[SOLVED] mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

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[SOLVED] mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

Post by Ranthe » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:44 pm

In case anyone was wondering why the "Weather" (weather@mockturtl) Cinnamon applet is no longer working as of Friday 4 January, it's possibly due to the Yahoo! API the app uses no longer being supported.

https://developer.yahoo.com/weather/?guccounter=1
Important EOL Notice: As of Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, the weather.yahooapis.com and query.yahooapis.com for Yahoo Weather API will be retired.
To continue using our free Yahoo Weather APIs, use https://weather-ydn-yql.media.yahoo.com/forecastrss. Contact yahoo-weather-ydn-api@oath.com for credentials to onboard to this free Yahoo Weather API service.
I've raised a bug report to the developer for this on GitHub - https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-s ... ssues/2178
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Re: mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

Post by kyphi » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:36 pm

Ross, the maintainer of WOEID has posted this notice:

"It appears that WOEID information has been discontinued. I'm pursuing an alternative. Please contact me if you are interested in a custom solution."

The Yahoo weather service has never been accurate. WeatherZone gives accurate forecasts for Australia and New Zealand.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/world/oceania
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Re: mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

Post by ronsmeyer » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:14 pm

I'm not sure there is much mockturtl can do if the data source has been discontinued. It's not technically a software bug. We can just hope he can find another source.

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Re: mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

Post by mediclaser » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:59 pm

kyphi wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:36 pm
Ross, the maintainer of WOEID has posted this notice:

"It appears that WOEID information has been discontinued. I'm pursuing an alternative. Please contact me if you are interested in a custom solution."

The Yahoo weather service has never been accurate. WeatherZone gives accurate forecasts for Australia and New Zealand.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/world/oceania
Well, that explains why it still works on Xfce desktop. The weather applet in Xfce does not use WOEID.
Thanks for sharing this info.
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Re: mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

Post by mediclaser » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:02 pm

ronsmeyer wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:14 pm
I'm not sure there is much mockturtl can do if the data source has been discontinued. It's not technically a software bug. We can just hope he can find another source.
Can't mockturtl just use what the weather applet uses in Xfce?
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Re: mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

Post by Ranthe » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:13 pm

Update from the applet author:
mockturtle wrote:I won't have time to fix this in the foreseeable future. I'd be happy to see it adopted by the Mint team, or whoever is interested in maintenance.

I'm using the bbcwx@oak-wood.co.uk desklet (with OpenWeatherMap) as an alternative.

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Re: mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

Post by vaca » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:45 pm

I hope that the clement ceo of the team of mint, take note and adapt this applet, I know that the mockturle applet followed.
It is mandatory to have this applet as standard, it would not cost anything to fix it to the mint team.

Meanwhile I recommend using my weather indicator is an excellent alternative and full of essential information. Do not use keys of any kind not woeid!

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Re: mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

Post by Ranthe » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:39 am

A new developer has taken over the Weather App, and it's now fixed (you have to register for a free OpenWeather API key to use it).

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Re: mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:59 am

Ranthe wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:39 am
A new developer has taken over the Weather App, and it's now fixed (you have to register for a free OpenWeather API key to use it).
Great! Works fine. Thanks for reporting this.

Only the localization isn't yet quite what it should be, though.... The Dutch translation on GitHub looks complete, but still English terms pop up. Work in progress, I suppose. :)
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Re: [SOLVED] mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:41 pm

OK, I've updated the Dutch translation.

@ other translators: you have to use the new .pot file (template). Like this:

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msgmerge Old-Translation.po New-Template.pot > New-Translation.po
Then you can start translating the missing strings in New-Translation.po.
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