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Customizable Weather Plasmoid (CWP)

   1.11.1  

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Customizable Weather Plasmoid (CWP)
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Customizable Weather Plasmoid (CWP)
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Customizable Weather Plasmoid (CWP)
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Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  91831
Submitted:  Feb 6 2009
Updated:  Sep 6 2014

Description:

For >=KDE-4.2

This is another weather plasmoid.
It aims to be highly customizable, but a little harder to setup than other weather plasmoids.
Nearly any weather forecast provider can be used, as long as the data is provided as html files (no flash).
The information how to extract the information from these html files is stored inside xml files.
Commands like grep, head, tail, sed, awk, ... will do this job.

For now, xml files for the weather providers

www.weather.com (°F) (city identifier example: USDC0001)
br.weather.com (°C) (city identifier example: BRXX0043)
de.weather.com (°C) (city identifier example: 80331 or UKXX0085)
espanol.weather.com (°C) (city identifier example: Ciudad-de-Mexico-MXDF0132)
fr.weather.com (°C) (city identifier example: Paris-FRXX0076)
in.weather.com (°C) (city identifier example: New-Delhi-INXX0096)
uk.weather.com (°C) (city identifier example: London-UKXX0085)
wetter.com (°C) (city identifier example: DE0006515)
myforecast.com (°C) (city identifier example: 12844)
myforecast.com (°F) (city identifier example: 12844)
www.weather.com.cn (°C) (city identifier example: 101010100)
accuweather.com US (°C) (city identifier example: 85001)
accuweather.com US (°F) (city identifier example: 85001)
accuweather.com world (°C) (city identifier example: AFR|ZA|SF004|JOHANNESBURG)
accuweather.com world (°F) (city identifier example: AFR|ZA|SF004|JOHANNESBURG)
ilmeteo.it (°C) (city identifier example: Roma)
pogodynka.pl (°C) (city identifier example: Warszawa)
www.gismeteo.com (°C) (city identifier example: 4944)
openweathermap.org (°C) (city identifier example: id=2643743 or q=London,UK)

are included, but feel free to write your own ones.
Please note, that some of the xml files might not work properly for all locations.
If they don't, try to update your definition files: either install latest cwp release or/and download latest xml definition
file package from
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/show.php?content=98925
and unpack the xml files into ~/.kde4/share/apps/cwp (the cwp application folder inside your kde directory).

To access extended information about current weather condition, left-click inside the current weather description!
The time, when the provider updated his weather information is shown italic when clicked on update time.

CWP saves current weather data on exit inside $HOME/./share/apps/cwp folder, so after crashes you might want to clean up
this directory, or completely remove it.

Parts of the source code are taken from weather plasmoid 0.4, KDE 4.2, qimageblitz, yaWP.
Thanks to the developers!

If you experience any bugs, please report them here.
Running
plasmoidviewer plasma_applet_cwp
or starting plasma from the console
might give you some debug information.




Changelog:

1.11.1
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- xml: br.weather.com: location fixed
- xml: de.weather.com: location fixed
- xml: fr.weather.com: location fixed
- xml: in.weather.com: links fixed
- xml: pogodynka.pl: fixes
- xml: weather.com.cn: fixed

1.11.0
======
- xml: gismeteo.com: fixed
- removed freemeteo.com due to severe site changes, rendering access impossible

1.10.2
======
- xml: gismeteo.com: city name fixed in some cases

1.10.1
======
- xml: wetter.com: Current temperature fixed
- xml: openweathermap.org: north wind symbol fixed (thanks to wettermeister)
- xml: gismeteo.com: city name fixed in some cases

1.10.0
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- weather information is stored on disk each time updates are downloaded
- xml: weather.com: current weather description fixed

1.9.1
=====
- xml: gismeteo.com: location fixed for some locations

1.9.0
=====
- xml: openweathermap.org: initial support (WARNING: all configurations need to be updated!)
- xml: uk.weather.com: sunrise / sunset fixed
- xml: espanol.weather.com: sunrise / sunset and wind direction fixed
- xml: in.weather.com: sunrise / sunset fixed

1.8.3
=====
- xml: gismeteo.com: fixes

1.8.2
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- xml: gismeteo: icon fixes
- xml: www.weather.com.cn: fixes

1.8.1
=====
- xml: wetter.com: fixes (thanks to Evi1M4chine). Weather icons from weather provider should be preferred over system icons!
- xml: [in,espanol,uk].weather.com: UV index fixed

1.8.0
=====
- xml: myforecast.com: update time added
- xml: wetter.com: weather description modified
- xml: gismeteo.com: current weather icon fixed
- xml: accuweather.com (World): possibly wrong temperature fixed
- increased number of possible weather icons

1.7.3
=====
- xml: accuweather.com: fixes for some URLs

1.7.2
=====
- xml: www.weather.com: fixes (thanks to jcasoliva)
- xml: accuweather.com: 5th day fixed

1.7.1
=====
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixes (thanks to Maurizio A.)
- xml: gismeteo.com: location fixed
- xml: www.weather.com: current weather conditions fixed
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed (new location code)
- xml: accuweather.com (World): fixed (new location code)

1.7.0
=====
- icon for calm wind conditions
- xml: all: inserted "calm" wind condition if possible
- xml: www.weather.com: fixed
- xml: ilmeteo.it: changed (thanks to Maurizio A.)
- xml: espanol / in / uk.weather.com fixed
- xml: gismeteo: location fixed

1.6.13
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- xml: wetter.com: fixed (thanks to Evi1M4chine)

1.6.12
======
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed location
- xml: accuweather.com (world): fixed location etc.

1.6.11
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- xml: accuweather.com (US): feels like temperature and additional information fixed

1.6.10
======
- xml: br.weather.com: fixed
- xml: de.weather.com: fixed
- xml: fr.weather.com: fixed

1.6.9
=====
- xml: www.wetter.com: wind fixed

1.6.8
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- xml: www.wetter.com: wind and additional info fixed

1.6.7
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- xml: gismeteo.com: location name fixed

1.6.6
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- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed

1.6.5
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- xml: gismeteo.com: fixed (thanks to Dreid)
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed forecast
- xml: accuweather.com (world): fixed forecast

1.6.4
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- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixed apostrophe character in location names
- xml: pogodynka.pl: fixed wrong low temperature in some cases
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed location names
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed forecast after midnight

1.6.3
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- xml: de.weather.com: fixed wind directions
- xml: br.weather.com: fixed wind directions
- xml: espanol.weather.com: fixed wind directions
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixed wind description
- xml: gismeteo.com: fixed country names

1.6.2
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- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed wrong data at night time

1.6.1
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- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed wrong weather data

1.6.0
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- Greek translation (thanks to pkoukousoulas)
- xml: satellite_images: new images
- xml: accuweather.com (World): port to new location code
- xml: www.weather.com: fixed

1.5.14
======
- xml: gismeteo.com: current wind condition fixed

1.5.13
======
- xml: www.wetter.com: current temperature fixed (thanks to Steffen)
- xml: accuweather.com (World): forecast temperature fixed

1.5.12
======
- xml: www.wetter.com: complete rewrite
- xml: www.weather.com: current weather description fixed

1.5.11
======
- xml: gismeteo.com: fixed (thanks to Dreid)
- xml: www.weather.com.cn: fixes

1.5.10
======
- xml: gismeteo.com: negative temperature values fixed

1.5.9
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (World): mostly fixed (thanks to Jota Jota)
- xml: accuweather.com (US): bugs fixed
- xml: gismeteo.com: wind and location bugs fixed
- xml: uk.weather.com: variable wind bug fixed
- xml: in.weather.com: variable wind bug fixed
- xml: espanol.weather.com: variable wind bug fixed

1.5.8
=====
- xml: weather.com: location fixed
- xml: accuweather.com (US): wrong days for forecast fixed

1.5.7
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed

1.5.6
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed
- xml: pogodynka.pl: fixed

1.5.5
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (US): Forecast icon for 1st day fixed
- xml: weather.com: Fixed
- xml: pogodynka.pl: Fixed

1.5.4
=====
- xml: ilmeteo.it: icon and description fixes

1.5.3
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (US): links and location fixes

1.5.2
=====
- xml: espanol.weather.com: date name fixes
- xml: fr.weather.com: date name fixes
- xml: in.weather.com: date name fixes
- xml: uk.weather.com: date name fixes
- xml: accuweather.com (US): update time fixed
- xml: www.weather.com: current weather icon fixed

1.5.1
=====
- ru.po updated (thanks to Boris Pek)
- new cwp-app directory not used in some cases
- xml: gismeteo.com: add some icon codes
- xml: www.weather.com.cn: fixes

1.5.0
=====
- on request: changed app directory from ~/.cwp to ~/.[kde4]/share/apps/cwp
- xml: gismeteo.com: display N.A. if no update time is available
- xml: gismeteo.com: add some icon codes

1.4.0
=====
- on request: export / import settings from configuration dialog

1.3.4
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed temperature not shown in some cases
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixed icon and forecast information issues

1.3.3
=====
- xml: www.weather.com: update time fixed, weather description fixed
- xml: www.weather.com.cn: current weather description fixed
- xml: www.accuweather.com (US): fixed

1.3.2
=====
- xml: www.gismeteo.com: location fixed (thanks to yurikirin)
- xml: pogodynka.pl: fixed
- xml: wetter.com: fixed rain forecast
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixed missing weather description

1.3.1
=====
- xml: pogodynka.pl: fixed forecast for 1st day

1.3.0
=====
- display invalid weather data rather than spinning circle
- xml: www.gismeteo.com: links to www.gismeteo.ru now
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed
- xml: pogodynka.pl: fixed
- xml: others: small fixes

1.2.3
=====
- xml: www.weather.com: fixed

1.2.2
=====
- tiny spelling fix (thanks to tehnick)
- debug information for icon codes added
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixes for some locations like Roma
- xml: accuweather.com (US): night icon fixes

1.2.1
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (World): small fixes (thanks to naradla)
- xml: gismeteo.com: location name fixed
- xml: www.weather.com: wind & encoding fixed
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixes (thanks to lbonco)
- xml: www.weather.com.cn: icon description fixed
- xml: accuweather.com (US): special icons fixed
- xml: gismeteo.com: some missing icons added

1.2.0
=====
- use KDE's scheduler for download jobs (let KDE limit kio_http process number to 30)
- xml: accuweather.com (World): new URL to find location code

1.1.1
=====
- xml: fr.weather.com: fixed wind direction
- xml: espanol.weather.com: fixed wind direction
- xml: www.weather.com: fixed
- xml: accuweather.com (World): fixed (both °C and °F)

1.1.0
=====
- fixed namespace bug in xml files
- fixed panel bug in KDE 4.5
- xml: gismeteo.com: fixed

1.0.5
=====
- xml: freemeteo.com: fixed & added new languages support

1.0.4
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (World): fixed (thanks to Jota Jota)
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed

1.0.3
=====
- xml: satellite_images: broken links fixed
- xml: accuweather.com (World): fixed wrong icon code

1.0.2
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (World) fixed (both °C and °F)

1.0.1
=====
- xml: www.gismeteo.com: location fixed
- xml: wetter.com: update time fixed, current weather icon fixed
- xml: weather.com.cn: day names fixed

1.0.0
=====
- update function (xml files in .cwp folder preferred over xml files from install directory)
- weather-windy icon: fixed (newer kde versions don't load scalable icons any more)
- xml: accuweather.com: US celsius and fahrenheit: fixed
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixed (thanks to Pasquale Ceres)
- xml: www.weather.com: fixed




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 howto backup my settings?

 
 by stoker on: Aug 7 2009
 
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howto backup my settings?

Great plasmoid!!!
Thanks for your work


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 Re: howto backup my settings?

 
 by jaegerschnitzel on: Aug 11 2009
 
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I don't really understand.

If clicking "OK" in configuration dialog, they should be saved automatically.

Preferred locations and satellite images must be saved inside configuration dialog clicking "save" :-)


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 Re: Re: howto backup my settings?

 
 by stoker on: Aug 12 2009
 
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I need backup my config to configure identical settings another desktops

thanks


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 Add new source

 
 by atimus on: Aug 9 2009
 
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Hi, i want to add other weather provider which has got my city in Spain. The page is www.aemet.es. It is posible? How can I do this? thanks


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 Re: Add new source

 
 by jaegerschnitzel on: Aug 11 2009
 
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I looked at the page www.aemet.es.

Obviously it doesn't offer any current weather data: current temperature, current humidity, wind, sunrise/sunset, ... for every city.

In that case, I think, it doesn't make too much sense implementing a new weather provider xml file.

Or did I miss the city current weather link?


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 Re: Re: Add new source

 
 by atimus on: Aug 11 2009
 
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Firs of all, thanks for your attention, i think your plasmoid is the best for the weather. AEMET page has a prediction for all Spain (including villages and small cities). Maybe you could't see this becuase the page is in Spanis. For example, my city (small, 20.000 habs), which don't appear in others weather servers, appear in AEMET, the url is:
http://www.aemet.es/es/eltiempo/prediccion/localidades?l=14540
The number 14540 is de id of my city. If you want to see other predicctions, you need to go in the left menu, Municipios españoes, it appear a map of Spain and you select the province, and then a city or Localidad in this province.
I think that it would be very good add a sorce for the weather in Spain which is in spanish too.


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 Re: Re: Re: Add new source

 
 by jaegerschnitzel on: Aug 11 2009
 
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Thanks, I found this already.

The link you posted doesn't offer current weather conditions, does it?

Of course, one could simply use today's weather prediction as current weather value.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Add new source

 
 by atimus on: Aug 11 2009
 
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Yes, your right, I have just found a better page for the weather prediction which contains the actual predicciton and values as humidity or temp. Is freemeto. The url of my city is:
http://freemeteo.com/default.asp?la=4&gid=2512282&pid=15
I hope this page will be valid.

P.D. the page is in English and Spanish and it contains prediction of small cities.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Add new source

 
 by atimus on: Aug 11 2009
 
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Yes, your right, I have just found a better page for the weather prediction which contains the actual predicciton and values as humidity or temp. Is freemeto. The url of my city is:
http://freemeteo.com/default.asp?la=4&gid=2512282&pid=15
I hope this page will be valid.

P.D. the page is in English and Spanish and it contains prediction of small cities.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Add new source

 
 by jaegerschnitzel on: Aug 11 2009
 
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This looks better, although I can't find sunrise/sunset.

However the page is available in many languages, so it might be a really good thing to have freemeteo.com in cwp.

I'll see what I can do.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Add ne

 
 by atimus on: Aug 11 2009
 
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Ok, thaks. ; )



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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Add new source

 
 by jaegerschnitzel on: Aug 11 2009
 
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Voilà. Initial freemeteo.com support.
Don't forget to set "la=<code>" inside city identifier, as demonstrated in example identifier.
To find out, what number represents which language, go to freemeteo.com and have a look at the adress bar of your browser...


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Add ne

 
 by atimus on: Aug 12 2009
 
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Great job, it works very fine, now, i can have the weather predicction of my city an in spanish. Thank you.



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 accuweather.com

 
 by morsik on: Aug 10 2009
 
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WOAH! It supports accuweather.com - my favourite weather service, always good information for my region, and theres is lots of small villages!

I'm gonna install KDE :D


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 Re: accuweather.com

 
 by morsik on: Aug 10 2009
 
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Oh BTW, What's the font on this screenshots? It's beautiful!


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 Re: Re: accuweather.com

 
 by jaegerschnitzel on: Aug 11 2009
 
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Thanks.

The font in the first screenshot is "URW Gothic L".


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 Hide snapshot time

 
 by oboulonis on: Aug 13 2009
 
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Could you add an option to hide snapshot time information (HH:MM)?
My city name and time display overlap. Playing with widget resizing tool does not fix the problem.
If you implement this option, could you add the snapshot time information along with the other weather data (Humidity, Pressure, Wind, ...) in the tooltip, when the "Hiding" is activated?

Thanks a lot for this very useful plasmoid !


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 Hiding snapshot time

 
 by oboulonis on: Aug 13 2009
 
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Hi,
could you add an option to hide snapshot time information ?
My city name and the time display overlap. Resizing the plasmoid does not help.
If you implement such an option, could you add the snapshot time information along with other weather data (Humidity, Wind, Pressure, ....) in the tooltip, when the "Hiding" is activated ?
Thanks a lot for your very useful plasmoid!


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 Hiding snapshot time

 
 by oboulonis on: Aug 13 2009
 
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Hi,
could you add an option to hide snapshot time information ?
My city name and the time display overlap. Resizing the plasmoid does not help.
If you implement such an option, could you add the snapshot time information along with other weather data (Humidity, Wind, Pressure, ....) in the tooltip, when the "Hiding" is activated ?
Thanks a lot for your very useful plasmoid!


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