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

Tim darkxst at
Sat Apr 20 02:11:25 UTC 2013

On 20/04/13 04:25, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Apr 19, 2013, at 06:36 PM, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
>> I guess you have a configured indicator with your location, right? ;-)
> I do!  But I fear I might forget my umbrella the next time I travel out of my
> home location. :)
>> The current bug makes impossible to configure it/add a location, so it's
>> basically useless as a new package to install (or you need to get the woeid
>> code and tweak the config by hand, but if you do that you can probably as
>> well get the package from a ppa or launchpad library).
>> The users who have it installed can keep it, nothing is going to remove it
> >from your system because we drop it from the archive.
> That's a good point.  Given that as a fresh install, it's currently pretty
> useless, I suppose it makes sense to remove it.  OTOH, I don't like making
> this decision so close to the release.  Isn't there a chance that someone will
> be motivated to do an SRU to fix the most egregious problems later?
> -Barry
Not really an option for Raring, but perhaps it would make sense to use libgweather as the backend for the applet. That has received a fair bit
of attention during the 3.8 cycle due to the new gnome-weather app.

I believe it has Yahoo and weather providers.


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