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indicator weather

The latest Weather Indicator (which we've covered here) 10.07.16 got a lot of changes:

  • Extended forecast now displays temperatures with the right unit
  • A Nice assistant has been made with an Ubuntu-ish first run mode
  • Sunlight/Sunset support with day/night icons
  • Autostart. The applet starts automatically on startup so you no longer need to start it manually each time
  • The Applet can find your location for you
  • Label support
  • Many bugfixes

Also, better Ubuntu integration and couchdb support will come very soon.

indicator weather setup assistant
Indicator Weather Setup Assistant

The application name changed from "weather-indicator" to "indicator-weather" so if you previously installed Weather Indicator, you stopped receiving updates for a while now so you must install the new application.

Install Indicator Weather in Ubuntu

To install Indicator Weather in Ubuntu, simply paste the following commands in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:weather-indicator-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-weather

Then you can start the initial setup assistant by going to System > Preferences > Weather Indicator Preferences.

Update January 16, 2011: I've replace the old PPA (which no longer exists) with a new PPA that provides new versions of Weather Indicator!