Sunday, June 02, 2013

Conkywx Conky Weather Script - Program with Scrolling Weather Alerts - Conkywx 0.9.3 Released


Fixes Wunderground changes on the website which affected the forecast information.

Additions and changes:
  • Fixes Wunderground changes on the website which affected the forecast information.
  • Refer to the system information - the lib directory has Arch linux auto package update information files.
  • Bug fixes and tweaks.

  • 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_0.9.3
Debian based Ubuntu, CrunchBang, Mint etc Download version 0.9.3
RPM based Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, Suse, OpenSuse etc Download version 0.9.3
Stand Alone version you can run in your home directory Download_version_0.9.3_sa

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

People - feedback from you would be great ;-)


  1. Sir!
    One of the most beautiful programs I've seen. Eye-Candy, and stable. Just a pity that we have in western-Europe such bad, wet and cold weather...
    Thanx a lot, and I'm curious for version 1.0...

    1. Yes the world weather is going through a change - weather has become more important now than ever before.
      The versions are coming along - at present I am working on 0.9.4. :)
      Thank you for your kind words :)

  2. exactly what I have been looking for a long time...combining WX with system info is brilliant!!!

    thanx Paramvir!!!