[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#687480: Bug#687480: xfce4-weather-plugin: No longer works since weather.com no longer provides free data

Eddy Petrișor eddy.petrisor at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 16:48:50 UTC 2012

2012/9/13 Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>:
> Control: severity -1 wishlist
> On jeu., 2012-09-13 at 09:57 +0300, Eddy Petrișor wrote:
>> Package: xfce4-weather-plugin
>> Version: 0.7.4-3+b1
>> Severity: grave
>> Tags: upstream
>> Justification: renders package unusable
>> Hi,
>> The xfce4-weather-plugin no longer works because weather.com doesn't provide
>> free data anymore.
>> This problem is known and fixed starting with version 0.8.0:
>> https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8105
>> The package needs a new upstream version to be usable, otherwise it's useless.
> Unstable (and stable) version still works perfectly fine. Switching to

Are you sure they do? I have the same version in wheezy as there is in
sid and it does not work.
Please note the bug is for that version, nobody said anything about
stable, so changing the severity of the bug for this version because
an older version works is nonsense.

Also, with the weather.com api changing, I am unsure if indeed the
stable version still works, but that's irrelevant.

> another provider is definitely a good idea, but that's not something for
> Wheezy.

I suppose delivering a non-functional xfcee4-weather-plugin in Wheezy
is a better idea than packaging a new version >=0.8.0 or removing the
package from the archive so Wheezy does not have a non-functional

> Regards,
> --
> Yves-Alexis


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