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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #300 on: August 25, 2014, 08:33:41 AM »
That is just awesome to hear.  I think martin really summed it up well in his review:
"Recommendation
If you want a lightweight program that provides you with excellent forecasts and all the information you can possibly want, then sWeather is the first of this list that you should take for a test ride.
While it may be too bare bones for some, it makes up for that with low memory usage and being portable."

Weather app's can get really elaborate (and often beautiful), but many of us are interested in something lightweight, clean, efficient, ELEGANT, and free of ads, and sWeather just rocks for that.

Congratulations, skwire  :up:
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 10:36:57 AM by mouser »

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #301 on: August 25, 2014, 10:33:52 AM »
ghacks today (8/24) has a review of 9 desktop weather apps and Martin gives sWeather the top recommendation.

Thanks for the heads up, Mike.  =]

Weather app's can get really elaborate (and often beautiful), but many of us are interested in something lightweight, clean, efficient, and free of ads, and sWeather just rocks for that.
Congratulations, skwire  :up:

Thanks, mouser.  sWeather is a favourite of mine (are we allowed to have our own apps as favs?   :P) and it's rather humbling to see it get that kind of recognition.


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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #302 on: November 27, 2014, 08:43:23 PM »
When I enable the 5 day extended forecast and turn on the "Show dates in extended forecast" It is displaying the incorrect dates. The date for each day are one day forward, example, as I type this post it is Fri 28th Nov 2014 but sWeather is displaying Fri 29th (see attached screenshot)

It's as if the date is incrementing but the name of day is not doing so until quite a bit later.

« Last Edit: November 28, 2014, 04:45:06 AM by Gadgetman496 »

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #303 on: December 04, 2014, 09:23:17 PM »
 :Thmbsup: Based on the recommendation in GHacker, I have installed sWeather. I agree that for a low footprint/high content application your software is hard to beat. Count me in for a donation after I futz around with it awhile. Many thanks -- all of my former "go to" weather applications got smashed when their RSS feeds were changed or became too costly. If you have a Beta program, sign me up.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #304 on: December 05, 2014, 08:35:15 AM »
Hi, Gadgetman496 & kevlar_heart42, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :)

It's as if the date is incrementing but the name of day is not doing so until quite a bit later.

I've noticed this as well at times and, like you mention, it happens if the RSS feed is late/incorrect.  Fixing it might be a bit tricky but I'll see what I can do.

:Thmbsup: Based on the recommendation in GHacker, I have installed sWeather. I agree that for a low footprint/high content application your software is hard to beat. Count me in for a donation after I futz around with it awhile. Many thanks -- all of my former "go to" weather applications got smashed when their RSS feeds were changed or became too costly. If you have a Beta program, sign me up.

Thank you for the kind words and donation.  They're much appreciated.  There is no official beta program, but I do sometimes release early builds that are announced on this thread.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #305 on: December 15, 2014, 01:06:35 AM »
Website | Download
v1.5.4 - 2014-12-15
    + Added 'Feels like' temp to the tray tooltip.  (Thanks, Ken Z.)
    ! Hopefully fixed a long-standing bug with the temperature icon not
      displaying the correct temperature.  This had to do with the fact that
      Windows 7, at least, does not appear to like 1-bit colour icons in the
      tray.  Crazy...

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #306 on: December 15, 2014, 06:28:09 AM »
Website | Download
v1.5.4 - 2014-12-15
    + Added 'Feels like' temp to the tray tooltip.  (Thanks, Ken Z.)
    ! Hopefully fixed a long-standing bug with the temperature icon not
      displaying the correct temperature.  This had to do with the fact that
      Windows 7, at least, does not appear to like 1-bit colour icons in the
      tray.  Crazy...


Very cool. Because I am a bit dense (and new), is there a way to update sWeather without unzipping the file again to its directory?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #307 on: December 15, 2014, 08:35:24 AM »
Very cool. Because I am a bit dense (and new), is there a way to update sWeather without unzipping the file again to its directory?

No, there is not.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #308 on: January 30, 2015, 06:55:17 AM »
Would it be possible to show the temperature overlaid on the main tray icon?  This would help me de-clutter my systray.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #309 on: January 30, 2015, 07:09:30 AM »
Hi, Postal, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :)

Would it be possible to show the temperature overlaid on the main tray icon?

Without a huge amount of code refactoring, no, this isn't possible.  Apologies.   :-[

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #310 on: January 30, 2015, 07:50:01 AM »
Hi, Postal, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :)

Would it be possible to show the temperature overlaid on the main tray icon?

Without a huge amount of code refactoring, no, this isn't possible.  Apologies.   :-[

Never mind.  Thanks for the prompt response anyway - and it's still a nice little add-on for my kit.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #311 on: May 13, 2015, 02:07:06 PM »
sWeather is absolutely great.

I have just one question though, can it be possible to have sWeather check yahoo weather using port 443, so as to conceal the user's WOEID from potential eavesdroppers?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #312 on: May 13, 2015, 07:00:43 PM »
Hi, Mimori.  Thank you for the kind words and welcome to the DonationCoder site.

I have just one question though, can it be possible to have sWeather check yahoo weather using port 443, so as to conceal the user's WOEID from potential eavesdroppers?

Here you go:

Website | Download
v1.5.5 - 2015-05-13
    + Added a "Use https:// (SSL) when possible" option.  (Thanks, Mimori)

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #313 on: July 26, 2015, 11:53:58 PM »
Hi. I recently tried to upgrade sWeather from v1.0.5 to v1.5.5 (on WinVista64). While the old version works fine, the new version doesn't seem to be able to get the feed.

Screenshot: https://flic.kr/p/wwUEMR

I tried clicking on the "Use https:// (SSL) when possible" option, but it doesn't seem to work. That is, I check the box and click on 'Save', but when I reopen the configuration window to loook, the box is unchecked.

Any ideas?

For now, I've reverted back to v1.0.5

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #314 on: September 04, 2015, 08:14:17 AM »
maybe i found a solution for the not showing temp icon on win 7/vista

If ( Icon_Temp = 1 )
{
Tray_Icon_ID := Tray_Add( hGui, "OnTrayIcon", A_ScriptDir . "\images\tray-temperature\" . Image_Dir_Temp . "\" . sTemp . ".ico", "" )
Tray_Modify( hGui, Tray_Icon_ID, A_ScriptDir . "\images\tray-temperature\" . Image_Dir_Temp . "\" . Strip(sTemp) . ".ico", "" )
% ( Extra_Tray_Refresh ) ? ( Tray_Refresh() ) : ( "" )
}
GoSub, Gui_Refresh_Main
GoSub, Tray_Icon_Refresh       <=inserting this fixed it for me .... also fixes the gap between the two icons after loading
If ( Start_Min != 1 )
{
Gui, Show, x%Posx% y%PosY%, % AppName
}



hmpf ... doesn't work ... sry :\
i swear it was working .... damn win7 suxx :)
« Last Edit: September 08, 2015, 02:09:05 PM by M0g13r »

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #315 on: November 03, 2015, 01:11:43 PM »
Love sWeather, does what I need it to do very well, thank you.
I'm currently running v4.5.4 build 1 on Windows 7 Pro.

This falls under an enhancement request, I guess.
Having the current temp displayed in system tray is fine, however I typically auto-hide my taskbar/system tray so I don't see the temp unless I change my Windows focus to the taskbar.

What'd I'd like is to have the titlebar be configurable to display current information and to have an option to roll-up the display to just the titlebar and to keep on top of other windows.
The advantages to this are:
  • the information would be displayed in a small, unobtrusive bar
  • it would always be available without having to move/click the mouse or hit the Windows key
  • it would show the information I'm interested in at a glance

This is a mock-up of what my current sWeather window would look like with this change (yes, I know my theme isn't to everyone's liking...) :
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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #316 on: November 24, 2015, 07:11:25 AM »
looks like sweather is being blocked in windows 7 professional.  Not sure if its the application that is being blocked, or the yahoo data link that is being blocked.  either way sweather is now no longer working for me.

it was working fine over the last several weeks.

Temperature is showing data from a week or two ago.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #317 on: November 24, 2015, 08:25:43 AM »
Hi, offroad, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :)

looks like sweather is being blocked in windows 7 professional.  Not sure if its the application that is being blocked, or the yahoo data link that is being blocked.  either way sweather is now no longer working for me.

Seems to be working fine for me on several Win7 Pro/Ultimate systems I run/maintain.  Any other sWeather users experiencing any issues?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #318 on: November 24, 2015, 09:07:10 AM »
okay now its working.  not sure of the glitch in data.  Now its not working.  When I do a REFRESH I get data from last week being displayed.  Only happens when I REFRESH, so not sure why.

the data displayed is old data.  Notice the pictures say conditions as of Nov 13 and Nov 10.  Today is Nov 24 and I just took these pictures.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #319 on: November 24, 2015, 12:18:59 PM »
I can confirm that it's displaying old data several times a day. Don't know how old, but I was blaming yahoo for that. I'll try to clean out my temp dir, but still suspect yahoo serving bogus data, as there seem to be other users having issues.
Or are we maxing out the amount of data that your api-key allows, Skwire?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #320 on: November 24, 2015, 12:23:45 PM »
Yahoo weather API has been returning random old invalid data for over 3 weeks now.
I am surprised more here have not noticed.  It has effected many apps in IOS and
Pebble watch, etc.  Sometimes the API will return the current temp - but most times
it returns a temp from sometime in the last week or so.  Ideally we should be looking
at another API such as maybe Weather Underground's API - as Yahoo has basically
been ignoring the problem.   

Also I can only assume many havent noticed it here because they must live in a place
where the temp doesnt change much??  If you look at the timestamp of the temp
received after doing a refresh - you will see it is data from days ago more often than not.


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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #321 on: November 24, 2015, 01:26:01 PM »
Ideally we should be looking
at another API such as maybe Weather Underground's API

if that were possible it would be Wunderful :)
(seriously)
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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #322 on: November 24, 2015, 05:09:16 PM »
From earlier news posts I gathered that the state of current (US owned/operated) weather satellites is dire as they are old and failing. From that post I also understood that no-one is willing or able to spring for new ones.

So, for once, it could be possible that Yahoo isn't to blame for the rubbish data they provide  :P

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #323 on: November 25, 2015, 08:54:46 AM »
As of this morning it is finally working okay now - apparently Yahoo finally fixed it?


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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #324 on: November 25, 2015, 09:00:48 AM »
yes everything seems to be functioning for now.  Cant argue with free application data stream, so no real complaint about this service.  Guess all those weather stations that must have the data synced every few minutes, and the communication protocols can get scrambled from time to time to receive at Yahoo.

Just glad its working for a while longer.