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#1 2012-06-03 14:28:18

Paramvir
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New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

Here is a new weather program written in Bash script

Please provide feedback - For users of other distros - kindly visit my Blog for latest releases and leave comments and feedback there - thanks smile

Screenshots
conkywxaleters0.jpg

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Program is now on the AUR

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Support for :

   - Multiple locations
       - Multiple locations can be searched for using separate config files per location
   - Templates
       - Use templates to have very low CPU loads
   - Direct elements
       - Each element can be directly called. In fact if you add a config to each element - you can have multiple locations on the same conkyrc.
   - Choose the kind of units you want - Imperial or Metric
   - Choose the time format 12 hour AM/PM or 24 hour clock
   - Choose Font based or Image based conkyrc
   - Choose popup notifications each time conky updates
   - Has it's own man page
   - and more - see man conkywx man page file once you install it from the AUR.
   - all weather elements used are also listed in the man pages.

Why Weather Underground

   - Well IMO it has the best weather information on the web.

This program does not need the use of any Keys from the website only the URL or the location code for a supported location on the planet.

Weather has become a very important factor in our lives lately and hence this program.

You can design your own templates or conkyrc files looking at the examples.

Last edited by Paramvir (2013-05-09 15:24:54)

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#2 2012-06-04 09:16:07

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

New version released for conkywx script

Program is now on the AUR

Changes - full and new moon double display - it is full moon now wink

If you have tested or tried it - please do drop a note - thanks.

Last edited by Paramvir (2012-06-10 19:28:44)

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#3 2012-06-06 17:40:14

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

Thanks for this conky weather program.  Works like a charm and has more info than any other weather app I've used so far.  I just adjusted the font as it was too small for my aging eyes and then of course I had to reposition icons and such.  Gave me something to do yesterday.  Thanks again. smile


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#4 2012-06-06 18:27:05

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

bgc1954 wrote:

Thanks for this conky weather program.  Works like a charm and has more info than any other weather app I've used so far.  I just adjusted the font as it was too small for my aging eyes and then of course I had to reposition icons and such.  Gave me something to do yesterday.  Thanks again. smile

That is fantastic!!!

Yes the font size depends on the size/resolution of your monitor.

Thanks for the feedback and the kind words smile

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#5 2012-06-07 04:13:53

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

This looks awesome! Not sure if it's me or my location or the script, but it seems to ignore the Units_To_Use/Units_Downloaded option and always display in Centigrade?

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#6 2012-06-07 10:37:41

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

rollenwiese wrote:

This looks awesome! Not sure if it's me or my location or the script, but it seems to ignore the Units_To_Use/Units_Downloaded option and always display in Centigrade?


Hey Thanks - that is great

This is very interesting - perhaps the units downloaded by default are in SI - If you only change the Units_to_Use=IM and leave the Units_downloaded=SI then see the results .

Here I have tested with Morristown NJ
In Fahrenheit
morristown.png

In Centigrade
morristownsiunits.png

Thanks for the feedback smile

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#7 2012-06-07 11:33:35

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

That was it - I got a little lazy there I guess - Thanks again for this great script!

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#8 2012-06-07 17:41:59

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

I noticed that if you set your preferred time to 12 instead of 24, you get an image of the moon regardless of whether it is day or night.  Setting it to 24 gives the proper sunny image during the day. No big deal to me as I'm used to 24 hour time but when I set up 12 hour time for my wife I always got moon images.

edit: spelling

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#9 2012-06-07 18:59:58

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

Nice... I might put this on my wife's openbox setup tonight. This will give her the warm and fuzzy feeling from a currently wallpaperless setup that I was able to do last night in a couple of hours.


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#10 2012-06-08 02:56:18

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

New Version Released 0.6.5-4

Program is now on the AUR

Changes - 12 hour time boo boo fixed

If you have tested or tried it - please do drop a note - thanks.

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#11 2012-06-08 03:06:37

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

bgc1954 wrote:

I noticed that if you set your preferred time to 12 instead of 24, you get an image of the moon regardless of whether it is day or night.  Setting it to 24 gives the proper sunny image during the day. No big deal to me as I'm used to 24 hour time but when I set up 12 hour time for my wife I always got moon images.

edit: spelling


Have fixed this issue

perthwannerooxml.png

Many thanks for the feedback smile

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#12 2012-06-08 03:48:57

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

Inxsible wrote:

Nice... I might put this on my wife's openbox setup tonight. This will give her the warm and fuzzy feeling from a currently wallpaperless setup that I was able to do last night in a couple of hours.

That would be great - I am quite sure she will like it ..

When ever I see your name - reminds me of the Australian rock band - INXS - great music he he wink

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#13 2012-06-09 05:42:38

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

when are you planning on providing an aur package??


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#14 2012-06-09 16:48:40

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

Inxsible wrote:

when are you planning on providing an aur package??

That - is a very good question wink

I am reading up on that now - the AUR Guidelines etc...

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#15 2012-06-09 21:13:48

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

Looks very nice!
I'm new to Conky. Could someone give a quick pointer how this would be implemented in .conkyrc?


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#16 2012-06-10 04:13:19

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

wdirksen wrote:

Looks very nice!
I'm new to Conky. Could someone give a quick pointer how this would be implemented in .conkyrc?

Good day

".conkyrc" is the default configuration file for conky. Normally one would use conky with a -c option which specifies which configuration file to use - it is all in the "man conky" documentation - in a terminal window type man conky to see it.

You would sometimes have a single instance of conky but also you can have multiple instances of conky - each running with it's own configuration.

For example I have 2 instances running - one for the system info and the other for weather.

Hope this helps

cheers smile

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#17 2012-06-10 08:54:58

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

Thanks Paramvir, that does help knowing it is separate conf. I kind of got stuck on the forums and hoped for a quick fix, I should have thought of the Conky man.

It funny because I do get the message that Conky weather is updated but nothing on the screen. If you, or someone could provide their conf file for conkyxw that would be great.


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#18 2012-06-10 10:43:28

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

wdirksen wrote:

If you, or someone could provide their conf file for conkyxw that would be great.

Thanks - you are welcome

have a look at conky-restart file - it will give you an idea how to go about it.

you will need to change the WX_DIR path of the conkywx program

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#19 2012-06-10 19:12:34

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

Here is the conkywx AUR package https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=59931]

Have had to make many changes here to get this done.

The config file is now in /etc/conkywx/conkywx.conf - this file can be used as is and is the default config

There is now a man page - man conkywx is what you look for.

The program is now accessed in path /usr/bin/conkywx installed in /usr/share/conkywx

This is my first AUR package wink

To figure out the AUR - a good tool that I use is Yaourt (Yet AnOther User Repository Tool) and it is very easy to install if you use the [archlinuxfr] as mentioned in that wiki. It is an excellent front end for pacman and it also allows you to search and install from AUR.

If you have tried something else and feel it is good - please do share that info smile

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#20 2012-06-11 19:52:09

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

Thanks for the AUR package Paramvir. Looks and functions great!
Not only does the script install fine. The conkywx man page you supplied answered my previous question.


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#21 2012-06-12 03:41:45

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

wdirksen wrote:

Thanks for the AUR package Paramvir. Looks and functions great!
Not only does the script install fine. The conkywx man page you supplied answered my previous question.

Fantastic !!! Thanks for the feedback and I am glad your questions got answered.

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#22 2012-06-13 08:37:51

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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

The AUR package has been updated https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=59931]

The man page has been revised.

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#23 2012-06-16 20:08:05

Salan54
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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

Thanks for the script. It works like a charm. I was looking for this since conkyforecast stops working after weather.com changed his licence a few months ago.
The man page is very helpful, the examples too.
Thanks again
My Conky

[Edit]Sorry for the oversized image in my first post. Apologies.

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#24 2012-06-17 08:16:40

Paramvir
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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

Salan54 wrote:

Thanks for the script. It works like a charm. I was looking for this since conkyforecast stops working after weather.com changed his licence a few months ago.
The man page is very helpful, the examples too.
Thanks again

Yes that was the reason that got me working on this solution.

Could you perhaps give a link to that image you had posted - I was travelling but had seen the image on the phone - it had some funny rainfall data.

Thanks for the feedback - It is great that you have found the program useful.

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#25 2012-06-17 08:42:20

Salan54
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Re: New Conky Weather Program with Weather Alerts - conkywx

The image in my original post was oversized and was wiped as per the forum rules.
I have just edited my post with a 250x250 image.

You are right : "Rain: -2530.00 mm" is quite curious...
and, BTW, what means LT in "Last Fetch : 10:17 LT" ?

Thanks

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