Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 470099
Berlin Tempelhof may not longe used for weahter information
Last modified: 2009-01-13 09:52:33 EST
I hope I report against the right package. If not so, please reassign.
Description of problem:
I am using the weather forecast feature at the GNOME Desktop. Since the airport Berlin Tempelhof was closed at Oct 31rd it does not send correct weather data anymore. Since this date, I at always has says something about a weather of 4 degrees. Luckily it is currently not that cold around here :)
If I use instead of Berlin Tempelhof Schönefeld or Tegel instead, I get the correct weather data.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Gnome 2.22, also Gnome 2.24
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Confirming this bug with:
A Wireshark capture shows that the applet sends this query for Berlin-Tempelhof:
The reply includes this date/time: 2008/10/30 23:50 UTC
The panel applet could display this date/time so that a user would know how old the observations are. It might also be useful to flag stale observations (older than 24 hours, say).
Another enhancement would be to display the full location name.
For example, the "Current Conditions" tab could show "Berlin-Tempelhof" instead of "Berlin".
Also, the label "City" is misleading. It would more accurate to say "Location".
For completeness, here is the full reply from:
Latest METAR Observation(s) for: EDDI
The most recent METAR observation from EDDI in our system was generated at the source at:
2008/10/30 23:50 UTC
The observation is:
EDDI 302350Z 26007KT 9999 FEW006 BKN011 04/04 Q1003
It appears that inactive stations are removed with the aid of a Python script.
However, Berlin-Tempelhof is in SVN rev. 534.
(In reply to comment #2)
> The panel applet could display this date/time so that a user would know how old
> the observations are. It might also be useful to flag stale observations (older
> than 24 hours, say).
See Bug 479539 - Weather Report applet may report incorrect month for "Last update"
> Another enhancement would be to display the full location name.
> For example, the "Current Conditions" tab could show "Berlin-Tempelhof" instead
> of "Berlin".
See Bug 479529 - Weather Report applet does not display enough of the location name
re-filed upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=567607. This will likely be fixed for F11.