status: newassigned


Configuration file related changes:

Allow absence of agent if agent white-list is empty.
Add elementary-desktop-agent to whitelist.
Allow disabling of all sources.
Warn about use of Google's services.
Document that all settings are mandatory.

Increase default inactivity timeout to 60s.
Increase agent timeout from 100ms to 20s.
Console message on inactivity timeout.
Improved and much faster CI pipelines.

Contributors to this release:


Zeeshan Ali


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


Fix libgeoclue ABI break in 2.5.0.
Use absolute paths for libexecdir.



- Scan for WiFi networks, greatly improving accuracy of WiFi source.
- Allow multiple clients on the same D-Bus connection and add API for it. This
  is mainly targetted for Flatpak location portal.
- Add API for apps to explicitly delete their client objects. Long running
  apps, like gnome-settings-daemon and Flatpak location portal, should use that
  to ensure Geoclue knows when these apps are not actually using it and hence
  it doesn't need to keep running needlessly.
- Restore accidently removed, build of modem sources.
- Update location on connectivity actually changing.
- Try not spamming Mozilla Location Service.
- Fix unexpected exit when non-active clients are connected.
- Fix a check for system apps.
- Use absolute paths for sysconfdir.
- Fix links in docs.
- More debug log.
- A bunch of internal and/or non-functional fixes & improvements.

Dependency-related changes:

- Require glib >= 2.44.


Bastien Nocera <>
Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) <>
Laurent Bigonville <>
Valentin Blot <>
Will Thompson <>
Zeeshan Ali <>

comment:2 by Douglas R. Reno, 5 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed at r20953

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