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Bug 110460 - Gnome Weather can't do metric
Gnome Weather can't do metric
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-11-19 13:34 EST by Michael Soulier
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-20 08:11:17 EST
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Description Michael Soulier 2003-11-19 13:34:02 EST
At the moment, the weather in Ottawa on weather.com shows up as 59F.


[msoulier@biryani msoulier]$ units
2084 units, 71 prefixes, 32 nonlinear units
You have: tempF(59)
You want: tempC


Asking the weather applet, it says it's -17C in Ottawa. Just a tad
off. ;-)

If however, I switch to Fahrenhiet, it says +59F. 

Umm, subtract 32, divide by 1.8. ;-)

(59 - 32) / 1.8

I think there's a small arithmetic error in that applet. 

Comment 1 Michael Soulier 2003-11-19 13:35:18 EST
Oh, that's interesting. I just switched it out of metric, and back in,
and now it says +15. Looks like some kind of initialization problem then. 
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2004-07-19 04:55:09 EDT
Yeah, I've seen random problems with it too in the past. I suspect
things are a bit better now, though. If you can narrow it down to a
well reproducible scenario in Fedora Core 2 please re-open with the
details. Thanks ...
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2004-12-20 08:11:17 EST
No response, closing

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