Friday, April 19, 2013

Conkywx Conky Weather Program - Conkywx 0.9.0 Released

For latest version of Conkywx Conky Weather Program please look here

Weather Information for Conky - or as some may say Conky Weather Program

Many changes and updates - Refer to the conkywx wiki for more information.

With so many changes - focus has been for speed of execution - Magellan [Astronomy] C source is included - Bash is now a good facilitator for conkywx as the data is parsed by the perl module.

Magellan - thanks to the wise Gurus who wrote the original stuff - but had to tailor the code for my use and tweaked for improving data accuracy - My reference data has been the US Naval Obs data on the web. Wiki has more details.

Additions and changes:
  • Please do go through the config.conf file as it has many additions
  • Language support for display as well as messages
  • Magellan - Astronomy module written in C - only weather data now used from wunderground
  • Required fonts installer for stand alone users
  • Trends code re-written and smoother
  • New data parser written in perl
  • 16 new elements - please refer to wiki for details

  • As many users are using various conky variants - conky is no longer a dependency but however - conky is still required. Please ensure conky - in what ever form - is infact installed. 
  • To reduce duplication of effort - conkywx man page now has basic information and has a link to the wiki which is normally being updated real time as changes to conkywx are being made.
  • On Arch Linux the new conkywx.conf will be saved as /etc/conkywx/conkywx.conf.pacnew - review the changes and update your conkywx.conf
  • If you are using Gnome 3 - own_window_type in the * needs to be changed to normal
  • In some cases to have conky restart automatically you may need to give a sleep 30 - delay in your conky-start script
  • * files are configured on XFCE 4.10 with compiz + emerald - you may need to tweak conkyrc examples for your DE
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There is a wiki page conkywx wiki

Distro File Location
Arch linux AUR Arch_Linux_AUR_0.9.0
Debian based Ubuntu, CrunchBang, Mint etc Download ver 0.9.0
RPM based Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, Suse, OpenSuse etc Download ver 0.9.0
Stand Alone version you can run in your home directory Download_version_0.9.0_sa

For this stand alone version run the file to install or remove conkywx fonts.

People - feedback from you would be great ;-)

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