Debian Bug report logs - #535638
gnome-applets: weather applet removes intercity locations

Package: libgweather1; Maintainer for libgweather1 is Debian GNOME Maintainers <pkg-gnome-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>;

Reported by: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>

Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 22:36:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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Bug#535638; Package gnome-applets. (Fri, 03 Jul 2009 22:36:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: gnome-applets: weather applet removes intercity locations
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 22:31:17 +0000
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Package: gnome-applets
Version: 2.26.1-1
Severity: normal

The weather applet used to offer several different locations for
Houston, Texas, US, among them Houston Hobby, Ellington Field, and
Houston Intercontinental (possibly listed as George W. Bush
Intercontinental)[0].  It no longer does.

One of these airports is significantly closer to me than the other two,
and I'd like to be able to pick an appropriate choice.  Please allow
choosing intercity weather stations again.

Please note that this is not limited to Houston; New Orleans, Louisiana,
US, seems to use KNEW, excluding KMSY.

[0] These are KHOU, KEFD, and KIAH, respectively.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-applets depends on:
ii  gconf2       2.26.2-1                    GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-applet 2.26.1-1                    Various applets for the GNOME pane
ii  gnome-icon-t 2.26.0-1                    GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-panel  2.26.2-1                    launcher and docking facility for 
ii  gstreamer0.1 0.10.23-3                   GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii  gstreamer0.1 0.10.15-2                   GStreamer plugin for ESD
ii  gstreamer0.1 0.10.13-1                   GStreamer plugins from the "bad" s
ii  gstreamer0.1 0.10.15-2                   GStreamer plugins from the "good" 
ii  gstreamer0.1 0.10.15-2                   GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  gvfs         1.2.3-1                     userspace virtual filesystem - ser
ii  libapm1      3.2.2-13                    Library for interacting with APM d
ii  libatk1.0-0  1.26.0-1                    The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0 2.24.1-1                    Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2 2.24.1-1                    The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6        2.9-18                      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcpufreq0  005-1                       shared library to deal with the cp
ii  libdbus-1-3  1.2.14-3                    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib 0.80-4                      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgconf2-4  2.26.2-1                    GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0 2.20.4-1                    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-des 2.26.1-1                    Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome2-0  2.26.0-1                    The GNOME library - runtime files
ii  libgnomekbd3 2.26.0-1                    GNOME library to manage keyboard c
ii  libgstreamer 0.10.23-3                   GStreamer libraries from the "base
ii  libgstreamer 0.10.23-2                   Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  libgtk2.0-0  2.16.4-1                    The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgtop2-7   2.26.1-1                    gtop system monitoring library
ii  libgucharmap 1:2.26.2-1                  Unicode browser widget library (sh
ii  libgweather1 2.26.1-1                    GWeather shared library
ii  libhal1      0.5.12~git20090406.46dc48-2 Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libnotify1 [ 0.4.5-1                     sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  liboobs-1-4  2.22.0-2                    GObject based interface to system-
ii  libpanel-app 2.26.2-1                    library for GNOME Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0- 1.24.3-1                    Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpolkit-db 0.9-4                       library for accessing PolicyKit vi
ii  libpolkit2   0.9-4                       library for accessing PolicyKit
ii  libwnck22    2.26.1-1                    Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6     2:1.2.1-1                   X11 client-side library
ii  libxklavier1 3.9-1                       X Keyboard Extension high-level AP
ii  libxml2      2.7.3.dfsg-1                GNOME XML library
ii  python       2.5.4-2                     An interactive high-level object-o

Versions of packages gnome-applets recommends:
ii  cpufrequtils                  005-1      utilities to deal with the cpufreq
ii  deskbar-applet                2.26.2-1   universal search and navigation ba
ii  gnome-media                   2.26.0-1   GNOME media utilities
ii  gnome-netstatus-applet        2.26.0-1   Network status applet for GNOME
ii  gnome-system-monitor          2.26.2-1   Process viewer and system resource
ii  policykit-gnome               0.9.2-2    GNOME dialogs for PolicyKit
ii  python-gnome2                 2.26.1-1   Python bindings for the GNOME desk

Versions of packages gnome-applets suggests:
ii  acpid                         1.0.10-2   Utilities for using ACPI power man
ii  tomboy                        0.14.2-2   desktop note taking program using 

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brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US
+1 713 440 7475 | http://crustytoothpaste.ath.cx/~bmc | My opinion only
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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, gpastore@debian.org (Guilherme de S. Pastore):
Bug#535638; Package gnome-applets. (Sat, 04 Jul 2009 00:18:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx>:
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Message #10 received at 535638@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx>
To: 535638@bugs.debian.org, control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Reassigning; more info
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2009 00:17:05 +0000
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reassign 535638 libgweather1
kthxbye

Apparently, this bug was intentional (git commit
3dd86ed79b065003eec34daa1112cb96dff8c0dd).  The commit message says:

  Don't worry about sub-city locations; people generally aren't going to
  know which of the locations is closest to them, and the weather
  reports from all of them should be basically the same anyway.

I disagree.  The City of Houston is 1558 square kilometers in size; the
metropolitan area is much bigger (over 26000 sq. km).  According to
Google Maps, HOU (weather station KHOU) is 7.5 miles from me and IAH
(KIAH) is 20.5 miles from me.  This is a significant difference.

Houston tends to have odd weather patterns: it is not uncommon for a
torrential downpour to happen in one part of the city, yet have another
part get no rain at all.

Finally, even if you are going to use only one airport to represent this
city (which would not be acceptable to me), you chose the wrong one.
KIAH should be chosen for Houston, since IAH is the official reporting
location for the city's weather.

Please revert this change.

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brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US
+1 713 440 7475 | http://crustytoothpaste.ath.cx/~bmc | My opinion only
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Bug reassigned from package `gnome-applets' to `libgweather1'. Request was from "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 04 Jul 2009 00:18:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter to '"brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>' from '"brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx>' Request was from "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:51:44 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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