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Latest Cumulus MX release 3.8.4 (build 3094) - 14 September 2020 (please see announcement regarding releases since 3.5.0)
Legacy Cumulus 1 release v1.9.4 (build 1099) - 28 November 2014 (a patch is available for 1.9.4 build 1099 that extends the date range of the NOAA report and Snow Index drop-down menus to 2030)

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by Dave
Mon 11 Nov 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: CumulusMX Beta (releases up to b3043)
Topic: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 136
Views: 9738

Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

A quick post to say thanks for all of the info contained in this original (and updated) post as well as the many contributions in the discussion that followed. There has been some recent discussion on compatibilities with the various versions of the software used, so here is my experience. I did a c...
by Dave
Mon 11 Nov 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX Current (releases since b3043)
Topic: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 158
Views: 12654

Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

A quick post to say thanks for all of the info contained in this original (and updated) post as well as the many contributions in the discussion that followed. There has been some recent discussion on compatibilities with the various versions of the software used, so here is my experience. I did a c...
by Dave
Sun 03 Nov 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Cumulus MX Current (releases since b3043)
Topic: MX with Weatherlink Live
Replies: 26
Views: 1653

Re: MX with Weatherlink Live

Thanks Mark!
by Dave
Sat 02 Nov 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX Current (releases since b3043)
Topic: MX with Weatherlink Live
Replies: 26
Views: 1653

MX with Weatherlink Live

I noticed that WLL is now supported in MX. I know Davis finally published an API to access current conditions, but the last I remember hearing was the debate about access to archive data. Things like, is there local archive memory, is a pro subscription needed to download archive data, etc. So, can ...
by Dave
Fri 03 Aug 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: CumulusMX Beta (releases up to b3043)
Topic: Raspberry Pi: Long term reliability
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Raspberry Pi: Long term reliability

Thank you all for sharing your experiences with the Pi. I'll keep you all updated as I proceed with my own experience using one. I'm eager to ditch the old laptop I'm using for MX duties now.

Regards,
-Dave
by Dave
Thu 02 Aug 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: CumulusMX Beta (releases up to b3043)
Topic: Raspberry Pi: Long term reliability
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Raspberry Pi: Long term reliability

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi and have started tinkering with it in a headless setup, remoting in via ssh or VNC with my Mac. I'll be trying my hand at getting MX up and running on it next, at first with a spare Envoy, but my goal would be to transition to the Pi as my main system. If those of yo...
by Dave
Tue 18 Jun 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Cumulus 1 (No longer being developed)
Topic: Possible future Cumulus direction
Replies: 56
Views: 10843

Re: Possible future Cumulus direction

I didn't want to quote your original response to this thread to save space, but what you described sounds like a great plan Steve. I've actually been playing around coding a custom GUI with Python and Pygame lately that I want to use for a large LCD display in our office and had not even begun to co...
by Dave
Mon 27 May 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: what if there was a faster update than 'real-time'
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: what if there was a faster update than 'real-time'

Strictly speaking, you can get LOOPs faster than this. They seem to be available about every 2 secs or even more often, though it does depend on what else the console CPU is being asked to do and so 2 secs is a reasonable average figure. And the time to get a single LOOP via the DLL (at least for a...
by Dave
Mon 27 May 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: what if there was a faster update than 'real-time'
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: what if there was a faster update than 'real-time'

Only really relevant for Davis stations, but say you could get the wind speed and direction out of Cumulus as it is read from the station, so a 2.5 second update rate. What would be the best way of doing it? Write to a file and monitor for file changed? Write it to a network socket? COM? (A bit Win...
by Dave
Wed 22 May 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Serial or USB
Replies: 4
Views: 1490

Re: Serial or USB

I haven't posted on this forum in a long time. I need to replace my aging VP equipment and was pondering the serial vs usb question myself. Amazing that this post was at the top of the list when I logged in to do some research on the topic. I remember when the usb data logger was first released ther...
by Dave
Mon 15 Mar 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Windows 7 and Weatherlink
Replies: 15
Views: 8399

Re: Windows 7 and Weatherlink

get their files redirected to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Cumulus (for example). ....... and there they are! :) Thanks Steve! I spent the better part of an hour last night trying to figure that out and got frustrated. :bash: As the old saying goes I decided to sleep...
by Dave
Mon 15 Mar 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: Windows 7 and Weatherlink
Replies: 15
Views: 8399

Windows 7 and Weatherlink

I just bought a new laptop and I'm getting my first experience with Windows 7. Until now I've been using XP. I really like Windows 7 so far, but when I tried to install Weatherlink, I noticed some strange differences compared to my experience with XP. Where are the station data folders going on the ...
by Dave
Mon 01 Feb 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Cumulus 1 (No longer being developed)
Topic: 2-minute wind average
Replies: 10
Views: 1800

Re: 2-minute wind average

steve wrote: You've got the option set to get Cumulus to calculate the average speed?
Of course I don't! :oops:
That's why the 2 minute average wasn't working!

You da man Steve! :clap:

Thanks for the prompt help and for the new average wind speed feature.

Dave
by Dave
Sun 31 Jan 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1 (No longer being developed)
Topic: 2-minute wind average
Replies: 10
Views: 1800

Am I doing this right?

I don't seem to be able to get this to work correctly. Here is what I have done and the results I get. I have added the 'AvgSpeedMinutes=2' line to the .ini text file in the last line of the [Station] section using ver. 1.8.9 build 910. The average wind speed displayed is exactly the same as my othe...
by Dave
Sun 31 Jan 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1 (No longer being developed)
Topic: 2-minute wind average
Replies: 10
Views: 1800

A question about 'AvgSpeedMinutes'

Thanks for the new option for average speed Steve! :)

I want to give it a try and I want to know what value to place in that variable. Do I enter the average speed interval in actual minutes, or is it a toggle (=0,=1) between 10 minute and 2 minute?

Thanks,

Dave