hammer29 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 21 01:52:17 GMT 2006
I am using the stock KDE 3.4.2 from the Slackware 10-2 distro iso disc 2. Why
the "enter ICAO codes directly" options disappeared between my original
install last December and my reinstall of KDE in February is anyones guess.
The last update of the applet according to the Homepage is in 2000. Maybe
it isn't kweather or KDE but an security patch I loaded in the intervening
On Monday 20 March 2006 12:00 pm, Pavel Troller wrote:
> > When I installed the kweather applet, the option to enter locations by
> > icao codes was not present. I know it was there and I had used it in the
> > previous incarnation of kde from the same source.
> Yes, I'm also very disappointed by the problem you are describing.
> The following is a copy of e-mail I've sent to kweather author, Ian
> Reinhardt Geiser, 18. of January 2006. We were communicating formerly about
> kweather several times, but I didn't get any response to the mail quoted
> Hi Reinhardt!
> You probably don't remember me, but we alread exchanged some mails
> regarding kweather in the past.
> Now, I'm a bit confused with its changes in KDE3.5.
> I'm not using bugs.kde.org because I don't feel it like a bug, but like
> a "UI change", which is probably there to help "general users", but it
> limits or removes functionality for advanced users, so they cannot use it
> the way they were used to. I'm calling this process as "windozification".
> In 3.4 kweather, I was able to enter ANY ICAO code directly. Now I
> cannot, or at least I didn't find how to do it. And the station list in
> kweather is way form complete. For example, I cannot enter EYVI code, which
> belongs to Lithuania/Vilnius, just because Lithuania is missing at all in
> the country list, as well as Latvia is.
> Of course I've solved it for myself by entering another location and then
> hand-editing kweather config file, but I thing it's not a way we should
> follow. Please consider adding back the possibility to enter the ICAO code
> directly, or explain me how to do it using the kweather's configuration
> dialog. With regards, Pavel Troller
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