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Meteo 1.4.7

Meteorologist user Henrik Levkowetz has provided the community with a fix of weather data for International Cities. For anyone with an international city in her city list, this update is a must!

If anyone is interested in either updating a localization of Meteo, or adding a new localization, please contact Joe at joecrow "@" users "dot" source forge "dot" net.

Meteorologist 1.4.7 Change log... read more

Posted by Joe Crobak 2007-09-04

Meteo 1.4.5

The Meteo team has finally released a new version of Meteorologist. Please see the release notes below for more information.

Meteorologist 1.4.5 only works for Mac OS X 10.3.9 or greater.

Meteorologist 1.4.5 Change log

-Fixed City Search.
-Fixed Zip Code Search.
-Icons now included within program.
-Fixed UI problems.

Posted by Joe Crobak 2007-06-26

City search broken, fixes

Since Meteo's lead developer is currently busy and has little time to work on the program, a huge problem – the inability to search for and add new cities – has remained unfixed for a fairly long time. While there currently is no "official" fix to the problem, a member of the Meteo user community has come forward with a small "patching" application that will allow the search function to work again.... read more

Posted by Paul Borokhov 2007-03-15

Small updates

Some new screenshots have been posted online for those of you who want to see what you're getting before you download it.
In addition, an Intel-native build (Universal Binary) is in the works. If you'd like to help out with this effort, please let us know!
If you have submitted a bug at some point, we also ask you to check its status and close it if the problem has gone away or been otherwise resolved. Thanks!

Posted by Paul Borokhov 2006-04-09

Meteo 1.4.4 released

The Meteo team is proud to announce a new stable release - version 1.4.4; it includes the following fixes:
- Fixed city search for many U.S., Canadian, European, and Australian cities (Thanks to Laurent Daudelin for providing a fix)
- Fixed a crash during first startup
- Now contains partial localizations in German and French
Go ahead and download the release at Note that there are two different files: one for Jaguar users, and another for Panther and Tiger users. Please be sure to select the file appropriate for your system.

Posted by Paul Borokhov 2005-10-06

Updates from the helm

A couple of things have happened since the last update.<br />

First, another alpha version of the next major release of Meteo, Meteo 2.0a2, was released on June 5th. See the release notes at and give it a try - but ONLY if you're feeling adventurous - the version is still littered with numerous bugs.
In addition, it appears that recently broke (see ) the search function for many European cities. The Meteo team will look into this soon to try to resolve the issue.
Lastly, the FAQ ( ) has just been updated to include a question about adding radar to your list of weather items. Note that while radar it turned off by default, you can still add it! Just go over to the FAQ and see for yourself.

Posted by Paul Borokhov 2005-07-21

Meteo 2.0a2 released

The second alpha release of the future Meteo 2.0 has been released. Please note that this release is FOR ADVANCED USERS ONLY. Please CAREFULLY and completely read the Readme.rtf file included on the disk image BEFORE installing and using this new version. Changes include:
- New preferences icons and logo (thanks to Bruce Abel)
- Now refresh after waking up from sleep
- Fixed Dock functionality
- Added option to disable animation in menu bar
- Fixed drawing of radar image and loading of menu icons for 10.2 implementations
- Fixed menubar freezes with Loading icon
- Fixed the Loading... animation - it no longer stops too soon
- Fixed the font/table for extended forecast items
- Fixed operation
- make unit tested (especially searching)
- Temperature is now displayed as High/Low
- Can show dual C/F temperatures (at the same time)
- Fixed conversion in "wind" forecast data
- significant digits after conversion
- Added a new About dialog
- Got rid of annoying dialogs
- Fixed a bug where the menu was not redrawn when the cities are reordered
- Now displays an error message if no plugins are discovered.
- User selectable sounds on Automatic Update and Rotate
- Fixed sf bug 1096204
- Fixed sf bug 1096222
- New option to show the next update time.
- get timers now both reset on change

Posted by Paul Borokhov 2005-06-05

Trackers cleaned up

After some quiet time on the website, lensovet has re-emerged and has undertaken a thorough cleaning of the Bug ( and Feature Request ( trackers. If you submitted an item, please visit it to view updated information (if you haven't received an email already).

In addition, we are planning two releases to appear very soon!

Posted by Paul Borokhov 2005-06-01

Website expansion

The webpage has been expanded a bit. I have added a FAQ page, which is a bit nicer than the Doc version at this point. A new navigation box sits on the left side of the page as well.
In addition, a screenshot has been added to the Screenshots section of the SF project area.

Check out the updated site @

Posted by Paul Borokhov 2005-02-19

FAQ now available

Hi all,
The much-anticipated FAQ is now available. You can find it in the Docs section of the SourceForge project area. The document will shortly be added to the Meteo homepage and will also become a part of the next Meteo release.
View the FAQs at this page:

Posted by Paul Borokhov 2005-02-07

Meteo 1.4.3 Released

This version of Meteo fixes various problems that have been found in 1.4.2, including the question mark icon bug.


* Fixed ? icon
* Fixed crash when no city name and no temperature are displayed in the menu
* Fixed a crash caused when spaces were contained in the download URI
* Fixed bug where windspeed would be displayed as: "CALM mph"
* Fixed bug for default city of Cupertino, CA during first launch... read more

Posted by Joe Crobak 2005-02-05

Questions needed for FAQ

To all Meteo users:
Please post any questions you have as comments to this news item. Those questions that pop up numerous times/are important will make it into a FAQ that we plan to release within a week.
Thanks for your help!

Posted by Paul Borokhov 2005-01-22

Meteo 1.4.2 released

Released on January 20, this version of Meteo fixes various problems that have been found in 1.4.1, including a consistent crash problem.

* Fixed a bug where the rain icon was displayed during snow flurries
* Fixed a bug where Meteo crashed after wakeup
* Fixed an interface glitch regarding the enabling of Global Units
* Fixed the ability to change the pressure units
* Fixed a bug in version 1.4.0 in converting the pressure units to hectopascals... read more

Posted by Paul Borokhov 2005-01-21

Meteo 1.4.1 released

Meteorologist version 1.4.1 is available from the file release section on sourceforge. It fixes support for!
In addition, the 1.4.1 sources are available as well.


Posted by Joe Crobak 2005-01-18

Meteo 1.4.0 released

Please check out Meteorologist version 1.4.0. It is the latest release of our project, and has proven to be solid on almost all users' systems.

Posted by Joe Crobak 2004-12-09

Meteo 1.3.1 released

Meteorologist is a free weather program for OS X. It allows users total control over their weather viewing, including simultaneous interlaced weather reports from multiple weather servers, multiple weather locations, weather alerts and much more.

OK, so it's mainly just a bug-fix release, but it's a release! This is the first one from The Meteo Group and not just from Matt so it is still a milestone of a sort. ... read more

Posted by David Slipp 2004-02-19

Meteo Will Live On!

Due to Matt suddently and unexpectedly getting a life, he's had to cut back on his time spent with Meteo.

Luckily, three people in dire need of getting a life have jumped on the bandwagon, and are frantically trying to get up to speed on how things are done so that they can pitch in, help out and carry on. Things are sure to be confused around here for a while, but shortly you'll see updates, bug fixes and lots of cool new things.... read more

Posted by David Slipp 2003-08-23

Matthew Fahrenbacher... abandoning ship...

I am sorry to say that I have posted my last efforts into the Meteo project. I worked on Meteo for quite some time while I attending the University of Illinois, but I am sad to announce that no future development will be done on my part (although many could have guessed that this was coming).

To those who hate my guts - you probably have good reason, and I hope your hatred is doused a little with pity. I have been woefully behind on emails and updates. I have plenty of excuses, but that doesn't really matter.... read more

Posted by Matthew Fahrenbacher 2003-08-21

Matthew Fahrenbacher graduates!

On May 18th, 2003, Matthew Fahrenbacher will graduate form the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Mathematics and teacher certification. Matt currently has several days of classes to finish up with, as well as an interview on Monday, meaning that more updates to Meteorologist won't come until after May 19th. Thanks for your patience!

Posted by Matthew Fahrenbacher 2003-05-14