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Cumulus 1.8.9 (build 930) is now available for download.

See the downloads section for the link, and the Cumulus product page for a list of changes.

Cumulus 1.8.8 (build 881) is now available for download.

Changes from 1.8.7:

  • Added comparison of day length with tomorrow (and web tag)
  • Handle (by ignoring) errors from creation of moon bitmap
  • Added <#nextwindindex> web tag (see help)
  • Improved layout slightly on smaller displays
  • Added option to periodically disconnect realtime ftp
  • Fix heat index for temp under 80F or humidity under 40%
  • Fix spurious extra entry on end of <#wdirdata> and <#wspddata>
  • Add error code to ftp connect error message
  • Added ‘This Period’ screen (see ‘View’ menu)
  • Fixed crash caused by default value when pressure calibration box is cleared
  • Added ‘save as PNG’ to Select-A-Graph
  • Added Heat Index to data log, outside temp graph, and Select-A-Graph
  • Added wind chill and dew point to Select-A-Graph
  • Added ability to display multiple parameters on Select-A-Graph
  • Option to display Humidex instead of Heat Index on main screen
  • ftp upload is now in a separate thread to improve UI performance
  • Changed Wunderground upload to send ‘latest’ wind speed not average
  • Added tray icon ‘tooltip’ with wind speed and temperature
  • Changed code for closing data log, and added warning if not written
  • Fix bug where first rapid fire Wunderground update could contain zeroes
  • Fix bug where having ‘this period’ window open causes failure to write data log
  • Ignore humidity of zero on Fine Offset and LaCrosse stations
  • Fix forecasts for high pressure extremes
  • Allow WMR928 etc extra sensor to act as main temp sensor (ini file setting)
  • Fix very high wind speeds on Fine Offset
  • Fix filtering of zero humidity
  • Fix occasional display of dashes for sunset in some timezones
  • Correctly log http response codes in debug log
  • Changed scale label intervals on wind speed gauge
  • Correct 1-minute average temp being deg C when using data from Fine Offset logger
  • Fix pressure trend used in forecast, if units are inHg
  • Added ‘FCPressureThreshold’ ini-file entry to control forecast generation
  • Increased size of input boxes on all-time record editor
  • Fix problem where inside temp graph colour setting was lost over a restart
  • Fix problem where wind direction graph colour setting was lost over a restart
  • Allow average wind direction graph colour to be changed
  • Make sure dew point is still calculated when humidity 100%
  • As above, but for ‘live’ data as well as logger data!
  • Fix switching off of all-time records LEDs
  • added ability to configure/translate forecast strings via strings.ini
  • Fix to allow WMR928 users to use Cumulus forecast
  • Added more strings to strings.ini
  • Added two new realtime.txt items and web tags – forecastnumber and isdaylight
  • Truncate custom tweets at 140 characters
  • Allow thickness of chart legend symbols to be configured
  • Added ‘max wind speed’ option for La Crosse (via cumulus.ini setting)
  • Select-A-Graph now has gust as well as peak gust
  • Added temp/pressure trends to strings.ini
  • Correct colours of web wind direction graph
  • Stop tray icon appearing when ‘minimise to tray’ not selected
  • Fix ‘waxing gibbous’ strings.ini setting name
  • Average temp calculation using logger data now uses calibrated value
  • Added new web tags to correct trend arrows on javascript gauges
  • Fix average wind and gale days on ‘This period’ display
  • Round time to previous log interval when asking for VP logger data, to avoid Davis bug
  • Make sure first wind and temp readings have been made before calculating wind chill

This version requires the Silverlight 3 runtime, and fixes a few bugs (e.g. broken gauge animation).

It can be downloaded from the downloads page.

The Cumulus Wiki is now live. Please have a look at it, use it, and contribute if you can.

Cumulus 1.8.7 (build 819) is now available for download.

Changes from 1.8.6:

  • Increase number of recent saved wind samples to ensure 10 minutes worth
  • Attempt to fix incorrect daylight hours count where daylight crosses midnight
  • Apply multiplier to yesterday’s rain once rather than twice!
  • Fixed min temp and pressure being zero when Cumulus is first run

Cumulus ‘Realtime’ version is now available in the downloads section. This is a Silverlight application which you can install on your web site which will allow the viewing of your data in real time. See here for a demonstration.

Cumulus 1.8.6 (build 812) is now available for download.

Changes from 1.8.5:

– Fixed saving of non-default ftp port
– Added option to use file for twitter update
– Added web tags for WMR928 extra sensors
– Option to keep to clock time year-round for 0900 rollover
– Option to prevent multiple instances running
– Captions for WMR928 extra channels are configurable
– Fixed problem where Fine Offset day rollover not done when bad data detected
– Corrected ‘rain since midnight’ for 0900 rollovers (for Wunderground etc)
– Option to copy files locally instead of ftp
– Don’t write today.ini unless station contacted
– Option to have South as origin of wind direction charts
– Fix average temp calculation when using logger data
– Fix problem with daily extremes when first logger entry causes day rollover
– Attempt to avoid reading WS23xx data when station is talking to remote sensors
– Added ‘Print…’ menu to Select-a-graph window
– Fixed high rain rate at startup (Fine offset)
– Added option to copy images to a specified folder
– Send altimeter pressure to CWOP instead of MSLP
– Added <#dawn>, <#dusk> and <#daylightlength> web tags
– Added dawn/dusk display to main screen
– Option to display cloud base on main screen
– Option to configure cloud base units independently of altitude units
– Set colour of moon phase text to black
– Option to restart Cumulus if Fine Offset station uplugged
– Range of wind gauge can now be specified
– Snow unit text in diary can now be specified

Cumulus 1.8.4 (build 603) is now available for download.

Changes from version 1.8.3:

– Added ET,UV and Solar Rad for Davis stations
– Added pressure range config for forecast
– Added config for FTP port number
– Improved Fine Offset rain rate calculation
– Display Davis transmitter battery status
– Fixed an error in one of the forecast strings
– Fixed a startup problem for some Fine Offset users
– Added battery status for WMR-928 (etc)
– Added ET,UV and SolarRad to realtime.txt
– Fixed <#temptrendtext> tag for deg F users
– Fixed colour change for daily rain chart
– Increased pressure and ET resolution by 1 dp for Davis
– Added experimental forced VP barometer update
– Help now has search facility
– Prevent calibrated humidity being >100 or <0
– Fixed ET decimal places
– Added day length, moonrise, and moonset times, with web tags
– Added ‘delete before upload’ option for ftp
– Improved ftp connect timeout handling
– Added resize option for web graph files
– Added <#windrunY> web tag – yesterday’s wind run
– Added extra debugging for WS2300
– Changed latitude/longitude/elevation web tag output to have &nbsp;
– Fixed WS2300 absolute pressure in history data bug
– Fixed garbage entry when downloading WS2300 history
– Ignore dubious relative pressure reading at startup (Fine Offset)
– Save backups of data files at startup
– Use different temp filenames for realtime uploads
– Adds 10-minute average wind bearing (degrees) to realtime.txt
– Add latest gust to data log
– Option to plot latest gust instead of recent max gust
– Option to display bearing of zero degrees and ‘—‘ when calm
– Added ‘rain last hour’ to realtime.txt

Cumulus 1.8.3 (build 539) is now available for download. This release contains a whole host of new features and bug fixes:

– Changed “kph” to “km/h”
– Changed graphs left axis increment for rainfall in inches
– Fixed temp/pressure/rain last hour and rate during startup
– Fixed wind direction offset crash
– Added ‘build’ web tag
– Wunderground ‘rapid fire’ option
– ‘Close on suspend’ option
– Improved UI responsiveness
– Support for La Crosse WS2300 range
– Added creation of wxnow.txt file
– Fixed display of calibrated wind values
– Added inside temp and humidity to data log file
– Added inside temp, inside and outside humidity to select-a-graph
– Changed default date/times for select-a-graph
– Changed checking of Fine Offset status byte
– Swapped positions of Temp Min/Max and Rain Today thumbnails
– Fixed some problems with VP2 logger data download
– Attempt to cater for repeated data line at Fine Offset startup
– Corrected display of ‘yesterday’ calibrated rain
– Changed due north bearing from zero to 360 degrees
– Added extra diagnostics for Wunderground update
– Encoded space in Wunderground string correctly
– Added two new graphs, and average temp to min/max graph
– Fixed problem where data logs don’t get created on first run (Oregon only)
– Fixed windchill calculation for data from Davis logger
– Allow for calibration in wind chill, dew point, and heat index
– ‘Calculate wind chill’ option
– Use calibrated pressure in all-time records etc
– Added support for xAP Home Automation weather reports
– Added option to generate weather forecasts

This is mainly a bug-fixing release. See the changelog for details.

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