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FS#60075 - [firefox] Build Firefox with gpsd location provider support (--enable-gpsd)

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Karl (carlos22) - Sunday, 16 September 2018, 10:01 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 15:35 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Jan Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Description:
Firefox 50+ has support for gpsd, see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1250922
That would allow users with a GPS device to use the provided GPS data for the Geolocation API within the browser - not by default (in stable release builds), but only after explicitly setting 'geo.location.use_gpsd' to 'true' in about:config. Which is a good thing, as no defaults change.

For more information see: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/1783202 and https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1250922
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