weather applet removed intercity locations

Bug #403184 reported by Martin G Miller
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Applets
gnome-applets (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-applets

Since upgrading from 8.10 to 9.04, the weather panel applet version 2.26.1 no longer lists intercity locations. For example, I live in the United States in New York State and if I clicked on New York City location, there used to be a drop down with choices including Kennedy Airport which is reasonably close to where I live. Now, there are no choices under New York City which is over 35 miles away and has very different weather from where I live, which in Long Beach, NY.

Is there any way to get it to read additional weather locations? Ideally, one for my own city of Long Beach. I know there are online weather stations here because in Windows, if I install weather bug, it can get data from my local High School, which is only a few hundred yards away.

To summarize:

Ubuntu release:
Ubuntu 9.04 32 bit

Package version:
gnome-applets v2.26.1-0ubuntu1 the weather applet

Expected action:
Should be able to retrieve weather data from nearby location as in Ubuntu 8.10

What happened instead:
Fewer choices of places to draw weather data from, places that were listed in 8.10 are no
longer listed in 9.04

Wish List:
Obtain weather data from known online source in my home town (Long Beach High School, Long Beach, NY, USA)

Revision history for this message
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (

Changed in gnome-applets (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Revision history for this message
Martin G Miller (mgmiller) wrote :

I have reported this as 2 upstream bugs, one for the main problem and a separate one for the wishlist item.

Revision history for this message
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Could you give the bug numbers there?

Revision history for this message
Martin G Miller (mgmiller) wrote :
Changed in gnome-applets (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-applets:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-applets:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: New → Unknown
Changed in gnome-applets:
status: Unknown → Invalid
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