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    May be my mistake, I can use "" instead of "C" to solve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfSkin View Post
    May be my mistake, I can use "" instead of "C" to solve.
    Yes, this setting is only for the symbol, some people don't want any symbol (and set it to empty - to show "24 C" only) others want the , in theory you could set it to "degrees" so it would read "24 degrees C" or whatever you feel like you want to use - you could make your own symbol if you make a custom font for instance. It was just as much work to make it custom as it would be to make it just turn on/off so that's why it's there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino View Post
    This is a BETA version of the weather plugin to work with wunderground.com.
    Just out of morbid curiosity, why pull from weather.com or wunderground.com or google.com when all of them get their information from noaa.gov and just reparse it? NOAA has xml available and I've written some perl to parse pages looking for SKYWARN data in the past. Since it's a 'Government Service' it is free and should always be free......

    There might be some obvious reason that I'm not aware of, but just wanted to throw my 2 in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcd2820 View Post
    Just out of morbid curiosity, why pull from weather.com or wunderground.com or google.com when all of them get their information from noaa.gov and just reparse it? NOAA has xml available and I've written some perl to parse pages looking for SKYWARN data in the past. Since it's a 'Government Service' it is free and should always be free......

    There might be some obvious reason that I'm not aware of, but just wanted to throw my 2 in.
    NOAA's coverage of areas outside the US might be described as "sparse". And by sparse, I mean non-existent. Using some of the other services provides a more international appeal to the plugin.

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    What? There are areas outside of the US? What are these areas you speak of??!!?

    I was just looking at the xml from NOAA and you can get it by LAT/LON not just city/state. I was thinking that might be nice while traveling and using the "Get Weather For" button to actually get it for where you were and not the nearest city..... Where do I find the source for the pluging so I can play with it?

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    start coding a plugin then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    start coding a plugin then...
    From scratch? I can't even see the existing source and modify it or see how the existing parse is running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcd2820 View Post
    Just out of morbid curiosity, why pull from weather.com or wunderground.com or google.com when all of them get their information from noaa.gov and just reparse it? NOAA has xml available and I've written some perl to parse pages looking for SKYWARN data in the past. Since it's a 'Government Service' it is free and should always be free......

    There might be some obvious reason that I'm not aware of, but just wanted to throw my 2 in.
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    Go sit on the naughty step for that suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcd2820 View Post
    What? There are areas outside of the US? What are these areas you speak of??!!?

    I was just looking at the xml from NOAA and you can get it by LAT/LON not just city/state. I was thinking that might be nice while traveling and using the "Get Weather For" button to actually get it for where you were and not the nearest city..... Where do I find the source for the pluging so I can play with it?
    Willem has done a really nice Weather app for Centrafuse using the World Weather online API. It lets you set a location, save a list of favorites, or use your current GPS location to get current and 5-day forecasts. Check it out here:

    http://forums.fluxmedia.net/centrafu...forecasts.html

    I did a little add-on app that gets the current NEXRAD image for your GPS location too. Gets it from a University of Iowa weather feed (I think) although I could probably use the NOAA feed as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchjs View Post
    start coding a plugin then...
    Wouldn't it easier to have that be a configurable option (maybe in the rr.ini file) than writing a whole new plugin? I like the current plugin. It works well (the slow update now kinda sucks) and the info is just what I want/need in the car. I would just like to be able to have the option of pulling from noaa.gov instead of wunderground.com for the data. Seems like a lot of work to re-invent the wheel just to make it roll backwords....

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