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Cumulus MX Announcements and Download - PLEASE READ FIRST

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Re: Cumulus MX Announcements and Download - PLEASE READ FIRST

Post by steve » Sat 14 Jan 2017 4:51 pm

I've uploaded build 3042 (reminder: it's an attachment in the first post this thread) which has the following enhancements and fixes:
  • A Cumulus.ini setting to turn off the 'extra' decimal place in pressure values on Davis stations. To limit the pressure to 1 decimal for mb/hPa and 2 for inHg, add the following to the [Station] section of Cumulus.ini:

    DavisIncrementPressureDP=0
  • MX now automatically processes and uploads the realtimegauges.txt file, so you don't need to add it as an extra file. Can be turned off in the internet settings.
  • Extra diagnostics when Davis archive reading thread terminates abnormally
  • Implemented "TempMult2" second order caibration setting, as in Cumulus 1.9.4 (set via Cumulus.ini only)
  • Implemented forcing of more frequent barometer updates on Davis stations (set via Cumulus.ini only - ForceVPBarUpdate=1 in [Station] section). Note that this is only useful on very old versions of the console firmware.
  • Sunshine hours incremented correctly using Davis archive data
  • Improve Heat Index calculation (added "Rothfusz adjustments")
  • Probably other changes which I've missed
Please note that I am unable to do as much testing myself as I have done previously. Apologies in advance for any problems, please report any issues in the forum.

Files changed since build 3041:

CumulusMX.exe
CumulusMX.pdb
interface/json/InternetOptions.json
interface/json/InternetSchema.json

Note: the zip file has an extra CumulusMXDist3042 subfolder in it, which is unintentional. If upgrading, make sure you copy the contents of that CumulusMXDist3042 folder into your installation, don't create an extra subfolder under your existing installation.
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Re: Cumulus MX Announcements and Download - PLEASE READ FIRST

Post by steve » Fri 20 Jan 2017 6:44 pm

I've uploaded build 3043 (reminder: it's an attachment in the first post this thread) which fixes a problem introduced in build 3042. The new code to automatically process and upload the realtimegauges.txt file interfered with the processing of other files, causing 'web tag error' messages in the diags file, and the failure to process the file.

Files changed since build 3042:

CumulusMX.exe
CumulusMX.pdb
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Re: Cumulus MX Announcements and Download - PLEASE READ FIRST

Post by mcrossley » Fri 07 Dec 2018 9:17 am

A toe in the water! :lol:
This is a test of my build process and understanding of parts of the code as much as anything.

Full credit to Steve for making his source code available.

I will be making the updated source available - probably on Githhub - when I've worked out some details.

I've uploaded build 3044, the changes from 3043 are
  • Updated the HidSharp package to ver 2.0.5
    - Now uses libudev1 for Fine Offset and WMR200 stations, removing previous restriction of using libudev0 on Linux
  • Added new solar calculation method "Bras"
    - Updated the Interface web files to reflect the new settings.
    - New Cumulus.ini entries...

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    SolarCalc=0    		(0=Ryan-Stolzenbach, 1=Bras, default=0)
    BrasTurbidity=2   	(atmospheric turbidity factor (2=clear, 5=smoggy, default=2)
  • Fixed corrupt/missing MySQL port causing CumulusMX to crash on startup
  • Updated the default forum URL to it's new home
  • Updated included website files to new URL
  • URL encode Twitter messages (I know Twitter is largely broken)
  • Davis VP2 - (Steve Loft) Added sanity checks for invalid wind speed/direction values
  • Davis VP2 - Added automatic disabling of the use of LOOP2 packets on firmware versions < 1.90
  • Change RG11 devices to use a new Cumulus.ini file entry. The previous MX builds would not work on Linux.
    For example:

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    RG11port=2   (depreciated)
    RG11port2=3
    ...now use

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    RG11portName=COM2   (for Windows or /dev/ttyUSB2 for Linux)
    RG11portName2=COM3   (for Windows or /dev/ttyUSB3 for Linux)
  • The default Comm port values are now set to either COM1 or /dev/ttyUSB0 depending on the platform. Hopefully this will prevent some of the confusion of new users.
The download link is on the first post of this thread. Build 3043 will remain available for now in case there are major issues with this release.

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Re: Cumulus MX Announcements and Download - PLEASE READ FIRST

Post by mcrossley » Sun 23 Dec 2018 10:40 pm

I have a new build available - b3045. This release was intended to be mainly a re-basing of the source code onto supported versions of .Net and third party packages.

Much has changed as a result of this, most DLLs in the root folder are updated (and some removed), the management interface files have also been updated. I recommend that you copy over all the files from the distribution zip.

Note that the Web Sockets connections for the management interface no longer use a separate port, all connections are now made over the HTTP port.

After installing this release, if the management web pages do not function correctly, please flush your browsers cache before reporting any issues.

The main changes are...

Internal Stuff
  • Update the targeted .Net version to 4.5.2 (4.5 and 4.5.1 are no longer supported by Microsoft)
  • Upgrade System.Net.FtpClient to replacement FluentFTP package
  • Update Microsoft.Net.Http package to latest stable version
  • Update fastJSON package to latest stable version
  • Update embedIO package to latest stable version
  • Remove Alchemy WS package from build
Visible Changes
  • Davis TCP connections.
    • Added additional error handling, should now be much more robust and attempt to reconnect on failure.
  • Astro calcs for Solar
    • Added refraction correction.
    • updated to add some extra terms.
  • Removed URL encode Twitter messages added in b3044
  • Added second order humidity correction factor, works the same as the temperature. It has to be set manually in Cumulus.ini.
    • Cumulus.ini

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      [Offsets]
      HumMult2=0.0
  • FTP Updates
    • Now supports FTP over TLS1.1 and 1.2 (FTPS)
    • In Passive FTP, you can disable Enhanced Passive (EPSV) mode if it causes problems with your host. Some hosts are reporting they support it, but a firewall along the route cannot handle the connections.
      - Requires manually adding a new Cumulus.ini entry...

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      [FTP site]
      DisableEPSV=1
    • RealtimeGaugesTxt is no longer automatically enabled for FTP.
  • Web Sockets are no longer on a separate port, it shares the same port as HTTP.
    • The wsport command line switch is still recognised for backwards compatibility, but it is no longer used.
  • Fix Fine Offset with solar logger reading, now limited to the reduced number of logger entries available on solar stations.
  • Fix for Slovenian locale (and any other with a two character date separator)

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Re: Cumulus MX Announcements and Download - PLEASE READ FIRST

Post by mcrossley » Wed 02 Jan 2019 6:36 pm

Build 3046 is available for download.

The changes are:
  • Weather Diary
    • Added Weather Diary page to management interface
    • Added diary.db file to daily backup files
    • Removed diary.db from distribution (it is created on first use to avoid overwriting the file on CMX distro updates)
  • Web Tags
    • Added <#snowdepth> tag processing
  • ET annual rollover fix
  • Fix to TLS 1.2 FTPS of the 'periodic' files
The changed files are:
CumulusMX.exe
CumulusMX.pdb
/interface folder - lots of changes

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Re: Cumulus MX Announcements and Download - PLEASE READ FIRST

Post by mcrossley » Sun 03 Feb 2019 3:21 pm

Build 3047 is available for download.

The changes are...
  • Web token parser updated to cope with html tag characters "<>" in the format string.
    • You can now do things like...

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      	<#TapptempH format="dd'&nbsp;'MMM'&nbsp;'yyyy'<span class=\'xx\'> at 'HH:mm'</span>'">
      which gives...
      	04&nbsp;Dec&nbsp;2018<span class='xx'> at 10:12</span>
      Note: that you have to use single quotes for HTML entity names, and they have to be escaped \'
  • New Davis Baud Rate setting
    • Allows you to alter the speed of the serial connection to Davis loggers
    • Configured manually in Cumulus.ini [Station] section

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      DavisBaudRate=19200 (default) Permitted values are 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 14400, 19200
  • Added new option for the "Extra files" - End of Day
    • Enabling this means that file will only be processed/copied/FTPed once a day during the end of day roll-over.
    • There is a new Cumulus.ini file setting for each "extra" file associated with this setting

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      ExtraEOD[nn]
    • Note there is currently no check between Realtime and End of Day settings, you could check both options and the file will be processed at both the realtime interval AND end of day - which would not make much sense!
    • Note also that you can configure the EOD flag via the Extra Files configuration page - there is no need to edit Cumulus.ini manually
  • Improvement to Instromet logger protocol handling
  • Change the Fine Offset Synchronised Reads option to default to enabled
  • Change VP2 automatic disabling of LOOP2 to an advisory message, as the firmware version is not always detected.
  • Consistency: All record Value tags should now return '---' and Date tags '----' until they are first set.
  • The following web tags now support the "dp=N" "rc=y" parameters for the number of decimal places, and replace decimal commas with points.

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    #MoonPercent
    #MoonPercentAbs
    #MoonAge
  • Fix for Fine Offset & WMR100/200 stations on Mac operating systems (introduced in b3044)
  • Fix for invalid (extremely high) pressure readings from Fine Offset stations (thanks to 79669weather)
  • Fix to not updating the Instromet loggers memory pointer correctly
  • Fixed Weather Diary Time Zone issues
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements to the FTP component
  • Updated files

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    \CumulusMX.exe
    \CumulusMX.exe.config
    \CumulusMX.pub
    \FluentFTP.dll
    \HidSharp.dll
    \interface\js\diaryeditor.js
    \interface\json\StationOptions.json
  • Removed files

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    \fastJSON.dll

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Re: Cumulus MX Announcements and Download - PLEASE READ FIRST

Post by mcrossley » Sat 02 Mar 2019 11:27 am

Build 3048 is now available for download.
  • You can now first time enable/disable Realtime FTP without having to restart CMX
  • Instromet stations now record and report rainfall (mm) and sunshine hours to 2 decimal places
  • Improved realtime FTP error handling
  • Improved Davis protocol handling
  • Fix Davis protocol mixing up LOOP1 and LOOP2 packets and consequently providing invalid rain and wind data.
  • Fix web tag <#YearLowDailyTempRangeD> broken in b3047
  • Bug fixes to FTP Component, and internal changes to FTP transfer mechanism
  • Updated files

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    \CumulusMX.exe
    \CumulusMX.pdb
    \FluentFTP.dll

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