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dhry:
1) None of my software reports home or anything like that so I have no real idea of sWeather's install base.  However, based on the email feedback I get, it is one of my most popular apps.  So, based on that, and based on their verbiage, I will assume the number of API calls the free tier they offer is not nearly enough to support sWeather.
2) Changing the API would require a lot of code refactoring, which I don't have time for.  If I did do something like that, I'd probably just write an sWeather 2.0 as time allowed and require each user to get their own API key from OpenWeatherMap to get around the API call limit.
Of course, another option is to pay for API access but most of the ones I've looked at are pretty pricey and the donations I receive for my software wouldn't even begin to cover such an expense.  That said, every donation is, of course, appreciated.  =]
Personally, I don't use all of the apps I've written, but I did write sWeather for myself, and use it daily, so I'm eager to get it working again.  I hope all this helps to explain my perspective on everything.
-skwire (January 08, 2019, 09:38 PM)
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It certainly does, and no worries at all. Thank you for creating the program, I had been looking for something when WeatherWatcher went pay-only and your program fit the bill perfectly. Here's hoping it all pans out with Yahoo's API access. Until then I always have my phone app.

Dhry

Drugwash:
You'll care when something breaks and you have to figure out what that might be  ;D :Thmbsup:
-wraith808 (January 09, 2019, 05:54 PM)
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That's what detailed comments in the code are for. ;) Besides, debugging can be fun and I could surely help with that, if needed.  8)
I see the old Firefox/Pale Moon extension I mentioned somewhere above still works with AccuWeather so maybe we could get some inspiration from its code.  :D

wraith808:
You'll care when something breaks and you have to figure out what that might be  ;D :Thmbsup:
-wraith808 (January 09, 2019, 05:54 PM)
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That's what detailed comments in the code are for. ;) Besides, debugging can be fun and I could surely help with that, if needed.  8)
I see the old Firefox/Pale Moon extension I mentioned somewhere above still works with AccuWeather so maybe we could get some inspiration from its code.  :D
-Drugwash (January 10, 2019, 02:07 AM)
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Detailed comments are not always helpful in retrospect with legacy code.  I know that from experience.  I think a combination of good coding practices and comments are optimal- and even that doesn't always work!  But, it's up to the maintainer to decide if that shortcut was useful in the long run!  :Thmbsup:

skwire:
Regarding scraping webpages, no, I will not do that within a publically released application.  That way madness lies.  I have neither the time, nor desire, to scrape pages and try to handle minor changes and/or differences in world regions, etc, etc.  It'll be an official API from some site or nothing.

RightPaddock:
Until then I always have my phone app.-dhry (January 09, 2019, 06:51 PM)
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:Thmbsup: and by tapping the Windows key the MS weather app in Start.

Regarding scraping webpages, no, I will not do that . . .  That way madness lies.-skwire (January 10, 2019, 03:13 PM)
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Precisely. . . I use one intensively. Since the beginning of 2012, that's ~2600 days, there have 7000+ posts in its support thread.  It does scrape multiple mono-lingual sites.  There have been over 400 releases in 7 years and that doesn't include beta test versions - that's more than one a week!   

RP 

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