Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71263
Gnome weather does not update the weather
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
No matter what city I pick, or how often I try to click "update," or how long I
wait, the weather applet does not show the current weather and complains that
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add Gnome Weather to your panel
2. Right click, choose Preferences, choose a city (a major city like NYC if you
suspect a lack of weather data for my city (though that isn't the case))
3. Wait as long as you like for the weather update to take place (or try to
force the issue with "Update" on the right-click menu)
Actual Results: Nothing happens. Everything remains stuck at the "no weather to
Expected Results: I should see the current weather in my area, or at the least,
if I pick a major city, I should see weather data there.
There is no firewall to block web connections, and other network connections are
working just fine.
There are no errors in .xsession-errors for gnome weather.
I just figured out how to get it to pick a location--if I *double-click* the
name of the location I want the weather checked for, it will update as appropriate.
I can't say this is particularly obvious behavior, since I know of no other
program requiring this sort of action to select out of a tree. Also, if I bring
the preferences back up, my prior selection is not highlighted.
To make things worse, the applet consistantly forgets where I am when it is time
to update the weather automatically. (I.e., after about 30 minutes of showing
current local weather, it switches back to its original "huh?").
Applet always *forgets* which city I chose and the only way to get weather
report is to double-click on a city in preferences dialog box again and again.
Maybe it's solved in GNOME 2.0.1 (RC1)
The upstream ChangeLog contains the following (bug numbers are on
2002-07-16 Kevin Vandersloot <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* gweather-pref.c: properly save the new location when changed
in the prefs dialog. Adapted from patch by Deepa Chacko Pillai.
Should fix bug #86631, #88182, and #79787
Are you guys using gnome-applets 2.0.1? It should contain this change, I believe.
Ok, with 2.0.1 the applet now remembers where I am.
However, should I really have to *double-click* the city name in the tree to
select it? That seems utterly at odds with how the rest of the user interface
works/used to work, but GNOME 2 has changed other things as well. Is this some
new GNOME 2 thing or am I right that this is incorrect/poor behavior?
I agree the double-click is wrong, but it is much less wrong than the applet
just plain not working. ;-)
I filed the double click issue upstream, we will get a fix if it's made there:
Closing bug since the main issue is resolved.
Fix confirmed with gnome-applets-2.0.1-2.