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As Natty Narwhal doesn't support the Gnome Weather applet, so an indicator replacement is required. This indicator goes above and beyond the original applet. Natty Narwhal doesn't support the Gnome Weather applet, so an indicator replacement is required. This indicator goes above and beyond the original applet.

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 Unstable PPA: ppa:weather-indicator-team/unstable

Package Name: indicator-weather

Idea

Natty Narwhal doesn't support the Gnome Weather applet, so an indicator replacement is required. This indicator goes above and beyond the original applet.

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

Suggestions, Plans, TODO

Please use project blueprints at https://blueprints.launchpad.net/weather-indicator

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.

Other additions in the forecastable future are:

  • Guess your location
  • 3 day forecasts in the menu
  • Use Weather Underground data
  • Show radar maps

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)