stuart at tase.co.uk
Tue Feb 27 22:36:16 UTC 2007
On Tuesday 27 February 2007 22:11:46 Rich West wrote:
> I started to write a message to clarify what I was asking for, but then
> I realized the futility of it. The key feature of the
> mythweather-revamp plugin is also its key problem: it relies on plugins
> (scripts) to get its weather data, and those plugins are localized to
> the end user.
> In other words, for a user in the US with mythweather-revamp installed,
> they would have to use scripts geared towards the US, and for users in
> other parts of the globe, they would have to use scripts geared towards
> their locale.
> The US-based scripts exist primarily because the author is in the US
> (necessity is the mother of invention, after all). I guess the only way
> other scripts will come about is if others decide to make them, and, if
> those outside of the US are happy with MythWeather as it is, then the
> need just isn't there...
This could be solved pretty easily if just one script was written to use the
current mythweather sources and make that the default for all locales unless
another script exists. Eventually over time more scripts could be written for
areas such as the UK, but until then we could put the mythweather revamp in
SVN and not break it for a large number of people.
Although MSNBC is unreliable it's better than nothing and users currently
learn to put up with it. N.B. The main problem with MSNBC is that they have
two servers sharing the load, one has been broken for a very long time and
always provides bad data.
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