Monday, May 20, 2013

Conkywx Conky Weather Script - Program with Scrolling Weather Alerts - Conkywx 0.9.2 Released


Conkywx Conky Weather Program now displays Scrolling Weather Alerts !!!

Conkywx is now your very own weather warning / alert program !

Weather Information for Conky - or as some may say Conky Weather Script Program

Many changes and updates - Refer to the conkywx wiki for more information.

Additions and changes:
  • Code tweaks for the language and template cleanup.
  • Conkywx creates an alert file - wxalert - with the alert text. Refer to the wiki on usage in your conkyrc file.
  • The program shows the number of alerts.
  • These alerts can be viewed in your conky using sample scroll code in conkywx short templates.
  • A very slim new scrolling template - full weather with alerts.

  • As many users are using various conky variants - conky is no longer a dependency but however - conky is still required. Please ensure conky - in what ever form - is infact installed. 
  • To reduce duplication of effort - conkywx man page now has basic information and has a link to the wiki which is normally being updated real time as changes to conkywx are being made.
  • On Arch Linux the new conkywx.conf will be saved as /etc/conkywx/conkywx.conf.pacnew - review the changes and update your conkywx.conf
  • If you are using Gnome 3 - own_window_type in the * needs to be changed to normal dock etc
  • In some cases to have conky restart automatically you may need to give a sleep 30 - delay in your conky-start script
  • * files are configured on XFCE 4.10 with compiz + emerald - you may need to tweak conkyrc examples for your DE

conkywx with scrolling alerts

There is a wiki page conkywx wiki

Distro File Location
Arch linux AUR Arch_Linux_AUR_0.9.2
Debian based Ubuntu, CrunchBang, Mint etc Download version 0.9.2
RPM based Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, Suse, OpenSuse etc Download version 0.9.2
Stand Alone version you can run in your home directory Download_version_0.9.2_sa

For this stand alone version run the file to install or remove conkywx fonts.

People - feedback from you would be great ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks man ! I've searched for something like this about 3 days, lol.