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Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:41 pm

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1033 is available.

  • Fixes compass flicker
  • Attempts to fix Twitter hang
  • New web tag <#DataStopped> - 1 if the station has apparently stopped sending data to Cumulus, otherwise 0
  • Display and logging of 'extra' sensors, e.g. Davis extra temperature, leaf wetness etc, WMR200 extra sensors, etc. Display screen available from the 'View' menu. Labels on the display screen can be changed via strings.ini (see provided samplestrings.ini file). Turn on display/logging of extra sensors via the 'Extra Sensors' setting on the Station config screen. I've extended the existing WMR928 extra sensor web tags to cover all of the supported sensors, and they now work for all stations which have supported extra sensors - see the help. Note that I am unable to test any of this facility.
  • Built-in viewers for 'standard' and 'extra' data logs (on the View menu)
  • 'Recent History' web tags, giving selected data values from 1 minute ago, up to 1 week ago, in 1 minute intervals. For example, <#RecentOutsideTemp d=1> gives the temperature 1 day ago (i.e. yesterday at the same time). Parameters are used with the web tag to specify how old you want the data value to be, hence each web tag actually represents over 10,000 'normal' web tags. See the web tags section of the help for more details.
  • Month-by-month all time records, and web tags. These are things like 'highest ever January temperature' etc. These aren't initialised automatically, the simplest way to do this is:

    1. Open the new monthly records editor (on the Edit) menu
    2. Click the 'fetch dayfile data' button, select the tab for each month in turn and click the 'copy' button in the header row to copy the dayfile data
    3. Click OK.

    You may find the results need a bit of manual tweaking, depending on the state of your dayfile.txt. You can also optionally fetch the records from the log files and use those. Once you've initialised the records, Cumulus should then keep them up to date.

    I've added a new 'standard' web page for the month-by-month records, called monthlyrecord.htm, and modified the other standard pages to link it into the navigation bar. See the help for details of the new web tags for these.

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:41 pm

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1034 is available. Mainly bug fixes.

  • Fix display of extra dewpoint values for sensors 4 to 10
  • Fix left/right grid problems in Select-A-Graph
  • Fix operation of EWdisablecheckinit setting
  • <#LastDataReadT> web tag (time last data was read)

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Tue May 29, 2012 6:34 pm

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1035 is available.

  • Fix crash at startup with WMR928 extra sensors
  • Attempt to fix spurious rolllover with WMR200 when restarted just after midnight
  • Cater for WMR100/200/etc rain rate overflow value
  • Put some retries in when Davis station initialisation fails
  • New charts for Solar, UV, and daily sunshine hours

Images of the new charts can be included in ftp uploads by ticking the boxes on the Files tab in the Internet Settings. The files are called solar.png, uv.png and sunshine.png, with thumbnails called solarsm.png, uvsm.png and sunshinesm.png. I haven't changed the supplied trendsT.htm template to include these as requirements will vary, so edit your own to suit. You can change the colours on the new charts by right-clicking in Cumulus, as usual, and you can change the captions using strings.ini (see updated samplestrings.ini for the new keys).

In Cumulus, I've added a third row of thumbnails to the graphs window. This may cause problems for those with smaller screens; if so, let me know and I'll see if there's anything I can do.

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:56 pm

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1036 is available.

  • Option to hide theoretical max on solar chart
  • Fix bug where new (i.e. solar) chart thumbnails were resized
  • Added option to not calculate Altimeter Pressure (Davis stations).

    Davis stations calculate Sea Level Pressure from Station Pressure using a formula based on several parameters such as temperature, humidity, etc, rather than just using altitude as most other stations do. CWOP require 'Altimeter Pressure' to be uploaded, i.e. a value calculated simply using altitude. The station does not provide this value directly, nor the station pressure, so Cumulus has to read some extra data once a minute in order to do the calculation. This can take several seconds, so it means that a 'normal' data reading may be missed, so you might miss a high gust value, for example.

    If you don't use CWOP, or you are happy for Cumulus to send Sea-Level pressure to CWOP (the difference is small unless you are at high altitude) add a line to the [Station] section of cumulus.ini:

    DavisCalcAltPress=0

    Cumulus will then use the Sea-Level Pressure value instead of Altimeter Pressure.
  • Davis reception stats read every 15 minutes (at hh:00, hh:15, hh:30, hh:45) instead of every minute, to minimise data loss
  • Add highs for solar and UV for today and yesterday

    Cumulus now maintains the maximum values for solar radiation for today (and yesterday) and logs the values to dayfile.txt. Today's high values can be displayed by 'hovering' over the solar and UV readings on the Cumulus main screen

    Four new fields are added to the end of the dayfile.txt entry (numbering is from zero):

    42 High solar radiation
    43 Time of high solar radiation
    44 High UV Index
    45 Time of high UV Index

    Eight new web tags are introduced:

    solarTH - today's high solar radiation value
    TsolarTH - time of today's high solar radiation value
    UVTH - today's high UV Index
    TUVTH - time of today's high UV Index

    solarYH - yesterday's high solar radiation value
    TsolarYH - time of yesterday's high solar radiation value
    UVYH - yesterday's high UV Index
    TUVYH - time of yesterday's high UV Index

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:43 pm

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1037 is available.

  • Correct minimum value on UV graph Y-axis (fix at zero)
  • Correct timestamp of High UV reading for Fine Offset stations

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:47 am

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1038 is available.


Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:08 am

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1039 is available.

  • Fixes a problem with incorrect sunshine hours on daily sunshine graph

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:59 pm

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1040 is available.


The sensor needs to be connected so that the relay NO contacts are connected to the DSR and DTS pins of a serial port (or serial/USB adapter).

To enable, edit cumulus.ini and add a line to the [Station] section specifying the serial port number, e.g.

RG11port=1

for COM1.

By default, this enables an RG-11 in "It's raining" mode. This should enable a grey LED in the bottom right hand corner of the 'rainfall' panel on the Cumulus main screen which turns red when the RG-11 says it's raining. A new web tag <#IsRaining> gives 1 when the LED is lit and 0 when it isn't.

To enable tipping bucket mode, add the following lines to the [Station] section (in addition to specifying the COM port as above):

RG11TBRmode=1
RG11tipsize=0.01

The 'tip size' must be specified in the units that you have configured Cumulus to use for rain.

Cumulus should then display today's and yesterday's totals on the main screen, next to the 'normal' totals, and make them available via web tags <#RG11RainToday> and <#RG11RainYest>.

Note that of course you need to run Cumulus all the time for the totals to be correct, but it does store the values in today.ini and yesterday.ini so you can briefly stop and restart it.

If you have a second RG-11, you can configure it with similar settings in cumulus.ini:

RG11port2=
RG11TBRmode2=
RG11tipsize2=

Note that you must have one set to "It's raining" mode and one to "tipping bucket" mode. Cumulus does not validate this.

Edit: I forgot to say that the 'rain so far today' figure is logged to the "monthly" log files (27th item in each entry) and can be plotted using Select-A-Graph

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:45 pm

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1041 is available.

  • Fix for high hourly rain timestamp being set when no rain
  • Now takes a 'backup' of active files (for 'rewind' purposes) after each daily rollover as well as at start up. Daily backups are in folder backup/daily
  • Added extra options for RG-11 rain sensor, and a new configuration screen so cumulus.ini doesn't need to be manually edited. See the help for the new screen.

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20

Discussion of RG-11 facility is probably best kept in the RG-11 section of the forum.
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:26 am

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1042 is available.

  • Fix various setting problems for second RG-11
  • Fix comma on first value of <#wspddata>
  • New web tag <#RCwlatest> - same as <#wlatest> with decimal comma replaced by full stop if necessary
  • New web tag <#avgtempY> - yesterday's average temperature
  • Fix crash at start up on Turkish systems

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20

Discussion of RG-11 facility is probably best kept in the RG-11 section of the forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=22
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:36 am

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1043 is available.

  • Fix bug where monthly records appear in wrong month when downloading logger data across a month boundary
  • Allow configurable max FTP connect retries via cumulus.ini (add MaxFTPconnectRetries to FTP Site section). The default is 3.
  • Fix <#RecentRainToday> values
  • Tidy up some of the web tag code; watch out for bugs!

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:47 pm

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1044 is available.

  • Fixed cancelling of temp trend alarm
  • Fix comma on first value of <#WindRoseData>
  • New web tag <#IsFreezing> gives 1 if outside temperature is at or below 0C/32F, otherwise 0
  • I've added a 'channel' parameter to the <#txbattery> web tag so that the status for a particular transmitter can be obtained (this web tag is for Davis stations only)

    Use it like this:

    <#txbattery channel=1>

    to get the relevant string for channel 1, and so on, up to channel=8. The result is just the string "ok" or whatever the string is for a low battery.

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:01 am

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1045 is available.

  • New RC web tags (if decimal commas are in use they are replaced by decimal points):
    <#RCdewpointTH>
    <#RCdewpointTL>
    <#RCwchillTL>
    <#RCheatindexTH>
    <#RCapptempTH>
    <#RCapptempTL>
  • New web tags giving Beaufort 'description' for today's and yesterday's high wind speed
    <#Tbeaudesc>
    <#Ybeaudesc>
  • Add decimal place to WM-918 pressure value.
  • Make plotted wind values obey 'Round wind speeds' setting


Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:30 am

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1046 is available.

  • Fix wind graph bug introduced in build 1045

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.3 beta available

Postby steve » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:06 pm

Cumulus 1.9.3 beta build 1047 is available.

  • Fix wind graph bug introduced in build 1045 in thumbnail graph
  • Fix incorrect date on high windrun records for Davis stations, when rollover is done from logger data

Download link: http://www.nybbles.co.uk/downloads/beta193/CumulusSetup.exe

Please direct any discussion, problem reports etc to the BETA forum: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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