indicator-weather broken, should we drop it from raring?

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at
Fri Apr 19 14:50:37 UTC 2013

On 19 April 2013 15:26, Sebastien Bacher <seb128 at> wrote:
> Hey,
> Looking to the most reported raring issues, I noticed that indicator-weather
> is listed in there. Investigating the issue I ended on
> " " It is
> impossible to add new location to the list ""
> The problem is that the code uses a service which has been discontinued by
> Yahoo [1]. The services returns a 404 error nowadays, which means adding a
> location can't work.
> There is another service in place to get a woeid (location code number) from
> a city name, but somebody would need to register for an appid key and port
> the code to it (I guess the porting should be alright).
> Since the indicator seems quite popular I wanted to email the list to
> mention the issue before asking for the source to be dropped from raring (in
> case anyone wants to step in to fix it). Is there anyone wanting to have a
> go at fixing the code?

What exactly does the applet require? We are already running geoip &
location lookup server for datetime indicator and the installer. Can
we simply add remaining bits there?
Or is it actually Yahoos mapping from location -> woeid -> weather data?

There is a new weather app/widget very popular (kept on reviewed on
OMG!Ubuntu) can that simply have an indicator functionality as well?



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