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* DEPENDENCIES * INSTALLATION * CACHING * LICENCE * USER MANUAL * THANKS TO * DEVELOPER INFORMATIONS /********************************************************************************************\ * D E P E N D E N C I E S * \********************************************************************************************/ The following libraries and development packages are needed: KDE >=4.2.x libplasma3, kdebase-runtime, kdelibs-bin QT >=4.5.x (I do not know if this plasmoid can be compiled with an older version of qt or kde.) libqt4-network, libqt4-svg, libqt4-xml, libqtcore4, libqtgui4 cmake >= 2.6 is needed to start the configure/build/install process gzip on debian based systems, we need gzip to create some files for /usr/share/doc/plasma-widget-yawp/ during the build process /********************************************************************************************\ * I N S T A L L A T I O N * \********************************************************************************************/ Packages: Debian: yaWP is in Debian since Squeeze. Kubuntu: https://launchpad.net/~samrog131/+archive/ppa/ Compile from source: run ./install.sh or mkdir build cd build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` .. make sudo make install kbuildsycoca4 (to update plasma or restart kde, otherwise you will not find the applet in the plasma-applet-list) You have to restart plasma after installation kquitapp plasma; sleep 3; plasma # For KDE 4.2 kquitapp plasma-desktop; sleep 3; plasma-desktop # For KDE 4.3 kquitapp plasma-desktop; sleep 3; kstart plasma-desktop # For KDE >= 4.5 /********************************************************************************************\ * C A C H I N G * \********************************************************************************************/ Yawp caches weather information for all locations which are shown on the applet. It creates a file for each location and updates the file every time, it receives new information from the ion-weather-engine. This weather information will be stored to directory: $HOME/.cache/yawp When yawp will be started and every time a new city will be added to the applet, it tries to load old data from this directory and extracts information for today and the next few days. This old values will be shown until new weather information has been passed to the applet (from the weather engine). To indicate that this informations are not up to date, yawp will show the the string "(Cached)" right next to the city name (e.g.: "Milwaukee, WI (Cached)"). Yawp will remove old files from this cache directory on a regular base while applet is running (since version 0.4.0). But when applet has been removed or is not used anymore, this directory will not be removed or kept clean. In this case the user has to remove it manual. /********************************************************************************************\ * L I C E N C E * \********************************************************************************************/ Take a look at the file COPYRIGHT for more informations. /********************************************************************************************\ * U S E R M A N U A L * \********************************************************************************************/ yaWP 0.3.0 is a redesign of yaWP 0.2.X with the following main focus: * multi-city and multi-provider support * simple user interface * more animations This plasmoid shows the informations from the weatherproviders on three different pages: Clicking on one of the marbles/balles in the top-left will change the current page. * Preview You will see the some informations of the current day in the top - high and low temperature - weather-condition-icon - current temperature and windcondition - cityname When the weather-data-xml of the selected provider supports informations for day and night you can switch between them clicking on the weathericon. All informations of the current day you see in the top depends on the state of the weathericon. So, the current temperature is not always visible. * Details You will find the weatherinformations of the selected day in the top of this plasmoid (like in the Preview-Page). In the bottom you will find the - description of the weathercondition - sunrise and sunset - realfeel high and low temperature - pressure - visibility - Providerinformations and date of the last update. Yawp is using a line-wrap to show the details text. Due to the reason that space is limited, you will not see all details at once. Clicking in the details-area that contains the above listed informations will show the next details-page. The information in the bottom of this page also depends on the state of the weathericon (in the top of this page). This informations depends on what data we get from the selected provider. Par example: Google does not send sunrise/sunset and the realfeel temperature at all. Clicking on the left and the right arrow-button (in the middle of this plasmoid and below the city name) will switch to another day. * Satelite This page shows a satelitemap of the location (right now, accuweather is the only provider that supports this feature). When you configured more than one city, than you will find arrow-buttons on the left and the right side of the city name. Clicking on this button will switch to another city. This is on all pages possible. You also can switch to another city through the popup-menu (this is very helpfull in panel-mode). * Config-Dialog * Page Locations - here you can add and delete cities. When you wants to add a city, click on the button <Add City>, select one provider, enter the city name and click on the button <Find> * Settings Here you can select - the unit system for temperature and windspeed - update time. - Animation styles I like the Qt4 style Bespin <http://cloudcity.sourceforge.net/> and was inspired by Bespins-Tab-Change-Algorithms So i added a slightly modified version of this algorithm to yaWP for all animation-sequences. * Panel - Panel informations (like in yaWP 0.2.X) * Theme - Theme settings (background style, custom theme file and font color) (like in yaWP 0.2.X) *** THANKS TO *** Thomas Lübking - for the Tab-Change-Algorithms <http://cloudcity.sourceforge.net/> /********************************************************************************************\ * D E V E L O P E R I N F O R M A T I O N S * \********************************************************************************************/ Rootlevel CMakeLists.txt contains the Versioninformations used in this plasmoid (line 44-47) SET(YAWP_MAJOR_VERSION 0) SET(YAWP_MINOR_VERSION 3) SET(YAWP_PATCH_VERSION 0) SET(YAWP_VERSION_STRING "${YAWP_MAJOR_VERSION}.${YAWP_MINOR_VERSION}.${YAWP_PATCH_VERSION}") The Archive contains a folder unittest. This is disabled by the normal cmake-process but might be usefull for testing and/or modifing some stuff. WeatherServiceModel (src/weatherservice.h) manages all cities for this plasmoid using a simple interface for yawp. Due to the fact that this object has all informations of all cities, this object received an QAbstractTableModel-Interface to be used in the config-dialog as well. This class also receives the weather-data-informations from the weather-engine and provides this data to the widget. To update the weather-informations for each city the class WeatherServiceModel is using the helper-class WeatherDataProcessor.
Source: README, updated 2013-03-17

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