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My upgrade from Cumulus 1.9.4 (win) to Cumulus MX (rpi)

Topics about the Beta trials up to Build 3043, the last build by Cumulus's founder Steve Loft. It was by this time way out of Beta but Steve wanted to keep it that way until he made a decision on his and Cumulus's future.

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My upgrade from Cumulus 1.9.4 (win) to Cumulus MX (rpi)

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I recently upgraded from Cumulus 1.9.4 (build 1099) running on Windows to Cumulus MX (v3.0.0 build 3043) running on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (Raspbian Stretch).

I ran into a few hiccups I thought I'd note in case it helps somebody else doing this upgrade later. I imagine these would not be issues for a new install; they were just issues because I moved my old data over.

While the date formats in many of the files were changed automatically when starting Cumulus MX for the first time, some were not, and it caused incorrect data on my website.

These are the ones I remember having to change manually to the YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:DD format.

Cumulus.ini - StartDate

today.ini - Timestamp

alltime.ini - all date/times

month.ini - all date/times

I also had to change the NOAA settings.

Original Cumulus 1.9.4

New Cumulus MX

I'm not sure the single quotes are necessary, but the "mm" wasn't working for sure (it needed to be "MM").

Also, I was starting Cumulus.exe with "-lang en-PH" since that's what I used when I installed Raspbian.

But when it changed the date format in most of the files, it reversed the month and day. In my old files it was "MM-DD-YYYY"
which I thought should be ok, since en-PH uses the same date format (and the same as en-US).

When I restored the original data files and started Cumulus.exe with "-lang en-US" it converted the dates properly, so I just
use that now and it seems to work fine.

I think it's a bug with the en-PH definition in .NET and not something specific to Cumulus MX. I'm not sure if there's problems with definitions for other locales, but maybe something to check if the month and day is getting reversed.

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Re: My upgrade from Cumulus 1.9.4 (win) to Cumulus MX (rpi)

Post by mcrossley »

That should be useful to someone, thanks.

And, yes, there have been other reports of problems with the mono locale settings.

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