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jgd

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Vantage Vue data file via file sharing on Mac mini
« on: December 16, 2018, 05:04:50 PM »
Hi. Iím a new member wanting to use Weathercat with my Davis weather station. I have the data from the station going to an old Mac mini (so I can leave it on all the time, not use my laptop). The OS on the Mini is too old for Weathercat so iím thinking I could turn on file sharing on the Mini and access/use the data in Weathercat on my MacBook. Any ideas on how to make this work?  Thanks!!

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Re: Vantage Vue data file via file sharing on Mac mini
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2018, 05:30:40 PM »
What MacOS are you running on your Mini? I'm running WeatherCat 3.03 on Yosemite (10.10.5) on an old iMac.

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 12:53:24 AM »
Dear jgd, Grand, and WeatherCat faithful,

Since this is your first posting, let me welcome you to the WeatherCat forum!

Hi. Iím a new member wanting to use Weathercat with my Davis weather station. I have the data from the station going to an old Mac mini (so I can leave it on all the time, not use my laptop). The OS on the Mini is too old for Weathercat so iím thinking I could turn on file sharing on the Mini and access/use the data in Weathercat on my MacBook. Any ideas on how to make this work?  Thanks!!

Unfortunately, WeatherCat expects data to be located in a particular location in your home directory.  You could try to trick it using symbolic links, but it is a problematic approach.  WeatherCat does have a Mac client that you can run on the MacBook.  It is located here:

https://trixology.com/weathercat/

Scroll to the bottom of the page and download the WeatherCat Miscellaneous Files.

The client doesn't however give you access to a lot of the WeatherCat data.  If you can run WeatherCat 3 on your mini and have an iOS device, a better choice would be WeatherCatRCP.  It is described on this page:

http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=2751.0

Alas, it sounds like you won't be able to run WeatherCat 3 on your mini.  Is there any other ways you could run WeatherCat?

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: Vantage Vue data file via file sharing on Mac mini
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 05:57:24 PM »
Welcome to the forum jgd.

Let us know how you sort this out.
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Re: Vantage Vue data file via file sharing on Mac mini
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2018, 01:34:41 AM »
Thanks to all for the ideas and information. Iím traveling and will pick this up again in the new year.