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Announce: New WeatherTime Screensaver adds graphical forecasts
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martin.rehfeld
2006-03-11 16:41:52 UTC
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Upgrade your Squeezebox to a weather station now! Get the free
WeatherTime Screensaver Plugin for Slimserver - brought to you by GL
Networks Inside.

WeatherTime is a screensaver to show graphical weather forecasts along
with the current date and time on Slim Devices great network music
players SLIMP3 and Squeezebox. It is a intended replacement for the
standard DateTime screensaver.

Neat Features

* fetches weather data online from Weather.Com®
* displays graphical icons for weather conditions along with
weather data
* uses a custom font to allow 3 lines of text display
* supports both metric and imperial units
* supports english and german menus and weather infomation

Get it at http://tinyurl.com/pcfb9 and have fun.
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max.spicer
2006-03-11 18:05:09 UTC
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Hey, now that's a great looking plugin! Good work on the 3-line
display.

Max
Post by martin.rehfeld
Upgrade your Squeezebox to a weather station now! Get the free
WeatherTime Screensaver Plugin for Slimserver - brought to you by GL
Networks Inside.
WeatherTime is a screensaver to show graphical weather forecasts along
with the current date and time on Slim Devices great network music
players SLIMP3 and Squeezebox. It is a intended replacement for the
standard DateTime screensaver.
Neat Features
* fetches weather data online from Weather.Com®
* displays graphical icons for weather conditions along with
weather data
* uses a custom font to allow 3 lines of text display
* supports both metric and imperial units
* supports english and german menus and weather infomation
Get it at http://tinyurl.com/pcfb9 and have fun.
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martin.rehfeld
2006-03-11 18:24:52 UTC
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You're welcome!
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radish
2006-03-11 21:16:40 UTC
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Does this plugin have a specific slimserver version requirement? I can't
get it to load on my 6.2.1.
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raff
2006-03-11 21:55:00 UTC
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I've got exactly same problem. It's simply not loading up in SlimServer
Version: 6.2.2 - 6523
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Cleve
2006-03-12 03:38:31 UTC
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It doesn't load in 6.2.1 for me, either. Is there a fix?
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sleepysurf
2006-03-12 11:54:54 UTC
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Tried to d/l your plug-in, but it's a .tar file. Can you please
compress it as a .zip or .exe format for all us Windoze folk.
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CraigyEcosse
2006-03-12 12:46:46 UTC
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Im using XP sp as well... tested with 6.21, 6.22 and the 6.5b1

Martin... hope this helps, but this is the contents of my Log when I
see the same behaviour as the previous posters... i.e. the plugin does
not load or appear in the plugin list.

Very keen to see your plugin in action..... it looks the BIZNESS

Backtrace:

frame 0: Slim::Utils::Strings::string (C:/Program
Files/SlimServer/server/Plugins/WeatherTime_1/Plugin.pm line 1646)
frame 1: Plugins::WeatherTime::Plugin::setupGroup
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 2: (eval) (/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 3: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::addSetupGroups
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 49)
frame 4: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::init (slimserver.pl line 539)
frame 5: main::init (slimserver.pl line 35)
frame 6: PerlSvc::Startup (perlsvc.pl line 1482)
frame 7: PerlSvc::_startup (slimserver.pl line 0)
frame 8: (eval) (slimserver.pl line 0)

Undefined string: SETUP_GROUP_PLUGIN_WEATHERTIME
requested language: EN
failsafe language: EN
Backtrace:

frame 0: Slim::Utils::Strings::string (C:/Program
Files/SlimServer/server/Plugins/WeatherTime_1/Plugin.pm line 1646)
frame 1: Plugins::WeatherTime::Plugin::setupGroup
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 2: (eval) (/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 3: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::addSetupGroups
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 49)
frame 4: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::init (slimserver.pl line 539)
frame 5: main::init (slimserver.pl line 35)
frame 6: PerlSvc::Startup (perlsvc.pl line 1482)
frame 7: PerlSvc::_startup (slimserver.pl line 0)
frame 8: (eval) (slimserver.pl line 0)

Undefined string: SETUP_GROUP_PLUGIN_WEATHERTIME_DESC
requested language: EN
failsafe language: EN
Backtrace:

frame 0: Slim::Utils::Strings::string (C:/Program
Files/SlimServer/server/Plugins/WeatherTime_1/Plugin.pm line 1658)
frame 1: Plugins::WeatherTime::Plugin::setupGroup
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 2: (eval) (/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 3: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::addSetupGroups
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 49)
frame 4: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::init (slimserver.pl line 539)
frame 5: main::init (slimserver.pl line 35)
frame 6: PerlSvc::Startup (perlsvc.pl line 1482)
frame 7: PerlSvc::_startup (slimserver.pl line 0)
frame 8: (eval) (slimserver.pl line 0)

Undefined string: SETUP_PLUGIN_WEATHERTIME_0
requested language: EN
failsafe language: EN
Backtrace:

frame 0: Slim::Utils::Strings::string (C:/Program
Files/SlimServer/server/Plugins/WeatherTime_1/Plugin.pm line 1658)
frame 1: Plugins::WeatherTime::Plugin::setupGroup
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 2: (eval) (/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 3: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::addSetupGroups
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 49)
frame 4: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::init (slimserver.pl line 539)
frame 5: main::init (slimserver.pl line 35)
frame 6: PerlSvc::Startup (perlsvc.pl line 1482)
frame 7: PerlSvc::_startup (slimserver.pl line 0)
frame 8: (eval) (slimserver.pl line 0)

Undefined string: SETUP_PLUGIN_WEATHERTIME_1
requested language: EN
failsafe language: EN
Backtrace:

frame 0: Slim::Utils::Strings::string (C:/Program
Files/SlimServer/server/Plugins/WeatherTime_1/Plugin.pm line 1658)
frame 1: Plugins::WeatherTime::Plugin::setupGroup
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 2: (eval) (/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 3: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::addSetupGroups
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 49)
frame 4: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::init (slimserver.pl line 539)
frame 5: main::init (slimserver.pl line 35)
frame 6: PerlSvc::Startup (perlsvc.pl line 1482)
frame 7: PerlSvc::_startup (slimserver.pl line 0)
frame 8: (eval) (slimserver.pl line 0)

Undefined string: SETUP_PLUGIN_WEATHERTIME_UNITS
requested language: EN
failsafe language: EN
Backtrace:

frame 0: Slim::Utils::Strings::string (C:/Program
Files/SlimServer/server/Plugins/WeatherTime_1/Plugin.pm line 1658)
frame 1: Plugins::WeatherTime::Plugin::setupGroup
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 2: (eval) (/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 3: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::addSetupGroups
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 49)
frame 4: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::init (slimserver.pl line 539)
frame 5: main::init (slimserver.pl line 35)
frame 6: PerlSvc::Startup (perlsvc.pl line 1482)
frame 7: PerlSvc::_startup (slimserver.pl line 0)
frame 8: (eval) (slimserver.pl line 0)

Undefined string: SETUP_PLUGIN_WEATHERTIME_CITY
requested language: EN
failsafe language: EN
Backtrace:

frame 0: Slim::Utils::Strings::string (C:/Program
Files/SlimServer/server/Plugins/WeatherTime_1/Plugin.pm line 1658)
frame 1: Plugins::WeatherTime::Plugin::setupGroup
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 2: (eval) (/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 3: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::addSetupGroups
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 49)
frame 4: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::init (slimserver.pl line 539)
frame 5: main::init (slimserver.pl line 35)
frame 6: PerlSvc::Startup (perlsvc.pl line 1482)
frame 7: PerlSvc::_startup (slimserver.pl line 0)
frame 8: (eval) (slimserver.pl line 0)

Undefined string: SETUP_PLUGIN_WEATHERTIME_CITYCODE
requested language: EN
failsafe language: EN
Backtrace:

frame 0: Slim::Utils::Strings::string (C:/Program
Files/SlimServer/server/Plugins/WeatherTime_1/Plugin.pm line 1658)
frame 1: Plugins::WeatherTime::Plugin::setupGroup
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 2: (eval) (/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 3: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::addSetupGroups
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 49)
frame 4: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::init (slimserver.pl line 539)
frame 5: main::init (slimserver.pl line 35)
frame 6: PerlSvc::Startup (perlsvc.pl line 1482)
frame 7: PerlSvc::_startup (slimserver.pl line 0)
frame 8: (eval) (slimserver.pl line 0)

Undefined string: SETUP_PLUGIN_WEATHERTIME_INTERVAL
requested language: EN
failsafe language: EN
Backtrace:

frame 0: Slim::Utils::Strings::string (C:/Program
Files/SlimServer/server/Plugins/WeatherTime_1/Plugin.pm line 1658)
frame 1: Plugins::WeatherTime::Plugin::setupGroup
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 2: (eval) (/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 3: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::addSetupGroups
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 49)
frame 4: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::init (slimserver.pl line 539)
frame 5: main::init (slimserver.pl line 35)
frame 6: PerlSvc::Startup (perlsvc.pl line 1482)
frame 7: PerlSvc::_startup (slimserver.pl line 0)
frame 8: (eval) (slimserver.pl line 0)

Undefined string: SETUP_PLUGIN_WEATHERTIME_PARTNER
requested language: EN
failsafe language: EN
Backtrace:

frame 0: Slim::Utils::Strings::string (C:/Program
Files/SlimServer/server/Plugins/WeatherTime_1/Plugin.pm line 1658)
frame 1: Plugins::WeatherTime::Plugin::setupGroup
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 2: (eval) (/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 421)
frame 3: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::addSetupGroups
(/PerlApp/Slim/Utils/PluginManager.pm line 49)
frame 4: Slim::Utils::PluginManager::init (slimserver.pl line 539)
frame 5: main::init (slimserver.pl line 35)
frame 6: PerlSvc::Startup (perlsvc.pl line 1482)
frame 7: PerlSvc::_startup (slimserver.pl line 0)
frame 8: (eval) (slimserver.pl line 0)

Undefined string: SETUP_PLUGIN_WEATHERTIME_LICENSE
requested language: EN
failsafe language: EN
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martin.rehfeld
2006-03-12 18:05:54 UTC
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Post by radish
Does this plugin have a specific slimserver version requirement? I can't
get it to load on my 6.2.1.
I have it currently running with 6.2.0 on a linux box. I'll look into
it whether there are problems with later versions.
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Fletch
2006-03-12 19:00:11 UTC
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No joy on 6.5 nightly either...
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martin.rehfeld
2006-03-12 19:16:23 UTC
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I can confirm that V1.2 did not load with Slimserver 6.2.1+.

I have put together V1.3 which I now have running against 6.2.1 on
Linux again. The PERL include path seems to have changed since 6.2.0
and I had to reflect that in the code.

Also, you can now choose between a ZIPed version and a TAR.GZed
version.

@CraigyEcosse: I could not reproduce the errors you got, but I noticed
that your installation directory for the plugin is WeatherTime_1
instead of WeatherTime - that might cause additional problems. So,
maybe you want to give V1.3 a try too.

Thank you all for your Feedback and patcience!

Let me know how things are going with the new version.
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Fletch
2006-03-12 21:02:35 UTC
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V1.3 works on 6.5 nightly too. Pretty cool, thanks!
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ctbarker32
2006-03-13 03:23:26 UTC
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Hi,

I've downloaded and copied your plugin to a subdir of my Plugins
directory called WeatherTime. I stop and start slimserver and browse to
the the server plugins page but I do not see any listing for
WeatherTime? How do I activate the plugin. I see there are some html
files in the directory called index.html and enable.html. I am
controlling my linux slimserver from the command line and do not have a
web browser?

Thanks.

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ctbarker32
2006-03-13 03:50:28 UTC
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I didn't copy the files with directory structure. Recopied and now
things run okay!

Thanks.

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CraigyEcosse
2006-03-13 13:52:59 UTC
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Thanks... I have tested fine now on 6.22, although having a few issues
changing Imperial to Metric and vice versa... I seem to only get
fahrenheit regardless of what I pick in the settings.

Apart from that... (and seeing the American Date format... MM/DD as
opposed to DD/MM) it is a fantastic plugin... Well Done
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Fletch
2006-03-13 15:31:43 UTC
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Post by CraigyEcosse
Apart from that... (and seeing the American Date format... MM/DD as
opposed to DD/MM) it is a fantastic pluginThis is controlled by your Server Settings.
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CraigyEcosse
2006-03-13 15:57:52 UTC
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Fletch is correct... Thanks

Also after a short delay I am seeing Centigrade readings...

Thanks - All working.

btw... not sure if this is the right forum, but is there a way to have
the RSS Feeds and this Weather plugin cycle together... so you see your
News headlines then the weather forecast straight after?

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OperaBen
2006-03-14 01:23:50 UTC
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Hi,

Thanks for this great plug-in.

I have a couple suggestions though:
1. I am using 12 hours(AM/PM) in the date/time format. With the current
font size, the complete date information is too long to be displayed on
the player screen. And there seems to be no scrolling function, so I
can only see something like this:

9:30 AM 03.14.200

This is kind of stanrge looking. Is it possible to add font size
adjustment or text scrolling?

2. Since this is a screen saver, I guess it is supposed to be
non-static (at least that's how I intrepret a screen saver to avoid
making permanent imprint on the screen). Is it possible to make the
screen display scrolling or refresh with non-static information? I am
just thinking that, in area like Southern California where you have
sunny day alomost everyday, the weather icon will be the same most of
the time, will it make an imprint on the screen? :-)
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rtronick
2006-03-14 02:48:00 UTC
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Post by OperaBen
Hi,
Thanks for this great plug-in.
1. I am using 12 hours(AM/PM) in the date/time format. With the current
font size, the complete date information is too long to be displayed on
the player screen. And there seems to be no scrolling function, so I
9:30 AM 03.14.200
This is kind of strange looking. Is it possible to add font size
adjustment or text scrolling?
2. Since this is a screen saver, I guess it is supposed to be
non-static (at least that's how I interprete a screen saver: To avoid
making permanent imprint on a screen). Is it possible to make the
screen display scrolling or refresh with non-static information? I am
just thinking that, in area like Southern California where you have
sunny day alomost everyday, the weather icon will be the same most of
the time, will it make an imprint on the screen? :-)
Same problem. Only I get 8:47PM 03/13/
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Pale Blue Ego
2006-03-14 06:10:22 UTC
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This plugin completely kills the server. Getting the error:

Weather::Cached: ERROR Invalid location provided

How do I find the weather.com location code for my location? It
doesn't seem to like the city or zip
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