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Standing at the precipice...

From build 3044 the development baton passed to Mark Crossley. Mark has been responsible for all the Builds since. He has made the code available on GitHub. It is Mark's hope that others will join in this development, but at the very least he welcomes your ideas for future developments (see Cumulus MX Development suggestions).

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Standing at the precipice...

Post by Intheswamp » Wed 27 Nov 2019 10:26 pm

It doesn't seem like it but I set up my little weather station 6-1/2 years ago on a little $75 Dell D610 that I bought off of eBay. Running a Davis VP2 (eventually a "Plus" model...stupid me ended up buying the "plus" later on...$$$).

Anyhow, I selected Cumulus for my software and I've been running version 1.9.4-b1079 for most of that time. It's solid. It's stable. It's a rock. But, it may be time to knock the dust off of my brain cells and try to get Cumulus MX up and running. I'm no brain, no coder, and I do believe I've forgotten so much of what was involved in getting things up and running that I'm not sure I could do it again, but here's hoping that I don't have to rebuild it! ;)

In reading the installation instructions it *seems* pretty straight forward. Unzip the CumulusMX file into the chosen directory and then copy the pertinent files from the current version 1....data, configs, cumulus.ini, etc.,. I'm sure there's some (a lot?) tweaking to be done. But, will the simple unzipping and copying over of files get it up and running. I'd like to test drive it first and then let MX move over permanently in the driver's seat.

Do I have a basic (really basic, eh?<grin>) idea of what to do?

Thanks!
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Re: Standing at the precipice...

Post by mcrossley » Wed 27 Nov 2019 11:01 pm

That's basically it.

There are some caveats though ;)

If you are copy over Cumulus.ini and you want to run it on Linux, has to be called that - with a capital "C"

You have to change the [FTP Site] section name to [FTP site] with 'site' in lower case.

You have to change the NOAA report file name formats to match the new date/time format strings in MX.

You have to either run CMX "as administrator" OR run the "netsh http add ...." command once (as administrator)

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Re: Standing at the precipice...

Post by AllyCat » Thu 28 Nov 2019 11:36 am

Hi,

Your profile (still) shows your Operating System as Windows XP. AFAIK Cumulus MX (still) can't run under XP?

Cheers, Alan.

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Re: Standing at the precipice...

Post by mcrossley » Thu 28 Nov 2019 11:40 am

Good spot - no it will not run on XP, only Windows 7 or later.

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Re: Standing at the precipice...

Post by Intheswamp » Thu 28 Nov 2019 12:51 pm

Thanks to both of you for helping out on this. Yep, running XP on that little ol' computer...the operating system has been as solid as Cumulus has. I'm not even sure the computer could run WIN7...probably could, though. But, that opens up another can of worms. Maybe I'll just ride v1 for a while longer. A few years ago I bought a "newer" Dell D630(?) and was planning on moving BeeWeather to it. It never happened so I might use it for a Manhattan Project computer and see if I can get Win7 and MX running on it...and go from there. Got too many irons in the fire right now, but I'll be hollering back when I get into it. Thanks for saving me a hassle of me trying to figure out why MX wouldn't load on my XP machine...probably would've made a good silent black-and-white movie, ala' Charlie Chaplin style. :bash: :lol:

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Re: Standing at the precipice...

Post by Herbaldew » Thu 28 Nov 2019 2:18 pm

Before you spend any $$$ on it (like buying a Win 7 license) - I would recommend researching Raspberry Pi if you haven't already. Cheap, tiny, silent and has been rock solid for me.

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Re: Standing at the precipice...

Post by Intheswamp » Thu 28 Nov 2019 9:18 pm

I'm looked at the Raspberry Pi but still don't know enough about setting it up to comfortable going that route. Not ruling a Pi out, though.

Another thought would be to load Linux on the laptop...I've ran Mint before and it seems very user friendly.
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