Better Weather

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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This is not a complete, packaged app, but a couple scripts using normal KDE (3 or 4) and Linux tools to provide better display of weather info than KDE's weather applet. It downloads the information from the US national weather service and maps from weather.com. Two launchers on the main menubar bring up the window separately. Full details and instructions are in the readme.

This is a solution that worked for me, not being a coder. You have to make it work for you. It's an idea and a set of tools. It's also US-centric, but someone may take the idea and make it work just as well anywhere. I hope someone finds it as useful as I do.
Last changelog:

11 years ago

30 June 2008
Added desktop files and instructions for KDE4.

23 March 2008
Since it seems to work well enough, I changed the scripts to make temporary files invisible.

bratwiz

11 years ago


I installed "Better Weather" and its still raining.

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beartard

11 years ago

Maybe in version 2.0 ;)

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janegirl

11 years ago

You call weather in your shell script. Did you get that program from somewhere else or write it yourself? Please share where you found it or if you wrote it the source file you created.

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beartard

11 years ago

It´s a standard package called ¨weather-util¨ in debian-based distros like Ubuntu. The original download of the source is at http://fungi.yuggoth.org/weather/src.

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franzf

12 years ago

In kde4 you get a nice WeatherEngine with plasma. This makes it really easy for artists to design such weather-applets. What i read you will be able to use C++, Ruby, Python, Java-Script and more to do this. But you dont need to get deep in how to recieve the data. You get it from The engine! yout just need to ask for it ;)

kde4 will rock! All i saw until now really rocks! Can't wait for it ;)


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Franz

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beartard

12 years ago

Sad thing is, you didn't need a "weather engine" to do it right. What I did with bash scripts, KDE devs couldn't do with whatever language they were using? KDE4 might rock at some point, but it's not here yet. ;-)

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jackiebrown

12 years ago

It's good to see a weather tool that does not use superk

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lostson

12 years ago

It is nice to see something useful again excellent work. Weather applets and weather for superK has been lacking for a long time.

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11 years ago

30 June 2008
Added desktop files and instructions for KDE4.

23 March 2008
Since it seems to work well enough, I changed the scripts to make temporary files invisible.

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