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[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« on: June 09, 2003, 07:36:59 PM »
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This mod puts a weather forecast area into your Board.

Weather Forecast

Features:
  • Admin can choose the default city, temperature scale(F or C), cache time, display template and placement of weather info.
  • Admin can also turn off weather info completely.
  • User can select their own city and temperature scale(F or C).
  • User can choose to turn off weather for themself.
Cities:
There are literally thousands of cities to choose from countries all over the world.  To minimize the size of the weather mod, only Japan was included.  For the rest of the city files, please download the weather-cities.zip  from the same url.  All the city files should go into the "cities" folder that is inside the "weather" folder that the install creates at your board root (ex /yabbse/weather/cities).

Cache time:
To speed things up (and reduce load on weather server), weather info is cached for between 1 and 4 hours as selected by the admin. If installing by hand, the cache directory must be made writeable (chmod 777)

Templates:
The admin can change the way the weather is displayed by modifying or making a template.  Two templates have been included (wide.tmp and slim.tmp).  Use one of those as an example to create your own.  The actual creation of templates is not something I will give you much help on.

Weather Placement:
Admin can choose to either display the weather info in the Info Center already built into the board or can choose to place it somewhere in the template.  To place it elsewhere in the template, select "Template" for Placement and then put <yabb weather> anywhere in your board template you want.
The weather is always only show on the main board index.

The screen shot shows the Wide template (standard weather forecast format) in the Info Center placement, the Slim template that was placed in the right gutter of the board template using <yabb weather>, the "Weather" section of the admin's Mod Settings pages and the user selectable options in the Profile.

The Weather mod should be installed in a folder called weather located at your board root (ex /yabbse/weather/) at the same level as Sources.

Enjoy!

I should mention that be sure to back up your data before applying this, or any, mod.  Everything I post works fine in my YaBB installation but your milage may vary.

-Jack
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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2003, 10:53:51 PM »
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how bout a screen shot

here is mine
http://www.supermod.org/attachments/jamesweather.gif
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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2003, 11:13:42 PM »
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how bout a screen shot

here is mine
http://www.supermod.org/attachments/jamesweather.gif
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Would be a tad cooler if it had the look of the Boardindex.
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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2003, 11:03:51 AM »
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I added a screen shot.... but with the template system, you can make it look how ever you wish... one template looks similar to that (since its pretty standard way to display the weather), but is more like the Info Center look.

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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2003, 01:25:37 PM »
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It would be nice if this was integrated into the calendar somehow :)

Utilizing the calendars layout.
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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2003, 06:18:59 PM »
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I'm not sure if I'm gonna use this one or not. I was going to try it on my Lycos board, but I got a message saying something about URL file access being disabled in the server config (I hate Lycos!)... I may try it on my Spaceports board (recently installed to test out [Unknown]'s new phpBB-yabb se converter).
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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2003, 12:43:43 AM »
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Wonderful mod, excellent packaging, easiest, and smoothest install so far.  Only suggestion might be more explanation of where to unzip the additional cities, but it easy enough to figure out, and truely inconsequential compared to the overall qaulity of this mod.

Haven't had an install this smooth since the main forum, and it was one of the reasons I chose YaBB SE.  
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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2003, 08:47:04 AM »
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Are there install instructions somewhere?
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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2003, 09:10:00 AM »
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Instructions on how to install mods (any mod) are located several places on this board.

If you are doing a hand install, you'll want the .zip file.  Follow the search/action steps spelled out in the .mod file for your version of yabb.

If you are doing a BoardMod install, you'll want the .zip file.  Follow the install instructions as spelled out by BoardMod.

If you want to do a YabbPak install, you'll want the .mod.yp file.  Follow the install steps that PackMan walks you through.

Other tips/hints for installation are in the first post.

-Jack
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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2003, 09:19:14 AM »
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One thing though... The DB modification file included was meant for YaBBPak, so when you try to modify the DB, you get errors. To fix this, simply add the following to the beginning:

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include_once("Settings.php");
$dbcon = mysql_connect($db_server, $db_user, $db_passwd);
mysql_select_db($db_name) or die(mysql_error());

This will allow you to connect... Jack - I recommend you include a regular dbmod file that follows the layout of the others. This just makes things easier.
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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2003, 09:31:06 AM »
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I guess I could do that... but from the begining I have given 100% support to YabbPaks.  I write YabbPaks because I believe in the system.  I don't really "support" anything else.  I've never even seen BoardMod... but I try to give assistance when I can.  The .zip file is 99.9% of what you need to do it some other way and I really only provide it out of courtesy.  Maybe that makes me a jackass... but no more so than those that write mods and don't provide a YabbPak at all.   ;D

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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2003, 09:52:42 AM »
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Ok... I understand. I do agree that YaBBPaks are much more convenient than mods, but not everyone can use these, so I think it's best to provide support for both mods and YaBBPaks.
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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2003, 10:08:19 AM »
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Hmmm... While it appears that Spaceports is less restrictive, I keep getting a message of "php_hostconnect(): connection failed" on some line in getPackage.php, so I don't know what the deal is...
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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2003, 10:16:09 AM »
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This is happening when you are trying to download the YabbPak?  My server is up and running just fine.  I've never heard of Spaceports but perhaps they are not keen on server to server transfers.  You can upload the YabbPak yourself.  This is what I do usually anyway.

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Re:[Done 1.4.1 & 1.5.X] Weather Forecast Module
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2003, 10:44:03 AM »
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Tried that, got a safe mode error message, so I installed it by hand. Now I can't even get to my board (404 error)... I think Spaceports doesn't like me!
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