0.8.3 ===== - Replace the old buggy weather-http implementation with libsoup. This solves compilation errors on some systems like Solaris and makes the plugin compatible with HTTP-1.1 chunked transfer encoding. Proxy settings are now handled via environment variables if set, which is how most other applications do it. Apart from that, communication is now asynchronous and doesn't block the UI (bug #9636). - Fix a rather severe bug in 0.8.2 which caused sending a HTTP request to the forecast service every 15 seconds in case of a download error. - Analyze HTTP status codes and implement API deprecation warning. Status codes and deprecation warning are visible as warnings in the panel output. - Weather data downloads are performed every 20 minutes, astronomical data updates only once a day. In case of failure, there will be retries in shorter intervals for some time, then the plugin will return to the standard interval. - Rewrite the update code. Update events are now processed in time, or in certain unforeseen cases like suspend/resume within an interval of maximum 10 seconds. - Implement caching of data. Astronomical for the current day and weather data will be cached and read on startup and when location data is changed. Besides reducing network traffic and a seemingly faster startup, this means the plugin can operate without internet connection for a while. More information about caching is available in the README file. - Improve calculation of daytime forecasts and current conditions. - Caching of data also improves calculation of current conditions. Data for current conditions is now interpolated and calculated for 5 minute intervals. If data for the beginning of the current interval is not available, the plugin reverts to the old, non-interpolating behaviour of being slightly to largely imprecise about the current weather, to a degree depending on the time interval for your location. In short, only data for the end of the current interval will be shown as earlier data is not provided by the forecast service. - Fix/work around timezone problems by /moving/ the plugin into another timezone. This makes the plugin show local times of the chosen location and probably fixes other bugs that might occur when the user changes the timezone (bug #9524). - Add a proper "About" dialog (bug #9379). - Use panel toggle button instead of an event box as the main plugin container, to indicate whether forecast window is open or closed, and to give better UI feedback for the user. This is similar to other plugins like the datetime plugin. - Remove info button from summary window. - Remove forecast entry from plugin context menu (bug #9319). - Remember last selected tab in config and summary windows. However, the setting is not saved to the config file. - Reformat detailed weather report in summary window. - Fix cursor not changing correctly in details tab. - Fix met.no logo transparency issue with some themes in details tab. - Show tooltips for forecast cells in summary window. - Show information about previous and scheduled downloads in the details tab. - Update comments for the weather symbol descriptions. - New value: Apparent temperature (bug #9564). - New value: Dew point. - Rename value: Atmospheric pressure is barometric pressure. - Rename value: Humidity is relative humidity. - Rename value: Medium clouds is middle clouds. - Guess amount of snow precipitation from rain. - Use more digits for precipitations in inches. - The new config dialog applies options immediately and contains explanatory tooltips for nearly every item. - New options to set latitude and longitude manually. - New option to set the altitude (in meters or feet, depending on the chosen unit on the units page). The met.no elevation model is not very good outside Norway. - Altitude is auto-detected using the GeoNames web service, which isn't perfect but better than the met.no elevation model outside Norway and free. GeoNames data can improve over time by receiving voluntary contributions. - Rework unit system support. The simple but lacking METRIC/IMPERIAL units option has been replaced with single options for every unit so that the user can create a customized unit system, with more units available than before. It still tries to set up the right "set" at location auto-detection, based on the country code. - Use g_timeout_add_seconds for scrollbox updates where applicable instead of g_timeout_add. This has the potential to save CPU time. - Add scrollbox toggle option. Saves CPU time significantly. - Disabling scrollbox animation reduces CPU time sigificantly. - Improve handling of scrollbox updates. Updates don't disturb or restart animations in many cases and seem to happen more seamlessly, except when desired, e.g. on user-provoked data resets. - New option to set font size manually and removed code that did it automatically (bug #9369). Font settings can be undone by middle-clicking on the button. - Implement scrollbox text color support (bug #7488). Text color can be undone by middle-clicking on the button. - Implement scrollbox multi-line support (bug #5722). - Option to round values in scrollbox, tooltip and forecast tab, which makes the widgets look a bit cleaner. In the details tab, always the exact values will be shown (bug #9509 and bug #9318). - The user may now choose from two different forecast layouts: "Days in columns", a calendar-like variant similar to the one in pre-0.8 versions, and "Days in rows" which was used beginning with 0.8.0. The latter is still the default. - Implement tooltip styles: In addition to the default tooltip that some people might find a bit verbose, a simple tooltip style is now available, showing only some interesting values. This is a bit experimental, and either the current solution will be enhanced, probably by providing more styles, or dropped completely to keep things simple. - This version introduces icon theme support! The user can add folders with icon sets to ~/.config/xfce4/weather/icons and select them on the appearance tab on the configuration dialog. Icon themes will also be searched in the THEMEDIR specified at compile time. Please read the docs for more information if you're interested in creating icon themes (bug #6464). - Improve liquid icons: Crop the borders and resize the icons while applying sharpness filters etc. This makes them look bigger and easier discernable. - New icon theme "Simplistic" by Simon Steinbeiß, which should look good on light and dark panels. - New icon theme "Liquid Dark", a variation of the liquid icon theme better suited for dark panels. - Add optional support for upower for extending battery life. Power saving can be disabled via a hidden option in the config file. - Improvements for translators of RTL languages. - Use GArrays for storing timeslices and glib data structures in many other places to improve portability and maintenance. - Rewrite and refactor most code, fixing and protecting against possible crashes. - Make building the plugin work with automake-1.13 (bug #9763).
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