Feature Request: When choosing wind-speed in "Knots", direction should be in degrees.

Bug #838369 reported by Luke Scharf on 2011-08-31
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Weather Indicator
Vadim Rutkovsky
indicator-weather (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Feature Request: When choosing wind-speed in "Knots", direction should be in degrees.

As a private pilot, I have yet to find a weather applet that reports the wind direction in degrees rather than in using North, South, East, and West. For instance, if the wind is blowing out of the west, a weather applet should report that the wind is "270".

It just occurred to me that, if a person wants their wind speed in knots, they're probably an aviator, a mariner, or someone else who wants precise information about the weather. On the other hand, I don't know if the wind direction is reported to the indicator-weather in degrees, or in the format that is commonly used.

(A bit of background: In aviation, the runway number is the direction of the runway in degrees from magnetic north, with the 1's digit removed. So, if my local airport happens to have runways 24 and 6 (same strip of pavement, different directions), and if the wind is blowing from 270 at 15 knots, I'll be flying off of runway 24 with a 7.5kt crosswind component. This makes it easy to decide if I want to go fly some touch-and-goes today. However, I've never found an applet that reports the wind direction in degrees.)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: indicator-weather 11.04.10+repack-0ubuntu2
Uname: Linux 2.6.39-02063904-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Aug 31 15:12:24 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: indicator-weather
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Luke Scharf (lukescharf) wrote :
Changed in indicator-weather (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in weather-indicator:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in weather-indicator:
milestone: none → cloudy-9
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Vadim Rutkovsky (roignac) wrote :

Implemented this in rev. 297. Now showing wind direction for any units if Yahoo is selected

Changed in weather-indicator:
assignee: nobody → Vadim Rutkovsky (roignac)
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in weather-indicator:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in indicator-weather (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package indicator-weather - 11.11.28-0ubuntu1

indicator-weather (11.11.28-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
   - Preferences buttons OK and Cancel and Forecast's Close
     are not focusable (LP: #853774)
   - Don't crash if Google doesn't return icons (LP: #809187)
   - Display degrees in wind info item if Yahoo is selected (LP: #838369)
   - Fixed Assistant behavior for Forward/Back movements (LP: #804659)
   - Fixed a crash when Unknown wind condition was returned, thanks
     Tomasz Maciejewski! (LP: #886028)
   - Don't write too much debug info in the log (LP: #917253)
  * Drop debian/patches/autostart.patch, applied upstream.
  * Drop debian/README.source, no longer needed.
 -- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio <email address hidden> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:25:46 -0500

Changed in indicator-weather (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-06-27
no longer affects: indicator-weather (Ubuntu Oneiric)
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