Forecast-only weather ion

Thilo-Alexander Ginkel thilo at
Wed Sep 30 03:14:42 CEST 2009

Hello everyone,

I am currently developing a Weather Ion for the German weather data 
provider to improve the station coverage for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Unfortunately, only provides forecast data through its free web 
service API, so the Ion actually has no access to current observation data to 
provide to the Weather Plasmoid. AFAICS this results in some ugly rendering 
glitches in the Plasmoid such as a large question mark document being 
displayed instead of the current weather condition.

Is building a Ion that does not supply observation data, but only forecast 
data, supported? Is there a way to convince the Weather Plasmoid to skip 
displaying the observation data (instead of displaying "N/A" indicators and 


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