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Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by krmidas » Mon 31 Dec 2018 8:04 pm

Forgive me if this question has been asked (search function seems to be down today):

Will Cumulus 1 be usable after 2020? I notice that the pull-down menus for the NOAA Annual Report only goes out as far as 2020.

This made me wonder about built-in obsolescence. I have no desire to upgrade to MX, as Cumulus 1 has been working like a champ for me since 2006.

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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by RayProudfoot » Tue 01 Jan 2019 10:13 am

It sounds like your PHP code is different to mine. Overnight I have a new row with all the months for 2019 visible (although greyed out for now).

The limitation is probably in the PHP code, not the Cumulus executable. I wouldn't worry although it'ss possible your PHP code may require tweaking. Others here more knowledgable than me will know better.
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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by dazza1223 » Tue 01 Jan 2019 10:59 am

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i think he means this after 2020 there no more
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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by RayProudfoot » Tue 01 Jan 2019 11:33 am

Ah so that’s in Cumulus itself. Right. I never view the data through Cumulus preferring to use my website.

I suppose it needs Steve to confirm one way or another. But the fallback is viewing it via the user’s website and presumably he has one.
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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by mcrossley » Tue 01 Jan 2019 12:05 pm

Or just opening the file you want in the /Reports folder using notepad or whatever.

I don't think Cumulus 1 is going to be updated to extend the drop-down within the program, especially as it's not a fatal problem because you have other ways of viewing the reports.

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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by krmidas » Tue 01 Jan 2019 2:46 pm

To clarify, see the screen grab, where the drop down doesn't allow a selection later than 2020. I just wanted to make sure that Cumulus 1 wouldn't stop functioning on Jan 1, 2021.

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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by RayProudfoot » Tue 01 Jan 2019 3:13 pm

Have all years up to 2020 been visible for several years? Maybe the list is only updated on a change of year?

Cumulus certainly won’t stop working after 2020. As Mark has said, just view the generated text file using Notepad.
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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by steve » Tue 01 Jan 2019 3:39 pm

Cumulus 1 should continue to work, it's just that facility which will be limited (and any other facilities which have a similar poorly designed interface!). It does mean that as well as not being able to view reports from 2021 onwards, you won't be able to create them manually either, only automatically.

Creating a new version of Cumulus 1 is not feasible, I no longer have the tools to do it, and I can't release the source code due to a licence agreement. Even if I could release the source code, it would cost several thousand dollars to buy the tools and components required to build a new version. This was one of the reasons I stopped developing Cumulus 1, and created Cumulus MX which can be built with free tools and components.
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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by RayProudfoot » Tue 01 Jan 2019 4:28 pm

Hi Steve,

Happy stress-free 2019! :D Can I assume the tools within Cumulus 1 to correct any strange records will still work? THat reads either the dayfile.txt or other logs. Other than that I can't think of anything that would cause me a problem. 8-)
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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by steve » Tue 01 Jan 2019 6:33 pm

Yes, I think so. It’s just anything with a drop-down that’s been programmed with a fixed list of years that would be affected. I’m not sure what others there might be.
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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by RayProudfoot » Tue 01 Jan 2019 7:14 pm

Thanks Steve. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by krmidas » Wed 02 Jan 2019 1:16 am

Are you guys saying that the NOAA reports will still be generated, but just not displayed via Cumulus/View/NOAA Annual Report?

Specifically, I'd be interested in whether the webtag <#LatestNOAAYearlyReport> would still be generated after 2020.

Sorry if I'm being a little slow on this!
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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by mcrossley » Wed 02 Jan 2019 8:46 am

krmidas wrote:
Wed 02 Jan 2019 1:16 am
Are you guys saying that the NOAA reports will still be generated, but just not displayed via Cumulus/View/NOAA Annual Report?
Correct.
krmidas wrote:
Wed 02 Jan 2019 1:16 am
Specifically, I'd be interested in whether the webtag <#LatestNOAAYearlyReport> would still be generated after 2020
No reason it shouldn't. The problem is just that dates are hard coded into the GUI forms.

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Re: Cumulus 1 After 2020?

Post by mcrossley » Sun 06 Oct 2019 10:42 pm

See this thread for a patched version of Cumulus 1 that accepts dates beyond 2020.

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