xfce4-weather-plugin stopped working with "Invalid License Key"

Bela Markus bmarkus at hasix.org
Sat Nov 5 12:22:51 CET 2011

METAR data is only for airports and reports current measured 
meteorological data. No forcast and low coverage. But good if you are 
flying :)

2011.11.05. 11:46 keltezéssel, houghi írta:
> On Sat, Nov 05, 2011 at 09:29:20AM +0100, Marton Balazs wrote:
>> On Sat, 5 Nov 2011, houghi wrote:
>>> On Sat, Nov 05, 2011 at 01:16:38AM +0100, houghi wrote:
>>>> Are people working on this? I found
>>>> http://www.worldweatheronline.com/free-weather-feed.aspx but this would
>>>> mean (as far as I can see) registration for the users.
>>>> Another one might be http://developer.yahoo.com/weather/
>>>> Yet another might be
>>>> http://weather.weatherbug.com/desktop-weather/api.html
>>> I forgot the unsupported and undocumented google API. I believe the best
>>> bets would be Google and Yahoo. Perhaps also of interest could be
>>> http://code.google.com/p/python-weather-api/
>> would metar possibly work? I'm using it for my screensaver with GLText.
> Do understand that I am neither the writer, the maintainer or have any
> other knowledge other then being a user of the program.
> I think any service that will be put in the program should have the
> folloing requirements:
> Must have:
> 1) International forcast of at least 5 days
> 2) Free, both speech and beer
> 3) Format that can be easily use. e.g. XML
> 4) Good availablity, so very little downtime and no registration for users
> 5) Regular updates.
> Nice to have:
> 1) Multi-lingual
> 2) Multiple sources
> I am not sure that metar has 1). As far as I can see it shows only current
> information.
> There is also http://www.gismeteo.com but I do not think that has 3)
> however I do not speak Russian, so I might be mistaken.
> It could very well be that the maintainer(s) of the program have other or
> extra requirements. I can also imagine that they include several sources
> with several ways to get the best data for your city. e.g. US might be
> using http://www.weather.gov/ (which is NOAA), Russians might be wanting
> to use gismeteo. Others might be happy with Yahoo, due to the forcast and
> international might be willing to using Google, because it shows up in
> their own language.
> This could mean a complete re-write. This is not just an XFCE issue. All
> programs, including Windows and Apple and Smartphones, that used the
> service are affected and people will be looking for alternatives all over
> the world.
> Perhaps a good place to look what alternatives there are and what the
> benefits of each are might be weather forums.
> houghi

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