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(SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by BuckSkin » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:03 pm

Yesterday, I installed an applet, "Weather -- See your local weather"
I did the WOEID thing where I entered my zip-code and got a number identification, which I entered in the appropriate space for it in the applet configuration.
The applet icon is on my panel/taskbar; however, all it has ever said is Loading, with three circular non-moving arrows.
There is no explanation for this that I can find.
What seems to be my problem with this ?

Thanks for any and all help.
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Re: Weather Applet not Working ???

Post by redlined » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:26 pm

The Weather applet is dead because the source for weather info, Yahoo!, has shut down it's weather API. and last I heard was the author is abandoning the applet instead of rewrite to call another API.
https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/17

but do see, from github, where it was hosted:
https://github.com/mockturtl/cinnamon-weather
NOTICE: This repository is no longer maintained.
Development has moved to linuxmint/cinnamon-spices-applets. Please open issues and pull requests there.
and Mint picks it up as dev! so I'd expect to see it fixed in the future to use other/openweather API instead of Yahoo.
https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-s ... 0mockturtl

otherwise there is Weather desklet (Mint menu> Desklets> Download tab> Weather desklet (download with down arrow, then go back to Manage tab and enable it by click the + icon on the bottom)

and there is Meteo weather indicator, which is what I've been using, although hover is just one day and opening app doesn't allow for customization for forecast, etc, but does have some cool maps functions! :mrgreen:
ppa and info to install can found here:
https://gitlab.com/bitseater/meteo

edit to add: bug report to watch for developments and other options folks are using:
https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-s ... ssues/2178
authors comment- https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-s ... -455407716
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Re: Weather Applet not Working ???

Post by BuckSkin » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:18 pm

redlined wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:26 pm
The Weather applet is dead
Well......, I never had any luck trying to ride a dead horse..........

Thanks for enlightening me and thanks for the info about the other options.
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Re: (SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by redlined » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:32 pm

hi BuckSkin, you're welcome!

Thanks for marking this solved and for posting about it in the first place. (which got me to chasing infos again and now I see that there may be hope for the applet if indeed Team Mint has picked up the ball and will fix it to use openweather api. IOW, this dead horse may not be dead for much longer :mrgreen:

besides, that bug thread also gave me some other options to consider as Meteo is very limited in config and specifically the systray hover views :cry:
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Re: (SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by vaca » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 am

Hi confirm found correction weather applet via new OpenWeather map !

https://github.com/Gr3q/cinnamon-spices ... 0mockturtl



:D :D :D
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Re: (SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by BuckSkin » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:20 am

vaca wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 am
Hi confirm found correction weather applet via new openweathermap !
Thanks for finding that.
How does one go about getting the revised applet ?
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Re: (SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by dismasop » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:27 am

I got the new applet, got my API key, got my station, but the weather info is still not loading, for some reason. But at least I know we're on the right track.

I'm not sure where the problem lies with mine, since I think I see some having it work.

EDIT: Found the problem for me -- had to restart Cinnamon for it to work. Works awesome now!One thing I notice different right away is that it's decimal degrees now (e.g., 43.7F)
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Re: (SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by RogerWilco » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:27 am

@vaca

Hi,

I visited the GitHub link that you shared here but when it comes to the "how-to" I can't seem to find information on how to actually carry out the change.

I do have an OpenWeatherMap API key, have the applet sitting on my CInnamon 4.0 (LM19.1) task bar.
The installed weather applet's info says: Version 1.14.0, whereas on the GitHub page it says something about "Update 2.0".

Could you please provide more detailed info on the necessary steps?

Thanks.
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Re: (SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by vaca » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:33 am

Hi a working applet ,open terminal

git clone https://github.com/Gr3q/cinnamon-spices-applets.git
cp -r ~/cinnamon-spices-applets/weather@mockturtl/files/weather@mockturtl ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/

The applet should show in the Cinnamon applets list.

Head over to OpenWeather and create an account. Get the API key. Open the applet configuration and plop it in. If you don't live in a major city, it might not pick up your location. I'd suggest reading here to ascertain your location.

info https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-s ... /pull/2223
If you run into wonky errors with the applet, try refreshing cinnamon (alt+f2, type in 'r')

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Re: (SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by RogerWilco » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:38 am

@vaca

Thank you very much, mate :!:
Fast as lightning reply and it works :D
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Re: (SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by redlined » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:14 pm

vaca wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 am
Hi confirm found correction weather applet via new openweathermap !

https://github.com/Gr3q/cinnamon-spices ... 0mockturtl



:D :D :D
great find vaca!

it works! :idea: I am wondering if clone this fork into applets will conflict if/when Mint commits the pull request fixing master :?

also very nice if they follow on with that OWM api global key (free service, if approved, for free/opensource softwares) as suggested follow lead of ansiweather app (btw, ansiweather is yet another cool weather tool, rapidly becoming a terminal terminator :mrgreen:

official applet may be updated very soon, see Team Mint fella comment:
https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-s ... -456473032 I feel a merge is close :mrgreen:
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Re: (SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by Joan_2018 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:51 pm

It works ! Many thanks and Good Job :D

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Re: (SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by genefitz » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:19 am

The open weather fix seems to be working somewhat. The extended forecast is kinda out of wack. It shows today's weather (WED) as Thur and is a day off until Sunday where it shows Sunday twice with 2 different forecasts.

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Re: (SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by vaca » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:55 am

The enormous recognition to Gr3q the author of rewriting the code, works great.
The language translations and some debugging will be solved very soon.

My spplet is partially translated into Spanish, but gives the correct information.
In any case, my weather indicator is also reserved.

Greetings to all, mint is a great community where everything is solved with time!

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Re: (SOLVED) Weather Applet not Working ??? (SOLVED)

Post by Glockdoc » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:01 am

Thank you very much!

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