Monday, August 13, 2012

Conky Weather Script Conkywx ver 0.7.1 released

For latest version of Conky Weather Program conkywx please look here

Many changes and updates.

1. checks for internet connectivity
2. checks for data integrity if URL and Location were correct
3. makes data backup in case unable to update - shows you last data
4. new option -f or forceupdate - overrides minimum fetch time
5.  --dump option now gives more information in the header explaining how to read the file
6. more informative output on the command line in case of errors


There is a wiki which is same as the conkywx man page conkywx wiki

If you are using Arch linux visit this AUR page

If you are using Debian based Distro - Ubuntu, CrunchBang, Mint etc Download ver 0.7.1

If you are using RPM based distro - Fedora, CentOS, Suse etc Download ver 0.7.1

This was packed on Fedora 17 - Gnome 3.4.

If you are using  Gnome and have no display then this code should help.

The challenge here was  that "own_window_type override" does not work - you need to set it "own_window_type normal". this can be done from the command line using the terminal -
$ cd /usr/share/conkywx/examples/
$ sudo find . -name "wx*" -exec sed -i 's`own_window_type override`own_window_type normal`g' {} \;

There is also a Stand Alone version you can run in your home directory Download ver 0.7.1

For this stand alone version you will need to copy the fonts in to the ~/.fonts directory. It is a hidden folder in your home directory. Use the file to get it going or see how it works and integrate into your existing conky setup.

People - feedback from you would be great ;-)

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