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Re: Realtime gauges v1.0.0.3 available for download

Post by steve » Fri 05 Jun 2009 2:23 pm

NorthNJwx wrote:I am only supposed to drag the .xap file out of the zipped folder and upload it as is, right?
Yes.
I wonder if perhaps my host doesn't have support for the Silverlight .xap file, in which case it would make sense that I could upload the .xml and .html files, but not the .xap. When I try to upload the .xap file on WxSolution, it says the upload was a success, even though no file actually made it to my site. In that case, I'll have to host CumulusRealtime elsewhere, I suppose. That, or maybe the fact that I can't get Silverlight to install on that computer may be problematic.
I don't think any of this can be the explanation. There isn't really any concept of a host not supporting Silverlight, it's just a file that gets downloaded to your PC. Unless for some odd reason they were somehow blocking the upload of .xap files, which doesn't maky any sense. And the existence or otherwise of the Silverlight runtime on the PC can't have anything to do with it.
In that case, I could just download a free FTP program on this computer & use it to send the .xap file to my site
Yes - I don't really understand what you've been trying to use, but a normal FTP client is definitely what you need. Filezilla is a good one.
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Re: Realtime gauges v1.0.0.3 available for download

Post by scubadu » Fri 05 Jun 2009 7:05 pm

steve wrote:
I wonder if perhaps my host doesn't have support for the Silverlight .xap file, in which case it would make sense that I could upload the .xml and .html files, but not the .xap. When I try to upload the .xap file on WxSolution, it says the upload was a success, even though no file actually made it to my site. In that case, I'll have to host CumulusRealtime elsewhere, I suppose. That, or maybe the fact that I can't get Silverlight to install on that computer may be problematic.
I recognized the same effect. The .xap was uploaded to host and with fireFTP, i have verified, that it is on the host. So i tried the following workaround:
I have renamed the extention .xap to .txt and have updated "source" line the file CumulusRealtime.html to
<param name="source" value="CumulusRealtime.txt?v=1.0.0.3"/>
With this modification, i runs very well.
Does anybody has an idea, why a host is preventing the downloading of a .xap file?

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Re: Realtime gauges v1.0.0.3 available for download

Post by steve » Sat 06 Jun 2009 10:37 am

I've just realised that the server in question is IIS. They probably haven't registered the .xap file extension type.
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Re: Realtime gauges v1.0.0.3 available for download

Post by NorthNJwx » Sun 07 Jun 2009 9:56 pm

scubadu wrote:
steve wrote:
I wonder if perhaps my host doesn't have support for the Silverlight .xap file, in which case it would make sense that I could upload the .xml and .html files, but not the .xap. When I try to upload the .xap file on WxSolution, it says the upload was a success, even though no file actually made it to my site. In that case, I'll have to host CumulusRealtime elsewhere, I suppose. That, or maybe the fact that I can't get Silverlight to install on that computer may be problematic.
I recognized the same effect. The .xap was uploaded to host and with fireFTP, i have verified, that it is on the host. So i tried the following workaround:
I have renamed the extention .xap to .txt and have updated "source" line the file CumulusRealtime.html to
<param name="source" value="CumulusRealtime.txt?v=1.0.0.3"/>
With this modification, i runs very well.
Does anybody has an idea, why a host is preventing the downloading of a .xap file?

Wow, I tried this out as well, and it works perfectly! Thanks for this suggestion - it's really quite amazing to see the whole suite of gauges updating along with the VP2 console.

Here's my link: http://www.nctelecom.net/oaknjwx/CumulusRealtime.html

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Re: Realtime gauges v1.0.0.3 available for download

Post by steve » Mon 08 Jun 2009 7:42 am

I'm amazed that changing the file extension works - it's an excellent workaround!
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Re: Realtime gauges v1.0.0.3 available for download

Post by franciscus » Mon 08 Jun 2009 12:34 pm

NorthNJwx wrote:Sorry if this is a simple process for most, but I have no idea how to get the CumulusRealtime page to work.

I downloaded the zip, uploaded all of the files to my site except the readme file (including all of those dll files in the "xap" thing), set the xml file to upload and to refer to my realtime.txt file, etc. I'm not exactly sure what I could be missing here.

This is what I get on my page: http://www.nctelecom.net/oaknjwx/CumulusRealtime.html

It simply has a gray background, a page title, and absolutely nothing else.
I went to your page and it appeared to be working fine here. Took a little while though. Mine just sits there loading.

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Post by steve » Mon 08 Jun 2009 12:42 pm

franciscus wrote:Mine just sits there loading.
You don't seem to have uploaded the CumulusRealtime.xml file?
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Re: Realtime gauges v1.0.0.3 available for download

Post by steve » Mon 08 Jun 2009 1:36 pm

Martle wrote:Is it possible to place a link on the realtime page to the Cumulus 'regular' page for those people who haven't realised the beauty of tabbed browsing? My knowledge of html is very limited so if it is possible I'm afraid you'll need to put it into simple terms. :?
I've knocked up a simple page (attached) based on the existing ones supplied with Cumulus. You can see it here: http://sanday.org.uk/weather/realtime.htm

The intention is that you just upload it once, rather than getting Cumulus to process it, as it's static. So you'll need to edit the contents to change the header, co-ordinates etc.
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Re: Realtime gauges v1.0.0.3 available for download

Post by franciscus » Mon 08 Jun 2009 2:12 pm

steve wrote:
franciscus wrote:Mine just sits there loading.
You don't seem to have uploaded the CumulusRealtime.xml file?
What I get is a page with the gauges, and a window stating Loading Data. Also I get the followoing on the upper right hand where I think the site name is supposed to be. I also tried to do the rename trick of the XAP file. No luck. I have tried a seperate directory for the files, and also just copied them to the directory holding the web pages. Neither option worked. I also tried leaving your info in the xml file also with no luck

browserhttpwebrequest_webexception_remoteserver

http://www.lionsden.darktech.org/weathe ... ltime.html to test
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Post by steve » Mon 08 Jun 2009 2:18 pm

Yes - have you uploaded the CumulusRealtime.xml file?
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Post by franciscus » Mon 08 Jun 2009 2:29 pm

steve wrote:Yes - have you uploaded the CumulusRealtime.xml file?

It is in the directory where the rest of the cumulus files are. that includes the html file and the XAP file which was renamed. .TXT and source changed as well in the XML. I will chcange that back as it didnt work anyway :(

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Post by steve » Mon 08 Jun 2009 2:36 pm

Very strange... http://www.lionsden.darktech.org/weathe ... altime.xml gives a '404 not found'. I don't really know what to suggest if the file really is there. Perhaps it's like the problem with the .xap extension, and your hosting blocks .xml files, for reasons I can't begin to fathom.
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Re: Realtime gauges v1.0.0.3 available for download

Post by franciscus » Mon 08 Jun 2009 2:51 pm

steve wrote:Very strange... http://www.lionsden.darktech.org/weathe ... altime.xml gives a '404 not found'. I don't really know what to suggest if the file really is there. Perhaps it's like the problem with the .xap extension, and your hosting blocks .xml files, for reasons I can't begin to fathom.
I run my own server here using Xitami Web server software. I think it does XML, but will check it out again.

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Re: Realtime gauges v1.0.0.3 available for download

Post by M1DUL » Mon 08 Jun 2009 4:46 pm

Hi Steve,
My Realtime gauges were working OK before I Installed the today's version of Cumulus. Now they have stopped working, the page no longer goes past the load data box and 'sticks'.

I have also downloaded the new realtime.htm (un-edited at this time) to the server (edited the index file etc to point to it) to see if that would work and I get the same error - the load data box does not go away.

Any ideas?

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