[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3327: mythweather no longer works due to changes at msnbc

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Sat Jul 14 17:58:41 UTC 2007

Stuart Morgan wrote:
> On Saturday 14 July 2007 01:41:58 Rob Smith wrote:
>> Just thinking out loud, but wouldn't a system that allowed the grabber
>> to tell the plugin how many of what screens it would like work the
>> best?
> That's what I had in mind when I talked about making screens more generic and 
> also allowing the script to determine what they are called. So it would go 
> something like:
> "current|current{Tomorrow}|18h{24 Hour}|6d{Five Day}"
> Without looking back at the code to remind myself, the current version allows 
> each script to define what screens it can provide data for. The NOAA data 
> actually uses two or three separate scripts each providing the information 
> for one or two different screens.

I would also vote for a more flexible system than is currently provided.
I was thinking of getting things moving by providing a grabber for the
UK based on my current grabber I wrote for the old  MythWeather. The
problem is it has no less than 12 screens!, I like to see both local and
national forecasts as well as text summaries ,animated maps for
temperature, cloud, radar,  local web camera shot etc etc... It would be
good if the scripts could add there own custom screens in addition to
the generic screens already provided. That would also solve the problem
of some maps, like the temperature maps, requiring there own legend, at
the moment I don't think that would be possible. It would also allow
grabbers to add screens showing additional information that the generic
screens don't show like sunrise/sunset times for example.

It would also be nice if all frontends could to share the same weather
data rather than having to download there own copy.

Paul H.

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