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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:29 pm

Build 904 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Option to use 'speed' for 10-minute wind speed average calculation (see station settings)
- Optional manual 'current conditions' box (see display settings) and web tag <#currcond>

Please see the help for further information on these two new options.
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:24 pm

There's a bug on the display settings screen with the new 'Show current conditions' option; the check box doesn't get set to the current setting when the screen is opened, so the setting can get lost. I'll upload a fixed version tomorrow.
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:40 pm

Build 905 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Fix some bugs with the settings from build 904
- Allow '48 hours' as a recognised setting for 'graph hours'
- Initialise wind speed data from data logs for average calculations
- Option of 8 or 16 compass positions for Wind Rose (see display settings). This is an attempt to make the Wind Rose look better for Fine Offset stations which tend to under-report intermediate wind directions.
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:28 pm

Build 906 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Fix problem with shortdateformat with month names (timestamp in today.ini)
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:34 am

Build 907 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Add high (average) wind speed to dayfile.txt
- Add 'currentconditions.txt' option for <#currcond> web tag. If a file called 'currentconditions.txt' exists in the same directory as the Cumulus executable, the contents of this file will be used instead for the web tag. The file will be deleted if the text in the current conditions box is modified.
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:54 am

Build 909 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- currentconditions.txt updates main display when tag is processed (and deletes file)
- Installer now offers option of not installing web templates
- Added alarms for temperature and pressure change (see help for new web tags)
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:49 am

Build 910 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Handle (by ignoring) errors from creation of moon bitmap - for 'normal' ftp
- configurable time for average wind speed - AvgSpeedMinutes in cumulus.ini
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:06 pm

Build 912 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Draws (optional) horizontal line at freezing point on temperature graphs
- Added wind direction to Select-A-Graph
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:14 pm

Build 913 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Attempt to work around Windows 7 date format problem
- Change wording of <#tomorrowdaylength> web tag
- Fix freezing point line appearing below the axis
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:18 pm

Build 918 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Fix a problem with colours of wind direction graph
- Change small wind direction graph to plot average
- Add check for WS2300 'error' wind speed value in history data
- Improve small pressure chart X-axis max/min for inHg
- Remove work around for freezing point line off-graph (causes other problems)
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:05 am

Build 920 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Change single quote (minutes) in latitude and longitude web tags to &#39;
- Attempt to stop the sporadic crashes at close down


Please let me know if you still get crashes at close down, and also if you have any problems getting Cumulus to close down.

- Add logging of all time record changes

Description of the log file (from the Help):

Cumulus also keeps a log of changes to the alltime records, called alltimelog.txt, which can be found in the data folder. An entry is added to this file every time an all-time record changes, with details of the old and new records. This log can then be used to 'backtrack' if spurious data causes an all-time record to be broken incorrectly. It is also a useful log of when records were actually broken.

The format of entries in this log is as follows:

date time value "item name" old date old time old value

The dates are in ISO format (yyyy-mm-dd) and the times are in hh:mm 24-hour format (the separator is always a colon, irrespective of system settings), and the values are always to three decimal places. You should round the values appropriately when using them. The quotes are present with the item names. An example:

2010-02-24 05:19 -7.600 "Lowest temperature" 2009-02-09 04:50 -6.500
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:57 am

Build 924 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Change all-time records file to an 'ini' file
- Fix single quotes in lat/lon in existing settings
- Fix a problem where rain total sometimes doesn't reset at start of day

Note: This build changes the format of the all-time records file. Instead of a binary file called alltime.rec, it is now an 'ini' file called alltime.ini. The first time you run this build, it will convert your file into the new format. An example of the contents is given below. Note that date/time/decimal formats are all as per your system locale settings. Values are stored with arbitrary precision and are rounded as required.

Code: Select all

[Temperature]
hightempvalue=22.7999992370605
hightemptime=01/07/2009 14:24:53
lowtempvalue=-7.59999990463257
lowtemptime=24/02/2010 05:19:10
lowchillvalue=-10.60777759552
lowchilltime=28/10/2008 04:40:00
highmintempvalue=14.5
highmintemptime=02/07/2009 09:00:00
lowmaxtempvalue=1.89999997615814
lowmaxtemptime=22/11/2008 08:00:00
[Wind]
highwindvalue=64.9000015258789
highwindtime=20/12/2008 00:45:00
highgustvalue=89.0999984741211
highgusttime=20/12/2008 00:45:00
[Rain]
highrainratevalue=94.4000015258789
highrainratetime=24/10/2008 21:40:00
highdailyrainvalue=40
highdailyraintime=27/10/2006 08:02:00
highhourlyrainvalue=10
highhourlyraintime=31/10/2006 13:30:00
highmonthlyrainvalue=166
highmonthlyraintime=01/10/2006
[Pressure]
highpressurevalue=1044.90002441406
highpressuretime=14/02/2008 10:15:00
lowpressurevalue=948.400024414063
lowpressuretime=31/01/2008 18:51:00
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:21 pm

Build 925 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Added 'please wait' box when closing, to make sure logging has finished
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:03 pm

Build 927 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Set location of alltime.ini file explicitly, to avoid working directory problems
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Re: Cumulus 1.8.9 beta available

Postby steve » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:07 am

Build 930 available:

http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta189/CumulusSetup.exe

- Truncate Twitter messages at 140 chars
- make graphs window resizeable, so scroll bars appear when necessary

This will probably be the last 1.8.9 beta before it replaces 1.8.8 as the latest release. I'll then start on the enhancement requests in a 1.9.0 beta.
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