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WeatherCat => WeatherCat Releases => Topic started by: Administrator on July 28, 2013, 11:28:48 am

Title: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: Administrator on July 28, 2013, 11:28:48 am
We are very pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of WeatherCat version 1.2.1.

This is a free update for existing owners.

Changes since version 1.2.0:
1. WeatherBug: If a sensor is missing or data is invalid we will not upload the data (the protocol doesn't allow us to omit the data).  The WeatherBug status will read 'Data not ready - waiting...' in this case. We now also send monthly and annual rain.

2. Fixed an issue with log window time-stamps. If WeatherCat was set to use the 24hr clock, between the hours of 0 and 1, time-stamps in the log window would display as 24:xx. It'll now display as 00:xx.

3. The SQLDriver will now log yearly and monthly rain to the SQL database when running live.

Requirements
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later (Intel only)
An older release that supports PowerPC machines is available to download from our WeatherCat page: http://trixology.com/weathercat/


Download:
http://resources.trixology.com/downloads/WeatherCat.zip (18.0MB, build 27)

SDK
A software development kit is also available for WeatherCat, documentation and example project included (Xcode 4)): http://resources.trixology.com/downloads/WeatherCatSDK120.zip
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: rasarisi on July 28, 2013, 01:16:14 pm
Installed and running, I can confirm that the monthly rainfall information now appears on my weather station weatherbug page.  Thanks for that STU!
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: WCDev on July 29, 2013, 07:51:57 pm
Good to know  [tup]
Title: Notified WeatherBug folks. (Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released)
Post by: elagache on July 29, 2013, 09:35:24 pm
Dear Stu and WeatherCat fans,

I added a comment on my WeatherBug blog posting about the latest version of WeatherCat. 

http://backyard.weatherbug.com/profiles/blogs/weathercat-1-2-0-includes-a-built-in-plug-in-for-uploading-to (http://backyard.weatherbug.com/profiles/blogs/weathercat-1-2-0-includes-a-built-in-plug-in-for-uploading-to)

Nathan is featuring this blog posting so anyone looking for a Mac weather program on the WeatherBug site should find out that WeatherCat is up to the task!  [cat]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: WCDev on July 30, 2013, 04:49:26 pm
Thanks Edouard  [tup]
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: jgroneng on August 01, 2013, 04:06:15 pm

Is the MySQL table definition avaible for download?
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: WCDev on August 01, 2013, 04:49:34 pm
No, just create a new database and it'll create the required tables when it first connects.
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: jgroneng on August 02, 2013, 11:26:25 am
Thanks.

Got this error when trying to import the history:

17:33:11 01-Aug-2013:  SQLDriver: New database, uploading existing data.
17:35:48 01-Aug-2013:  SQLDriver: Incorrect datetime value: '2012-03-25 02:00:00' for column 'Time' at row 1
?
?
?
17:36:51 01-Aug-2013:  SQLDriver: Failed to import initial data.
17:36:51 01-Aug-2013:  SQLDriver: Finished initial import to database.

Probably related to daylight saving. But strugle to fix it...
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: WCDev on August 03, 2013, 03:51:00 pm
Looks like your server doesn't understand the time format WeatherCat is sending - what version of SQL is it - it's been tested against 5.1.49.
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: jgroneng on August 04, 2013, 04:51:51 pm
It is version 5.6.13.

I'll try to start the server in GMT timezone, then it is no daylight saving time.
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: WCDev on August 04, 2013, 06:15:42 pm
The server version should be OK although haven't tested it - it was tested with 5.6.11 OK - (http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=808.msg7153#msg7153) 

Note that the times sent are UTC.
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: jgroneng on August 05, 2013, 02:53:14 pm

Set the timezone using terminal til GMT, start WeatherCat form terminal. Import the data into MySQL -> Solved the issue.

Changed back to Europe/Oslo, and restart WeatherCat.
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: jf-i2r on August 22, 2013, 09:04:47 am
I Stu

i've a crash today ! i send you the log

cheers
jean frédéric
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released - heat index changes
Post by: nowait on August 26, 2013, 11:25:28 pm
We are suffering through a heat wave in the midwest (nebraska).http://athena.trixology.com/Smileys/default/sweaty.gif

Was there a change to the heatindex calculation in this version (or in the past couple of versions)?  I ask because my heat index reports are 5-8 degrees below the NWS, Wunderground, my local TV stations, my neighboring weather stations, etc.

I seem to remember some sort of setting in a previous version that fixed this problem by using a different calculation.  Do we still have the ability to toggle this setting still?  I looked but did not find the setting.

Thanks,
nowait
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: WCDev on August 26, 2013, 11:41:39 pm
Hi nowait,
The only recent change is to the trigger thresholds, it was previously too low. Looking at the data on your banner there  at the moment (temp 96, humidity 38, heat index 99), yours seems to tie up OK with this chart although the chart only goes down to 40% humidity:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/images/heatindex.png

Cheers,
Stu.

Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: nowait on August 27, 2013, 11:59:04 pm
You are correct (as usual) :)

The chart is very useful.   Looking around some more, there is also a NWS calculator that you can plug in all the values to compute the heat index also.

Thanks for checking it out.

Nowait
Title: Re: WeatherCat Version 1.2.1 Released
Post by: monymony on November 02, 2013, 01:34:27 am

Set the timezone using terminal til GMT, start WeatherCat form terminal. Import the data into MySQL -> Solved the issue.

Changed back to Europe/Oslo, and restart WeatherCat.


If anyone comes across the issue where the SQL initial upload stalls, I have posted the steps I used to correct this under http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?action=post;quote=8664;topic=992.0