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Customizable Weather Plasmoid (CWP)

   1.12.0  

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Customizable Weather Plasmoid (CWP)
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Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  92279
Submitted:  Feb 6 2009
Updated:  Nov 22 2014

Description:

For >=KDE-4.2

This is another weather plasmoid.
It aims to be highly customizable, but a little harder to setup than other weather plasmoids.
Nearly any weather forecast provider can be used, as long as the data is provided as html files (no flash).
The information how to extract the information from these html files is stored inside xml files.
Commands like grep, head, tail, sed, awk, ... will do this job.

For now, xml files for the weather providers

br.weather.com (°C) (city identifier example: BRXX0043)
de.weather.com (°C) (city identifier example: 80331 or UKXX0085)
espanol.weather.com (°C) (city identifier example: Ciudad-de-Mexico-MXDF0132)
fr.weather.com (°C) (city identifier example: Paris-FRXX0076)
in.weather.com (°C) (city identifier example: New-Delhi-INXX0096)
uk.weather.com (°C) (city identifier example: London-UKXX0085)
wetter.com (°C) (city identifier example: DE0006515)
myforecast.com (°C) (city identifier example: 12844)
myforecast.com (°F) (city identifier example: 12844)
www.weather.com.cn (°C) (city identifier example: 101010100)
accuweather.com US (°C) (city identifier example: 85001)
accuweather.com US (°F) (city identifier example: 85001)
accuweather.com world (°C) (city identifier example: 305448)
accuweather.com world (°F) (city identifier example: 305448)
ilmeteo.it (°C) (city identifier example: Roma)
pogodynka.pl (°C) (city identifier example: Warszawa)
www.gismeteo.com (°C) (city identifier example: 4944)
openweathermap.org (°C) (city identifier example: id=2643743 or q=London,UK)
openweathermap.org (°F) (city identifier example: id=5506956 or q=Las Vegas,US)

are included, but feel free to write your own ones.
Please note, that some of the xml files might not work properly for all locations.
If they don't, try to update your definition files: either install latest cwp release or/and download latest xml definition
file package from
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/show.php?content=98925
and unpack the xml files into ~/.kde4/share/apps/cwp (the cwp application folder inside your kde directory).

To access extended information about current weather condition, left-click inside the current weather description!
The time, when the provider updated his weather information is shown italic when clicked on update time.

CWP saves current weather data on exit inside $HOME/./share/apps/cwp folder, so after crashes you might want to clean up
this directory, or completely remove it.

Parts of the source code are taken from weather plasmoid 0.4, KDE 4.2, qimageblitz, yaWP.
Thanks to the developers!

If you experience any bugs, please report them here.
Running
plasmoidviewer plasma_applet_cwp
or starting plasma from the console
might give you some debug information.




Changelog:

1.12.0
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- xml: removed www.weather.com support because the website is unparsable now
- xml: splitted openweathermap.org into celsius and fahrenheit versions
- modifications for locating correct data path

1.11.1
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- xml: br.weather.com: location fixed
- xml: de.weather.com: location fixed
- xml: fr.weather.com: location fixed
- xml: in.weather.com: links fixed
- xml: pogodynka.pl: fixes
- xml: weather.com.cn: fixed

1.11.0
======
- xml: gismeteo.com: fixed
- removed freemeteo.com due to severe site changes, rendering access impossible

1.10.2
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- xml: gismeteo.com: city name fixed in some cases

1.10.1
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- xml: wetter.com: Current temperature fixed
- xml: openweathermap.org: north wind symbol fixed (thanks to wettermeister)
- xml: gismeteo.com: city name fixed in some cases

1.10.0
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- weather information is stored on disk each time updates are downloaded
- xml: weather.com: current weather description fixed

1.9.1
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- xml: gismeteo.com: location fixed for some locations

1.9.0
=====
- xml: openweathermap.org: initial support (WARNING: all configurations need to be updated!)
- xml: uk.weather.com: sunrise / sunset fixed
- xml: espanol.weather.com: sunrise / sunset and wind direction fixed
- xml: in.weather.com: sunrise / sunset fixed

1.8.3
=====
- xml: gismeteo.com: fixes

1.8.2
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- xml: gismeteo: icon fixes
- xml: www.weather.com.cn: fixes

1.8.1
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- xml: wetter.com: fixes (thanks to Evi1M4chine). Weather icons from weather provider should be preferred over system icons!
- xml: [in,espanol,uk].weather.com: UV index fixed

1.8.0
=====
- xml: myforecast.com: update time added
- xml: wetter.com: weather description modified
- xml: gismeteo.com: current weather icon fixed
- xml: accuweather.com (World): possibly wrong temperature fixed
- increased number of possible weather icons

1.7.3
=====
- xml: accuweather.com: fixes for some URLs

1.7.2
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- xml: www.weather.com: fixes (thanks to jcasoliva)
- xml: accuweather.com: 5th day fixed

1.7.1
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- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixes (thanks to Maurizio A.)
- xml: gismeteo.com: location fixed
- xml: www.weather.com: current weather conditions fixed
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed (new location code)
- xml: accuweather.com (World): fixed (new location code)

1.7.0
=====
- icon for calm wind conditions
- xml: all: inserted "calm" wind condition if possible
- xml: www.weather.com: fixed
- xml: ilmeteo.it: changed (thanks to Maurizio A.)
- xml: espanol / in / uk.weather.com fixed
- xml: gismeteo: location fixed

1.6.13
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- xml: wetter.com: fixed (thanks to Evi1M4chine)

1.6.12
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- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed location
- xml: accuweather.com (world): fixed location etc.

1.6.11
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- xml: accuweather.com (US): feels like temperature and additional information fixed

1.6.10
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- xml: br.weather.com: fixed
- xml: de.weather.com: fixed
- xml: fr.weather.com: fixed

1.6.9
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- xml: www.wetter.com: wind fixed

1.6.8
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- xml: www.wetter.com: wind and additional info fixed

1.6.7
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- xml: gismeteo.com: location name fixed

1.6.6
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- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed

1.6.5
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- xml: gismeteo.com: fixed (thanks to Dreid)
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed forecast
- xml: accuweather.com (world): fixed forecast

1.6.4
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- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixed apostrophe character in location names
- xml: pogodynka.pl: fixed wrong low temperature in some cases
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed location names
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed forecast after midnight

1.6.3
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- xml: de.weather.com: fixed wind directions
- xml: br.weather.com: fixed wind directions
- xml: espanol.weather.com: fixed wind directions
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixed wind description
- xml: gismeteo.com: fixed country names

1.6.2
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- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed wrong data at night time

1.6.1
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- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed wrong weather data

1.6.0
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- Greek translation (thanks to pkoukousoulas)
- xml: satellite_images: new images
- xml: accuweather.com (World): port to new location code
- xml: www.weather.com: fixed

1.5.14
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- xml: gismeteo.com: current wind condition fixed

1.5.13
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- xml: www.wetter.com: current temperature fixed (thanks to Steffen)
- xml: accuweather.com (World): forecast temperature fixed

1.5.12
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- xml: www.wetter.com: complete rewrite
- xml: www.weather.com: current weather description fixed

1.5.11
======
- xml: gismeteo.com: fixed (thanks to Dreid)
- xml: www.weather.com.cn: fixes

1.5.10
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- xml: gismeteo.com: negative temperature values fixed

1.5.9
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- xml: accuweather.com (World): mostly fixed (thanks to Jota Jota)
- xml: accuweather.com (US): bugs fixed
- xml: gismeteo.com: wind and location bugs fixed
- xml: uk.weather.com: variable wind bug fixed
- xml: in.weather.com: variable wind bug fixed
- xml: espanol.weather.com: variable wind bug fixed

1.5.8
=====
- xml: weather.com: location fixed
- xml: accuweather.com (US): wrong days for forecast fixed

1.5.7
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed

1.5.6
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed
- xml: pogodynka.pl: fixed

1.5.5
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (US): Forecast icon for 1st day fixed
- xml: weather.com: Fixed
- xml: pogodynka.pl: Fixed

1.5.4
=====
- xml: ilmeteo.it: icon and description fixes

1.5.3
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (US): links and location fixes

1.5.2
=====
- xml: espanol.weather.com: date name fixes
- xml: fr.weather.com: date name fixes
- xml: in.weather.com: date name fixes
- xml: uk.weather.com: date name fixes
- xml: accuweather.com (US): update time fixed
- xml: www.weather.com: current weather icon fixed

1.5.1
=====
- ru.po updated (thanks to Boris Pek)
- new cwp-app directory not used in some cases
- xml: gismeteo.com: add some icon codes
- xml: www.weather.com.cn: fixes

1.5.0
=====
- on request: changed app directory from ~/.cwp to ~/.[kde4]/share/apps/cwp
- xml: gismeteo.com: display N.A. if no update time is available
- xml: gismeteo.com: add some icon codes

1.4.0
=====
- on request: export / import settings from configuration dialog

1.3.4
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed temperature not shown in some cases
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixed icon and forecast information issues

1.3.3
=====
- xml: www.weather.com: update time fixed, weather description fixed
- xml: www.weather.com.cn: current weather description fixed
- xml: www.accuweather.com (US): fixed

1.3.2
=====
- xml: www.gismeteo.com: location fixed (thanks to yurikirin)
- xml: pogodynka.pl: fixed
- xml: wetter.com: fixed rain forecast
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixed missing weather description

1.3.1
=====
- xml: pogodynka.pl: fixed forecast for 1st day

1.3.0
=====
- display invalid weather data rather than spinning circle
- xml: www.gismeteo.com: links to www.gismeteo.ru now
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed
- xml: pogodynka.pl: fixed
- xml: others: small fixes

1.2.3
=====
- xml: www.weather.com: fixed

1.2.2
=====
- tiny spelling fix (thanks to tehnick)
- debug information for icon codes added
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixes for some locations like Roma
- xml: accuweather.com (US): night icon fixes

1.2.1
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (World): small fixes (thanks to naradla)
- xml: gismeteo.com: location name fixed
- xml: www.weather.com: wind & encoding fixed
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixes (thanks to lbonco)
- xml: www.weather.com.cn: icon description fixed
- xml: accuweather.com (US): special icons fixed
- xml: gismeteo.com: some missing icons added

1.2.0
=====
- use KDE's scheduler for download jobs (let KDE limit kio_http process number to 30)
- xml: accuweather.com (World): new URL to find location code

1.1.1
=====
- xml: fr.weather.com: fixed wind direction
- xml: espanol.weather.com: fixed wind direction
- xml: www.weather.com: fixed
- xml: accuweather.com (World): fixed (both °C and °F)

1.1.0
=====
- fixed namespace bug in xml files
- fixed panel bug in KDE 4.5
- xml: gismeteo.com: fixed

1.0.5
=====
- xml: freemeteo.com: fixed & added new languages support

1.0.4
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (World): fixed (thanks to Jota Jota)
- xml: accuweather.com (US): fixed

1.0.3
=====
- xml: satellite_images: broken links fixed
- xml: accuweather.com (World): fixed wrong icon code

1.0.2
=====
- xml: accuweather.com (World) fixed (both °C and °F)

1.0.1
=====
- xml: www.gismeteo.com: location fixed
- xml: wetter.com: update time fixed, current weather icon fixed
- xml: weather.com.cn: day names fixed

1.0.0
=====
- update function (xml files in .cwp folder preferred over xml files from install directory)
- weather-windy icon: fixed (newer kde versions don't load scalable icons any more)
- xml: accuweather.com: US celsius and fahrenheit: fixed
- xml: ilmeteo.it: fixed (thanks to Pasquale Ceres)
- xml: www.weather.com: fixed




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 by Buddlespit on: Sep 7 2014
 
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Your link that you provide to the AUR appears to be broken. I receive a '404' when I click on it. I found it in the AUR, so I'm good. Just a 'heads up'.

bad:https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=60810

good:https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/kdeplasma-applets-cwp/


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 Re: Arch

 
 by jaegerschnitzel on: Sep 7 2014
 
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Thanks, replaced bad by good link!


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Also, nice widget. Looks good on my desktop. I plus'ed one this.


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 by Tankafaire on: Oct 27 2014
 
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Thanks for your job, the 14.04.deb works fine on 14.10 system.
For a next version, is it possible to choose round corner or square? Thanks :)
A screenshot: http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=129471weather.png



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 by Tankafaire on: Nov 4 2014
 
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sorry, I found how to do this. Perfect plasmoid!!


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 About using custom icons

 
 by dhouard on: Nov 17 2014
 
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Hi, I started using your widget yesterday and I've been playing around settings. I see weather icons can be changed but I don't know which format I have to use. Search file dialog seeks svg files but, all in one image?. If so, how should I "build" that file?

Thank you for your work.


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 by jaegerschnitzel on: Nov 17 2014
 
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Hi, this option intends to load yaWP weather icon files (yet another weather plasmoid), see

http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=94106

I hope this option still works. Otherwise, please report here. Thanks!


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I tried loading a Yawp theme and it worked. Now I have to create one with my own icons.

Thanks for your help.


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 weather.com now broken (US/F)

 
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Sadly, weather.com for those of us in the USA no longer works with CWP or much of anything else.

I can get to my location with this URL:

http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/75035

...but the page is evidently not human parseable. It looks as if all text has been replaced by graphical images.


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 Re: weather.com now broken (US/F)

 
 by david2012brooke on: Nov 21 2014
 
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Weather.com US has stopped working for me as well but other US sites still work ie myforecast.com and accuweather.com. I get the city identifier by using this process:
1. Goto the weather website and enter your zip code.
2. Wait for the webpage to completely load. Copy / paste the full url into the city identifier of CWP.
3. Right click on the CWP icon in the task bar and select "Link".
4. Once the webpage is completely loaded copy the part of the url that isn't repeated back into the city identifier of CWP. Example:
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/hermitage-tn/37076/weather-forecast/16088_pc
Just copy this from the above url and paste into the city identifier of CWP:
hermitage-tn/37076/weather-forecast/16088_pc


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Thanks for the heads up. Goodbye weather.com and hello to accuweather.com! Thanks to your very explicit steps, it's all good...indeed quite good.

As a former Nashvillian (from the other side of the river), I also keep tabs on the conditions there along with several other cities. For my old Inglewood zip, I use:

nashville-tn/37216/weather-forecast/16178_pc

Enjoy the nice temperatures in middle TN this weekend and have a great Thanksgiving, too.


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Weather.com US has stopped working for me as well but other US sites still work ie myforecast.com and accuweather.com. I get the city identifier by using this process:
1. Goto the weather website and enter your zip code.
2. Wait for the webpage to completely load. Copy / paste the full url into the city identifier of CWP.
3. Right click on the CWP icon in the task bar and select "Link".
4. Once the webpage is completely loaded copy the part of the url that isn't repeated back into the city identifier of CWP. Example:
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/hermitage-tn/37076/weather-forecast/16088_pc
Just copy this from the above url and paste into the city identifier of CWP:
hermitage-tn/37076/weather-forecast/16088_pc


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 www.weather.com support

 
 by jaegerschnitzel on: Nov 22 2014
 
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Thanks to everyone helping other to replace www.weather.com.

The new weather.com website is really unparsable, therefore cwp-1.12.0 does not support it any longer. Instead, you may use the newly fahrenheit version of openweathermap.org, accuweather or myforecast.

WARNING: If you update to cwp-1.12.0, you might need to re-select the correct weather provider from the list in the configuration window!


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Yes, weather.com is a rapidly moving target. An application that I write for another purpose has been reading data from that site since 2004. It seems that every 18 months or so, they redesign the site and my other app would require changes to deal with it.

Like CWP, I've finally given up on weather.com. The other sources for such data may change the eye candy of the visual presentation but they keep the actual data human (and machine) parsable.

Thanks for all your work on CWP. It really is a great addition to KDE.


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