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#1 wizardfromoz

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 07:54 PM

Mod edit: Split from and in response to: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/406036/cheesemakers-linux-corner/?p=4207359
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Works like a charm Ray. Even in Australia (use town rather than postcode).
 
<wttr.in> detected that my town of Stanthorpe is in Australia, rather than the one/s in England and elsewhere.
 
 
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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:27 AM

Hiya, Wiz.

 

Mmm..! I tried this a few weeks ago; one of our forum members wanted something comprehensive, but ultra-low resource.....since he's running a very elderly, low RAM machine.

 

Phil B., Tahrpup's developer, chipped in with this very suggestion.....and it works, nicely. The thread then developed into a general discussion covering all available weather apps, and quite a few suggestions were made.

 

Including this one:-

 

https://www.downloadcrew.com/article/34864-temps

 

Temps is an Electron-based project. Apparently this makes for quite a sizeable download (somewhere in the region of 40 MB), but it is completely self-contained, doesn't need installing, and can run from anywhere on your system, once unzipped. Just click on the binary.

 

If you're running multiple distros, you can run the same 'install' on every single one, from a remote partition (this is what I've done). If you wish, you can set it to auto-start at every boot. Here, it's running on Slacko 64 6.3.0:-

 

 

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It resides in the tray, and is operated from the icon. Surprisingly for Pup, it even works correctly within the JWM/ROX 'pinboard' combo.....as well as the more traditional DEs like XFCE, LXDE, etc.

 

The only fly in the ointment is that it works via an API 'key', in much the same way as the majority of Android stuff. It's an easy enough matter to get a free one from OpenWeatherMap, though.

 

Just thought I'd share it with y'all. (And before you ask why have I got two weather 'widgets' in the screenie, pWidgets' weather app only shows current temperature and conditions; no forecast, y'see.)

 

Downloads available direct from the developer's GitHub page:-

 

https://github.com/jackd248/temps/releases

 

Enjoy.

 

 

Mike.  :wink:


Edited by Mike_Walsh, 27 March 2017 - 05:48 PM.

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