Ticket #2114 (new enhancement)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

use geoclue for location awareness

Reported by: candrews Owned by: openmoko-devel
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: unknown Version:
Severity: normal Keywords: geolocation
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Geoclue is a modular geoinformation service built on top of the D-Bus messaging system. The goal of the Geoclue project is to make creating location-aware applications as simple as possible.

One of the huge things the G1 and the iPhone do is location awareness. Right now, applications that do that kind of things on Openmoko needs to use Gypsy... but what if GPS isn't available? What about cell tower location, or ip address?

Geoclue takes care of that. http://geoclue.freedesktop.org/

It seems perfect for inclusion in FSO - it uses dbus, is used outside of Openmoko, and is Free Software.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by zecke

  • Priority changed from highest to normal
  • Owner changed from julian_chu to openmoko-devel
  • Component changed from Distro to unknown
  • Milestone FSO deleted

Thank you for your wishlist item. We are well aware of GeoClue?. If you think FSO should consider GeoClue? please file a wishlist item in their bugtracker as well.

In case you are interested. There is a w3c.org draft for Geolocation, WebKit? has a implementation and there are patches in the bugtracker to add a Geoclue implementation for WebKit?/gtk+.

If you want to help you can add Geoclue to OpenEmbedded?, so that Openmoko can make use of it.

According to our bug filing policy, which you should have read, I'm removing milestones and components.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by alphaone

We already considered GeoClue? some time ago and it wasn't that far back then. We are looking at it again especially with regard to the olocationd subsystem.

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