Geoclue release

July 19, 2007

Long time, no reporting on Summer of Code progress…

Here goes:

The geoclue service/library is still a work-in-progress and the UI is a genuine 0.1-release (and neither are in a repository yet), but they’re there and they’re testable.

Screenshots

For those not interested in installing things by hand, here are some screenshots: First I clicked “Refresh” on demo home applet: position from default provider (Hostip.info web service) is shown. The position provider menu is also open.

backend-select.png

Then I selected GPS in the menu and clicked “Refresh” again — now the position comes from a GPS device:

pos-gpsd.png

This is not very interesting in itself, but what is interesting is the code needed to write a client like the demo home applet there… Here is the position related code in the applet (error checking not included for clarity):

gdouble lat, lon;
geoclue_position_init ();
geoclue_position_current_position (&lat, &lon);

…and that is it.

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4 Responses to “Geoclue release”

  1. Paul Says:

    Nice theme! Can we get it for 770?

  2. Jussi Kukkonen Says:

    Paul, the theme is tigert’s Plankton, only for n800 at the moment. IMO it’s the nicest theme available for the tablets — simple and beautiful.

    See http://www.tigert.com/ (I had trouble getting the correct articles to open, but search for “plankton”).

  3. sophi Says:

    should the laptop which has installed geoclue be a GPS enabled device? or geoclue will provide the coordinates even if there s no gps? pls do reply..


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