5.1.4 bug in GPS location dialog

Gramps 5.1.4 on Fedora 34 …

I just upgraded to Gramps 5.1.4 today using the Fedora repository. The dialog box for adding a new place has an error in the processing of GPS coordinate fields. The field for entering a comma-separated string says the sequence is latitude, longitude. However, the field is parsed as longitude, latitude. This is a change from previous behavior.

I think I got a screenshot attached here …

Bill Gee

Ran into that straight away. Serge quickly posted a patch for swapped lat/long parsing. It is targeted for the 5.1.5 release.

It is a minor tweak to 2 files. But those files are in the core. The changes are fully compatible when manually applied to 5.1.4

Apply the patch and then check all new Place records you added since installing 5.1.4

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Thanks! The patches worked.

Bill Gee

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Same on macOS - you have to change the files in the app bundle to apply the patch, they are located at the following location (in Gramps.app: Contents/Resources/lib/python3.9/site-packages/gramps/gui/editors/)