Yahoo! Weather Widget
Plasma 5 Widgets
Score 68%
Description:

Yahoo! Weather Widget written in pure QML.

Designed to be reliable and fast.

Installation

Please check https://github.com/librehat/com.librehat.yahooweather/blob/master/README.md!

You need to install it using `cmake` if you wish to have localisation support!

* To find your WOEID, there are two ways.
The first one is what I recommend. Go to http://zourbuth.com/tools/woeid/ and type in your city's zip code or name or landmark. Click Lookup then voila!

Another one is included in Yahoo's documentation. Go to browse or search for your city from Yahoo! Weather. The WOEID is in the URL for the forecast page for that city. You can also get the WOEID by entering your zip code on the home page. For example, if you search for Los Angeles on the Weather home page (http://weather.yahoo.com), the forecast page for that city is http://weather.yahoo.com/united-states/california/los-angeles-2442047/. The WOEID is 2442047.

Contribute to Translations

1. Fork and send pull requests on GitHub: https://github.com/librehat/com.librehat.yahooweather
2. Check other languages in translations directory, and create new translations for your languages
3. Code contributions are most welcomed.
Last changelog:

1 year ago

22-04-2016 v5.2.0
Check https://github.com/librehat/com.librehat.yahooweather/releases/tag/v5.2.0 for changelog

06-04-2016 v5.1.1
* bug fixes

03-04-2016 v5.1.0
* migrate to new Yahoo! Weather API
* UI improvements

02-04-2016 v5.0.1, v0.5.2
* fix API changing issue

04-04-2015 v5.0.0
* the first version ported to Plasma 5

29-01-2015 v0.5.1
* add Dutch translation (by Freek de Kruijf)

18-12-2014 v0.5.0
* add an option to specify update interval

16-11-2014 v0.4.0
* add an option to select wind speed unit
* add Romanian translation (by Daniel)
* add Polish translation (by Dr. Boczek)

05-07-2014 v0.3.2
* add German translation (by Wilfried Solbach)
* add French translation (by ghostdarkhid)

12-04-2014 v0.3.1
* add Italian translation (by Valter Mura)
* add Russian translation (by Кирилл Дёмин)

20-03-2014 v0.3
* add Simplified Chinese translation
* add weather description tooltip (hover on the relevant icon)
* other UI improvements

19-03-2014 v0.2.1
* fix a bug that cannot update forecast after 60min and keep busy indicator running
* some tweaks

18-03-2014 v0.2
* UI tweaks
* bugs fixed
* ready to be translated

17-03-2014 v0.1
* inital version 0.1

jolugaju

1 month ago

There's something wrong with the widget. It's much more higher than it needs. There's a lot of space not used at the bottom of the window.
How can I adjust that? I'm using KDE Neon Plasma 10.5. Thanks!

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Walternate

6 months ago

PL:EASE add support for an Accuweather (accuweather.com) data source. In Colorado, USA AccuWeather is by FAR the most accurate source. For Colorado, Yahoo and OpenWeatherMap have poor accuracy. Also, Yahoo does not update the data frequently enough to be useful in Colorado. Most of the time, Yahoo weather data is too stale to be useful, even if it was accurate. :(

The yaWP plasmoid (https://store.kde.org/p/999199/) uses data from Accuweather, so that code might be helpful for you to reference in your effort to include the Accuweather data source.

Thank you very much for your work on this plasmoid. :)

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ybeltukov

10 months ago

Thank you a lot for this plasmoid. It works well in Plasma 5. It would be nice if this plasmoid will show the current temperature in the panel (up to now it shows only a weather icon, e.g. sun or clouds).

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Walternate

6 months ago

Agreed. Showing the temperature with the icon would be a big improvement.

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janet

1 year ago

It always sais "Error1: please check your network".... My internet connection is fine and I have enterend the AFAIK correct WOEID (found on http://woeid.rosselliot.co.nz/ as http://zourbuth.com/tools/woeid/ never findes anything).

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qsaman

1 year ago

Thank you for this great app. I'm using the last version from master (1559c38285eebaab9a57032a6e2366046d22c2bd). I've noticed there is a bug: if I choose Celsius, the value of "Feels like" is still Fahrenheit. For example if it is 2 Celsius, it is shown as 28 Celsius.

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librehat

1 year ago

Yes this is a known bug from Yahoo! side. I fixed it by using Fahrenheit and doing conversions myself in trunk. Will release a new version in following weeks along with other improvements. :)

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dovidhalevi

1 year ago

Error loading QML file: file:///home/david/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.librehat.yahooweather/contents/ui/main.qml:20:34: Type Weather unavailable
file:///home/david/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.librehat.yahooweather/contents/ui/Weather.qml:24:5: Type Yahoo unavailable
file:///home/david/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.librehat.yahooweather/contents/ui/Yahoo.qml:48:5: Type Forecast unavailable
file:///home/david/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.librehat.yahooweather/contents/ui/Forecast.qml:12:1: module "QtQml.Models" is not installed

So installed it.

On plasma restart and crash and restart, plasmoid hung up reading Yahoo.

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vinnywright

1 year ago

I had to install both "qml-module-qtqml-models2 and "qml-model-qtqml-models2" and do a reboot before the installation of that pkg would do anything for the widget.

@hear it's Kubuntu-16.04 plasma-5.5.4 QT-5.5.1

what are you on ?

VINNY

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dovidhalevi

1 year ago

Running Debian Sid.
The widget does not connect to Yahoo so does not work.

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vinnywright

1 year ago

and you are sure you have ver. 5.1.1 of the widget , and your sid is plasma5 .

the 5.1.0. and 5.0.0 ver. do not have the fix to the new yahoo API

it's still working fine @hear

VINNY

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ArchYouSa

1 year ago

Hi,

Could you fix the 'feels like' temperature? :) I think that's not Celsius even though I chose that.
Take a look at the preview picture, it says:
England 11°C, but it feels like 52°C, which would be really hot :D.

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librehat

1 year ago

As mentioned on GitHub issue: https://github.com/librehat/com.librehat.yahooweather/issues/16
This is a data error from Yahoo! side, but I'll address it in future versions.

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vinnywright

1 year ago

re-git cloned it and mkplasmoid ,,,now have 5.1.1

on Kubuntu-16.04 .

it's been running for over an hour set to update every 15 min.

nice addition of the refresh button ;)

thanks ;)

VINNY

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kylia

1 year ago

Dear dev,
Could you please add more information for basic users on your page to help us install your widget ?
currently having the following issue after installing it from Kubuntu - automated install from UI. Already spent 1 hour searching on google and installing packages manually without success.
Quote:file:///home/kyl/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.librehat.yahooweather/contents/ui/main.qml:20:34: Type Weather unavailable
file:///home/kyl/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.librehat.yahooweather/contents/ui/Weather.qml:12:1: module "QtQuick.Layouts" version 1.2 is not installed


That shouldn't be so hard to have a nice weather widget working without having to manually install dependencies from terminal. Let's think about 90% computer users. :)

Thanks.

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peter2m

1 year ago

> Could you please add more information for basic users on your page to help us install your widget ?
You can find this informations on home site of this project. Url (mentioned in description in this site) is following:
https://github.com/librehat/com.librehat.yahooweather
In "Installation" you can read, that to install you should run:
plasmapkg2 -i ./com.librehat.yahooweather-5.1.1.plasmoid
for upgrade (if you have already installed older version):
plasmapkg2 -u ./com.librehat.yahooweather-5.1.1.plasmoid
(I changed version to the newest in this moment)

Solution for your issue found in google:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/pl/xenial/kwin-data
Found using this key words in google: "kubuntu QtQuick.Layouts"
Please run below:
sudo apt-get install qml-module-qtquick-layouts

I also installed following packages:
sudo apt-get install qml-module-qtqml-models2
sudo apt-get install qtdeclarative5-models-plugin

If you need to install all dependencies automatically then you have to ask maintainer of this package in Kubuntu to add this dependencies.

After installation please relogin, and add again this plasmoid to desktop.

Location of Plasmoids installed manually (so like above) is following:
~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids
If you want you can remove old plasmoid manually, just removing proper directory.

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kylia

1 year ago

Hello,

actually I uninstalled/reinstalled it to give another try and it works now. something as changed in the automated package installed by Kubuntu

Thanks.

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dsptech

1 year ago

Same result.
If I start it from a console in windowed mode (plasmawindowed com.librehat.yahooweather) it works.
Adding to my desktop it just spins the arrows around.

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dsptech

1 year ago

None of the recent updates are working for me.
Just get the rotating arrows.
Installed the latest from git and have all the qml stuff installed.
I get no errors with the latest installs but no weather info is retrieved.

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librehat

1 year ago

The very latest git one should fix everything (not including Yahoo! own API issues).

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dshrek

1 year ago

I am running on Kubuntu 15.10 and just updated to get rid of the "Error 1. Please check your network." problem. Unfortunately it doesn't work. When I install 5.1.0 I get errors in the applet stating missing dependencies. Using 5.0.0 or 5.0.1 the applet starts fine but it only shows the "update" icon (the circling rectangles) and on the konsole I get the following:
qml: Reapeat Query..
qml: Querying...
qml: 650579
qml: XmlListModel.Error: function() { [code] }
( 650579 is my WOEID)

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microchip

1 year ago

I get the same with 5.0.1. Trying to get weather data but it never succeeds

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librehat

1 year ago

5.0.1 won't work because Yahoo! removed support for old API.

Please try 5.1.0 (or the latest master code on GitHub). You might need to install the qml-module-qtqml-models2 package to address dependency issue.

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microchip

1 year ago

Thanks. Seems to be working now so far. I'll report back if anything comes up

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dshrek

1 year ago

I installed qml-module-qtqml-models2, but I still get the following error message when running 5.1.0:

Error loading QML-file: file:///home/dirk/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.librehat.yahooweather/contents/ui/main.qml:20:34: Type Weather unavailable
file:///home/dirk/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.librehat.yahooweather/contents/ui/Weather.qml:12:1: module "QtQuick.Layouts" version 1.2 is not installed

I have installed qml-module-qtquick-layouts version 5.4.2-1ubuntu2 which is not even close to the requested version 1.2 ???

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1 year ago

22-04-2016 v5.2.0
Check https://github.com/librehat/com.librehat.yahooweather/releases/tag/v5.2.0 for changelog

06-04-2016 v5.1.1
* bug fixes

03-04-2016 v5.1.0
* migrate to new Yahoo! Weather API
* UI improvements

02-04-2016 v5.0.1, v0.5.2
* fix API changing issue

04-04-2015 v5.0.0
* the first version ported to Plasma 5

29-01-2015 v0.5.1
* add Dutch translation (by Freek de Kruijf)

18-12-2014 v0.5.0
* add an option to specify update interval

16-11-2014 v0.4.0
* add an option to select wind speed unit
* add Romanian translation (by Daniel)
* add Polish translation (by Dr. Boczek)

05-07-2014 v0.3.2
* add German translation (by Wilfried Solbach)
* add French translation (by ghostdarkhid)

12-04-2014 v0.3.1
* add Italian translation (by Valter Mura)
* add Russian translation (by Кирилл Дёмин)

20-03-2014 v0.3
* add Simplified Chinese translation
* add weather description tooltip (hover on the relevant icon)
* other UI improvements

19-03-2014 v0.2.1
* fix a bug that cannot update forecast after 60min and keep busy indicator running
* some tweaks

18-03-2014 v0.2
* UI tweaks
* bugs fixed
* ready to be translated

17-03-2014 v0.1
* inital version 0.1

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