OpenPHPWeather v0.3 – First Public Release


Here we go!

The first public release of openPHPWeather.

Why have I made this?

Well, there is only two alternativ to webfront for LaCrosse Weather Station. One is the simple htdocs, witch this has been based on, from the open2300 website. Then you have Weather Display Live, witch is a fancy pants flash webfront. The first is too simple, just a boring html page. And Weather Display Live, you have to pay for. So here comes a third alternativ.

What is it?

Well, it ain’t much. It is a php-based page witch reads information from a plaintext. The plaintext is then created with fetch2300. Instead of running fetch2300 straight from php files, the plaintext is created with some small bashcripts called oPWfetch. oPWfetch goes in constant loop and will read from the weatherstation with only a 2sec sleep (this can be changed..). I’ve also created oPWcron, and oPWreset that you can add to your crontab, witch will check that oPWfetch is running every 5 minutt, and makes sure that all min/max values are reset every now and then (it now resets on the 1st of every month).

What can you expect from later releases:

Well, the plan is to included some better calculation for Pressure indications, add a snow calculations. I also want make a cacti part, witch you can create some cool graphs. Store all collected data in a mysql database will also be on the list of things that I need to add. Automat install scripts will also be on the list of things I need to do.

A heads up!

This is just a 0.3 release, so there will be bugs! If you try it out, and somethings aint working, drop me line, or leave a comment. If there is something you think is missing, let me know, and I’ll see what I can do.

URL: openPHPWeather offical url…
Download: openPHPWeather v0.3
Live Demo: My Weather Station (Data might be old…)

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