No, I’m not requesting a port of Weather Watcher to Linux! I am wondering how many are already using it in Linux, with WINE, the Windows compatability layer. I can’t be the only one!
True, not much works without Internet Explorer. But the icon does attach itself to the system tray (using OpenSUSE 10.2 with KDE 3.5.5). The icon is solid black, but the tooltip does work. And right clicking on the icon produces the usual menu, with access to options. Logging and export work, and not much else, but those features provide some interesting options.
After trying such weather monitors as I could find for Linux, I decided that good old Weather Watcher offered more flexibility.
I am using the export option to generate a page of html with most of the information I want, and my browser reloads the local file every minute. By putting the current temperature in the title for the page, I get the temperature on the browser window’s title bar and consequently it appears on the task bar.
I do have two requests for new data tags, but I don’t expect them to be a high priority.
I’d like to have an [Updated time] tag, which I think is self-explanator, to use in the html title.
And I would also really appreciate a tag that might be called [Alert If]. If there were no currently active alerts, this tag would produce an empty field, but if there were active alerts, it would return the text, “ALERT!”
Has anyone else found ways to make other features work?
Edit: adding images. Second edit: correcting links:
Here’s what my Weather Watching browser looks like, with the blank WW icon below:
And this shows the current temperature on the task bar:
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