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Last post Author Topic: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)  (Read 123621 times)

Ath

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #50 on: April 02, 2011, 11:12:24 AM »
I found a minor glitch on sWeather's Expanded view. The statusbar of the Expanded view always shows the same 'Current conditions as of:' of 1 of the items in the list, but not of the selected one. Haven't determined how it selects the displayed information, but probably the first item in the list.
It then also shows the same (wrong in my case) statusbar info in the main window, as soon as I move the mouse over it. But that could be a 'feature' of the underlying programming environment.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2011, 04:36:54 PM »
Actually, that expanded view isn't supposed to have anything in its statusbar.  I'll fix it.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2011, 08:01:25 PM »
Just downloaded and installed today on my laptop.  I read where Yahoo doesn't update any oftener than one hour.  I noticed if I do a manual refresh by right clicking the tray icon, it still doesn't update.

is this by design?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2011, 09:29:06 PM »
sWeather will refresh each hour after it starts.  Yahoo! usually update their weather feeds around five minutes to the hour.  So, your refresh was probably before Yahoo! updated their feeds.  In other words, doing a manual refresh within sWeather does not force Yahoo! to update their weather information.  Does that make sense?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #54 on: April 02, 2011, 09:30:40 PM »
yes it does.  thanks for the update!  :D

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2011, 09:07:04 AM »
Thanks, kwacky1.  Sorry to hear about the location issue.  Which weather service do you normally use?  I may change up sWeather to use weather.com or some other site.

Hmm, localised versions perhaps? http://www.weatherzone.com.au/   :)

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2011, 10:48:48 AM »
Hmm, localised versions perhaps? http://www.weatherzone.com.au/

From the ToS on their RSS feeds:

The feeds must not be used for any other purpose (including widgets and
other applications) without the express permission of Weatherzone.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2011, 11:36:19 PM »
Hmm, localised versions perhaps? http://www.weatherzone.com.au/

From the ToS on their RSS feeds:

The feeds must not be used for any other purpose (including widgets and
other applications) without the express permission of Weatherzone.

Oh well, I've asked for permission, we'll see what they say  :tellme:

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2011, 04:07:37 AM »
Hmm, localised versions perhaps? http://www.weatherzone.com.au/

From the ToS on their RSS feeds:

The feeds must not be used for any other purpose (including widgets and
other applications) without the express permission of Weatherzone.

Oh well, I've asked for permission, we'll see what they say  :tellme:

Here you go skwire, I asked them if we could use the feeds in your sWeather application, let me know if you want me to forward you the email.

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Yes, this is fine, as long as there is clear attribution to Weatherzone as the source of your data.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2011, 05:48:45 AM »
Here you go skwire, I asked them if we could use the feeds in your sWeather application, let me know if you want me to forward you the email.

This would be a private custom version just for you since that sites's RSS feeds are COMPLETELY different from Yahoo's.  In other words, I don't want to have to redo the entire sWeather interface to support multiple sites.  Hahaha...is it possible to hack one's own program?   ;D

Anyway, post or PM your location ID or town code/name that you use for that site.   :)

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #60 on: April 04, 2011, 06:15:22 AM »
Here you go skwire, I asked them if we could use the feeds in your sWeather application, let me know if you want me to forward you the email.

This would be a private custom version just for you since that sites's RSS feeds are COMPLETELY different from Yahoo's.  In other words, I don't want to have to redo the entire sWeather interface to support multiple sites.  Hahaha...is it possible to hack one's own program?   ;D

Anyway, post or PM your location ID or town code/name that you use for that site.   :)

Thanks for the offer skwire, but I don't want you to go to the trouble just for me.

kwacky1  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2011, 05:29:01 AM »
Trying out v1.0.6 build 1 (Unicode build) here and noticed that sometimes after waking from hibernation I see the following sort of thing in the notification area (is that an appropriate term?):

sometimes-after-hibernation.png

When I double-click on the right-hand icon, I typically see a window like:

sometimes-after-hibernation-2.pngRelease: sWeather (tray-based weather app)

Is this to be expected?

When trying to reproduce the situation, I think I had more luck if I waited a while before waking the PC from hibernation.

Thanks for your ongoing efforts  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #62 on: April 05, 2011, 09:26:49 AM »
That's the result of sWeather not having an internet connection.  I really ought to clean it up a bit or notify the user in some way.  When you come out of hibernation and see that, does it work properly when you click the refresh button/glyph (or use the tray menu to refresh)?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #63 on: April 05, 2011, 09:19:01 PM »
When you come out of hibernation and see that, does it work properly when you click the refresh button/glyph (or use the tray menu to refresh)?
I tried both and they both seemed to work.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #64 on: May 03, 2011, 06:12:32 PM »
A minor point of confusion:

sweather-buttons.pngRelease: sWeather (tray-based weather app)

On a number of occasions when I go to look for the refreshing functionality in the main window, I end up looking through the menus and then (perhaps lamely) wonder how to refresh.  Somehow at first I thought each of the buttons were associated with items to their left (even though they don't really line up) and thus dismissed the possibility of the desired functionality being available via one of them.

I was thinking it might be a bit clearer if there were some border around the buttons or if the buttons were displayed more like a vanilla toolbar (though may be there's some downside to that?).

Does this seem pointless?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #65 on: May 04, 2011, 12:58:01 AM »
I really ought to clean it up a bit or notify the user in some way.
Heh heh.  Any word on this?

FWIW, I've nearly put together a utility to restart sWeather when my notebook resumes.  It uses code from:

http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic21697.html

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #66 on: May 04, 2011, 02:13:34 AM »
I was thinking it might be a bit clearer if there were some border around the buttons or if the buttons were displayed more like a vanilla toolbar

+1

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #67 on: May 04, 2011, 09:05:19 AM »
I was thinking it might be a bit clearer if there were some border around the buttons or if the buttons were displayed more like a vanilla toolbar (though may be there's some downside to that?).

When I first added them, I tried using the toolbar library but I could not get it displaying properly in a vertical configuration like that.  I then tried it with regular button controls but I didn't like the way it looked (though it worked fine).  Finally, I went with just the glyphs but I did add the status bar text when you hover over them in an attempt to clarify what they do.  At any rate, what are your thoughts on this:

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #68 on: May 04, 2011, 09:09:05 AM »
Thanks for the background info -- I should patch myself to pay attention to status bar info more :)

I think the vertical separator is an improvement  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #69 on: May 04, 2011, 10:31:35 AM »
I think the vertical separator is an improvement  :Thmbsup
+1 (again ;))

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #70 on: May 07, 2011, 10:35:04 AM »
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v1.0.7 - 2011-05-07
    + Cosmetic GUI change.  (Thanks ewemoa)
    + Added "Refresh weather data" entry to the Options menu.
    + Added F5 hotkey to refresh weather data when sWeather is the active
      window.
    + Right-click the main dialog for two new copy-to-clipboard options.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #71 on: May 08, 2011, 12:33:13 AM »
    + Cosmetic GUI change.
Looks clearer from here -- thank you!  (And thanks Ath for the support ;) )

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    + Added "Refresh weather data" entry to the Options menu.
    + Added F5 hotkey to refresh weather data when sWeather is the active
      window.
I see these and hope to be trying them soon.

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    + Right-click the main dialog for two new copy-to-clipboard options.
It seems that the first popup menu item "Copy" leads to copying individual "chunks" of information (so "59%", but not "Humidity:") close to beneath where the pointer was when the popup menu was invoked.  Does this interpretation seem close?

FWIW, the popup menu seems to appear when right-clicking in the area where the 5 buttons are as well as in the status bar.  Is this behavior intentional?  At least with respect to the "Copy" menu item?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #72 on: May 08, 2011, 09:17:42 AM »
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v1.0.8 - 2011-05-08
    + Added "Copy with header" option to the context menu.
    * Restricted which controls show the context menu.  (Thanks, ewemoa)


It seems that the first popup menu item "Copy" leads to copying individual "chunks" of information (so "59%", but not "Humidity:") close to beneath where the pointer was when the popup menu was invoked.  Does this interpretation seem close?

FWIW, the popup menu seems to appear when right-clicking in the area where the 5 buttons are as well as in the status bar.  Is this behavior intentional?  At least with respect to the "Copy" menu item?

I think the above build addresses both concerns.   ;)

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #73 on: May 08, 2011, 08:31:42 PM »
Thanks for the update, it is working well here so far  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2011, 01:28:58 AM »
^+1 :Thmbsup: