Joined: 30 Jun 2005
Location: Collinsville, TX
|Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:21 am Post subject: wview 3.1.0 Released
Disposition: Highly Recommended, mandatory if
you submit to CWOP/Wunderground
radlib version required: 2.6.1 or newer
1) Added station support for the Vaisala WXT-510 in
stations/WXT510. Added content to the User Manual for
enabling the WXT510 during configuration and setting it up.
Added the wxt510config utility to set up the serial
parameters for the WXT-510.
2) Fixed a bug with the moon phase calculator.
3) Fixed a potential race condition at startup which could
allow html generation before the first LOOP cycle had been
completed by wviewd.
4) Added station support for the Simulator station in
stations/Simulator. Added content to the User Manual for
enabling the Simulated Station during configuration and
setting it up. Now wview can be demonstrated/tested
without connectivity to a physical station.
5) Added SIGHUP support to wviewd, htmlgend, wviewftpd,
wviewsshd and wvalarmd so this signal can be sent to cause
the log verbosity setting to be reread. The configuration
value VERBOSE_MSGS in wview.conf should be changed prior
to sending the HUP signal(s).
For htmlgend, the image and html config files are also
reloaded - this allows the user to change images.conf,
images-user.conf, images-metric.conf, html-templates.conf
and (if supported) forecast.conf without having to
It can be invoked individually for each process with these
kill -s SIGHUP `cat /var/wview/wviewd.pid`
kill -s SIGHUP `cat /var/wview/htmlgend.pid`
kill -s SIGHUP `cat /var/wview/wviewftpd.pid`
kill -s SIGHUP `cat /var/wview/wviewsshd.pid`
kill -s SIGHUP `cat /var/wview/wvalarmd.pid`
6) Added FTP configuration ability to specify a relative path
from the FTP login directory to which the wview-generated
files will be transferred. Added commented out example in
distro wviewftp.conf-no-ftp file. If the new config
parameter is not found, all FTP transfers will be placed in
the FTP login directory (the old behavior).
7) Modified the elevation HTML tag to be populated with meters
instead of feet if a metric station.
8- Added contributed code to allow selection of cm or mm for
rain display if the station is metric. Added new
htmlgen.conf parameter "METRIC_USE_RAIN_MM" to control this
option. Added support in wviewconfig.
9) Fixed CWOP/Wunderground rain reporting bug introduced by the
station abstraction changes in 3.0.0.
10) Added wvutilsCalculateSLP to calculate sea level pressure
(barometric pressure) from station pressure.
11) Added new wview.conf config parameters
"STATION_RAIN_STORM_IDLE_STOP" and support for them in the
wviewconfig script. Changed the rainStorm utility to use the
12) Changed CWOP submission so it uses Station Pressure instead
of sea level or Barometric Pressure. This is what CWOP
really wants. For the case of the Vantage Pro, the same
algorithm used to create Barometric Pressure from Station
Pressure on stations like the WXT-510 is used with negative
elevation to generate the station pressure value to send to
CWOP. This corrects a long-standing problem with Vantage Pro
CWOP participants reporting sea level pressure instead of
station pressure. Added an HTML tag for Station Pressure
(!--stationPressure--). This does not modify what is
displayed for the !--barom-- HTML tag (sea level pressure).