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New Weather Docklet V2 - By Albiek


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Revision History ReadMe First

v0.2 (06-08-2003)

+ Added a pop-up menu for better interface

+ Added Metric Units for Tempreture ©

+ Added Label options to show/hide current

Location, Zip and/or Condition

+ Added an "Update Now!" to the pop-up menu

+ Left Clicking the Docklet will load

weather.com for more information

or selecting "Visit Weather.com..."

from the pop-up menu

+ Added more icon integration

+ Added INI file for more features

See the weather_readme.txt file for more information on how to config the INI file.

v0.1 (06-02-2003)

o First Release

After loading the docklet, right click and select "Update Now!" from the popup menu. From the menu you can update the Location by selecting the "Weather for". Any changes you make from the menu will automatically update the INI file.

Please note that you have to select "Update Now!" (or Middle Click w/your mouse) to update the docklet with your NEW selections and changes.

All the data is fed from weather.com. International weather.com support is yet NOT available. This requires a new scripting for some of the data, but it is duable (maybe v0.3).

Weather.com offers 47 weather conditions. This docklets contains only 25 icons to indicate conditions. So, many of the conditions are narrowed down to the closest one. However, enabling the "Show Condition" under the label menu will show you the correct/up-to-date textual condition from the site.

Warning: This program is still beta and it is buggy! Use it for testing purposes only.

Download

DLL & Icons: weather_all.rar (599Kb)

Installation

Exract the above RAR file inside your Yz Docklets folder

Right click the dock and select "Add Doclet..."

Highlight "Weather" and click on "Add to Dock"

Note: Do NOT select an Icon when Weather loads! It should select one by itself.

You can download it here - http://users.wpi.edu/~albeik/yz/

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Great work albeik! I'm happy with the docklet so, but here are my suggestions if you want to make it perfect: ;)

1. Label text formatting (sorry if I bother too much with this but I'm quite perfectionist)

2. Possibility of adding the temperature to the label.

3. Possibility of adding/non adding nothing at all over the weather icon (SHOW_TEXT=0/1)

And that's all. Thank you for your attention.

Ender.

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SUPERB stuff pal :lol:

my humbble sugestion for a next release (if applicable):

•add the possibilty to show the Humidity

•add the possibility to show the 'feels like XX'

-note-

it happens to me that the docklet doesnt update when the dock auto-start (on windows start). I have to manual update it.

Only me?

thanks for sharing your work.

respect.

aniba!

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Originally posted by Duckie@Jun 9 2003, 03:11 AM

Revision History ReadMe First

v0.2 (06-08-2003)

  + Added a pop-up menu for better interface

  + Added Metric Units for Tempreture ©

  + Added Label options to show/hide current

      Location, Zip and/or Condition

  + Added an "Update Now!" to the pop-up menu

  + Left Clicking the Docklet will load

      weather.com for more information

      or selecting "Visit Weather.com..."

      from the pop-up menu

  + Added more icon integration

  + Added INI file for more features

See the weather_readme.txt file for more information on how to config the INI file.

 

v0.1 (06-02-2003)

  o First Release

After loading the docklet, right click and select "Update Now!" from the popup menu. From the menu you can update the Location by selecting the "Weather for". Any changes you make from the menu will automatically update the INI file.

Please note that you have to select "Update Now!" (or Middle Click w/your mouse) to update the docklet with your NEW selections and changes.

All the data is fed from weather.com. International weather.com support is yet NOT available. This requires a new scripting for some of the data, but it is duable (maybe v0.3).

Weather.com offers 47 weather conditions. This docklets contains only 25 icons to indicate conditions. So, many of the conditions are narrowed down to the closest one. However, enabling the "Show Condition" under the label menu will show you the correct/up-to-date textual condition from the site.

Warning: This program is still beta and it is buggy! Use it for testing purposes only. 

Download

DLL & Icons:  weather_all.rar  (599Kb)

Installation

Exract the above RAR file inside your Yz Docklets folder

Right click the dock and select "Add Doclet..."

Highlight "Weather" and click on "Add to Dock"

Note: Do NOT select an Icon when Weather loads! It should select one by itself. 

You can download it here - http://users.wpi.edu/~albeik/yz/

Thank You!--谢谢你(chinese).

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Originally posted by alilm@Jun 9 2003, 06:07 AM

Does this docklet work with the UK?

And if so whats the format?

It should work.

Type "City_Name, United Kingdom" without the "" marks.

eg, "Oxford, United Kingdom" or "Cambridge, United Kingdom"

Hope that helps

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"1. Label text formatting"

Is enabled. In the .ini replace "Arial Black" with the font you want.

What I mean is the possibility of customizing the label as you wish. For example:

LABEL_TEXT = city, temperature

or

LABEL_TEXT = condition, temperature

:canadian:

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Fantastic work again Albeik, especially the addition of Celsius. :woot:

But I still can't get "Paris, France" to work on the docklet, even though this is the exact parameters used on the weather.com city search. :blink: Can anyone advise?

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One little bug: when I click the docklet, instead of opening weather.com in my default browser (Firebird), it opens in Internet Explorer.

Normally this wouldn't be a problem, but one of the main reasons I use Firebird is for the pop up blocking, and weather.com is riddled with them.

Thanks a lot for this docklet, it really is wonderful!

sv3n

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Originally posted by Tigion@Jun 9 2003, 06:49 PM

Great work

... also German cities works fine (City, Germany) (Y)

@Eric Rabesandratana:

I think the problem for Paris or other cities are two or more results :(

Search Results on www.weather.com for "Paris, France":

> Cities

> Paris, France

> Paris/Charles De Gaulle, France

How different are the results between:

>> Paris, France

>> Charles De Gaulle, France

I checked both of them, and they look the same (in terms of data results).

You can used "Charles De Gaulle, France" instead of "Paris, France". Weather.com indicates the 2nd option as "Paris/Charles De Gaulle, France", meaning that they are pointing to the same place.

So for now, attempt to use (I haven't tested it yet -- at work using w2k) Charles De Gaulle, France and see if that works.

Thanks for your kind comments as well. (same goes to everybody else! :D)

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Originally posted by sv3n@Jun 9 2003, 07:52 PM

One little bug: when I click the docklet, instead of opening weather.com in my default browser (Firebird), it opens in Internet Explorer.

Normally this wouldn't be a problem, but one of the main reasons I use Firebird is for the pop up blocking, and weather.com is riddled with them.

Thanks a lot for this docklet, it really is wonderful!

sv3n

Thank you for noticing that. I totally forgot to add the option in the INI file to select what browser to use. Sorry about that. :shy:

I'll add the key to the INI file for v0.3.

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