Wow, three blogs in a row about that weather wallpaper. I suppose that this is better than me going for a few months without blogging at all, though.😛
So, what’s new on the weather wallpaper front? I ported the wallpaper over to KDE 4.3 so that I could take advantage of several improvements that Aaron made to the Plasma::Wallpaper API. The benefits are mainly less code duplication. (Read more here)
I also implemented a fade transition for when the weather/wallpaper gets updated. It looks pretty nice.🙂 (Yes, the code was shamelessly stolen from the default wallpaper. :P)
I’ve also released this wallpaper on KDE-look and have made K/Ubuntu packages for all of you running KDE 4.2 here.
You’ll need kdebase-workspace-wallpapers and kdewallpapers installed for full effect. I know that KPackageKit and GDebi-KDE should resolve the dependencies when installing a debian package not downloaded via apt, but I know dpkg won’t resolve the dependencies automagically.
The only issues left are the “second location configuration” bug and the NOAA limitation. I also discovered that the second location configuration bug does not happen within the new plasmawallpaperviewer… It seems that the DataEngine disconnect is somehow handled differently within the wallpaper viewer utility than it is in plasma-desktop.