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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

it got cold and then dark so suddenly and rained

Cutting a long story short, check out my latest example of a less-than-150-lines code (pick your battle: C++ version or Python version) to show the weather status and day forecasts for almost all places in this blue planet, powered by Google, based on QtWebKit. As always, let's start with the screenshot (aka the proof):

I doubt there is a need for this to be a plasmoid, as it will just clutter Plasma with yet another weather applet. But hey, if people like it, I (or someone else, preferably) can make it.

8 comments:

Javi said...

Mmm, thinking of a krunner version of this...

Is it possible to integrate qtwebkit and krunner results?

Ariya Hidayat said...

@Javi: integration is technically possible, but if the result is non-visual, better to use the exisiting weather data engine.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to add this to the 3 other weather services, integratet in plasma?

Thomas Thym said...

It would be great to find this integrated into the weather data engine.

richmoore said...

It's probably not possible to integrate this into the weather krunner as it would probably violate the google terms of service. That said, making a plasmoid out of it would be trivial.

Anonymous said...

I rather have something like this as a regular app with a managed window than a YAPA (yet another plasma app) - for me things that I want to look at eventually have no place whatsoever inside the desktop shell - they are obscured by the things that I need to work with anyway and closing all my windows just to get to the extra unmanagable layer of windows that plasma has introduced simply is a nono, so please refrain from messing up this nice little application!

Javi said...

@ 2nd Anonymous

Ctrl+F12

Shawn said...

What license is the google data? We can turn this into a engine.

- Shawn Starr, author of weather forecast plasmoid