[mythtv-users] New wunderground weather scripts for 0.26

Gavin Hurlbut gjhurlbu at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 05:56:06 UTC 2012

If you'd like to pay the $300/month for such a key, and can think out a
good way to make sure no one steals the key for their own app on our dime,
I'm all ears.  This is the way they said to use it best for an open source
application. As long as you stay under their limits, as this is a
non-commercial application, this is how it is done legitimately with their

The keys are not tied to IP, which you'd know if you had bothered to click
on the url before asking.

I understand that this is not ideal, but it was a choice of this or just
deleting the wunderground scripts entirely. I figured this was the better
option.  This is especially the case if we want to extend mythweather later
to include hurricane information, for instance.
On Jul 14, 2012 8:27 PM, "Joseph Fry" <joe at thefrys.com> wrote:

> Wunderground has obsoleted the API we were previously using for
>> weather maps and for forecasts.  They have replaced it with a much
>> sleeker REST API, but however, this came at a "cost".  It now requires
>> the use of API keys.
>> NOTE:  All users who wish to use the wunderground weather source in
>> 0.26 and beyond **MUST** sign up for an API key, which should be put
>> into either
>> $HOME/.mythtv/MythWeather/wunderground.key
>> or
>> $MYTHCONFDIR/MythWeather/wunderground.key
>> One can sign up for an API key at:
>> http://www.wunderground.com/weather/api/
>> You will need your key to be at the
>> "Cumulus Developer" level for static maps or weather forecasts and
>> "Anvil Developer" level for animated maps.
>> Since this has required coding and theme changes (adding the logo),
>> this will not likely ever be backported to 0.25 or earlier.
> Aren't developer API's typically required for application developers,
> rather than users?  Why can't the Mythtv developers register for an API key
> thats good for all users?  Does it somehow tie the key to the IP or URL of
> the server? If so that will kill it for use for those with dynamic IP's.
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