[Slackbuilds-users] CurseTheWeather URL fix needed

Phillip Warner pc_warner at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 17 00:47:07 UTC 2009

Dan went ahead and just used my patch as is and released a new version of ctw.  I emailed him back asking him to look into obtaining the weather.com values properly, but I think he has other priorities right now.  I did not post back on this list because I was hoping he would get back to me.

As mentioned previously, ctw now only shows the forecast for 5 days instead of 10.  When I made the patch I did not bother changing the UI, since the patch was intended to be temporary until Dan could get the full weather.com support back.  As a result, half of the UI is empty (the missing 5 days) instead of just spreading it out.  This doesn't bother me, and I don't intend on fixing it unless there's a lot of people this does bother.

My patch also added support for transparency, so that is included in the new version.

A version bump should be all the SlackBuild needs.  The link for the new version is http://opensource.hld.ca/trac.cgi/browser/trunk/ctw/dist/CurseTheWeather-0.5.tar.gz


--- On Sat, 8/15/09, Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> wrote:

> From: Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org>
> Subject: Re: [Slackbuilds-users] CurseTheWeather URL fix needed
> To: "SlackBuilds.org Users List" <slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org>
> Cc: pc_warner at yahoo.com
> Date: Saturday, August 15, 2009, 11:58 PM
> On Sat, 11 Jul 2009 14:58:06 -0700
> (PDT)
> Phillip Warner <pc_warner at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > CurseTheWeather does not work for now.
> > 
> > Recently weather.com started requiring a different URL
> format for
> > their XML feeds.  They now require prod, link,
> par, and key values.
> > The par (partner) and key values I believe are
> supposed to be
> > obtained by requesting them from weather.com.  I
> emailed the
> > CurseTheWeather maintainer (Dan) about obtaining these
> values from
> > weather.com.
> > 
> > I made a temporary patch that will allow ctw to
> work.  The par and
> > key values are from the liquid weather project. 
> This works, but this
> > probably violates some weather.com policy.  In
> addition, these values
> > apparently do not let you view a full 10 day
> forecast.  Instead it is
> > limited to five days.  As such, I'd prefer not to
> release this patch
> > on the list, and would rather see if Dan can get the
> needed codes
> > soon.  I just wanted all the CurseTheWeather SBo
> users on this list
> > to know of the problem.
> I'm just curious - any news on this?
> -RW


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