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HTC-style Weather Clock for your desktop

Add some HTC-inspired beauty to your desktop using the following WeatherClock Conky script.

Heavily influenced by the HTC widget available on many smart-phones (and the Windows desktop) it informs you of both the time and weather fore-casted for the coming 4 days.

It’s lacks animation and is a bit of a hassle to get up and running but once working the beauty of the widget speaks for itself.

Download

Download both the Conky script and the Helvetica at the link below: -

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ConkyWeather%2BClock?content=133251

Install

There are a few extra dependencies needed to get the widget up and running.

To enable the forecasting features of the widget you need to install the ‘conkyForecast’ package. This is available in the ConkyHardcore PPA @ ppa:conkyhardcore/ppa.

Once installed open a terminal and run: –

cp /usr/share/conkyforecast/conkyForecast.config ~/.conkyForecast.config

In-order to make use of ConkyForecast you will need to nab a XOAP Code @ http://www.weather.com/services/xmloap.html and enter it in the .conkyForecast.config file, now neatly copied into your home folder, along with your location code which can be found sitting at the end of a URL search for your location @ weather.com

Finally run the conky script using: -

conky -c ~/weather+clock/conkyrc