Enable geoclue where available in GNOME

Registered by Martin Pitt on 2009-11-05

GeoClue is already integrated into GNOME, but was left out of karmic for stability and space reasons. There is a python and dbus API available that should be incldued as well so that OEM services can provide OEMs custom solutions as desired.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Martin Pitt
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Sebastien Bacher
Definition:
Obsolete
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Martin Pitt on 2012-05-15

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Works items:
enable by option in empathy (in build) in desktop ppa:
write a small program to get information from the providers: DONE
call for testing:
certification lab to help with testing:
Go/No Go:
MIR:
Turn on in empathy:
evand to apply to installer for tz selection:
design team to provide spec for geo-enabled clock:
get gnome-panel applet in:

seb128, 2009-11-25: desrt wrote the test program during uds and tried with gps devices he got access to, the feedback is not the good, the geoclue stack is not very stable and requires work, it has been suggested to delay to next cycle since the team doesn't have the ressources to work on that this cycle and there is no active upstream maintainer either

pitti, 2009-11-25: thanks; taking off the lucid list then. Also setting back to discussion to revisit this for 10.10.

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