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== Ubuntu One Indicator == == Indicator Weather ==
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Unstable PPA: '''ppa:weather-indicator-team/unstable'''
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{{attachment:cloudy.png|cloudy screenshot}}
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As Natty Narwhal doesn't support Gnome Weather applet, create a replacement, which will be able to show weather condition for several locations Natty Narwhal doesn't support the Gnome Weather applet, so an indicator replacement is required. Enter: indicator-weather.

=== Features ===
 * Shows the current weather conditions and temperature in the panel
 * Shows more information about the current weather in the indicator's menu
 * Optionally shows weather conditions and temperatures at several other locations
 * Three levels of notification - none, on weather change, on severe condition weather change

=== PPA ===
indicator-weather is available from the Ubuntu repositories. But the version in the repositories is not updated very often. To get the latest features and bugfixes, add our stable PPA: '''ppa:weather-indicator-team/ppa''' . More details about the PPA are [[https://launchpad.net/~weather-indicator-team/+archive/ppa|available here]].

Known regressions with PPA version:
 * None

Differences between PPA (11.05.31) and Ubuntu repo (11.04.10+repack-0ubuntu2):
 * Using dconf to store settings instead of desktopcouch - less crashes, no excessive CPU usage
 * Fixed bug preventing some users from adding their cities
 * Fixed forecast and Google icons
 * Fix for incorrect sunrise/sunset in some locations (requires manually deleting and re-adding affected locations)

=== Coming Features ===
Right now, we're working on moving from pure Python to a Python/Vala combination, which will allow the indicator to have a very swish menu.

{{attachment:foggy_beta.png}}

When this lands, it will bring:
 * Configurable menu - see only the info you want to see
 * "Feels like" temperatures - Heat Index, Wind Chill, Humidex and Apparent Temperature
 * Guess your location
 * 3 day forecasts in the menu

In the long-term forecast:
 * Use Weather Underground data
 * Show radar maps

To request a new feature that's not on this list, you can [[https://blueprints.launchpad.net/weather-indicator|register a blueprint]], or simply hit us up on [[https://twitter.com/IndicatrWeather|Twitter]], [[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indicator-Weather/160650143999010|Facebook]] or [[https://identi.ca/indicatorweather|identi.ca]].
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Weather Indicator uses Indicator framework and Python. GWeather is used as a source for weather data and Google Weather API - as a source for forecasts. Weather Indicator uses the Indicator framework and Python. Weather data is obtained from Yahoo or Google, and the Google Weather API is used for forecasts.
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=== Features ===
* Show weather conditions for several locations as an icon and more information in indicator menu
* Two metric systems and three wind units are supported
* Three levels of notification - none, on weather change, on severe condition weather change
=== Social Media ===
 * [[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indicator-Weather/160650143999010|Facebook]]
 * [[https://twitter.com/IndicatrWeather|Twitter: IndicatrWeather]]
 * [[https://identi.ca/indicatorweather|Identi.ca: indicatorweather]]
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=== Suggestions, Plans, TODO ===
Please use project blueprints at '''https://blueprints.launchpad.net/weather-indicator'''

The most notable ideas are:
 * CouchDB integration - sync weather settings over several machines, caching weather data
 * Show radar maps
 * Switch over different Weather APIs (Google, Yahoo etc.)
 * Use a custom widget in the menu for a fancy display of weather data
=== Press ===
 * http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/readd-weather-ubuntu-1104s-panel-linux/
 * http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/05/10-useful-application-indicators-for.html
 * http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/03/indicator-weather-is-it-just-me-or/
 * http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/02/indicator-weather-puts-temperature-on-panel/
 * http://www.webupd8.org/2010/07/install-weather-indicator-applet-with.html

Indicator Weather

Introduction: http://www.webupd8.org/2010/07/install-weather-indicator-applet-with.html

Launchpad project: https://launchpad.net/weather-indicator

Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/weather-indicator

PPA: ppa:weather-indicator-team/ppa

Package Name: indicator-weather

cloudy screenshot

Idea

Natty Narwhal doesn't support the Gnome Weather applet, so an indicator replacement is required. Enter: indicator-weather.

Features

  • Shows the current weather conditions and temperature in the panel
  • Shows more information about the current weather in the indicator's menu
  • Optionally shows weather conditions and temperatures at several other locations
  • Three levels of notification - none, on weather change, on severe condition weather change

PPA

indicator-weather is available from the Ubuntu repositories. But the version in the repositories is not updated very often. To get the latest features and bugfixes, add our stable PPA: ppa:weather-indicator-team/ppa . More details about the PPA are available here.

Known regressions with PPA version:

  • None

Differences between PPA (11.05.31) and Ubuntu repo (11.04.10+repack-0ubuntu2):

  • Using dconf to store settings instead of desktopcouch - less crashes, no excessive CPU usage
  • Fixed bug preventing some users from adding their cities
  • Fixed forecast and Google icons
  • Fix for incorrect sunrise/sunset in some locations (requires manually deleting and re-adding affected locations)

Coming Features

Right now, we're working on moving from pure Python to a Python/Vala combination, which will allow the indicator to have a very swish menu.

foggy_beta.png

When this lands, it will bring:

  • Configurable menu - see only the info you want to see
  • "Feels like" temperatures - Heat Index, Wind Chill, Humidex and Apparent Temperature
  • Guess your location
  • 3 day forecasts in the menu

In the long-term forecast:

  • Use Weather Underground data
  • Show radar maps

To request a new feature that's not on this list, you can register a blueprint, or simply hit us up on Twitter, Facebook or identi.ca.

Implementation

Weather Indicator uses the Indicator framework and Python. Weather data is obtained from Yahoo or Google, and the Google Weather API is used for forecasts.

Social Media

Press

WeatherIndicator (last edited 2011-06-05 01:10:07 by felix-lawrence)