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#151 2016-05-23 07:43:31

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

Lambo wrote:

Hi, Paramvir and everybody out there,

I was attempting to compile and install your latest version of conkywx from the AUR and ran into issues. I honestly have no idea if this is an issue with how my system is set up with makepkg but I haven't had any issues compiling anything else except for this. This is what I get in the terminal when I attempt to compile.

If anybody has any suggestions that will help I would be most appreciative.

Been out and about smile

There is an issue here - I could not compile and had similar errors.

In the mean time you can use the stand alone version

The stand alone version has the programs pre-compiled.

Now let me see what is the issue here... big_smile

cheers

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#152 2016-05-23 11:55:49

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

OK

conkywx FIVE is good to go again. Error due to gcc version 6.1 - all sorted.

Please use AUR to install the program smile

cheers

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#153 2017-03-01 18:29:37

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

conkywx - The Conky Weather Program Version SIX Released

Pleased to announce the release of the latest conkywx version wink

For users of other distros - kindly visit my Blog and leave comments and feedback there - thanks smile

For changes and updates - refer to the documentation released with the program. In a terminal window type conkywx --help . You will see an improved help on the browser.

  • Use conky version 1.10x - though will work with conky 1.9x as well. Note that templates for 1.9x version are included but not supported.

  • It is strongly recommended to use conky_cairo and tolua++_5.3 - both in AUR and will connect with lua 5.3 - better and faster than lua 5.1

  • Day and Night movement of the Sun and the Moon

  • Calendar

  • Smooth scroller - lua widget which enables smooth scrolling of text in up, down, left, right and bounce (hits left edge and starts going right and vice versa)

  • GDACS - Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

  • View latest News from any news service that has a RSS feed

  • Most short comings of this version of conky are handled using lua scripts

  • conky_startup
    - this handles the startup issues - if your update interval is 5 seconds - conky updates that conky config in 5 * 2 seconds [10 seconds ]
    - so we update it such that your conky starts like on steroids

  • conky_pre_exec - this handles anything that needs to be done only ONCE - or unless updated manually - same as 1.9x

  • conky_if_running - checks the pidof the required process - same as 1.9x

  • Earth quake/ Seismic has new options to set Alarms that will show up alarms
    via the conkywx system, the location in question also flashes in the
    Seismic display

  • Seconday PWS for xml_ID - when the primary stops or has stale data.

  • A New Improved music player - wx media player - plays in the terminal and even
    though you can see progress in conky - can be used on it's own. Written
    in bash and lua - very light and can handle huge number of tracks - uses
    mplayer as backend.

  • Multiple sites supported to get options for current and forecast weather

  • Type conkywx --help in a terminal window after installation to see improved help on a web browser.


01conkywxsix.png  02conkywxsix.png
03conkywxsix.png  05conkywxsix.png

To have many options for weather multiple sites are supported and data is dynamically merged. You can have current condition from one and forecast from another - though wunderground and METAR only support current conditions - but you still have forecast data from others.

Note:

  • To start - after conkywx installation - run conkywx --help in a terminal window - you should get conkywx help in a browser - now move your mouse over the USAGE menu and select GETTING STARTED - read this section - this will get you going.

  • As many users are using various conky variants - conky is no longer a dependency but however - conky is still required. Please ensure conky -  in what ever form - is in fact installed.

  • To get the best out of conkywx - please install lua support for your conky - this could mean installing conky-all - check your distro.

  • In some cases to have conky restart automatically you may need to give a sleep 30 - delay in your conky-start script

  • Depending on your Perl installation - only Text::Wrap is the external module used - which should be part of Perl core installation. Modules for reading xml and json files are included with conkywx. wxDate is home grown, wxZone and wxStrftime are based on earlier work - improved for conkywx.

  • Many of you may find the text in templates out of spec - before you rip things apart - change the font value in the config section of the conky config file for the template.

The package is at https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/conkywx/ wink

Feedback please smile - Thanks

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#154 2017-03-02 16:40:05

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

Exciting news, Paramvir!!

I had a couple of growing pains (I also converted my .rc files to conky 1.10 format at this time), but it went pretty smoothly.

The key was using your new conky-restart.sh as the basis for starting my processes.  My previous script did little more than kill all the conky processes and run a few "conky -c" processes.  Once I put my calls in the 1.10 area of the new script all was fine.

Thanks for your continuing effort into developing ConkyWX.

Joe

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#155 2017-03-03 02:39:40

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

JoeHartley wrote:

Exciting news, Paramvir!!

I had a couple of growing pains (I also converted my .rc files to conky 1.10 format at this time), but it went pretty smoothly.

The key was using your new conky-restart.sh as the basis for starting my processes.  My previous script did little more than kill all the conky processes and run a few "conky -c" processes.  Once I put my calls in the 1.10 area of the new script all was fine.

Thanks for your continuing effort into developing ConkyWX.

Joe

Thank you for the kind words Joe big_smile and yes you are most welcome. smile

You will also notice if you start once from

/usr/share/conkywx/run-conkywx.sh

- a folder will be created

~/.config/conkywx/examples600

- and all your rc files get new home and very easy to mess around wink and there is conky-restart.sh there - which can be placed anywhere and run.

cheers

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#156 2018-03-21 15:45:27

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

Conkywx is ver SEVEN now

the latest conkywx is available on the AUR


cheers

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