Plasma 5 Weather

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/kotelnik/plasma-applet-weather-widget

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Description:

Plasmoid for showing weather information from yr.no and Open Weather Map servers.

Features:
- shows basic info (with font-like icons) in panel
- shows meteogram + long term forecast in expanded plasmoid
- shows more info and near future forecast in tooltip
- offline cache
- support for multiple places
- system tray support

Future plans:
- support for other providers (accu, yahoo)
- place picker

REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES
- qt5-xmllistmodel, qt5-graphicaleffects
- e.g. packages for kubuntu users: qml-module-qtquick-xmllistmodel, libqt5qml-graphicaleffects

HOW TO INSTALL
- EDIT: Preferred way: your distribution's package manager or build it yourself (https://github.com/kotelnik/plasma-applet-weather-widget#requirements)

ANOTHER WAY TO INSTALL
- Add Widgets... -> Get new widgets -> Download new plasma widgets
- find this applet and install through the first item with .plasmoid extension
- NOTE: this version does not support offline data cache
Last changelog:

1.6.10 1 year ago

- fixed infinite reload timeout
- kelvin unit support
- code cleanup
- reduced OWM crashing (still happening though)

ochurlaud

3 years ago

Hi, same here. My DE is in french, but I was looking for Berlin. "Error parsing url."

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ochurlaud

3 years ago

My bald, I'm stupid: didn't read all the text

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rpoteau

3 years ago

I confirm that it is not working for me, even with the english version of yr.no (http://www.yr.no/place/France/Midi-Pyr%C3%A9n%C3%A9es/Toulouse/). I downloaded the widget with the plasma add-on installer. Is it the last version?

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clearmartin

3 years ago

Yes, it is. I've just removed my custom widgets and installed this one by plasma addon installer. Your URL works fine.

What version of plasma are you using? I have Plasma 5.3.2, KDE Frameworks 5.12.

Can you please post a screen of your weather widget settings dialog and also what exactly does not work? Do you see temperatures in expanded plasmoid? Do you see "Offline mode" instead of meteogram picture?

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geoaraujo

3 years ago

Getting better every release! Thank you so much!

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clearmartin

3 years ago

That is always nice to hear. Thanks for feedback!

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paviluf

3 years ago

Thank you for adding some others weather providers !

It could be great if you update the description to explain how to install the plasmoid, because it's not clear. For exemple you can say that qml-module-qtquick-xmllistmodel and libqt5qml-graphicaleffects are required. You could also say that, now we have weatherWidget.plasmoid, weatherWidget can be installed from "Add widgets..." -> Get new widgets -> Download new plasma widgets.

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clearmartin

3 years ago

Thanks, you're right, description updated:) And you are thanking me too soon for the providers - I didn't have enough time to do that. But I'll get to that eventually.

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clearmartin

3 years ago

Hi, sorry I did not answer right away. Mail notifications from kde-apps just stopped working so I'm now catching up:)

@petelewis: I'm glad you sorted it out. I'll try to address this issue.

@paviluf: Oh, I can see the error now, thanks! Your instructions are correct for my arch system, too. Sorry...
And to your "accuweather" post: I've already received a request to add openweathermap support. I'll try to work something out. But the widget is quite tightly connected to XML model of yr.no feed and there is also the meteogram picture. But yes, since you are not alone to request this, I'll probably think something out :)

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paviluf

3 years ago

Do you think it's possible to add some other providers like http://www.accuweather.com/ because yr.no is not very accurate, at least for Bordeaux, France.

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paviluf

3 years ago

Hello,

I can't make it work on Netrunner 16 (Kubuntu 15.04 derivative)

I followed the instructions of clearmartin and installed qml-module-qtquick-xmllistmodel and libqt5qml-graphicaleffects but I have this error :
- Can't find org.kde.weatherWidget

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paviluf

3 years ago

OK I make it work. There was a little error, at least for kubuntu, on the instructions :

1) Download the source (weather-widget.zip)
2) Unzip
3) Copy folder plasma-applet-weather-widget-master/org.kde.weatherWidget to ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/ (so you will have now existing folder: ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.weatherWidget/ with some stuff in it)
4) Copy file plasma-applet-weather-widget-master/org.kde.weatherWidget/metadata.desktop to folder ~/.local/share/kservices5/ and rename it as you like (e.g. weatherWidtget.desktop)
5) Restart plasma (e.g. by logging out and in again)
6) Now try to add the widget. Its name is "Weather Widget" in Widgets selection.

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petelewis

3 years ago

Hi,

Thanks for this weather widget - it does look great. However, I have come up against a fairly basic problem: I can't seem to change the city away from Bonn. :-/

I clicked the plus,then tried adding some URLs from yr.no, such as:

http://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/England/Birmingham/

and

http://www.yr.no/place/Norway/Oslo/Oslo/Oslo/

They are recognised in the list. I then deleted the Bonn entry from the list. But, the widget still only gives Bonn's weather.

I installed it using the Archlinux AUR package.

Any idea?

Thanks.

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petelewis

3 years ago

Ah ha! I just spotted a "next location" button. When I clicked that it took me to Birmingham, then Oslo, and then NOT back to Bonn.

It seems this is just a usability issue then. When a location is deleted, it should update the current location, I think.

Thanks again - enjoying the widget!

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iconmefisto

4 years ago

After many attempts to get this working on kubuntu 15.04, I got it working after installing the package

qml-module-qtquick-xmllistmodel

and then logged out/in.

Without that package, an error message is displayed instead of the widget.

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ChemBro

4 years ago

Hey, thank you for the nice plasmoid. I just have 2 small problems with the settings. In "General" I can't read the help text, because it does not use my dark theme font colour. So now it is black font on black background.

And in "Appearance" it doesn't visually say, if I chose °C or °F. The radio button is blank in both options.

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clearmartin

4 years ago

Hi! Thanks for reporting! Both will be fixed in next version.

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Ketboga

4 years ago

Hi, I am user of kubuntu, I downloaded the weather widget 1.2.1 plasma 15.04 comments, as you say, I've done both, copy and paste the output into folders and even make more informed system again how I should do a kind of installation of the application doesn't look as can you give a detailed information? When you have a show you need to copy files during Setup, I didn't create it myself in my system folder kdesercives I copied there, the problem stems from ondanmı I wonder, whatever was a bit complicated I know not very well and English:(application how do I install?

my system properties

Kubuntu 15.04

Linux kernel: Linux 3.19.0-16-generic

KDE Plasma Version: 5.2.2

Thanks for your help in advance. good work.

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steelsnake

4 years ago

I.e it currently shows this image:
http://www.yr.no/place/United_States/Utah/Taylorsville/meteogram.png

Would it be possible to use this one instead? Maybe fallback to the other if this one doesn't exist for every place?
http://www.yr.no/place/United_States/Utah/Taylorsville/avansert_meteogram.png

This is already THE BEST weather applet out there btw.

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clearmartin

4 years ago

Done. Hearing such praise makes me always very satisfied - thanks for your feedback and suggestion. This one was easy:)

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DiscipleOfDante

4 years ago

This is an excellent applet, and one that would be in high demand for Plasma 5, perhaps it would be useful though to integrate it into the system tray? The system tray's design is perfect for this type of applet, and I feel like it would really improve the flow of the applet to place it there.

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clearmartin

4 years ago

Interesting idea! Personally I like it on a persistent spot in panel (and bigger then systray icon) but I probably could make it possible to place it in system tray. Since I've never done this before it will probably take some time... :)

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geoaraujo

4 years ago

That's strange. I'm using it on panel...
You know what would be amazing? Hovering the mouse on panel icon and get displayed City Name, Temperature and Weather Condition. Oh, and vertical layout. ;)

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clearmartin

4 years ago

Sounds reasonable. The default popup should be replaced with something useful. Or did you mean showing some info instead of default temperature and icon directly inside panel (on mouse hover)? That could be interesting, too :)

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srog

4 years ago

Thank you of good weather widget for the plasma 5.

At here - Kubuntu 15.04 beta - working fine

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1.6.10 1 year ago

- fixed infinite reload timeout
- kelvin unit support
- code cleanup
- reduced OWM crashing (still happening though)

Version 1.6.8 2 years ago

Attempt to ensure proper connection timeout (and sequential reconnect).

3 years ago

1.6.5
- loading OWM more reliable
- visible plasmoid version in settings
- localization support (requires installing through "make install" or your distribution's package manager)

1.6.3
- icons in rendered meteogram
- owm request cache fixed

1.6.2
- next days legend fixed
- stability fixes
- rendered meteogram has red/blue temp. colour
- UTC/local-time fixes and option; mmHg option
- tooltip improved

1.6.1
- WARNING: your current locations won't be preserved when updating to this version, I am very sorry for that
- Open Weather Map support
- american settings (mph, inHg)
- proper offline cache implementation (requires C++ extension, therefore offline cache is no longer supported when installing through Add Widgets button)
- rendered meteogram for OWM and optionally for yr.no (it allows to be used by e.g. fahrenheit users)
- bugfixes

1.5.1
- next-days temperatures load fixed
- theming fixes

1.5.0
- theming & layout & other issues fixed (thanks a lot to nowrep from github)
- in-tray & classic tooltip improved
- today info added to expanded part
- finally 3 layout options added
- cache data goes to ~/.cache/ folder instead of in-plasmoid configuration

1.4.1
- added option to pause updating

1.4
- sunrise & sunset time in tooltip
- 'ago' message improved for bigger time intervals

1.3.2
- system tray support
- bugfixes (change place fix; properly handling day/night icons based on sunrise/sunset; credit link fix; resizing on desktop fix)
- more bugfixes: day/night icons fixed, M/s -> m/s (thanks ochurlaud)

1.2.7
- fixed compatibility with KF 5.12

1.2.6
- bug fix: refreshing current place when places changed
- tooltip fixed for KF 5.11
- new widget icon by varlesh

1.2.5
- using avansert_meteogram instead of meteogram (thx to steelsnake for this suggestion)
- better moon icon (thx to jacobtey)
- hour legend
- place aliases
- bug fixes

1.2
- tooltip overhaul

1.1
- offline cache
- fahrenheit support
- support for multiple places
- long-term forecast in expanded plasmoid
- using night icons in the night

1.0.BETA
- initial import

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Great plasmoid. Would it be possible to have an option to disable the blue text about "xxx minutes ago" in some future release? I is not at all legible in most panels or task bars and looks like broken pixels more than anything else. Would be awesome. Good work!
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+best weather plasmoid by far
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