xfce4-weather-plugin: symbols & descriptions update

Harald Judt h.judt at gmx.at
Wed Aug 29 17:57:22 CEST 2012

Am 29.08.2012 15:35, schrieb Yves-Alexis Perez:
> On mar., 2012-08-21 at 12:27 +0200, Harald Judt wrote:
>> Unfortunately I will have to postpone the 0.8.2 release a bit, and the
>> translators might get more work to do...
>> Until now, I've never verified the symbol -> description translation
>> table for the weather plugin. I have taken its correctness for granted,
>> being busy with other things and because of the fact that met.no
>> documentation is a bit sparse. Yesterday, Seong-ho Cho reported bug
>> #9228 and attached some corrected icons to replace those which are
>> obviously wrong. This made me think about the descriptions as they are
>> now, listed here in alphabetical order and without their "night" equivalent:
> Not completely out of topic, but what is the license for those icons?
> Are they GPL too?
> Regards,

I've already spent some time to find the source for those icons on the 
net but have been unsuccessful. It seems they have been used by the 
plugin from the beginning, but there is no license information in the 
git tree, and there never has been.

So I have no answer, but perhaps the former devs (that's why this mail 
will additionally be sent to all people listed in AUTHORS) can shed a 
light on this? Where does the "liquid" theme originate from 
(weather.com)? And more important, what are its terms and conditions of 

With no answers to these questions, I see no other solution than to look 
for an alternative icon set which is free and conforms to the GPL. There 
are a lot of free weather icons out there, but I'd like to avoid 
replacing it, because users got accustomed to it. There have been no 
complaints about it so far, though it surely has its drawbacks (e.g. 
dark panels).


`Experience is the best teacher.'

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