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Latest Cumulus MX release v3.0.0 build 3050 - 1 May 2019.
Legacy Cumulus 1 release v1.9.4 (build 1099) - 28 November 2014

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by martinu
Sat 29 Jun 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Lack of accuracy of weather station and Cumulus forecasts
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Lack of accuracy of weather station and Cumulus forecasts

I appreciate that weather stations and Cumulus use fairly low-tech algorithms to work out a weather forecast, but has anyone ever had a forecast that bears any resemblence to the current or near-future weather? I've set the lat/long/altitude to my location. The wind, rainfall, temperature, pressure ...
by martinu
Fri 21 Jun 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX is omitting some 10-minute readings at random in the Jun19log.txt file
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: CumulusMX is omitting some 10-minute readings at random in the Jun19log.txt file

It would appear that upgrading to V3.0.0 B3050 has cured the problem. It's been soak-testing (not a comment on the amount of rain the country has had recently!) for about 48 hours, and: a) I've not seen any missed 10-minute-interval entries in Jun19log.txt since then b) I've always been able to conn...
by martinu
Tue 18 Jun 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX is omitting some 10-minute readings at random in the Jun19log.txt file
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: CumulusMX is omitting some 10-minute readings at random in the Jun19log.txt file

Thanks for the suggestion to upgrade to the latest version, V3.0.0 B3050. I hadn't noticed that there had been a few newer versions. I've upgraded now, but it's only been running a couple of hours. It may be a day or so until I see a rash of missing values. I'll report back either way - either "seem...
by martinu
Fri 07 Jun 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX is omitting some 10-minute readings at random in the Jun19log.txt file
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: CumulusMX is omitting some 10-minute readings at random in the Jun19log.txt file

Here's the MXdiag.zip file. There was an instance at 16:20 on 7 Jun 2019, in the latest log file. Interestingly, there is no error message as such, just an absence of the normal "Writing log entry for 07/06/2019 16:30:52" / "Written log entry for 07/06/2019 16:30:52" lines every 10 minutes. This is ...
by martinu
Fri 07 Jun 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX is omitting some 10-minute readings at random in the Jun19log.txt file
Replies: 6
Views: 333

CumulusMX is omitting some 10-minute readings at random in the Jun19log.txt file

Since we moved house and I cleared the contents of the CumulusMX/data folder (stop Cum, delete folder contents, restart) to begin a new set of readings, I've noticed that some readings are missing at random from the Jun19log.txt file. I log to the file at 10 minute intervals (this is also the interv...
by martinu
Wed 05 Jun 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Clear existing weather data to start again at new location
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Clear existing weather data to start again at new location

I've had CumulusMX working fine on my Raspberry Pi. I've now moved house to a new location. What's the best way to clear all the existing weather data (including record high/low values) to start again? Is it as simple as stopping Cumulus, emptying (or deleting) the .ini files in ~/CumulusMX/data, an...
by martinu
Sat 20 Oct 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX - now solved
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX - now solved

Here are a couple more tweaks which I've made which people might like to take advantage of: 1) The x-axis lists the time of day for the graphs. It typically shows labels such as "19 Oct, 04:00, 08:00, ..., 20:00, 20 Oct" - all in the same size and colour of text. I've modified it so the date (denoti...
by martinu
Thu 18 Oct 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX - now solved
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX - now solved

Ideally I'd have liked to fill the area with a paler shade of the same hue (green) but I've not found a way of modifying colours yet. EXAMPLE: http://jsfiddle.net/gh/get/library/pure/highcharts/highcharts/tree/master/samples/highcharts/plotoptions/series-color-area/ SYNTAX: https://api.highcharts.c...
by martinu
Wed 17 Oct 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX - now solved
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX

I went hunting in the code, and I've found how to alter the default state of the lines on (for example) the temperature graph. Fortunately it's in a .js file; my worry was that it was in a file that had been compiled and was therefore inaccessible without industrial-strength reverse-engineering :-) ...
by martinu
Fri 28 Sep 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX - now solved
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX

Cancel my previous post! It does work, but there seems to be a delay of several minutes between restarting Cumulus after changing a value and the graph changing its scale. It's not due to the trends.htm page not updating or the browser caching an old page, because I can see that the timestamp at the...
by martinu
Fri 28 Sep 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX - now solved
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX

The Graph Hours setting doesn't work for me. http://www.martinunderwood.f9.co.uk/Weather/trends.htm shows 24 hours, even though I've increased the value to 48 or even 51 and then restarted CumulusMX. Likewise Graph Days is staying at 31 - even though I've modified it to 60 or 20, the earliest date i...
by martinu
Thu 27 Sep 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX - now solved
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Customising which lines are displayed on graphs for Cumulus MX - now solved

On Cumulus 1.9.4 etc,the temperature graph displayed various temperatures (actual, heat index, dew point, apparent temp) but individual lines could be turned on or off by the web site owner (me!). I chose to turn off heat index and apparent temp, so as to make the actual temp line stand out better a...
by martinu
Fri 07 Sep 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX backend crashes if weather station's USB is unplugged
Replies: 5
Views: 1686

Re: CumulusMX backend crashes if weather station's USB is unplugged

Toxic17 wrote:asking for future changes may not happen. Steve has retired and enjoying life.
Ah, I hadn't realised that Steve had retired and that he'd been through a family crisis.

Many thanks Steve for all your work on Cumulus over the years.
by martinu
Fri 07 Sep 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX backend crashes if weather station's USB is unplugged
Replies: 5
Views: 1686

CumulusMX backend crashes if weather station's USB is unplugged

While I'm comparing Cumulus 1 on my Windows PC and CumulusMX on Linux, I'm swapping the USB cable between the two, being careful to do so between the 10-minute updates the log files. It's a shame the USB doesn't allow you to tee a connection so it can feed two computers :-) I've noticed that if I un...
by martinu
Wed 29 Aug 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Cumulus MX on Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Cumulus MX on Ubuntu 18.04

That fails with a package dependency: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt install mono-complete Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the u...