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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #175 on: January 27, 2013, 04:27:37 PM »
What about add proxy support?  

All these companies like Yahoo, Google, etc make their money by tracking and profiling people for targeted advertising and they love to have location data on you, like a ZIP CODE.  nice to send them a dummy IP.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2013, 04:46:33 PM by plk »

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #176 on: January 29, 2013, 08:33:10 AM »
Hi, plk, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.  I'll add your request to the ToDo for now.  I'd have to set up a proxy server for testing, though, unless there is a trustworthy source out there.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #177 on: January 29, 2013, 09:16:31 AM »
I'm using sWeather with a network-proxy both at work and at home, atm, and it has worked ever since day 1 with those configs. I can pass the proxy servers without authentication, though.
I've always assumed it uses the IE/Windows proxy settings, but I never asked nor checked :-[, but you could try that first, I guess?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #178 on: January 29, 2013, 10:19:58 AM »
I'm using sWeather with a network-proxy both at work and at home, atm, and it has worked ever since day 1 with those configs. I can pass the proxy servers without authentication, though.
I've always assumed it uses the IE/Windows proxy settings, but I never asked nor checked :-[, but you could try that first, I guess?

That's right; I do remember changing that for you a while back.  plk, sWeather should use what you have set for your IE proxy.  Are you not seeing this behaviour?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #179 on: January 31, 2013, 08:47:47 PM »
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v1.4.0 - 2013-01-31
    + Added export functionality to the expanded view.  Use the new toolbar
      button on the expanded view to choose between CSV and tab-delimited
      export formats.  (Thanks, Wish)

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #180 on: February 01, 2013, 05:44:57 AM »
Thanks for the new version skwire : useful additions.

About the expanded view : what do you think about an option to show/hide columns ? I tried deleting column numbers from the config.ini on the ExpViewOrder line but they keep coming back !  :)

And, though I think this has been requested before : how about moon phases and moonrise and moonset times - or doesn't Yahoo do that ?
.: I use K-Meleon - the browser you can control - but I love Pale Moon too :.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #181 on: February 01, 2013, 06:51:25 AM »
Thanks for the new version skwire : useful additions.

You're welcome.  =]

About the expanded view : what do you think about an option to show/hide columns ? I tried deleting column numbers from the config.ini on the ExpViewOrder line but they keep coming back !  :)

Just resize those columns you don't want to see to a zero-width.  That's how it's done programatically, anyway; the columns really don't go away or anything.

And, though I think this has been requested before : how about moon phases and moonrise and moonset times - or doesn't Yahoo do that ?

I don't think that information is present in the data.  =[

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #182 on: February 01, 2013, 07:03:22 AM »
^ thanks skwire  :up:
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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #183 on: February 02, 2013, 12:55:15 PM »
I'm using sWeather with a network-proxy both at work and at home, atm, and it has worked ever since day 1 with those configs. I can pass the proxy servers without authentication, though.
I've always assumed it uses the IE/Windows proxy settings, but I never asked nor checked :-[, but you could try that first, I guess?

That's right; I do remember changing that for you a while back.  plk, sWeather should use what you have set for your IE proxy.  Are you not seeing this behaviour?

yeah, that's not what i was looking for though.

 i was hoping i could set sWeather to use some random proxy that was different than the one i was using in my browser at the time, that way Yahoo can't co-ordinate the browsing data to my sWeather location.  (since sWeather is going to basically give them my Zip Code it defeats purpose of geting a new IP with a VPN)  i'm just trying to prevent them building their data profiles on me.

Thanks for your excellent program btw.  If its a lot of work to add proxy support maybe its not worth it.  i just saw this proxy availability in another app(tapin radio) and i thought it was cool. 

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #184 on: February 02, 2013, 01:17:48 PM »
I think you're a bit overprotective here. I'm getting weather data from 6 or 7 locations around the world, so my physical location is not necessarily related to the weather I'm monitoring :tellme:

For comparisons: Do you use such proxy to retrieve your twitter or Facebook updates?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #185 on: February 02, 2013, 01:22:20 PM »
yeah, that's not what i was looking for though.

 i was hoping i could set sWeather to use some random proxy

Ah, I see what you're after.  I don't think I'll add that, though, since I feel it's somewhat out of scope for a weather program.  Trying to maintain random proxy lists and such...sounds messy to me.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #186 on: February 02, 2013, 03:32:31 PM »
I think you're a bit overprotective here. I'm getting weather data from 6 or 7 locations around the world, so my physical location is not necessarily related to the weather I'm monitoring :tellme:

For comparisons: Do you use such proxy to retrieve your twitter or Facebook updates?

i don't use twitter or facebook or google, etc (or any other companies that make their money off buying + selling personal data, while pretending to offer their services for free) and additionally i block them thru the hosts file.
all this stuff like gmail google docs google chrome etc was supposed to be free free free and then you find later they were reading your all emails and compiling profile data on you, tracking you all over the internet from their search engine, and their google analytics and adsense from the other side  - it was all a big scam. they made their money by selling off other people's privacy without their knowledge. just like all these firefox addons -  youtube downloader or this or that, just a scheme to track you and sell your data and its hidden in the fine print (or they dont even mention it at all - ANT downloader)


getting weather data from 5-10 diff locations thru the app might be an answer though.




yeah, that's not what i was looking for though.

 i was hoping i could set sWeather to use some random proxy

Ah, I see what you're after.  I don't think I'll add that, though, since I feel it's somewhat out of scope for a weather program.  Trying to maintain random proxy lists and such...sounds messy to me.

eh, i wasn't suggesting that you would maintain proxy lists, just that the user could set one in the program. maybe the proxy wouldn't even have to be changed too often if at all.

i don't blame you at all if don't want to add since most users prob wouldn't be too interested anyway.  as i'm not a programmer i was just curious though -  are there like pre-written modules that you can add to a program or on something like this would you have to write it from scratch and would it take quite a while to write?
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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #187 on: May 28, 2013, 05:07:25 PM »
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v1.4.1 - 2013-05-28
    ! Fixed the 5-day forecast that Yahoo! broke last week.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #188 on: May 28, 2013, 10:13:11 PM »
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v1.4.2 - 2013-05-28
    + Added 10-day forecast option.  Enable in the Options dialog.
    * Made both the 5-day and 10-day forecast display optional.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #189 on: May 29, 2013, 05:45:26 AM »
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v1.4.2 - 2013-05-28
    + Added 10-day forecast option.  Enable in the Options dialog.
    * Made both the 5-day and 10-day forecast display optional.


Coolaroola  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:
Thanks skwire.
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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #190 on: May 29, 2013, 08:29:03 AM »
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v1.4.3 - 2013-05-29
    * Changed the extended forecast options from two checkboxes to a
      single dropdown.


Here's a screenshot showing the 10-day forecast:
main_3.pngRelease: sWeather (tray-based weather app)

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #191 on: May 29, 2013, 08:58:34 AM »
Website | Download
v1.4.3 - 2013-05-29
    * Changed the extended forecast options from two checkboxes to a
      single dropdown.

But unfortunately the current forecast settings are not transformed into the dropdown list value... (no big deal but just something I had to make a remark on ;))

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #192 on: May 29, 2013, 08:59:19 AM »
Yeah...my laziness.  =]

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #193 on: June 18, 2013, 11:42:17 AM »
Wow!

I don’t know why I haven't noticed this before. Excellent program Skwire!

Thank you very much for this!

Jim   :)

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #194 on: June 18, 2013, 01:09:31 PM »
Thank you very much for this!

You're very welcome.  I'm glad you like it.  =]

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #195 on: June 19, 2013, 12:13:21 PM »
I don’t know if this has already been mentioned but the temperature tray icon doesn’t seem to change. Yesterday after installing sWeather I placed both icons in the tray. The temp shown was 73 deg. F. Last night I noticed that it still said 73 though in the program window it said 67 deg. F.

Isn't that icon supposed to change to match the actual temperature shown in the program window?

Thanks!

Jim

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #196 on: June 19, 2013, 12:17:32 PM »
Isn't that icon supposed to change to match the actual temperature shown in the program window?

Yes, absolutely, it should.  Does it change if you switch locations?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #197 on: June 19, 2013, 12:38:21 PM »
Isn't that icon supposed to change to match the actual temperature shown in the program window?

Yes, absolutely, it should.  Does it change if you switch locations?

Don’t know - I only have one location!

Jim

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #198 on: June 21, 2013, 02:53:34 PM »
Don’t know - I only have one location!

Would you mind configuring a few more locations and see if the temperature icon updates when switching between the locations?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #199 on: June 22, 2013, 12:18:11 PM »
skwire, I did configure another location and when I switch to that location the icon changes to the current temperature there. However upon switching back to the first location it doesn’t change. It stayed at the temperature of the second location.

OK I just exited and restarted the app and now it is switching temps with each change, so I guess it requires a program restart before that takes effect. I didn't expect that or I would have done that before now!

Anyway I guess I must keep a second location configured to ensure the temp on the icon changes. I'll have to wait and see if it changes with a refresh without needing to switch locations, though it would not do that before.

Thanks!

Jim

PS- This is a very minor issue, not anything that really affects the current or forecast conditions other than not being able to rely on the temp icon's accuracy, so please don’t put a lot of effort into this for me.  Thanks again!