[mythtv] mythweather-revamp

Martin Long mythtv at longhome.co.uk
Tue Feb 27 22:56:38 UTC 2007

That sounds like a good solution. I would say that as soon as such a script
could be created the revamp should be considered as a replacement. I would
imagine it wouldn't take long after that to get 'improved' scripts
contributed for all of the major territories. 

Until then, I suppose you have got the revamp working fine on your box,
Rich? Is there a specific difficulty with not having it as the official
plugin in SVN?

-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org]
On Behalf Of Stuart Morgan
Sent: 27 February 2007 22:36
To: Development of mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv] mythweather-revamp

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
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.
Stuart Morgan
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