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5.0.3 mm/DD/YYYY

Return False from XTypes function has_data() if the type cannot be calculated. Thanks to Rich Bell! PR #929.

Allow calculation of xtype aggregate with missing constituents. Related to PR #929.

Fix bug in tag $tag.obstype where obstype is an XType that cannot be calculated. Related to PR #929

Fix bug that caused the loop_on_init setting in weewx.conf to be ignored. PR #935.

Reinstate file weeutil/ It's not used in WeeWX, but it is used by some extensions.

Fixed bug in station config where config_units would fail if there was no Defaults section specified in StdReport.

Use lower-case for the product and vendor codes in udev rules. Fixes issue #949.

5.0.2 02/10/2024

Add target to the weewx systemd unit file. This prevents weewxd from starting until the network is ready.

5.0.1 02/04/2024

Include backwards compatible reference to weewx.UnknownType.

Fix problem with installing extensions into installations that used V4 config files that were installed by a package installer.

Fix problem with weectl device when using drivers that were installed using the extension installer. Fixes issue #918.

Fix problem that prevented daily summaries from being rebuilt if they had been modified by using weectl database drop-columns.

Allow the use of the tilde (~) prefix with --config options.

Fix problem that prevented debug statements from being logged.

Minor corrections to the Norwegian translations. Thanks to user Aslak! PR #919.

Change Chinese language code to zh. Fixes issue #912.

Fix bug in redhat/suse scriptlet that incorrectly substituted {weewx} instead of weewx in the udev rules file.

In the redhat/suse installers, use /var/lib/weewx as HOME for user weewx.

5.0.0 01/14/2024

Python 2.7 is no longer supported. You must have Python 3.6 (introduced December 2016) or greater. WeeWX 5 uses the module importlib.resources, which was introduced in Python 3.7. So those using Python 3.6 must install the backport, either using the system's package manager, or pip.

WeeWX can now be installed using pip.

With pip installs, station data is stored in ~/weewx-data by default, instead of /home/weewx. This allows pip installs to be done without root privileges. However, /home/weewx can still be used.

The new utility weectl replaces wee_database, wee_debug, wee_device, wee_extension, wee_import, wee_reports, and wee_config. Try weectl --help to see how to use it.

Individual reports can now be run using weectl report run. For example, weectl report run MobileReport.

The extension installer can now install from an http address, not just a file or directory.

When using weectl database with action calc-missing, the tranche size can now be set.

Documentation now uses MkDocs. It is no longer included in the distribution, but can always be accessed online at

Package installs now use systemd instead of the old System V /etc/init.d.

Allow StdCalibrate to operate only on LOOP packets, or only on archive records. Addresses issue #895.

Removed all references to the deprecated package distutils, which is due to be removed in Python v3.12.

Removed the utility wunderfixer. The Weather Underground no longer allows posting past-dated records.

Method ImageDraw.textsize() and constants ImageFont.LAYOUT_BASIC, and Image.ANTIALIAS were deprecated in Pillow 9.2 (1-Jul-2022), then removed in Pillow 10.0 (1-Jul-2023). V5.0 replaces them with alternatives. Fixes issue #884.

Fix bug when using Pillow v9.5.0. Fixes issue #862.

The Standard skin now uses the font DejaVuSansMono-Bold and includes a copy. Before, it had to rely on hardwired font paths, which were less reliable.

If the uploaders get a response code of 429 ("TOO MANY REQUESTS"), they no longer bother trying again.

Limit station registration to once a day, max.

Station registration now uses HTTP POST, instead of HTTP GET.

Station registration is delayed by a random length of time to avoid everyone hitting the server at the same time.

Fix problem where aggregation of null wind directions returns 90° instead of null. Fixes issue #849.

Fix wrong station type for Vantage weectl device --info query.

Add retransmit information for Vantage weectl device --info query.

Fix problem when setting Vantage repeater. Fixes issue #863.

Detect "dash" values for rain-related measurements on Vantage stations.

Change aggregations minsumtime and maxsumtime to return start-of-day, rather than the time of max rainfall during the day.

Relax requirement that column dateTime be the first column in the database. Fixes issue #855.

Allow aggregation of xtypes that are not in the database schema. Fixes issue #864.

Tag suffix has_data() now works for xtypes. Fixes issue #877.

Additional shorthand notations for aggregation and trend intervals. For example, 3h for three hours.

Accumulator firstlast no longer coerces values to a string. Thanks to user "Karen" for spotting this!

Fix problem that caused crashes with firstlast accumulator type. Fixes issue #876.

Fixed problem that prevented the astrometric heliocentric longitude of a body from being calculated properly.

Default format for azimuth properties (such as wind direction) is now zero padded 3 digits. E.g., 005° instead of .

Most almanac properties are now returned as ValueHelpers, so they will obey local formatting conventions (in particular, decimal separators). To avoid breaking old skins, these properties now have new names. For example, use $almanac.venus.altitude instead of $almanac.venus.alt.

Fix problem that prevented database from getting hit when calculating pressure. Fixes issue #875.

Fix problem that prevented option stale_age from being honored in image generation. Thanks to user Ian for PR #879!

Fix problem that prevented complex aggregates such as max_ge from being used in plots. Fixes issue #881.

Updated humidex formula and reference. Fixes issue #883.

Fix bugs in the "basic" skin example.

Fix bug that prevented calculating $trend when one of the two records is missing.

Fix bug that caused the extension installer to crash if one of the service groups was missing in the configuration file. Fixes issue #886.

New option retry_wait. If weewxd encounters a critical error, it will sleep this long before doing a restart.

Change from old Google Analytics UA code to the GA4 tag system in the Standard and Seasons skins. Fixes issue #892.

All weectl import sources now include support for a field map meaning any source field can be imported to any WeeWX archive field.

Units for weectl import sources that require user specified source data units are now specified in the [[FieldMap]] stanza.

Fixed problem when plotting wind vectors from a database that does not include daily summaries.

Fixed a long-standing bug in the log message format that made 'python' or 'journal' appear as the process name instead of 'weewx'.

The process name for weewxd is now 'weewxd'. In V4 it was 'weewx'.

The rc script and configuration for FreeBSD/OpenBSD has been updated and now uses standard BSD conventions.

The DEB/RPM packaging now detect whether systemd is running, so on systems that use SysV, the rc scripts will be installed, and on systems such as docker that do not use systemd, no systemd dependencies will be introduced.

4.10.2 02/22/2023

Removed errant "f-string" in

Added missing .long_form to that would cause total daylight to be given in seconds, instead of long form.

Fix problem that a None value in long_form() would raise an exception. PR #843. Thanks to user Karen!

The module user.extensions is now imported into wee_reports. Thanks to user jocelynj! PR #842.

Fix problem that prevented wee_device --set-retransmit from working on Vantage stations.

Using a bad data binding with an aggregation tag no longer results in an exception. Instead, it shows the tag in the results. Related to PR #817.

4.10.1 01/30/2023

Logging handler rotate has been removed. Its need to access privileged location /var/log/weewx.log on start up would cause crashes, even if it was never used.

4.10.0 01/29/2023

Don't inject txBatteryStatus and consBatteryVoltage into records in the Vantage driver. Let the accumulators do it. Fixes issue #802.

Different wake-up strategy for the Vantage console.

Do not write config_path and entry_path to updated configuration dictionary. Fixes issue #806.

Allow more flexible formatting for delta times. This can break old skins. See Upgrade Guide. PR #807.

Fix bug that prevents group_deltatime from being used by timespans. Users who used custom formatting for delta times will be affected. See the Upgrade Guide. Fixes issue #808.

Add suffix .length to class TimespanBinder. This allows expressions such as $month.length. PR #809. Thanks to user Karen!

Added new unit hertz. PR #812. Again, thanks to user Karen!

Calculate *.wind.maxtime out of windGust like *.wind.max Fixes issue #833

Fix bug that prevents group_deltatime from being used by timespans. Users Add suffix .length to class TimespanBinder. This allows expressions such as

Option line_gap_fraction can now be used with bar plots. Fixes issue #818.

4.9.1 10/25/2022

Fix problem with wind for older versions of sqlite.

4.9.0 10/24/2022

Fix problem that create 'ghost' values for VantageVue stations. Fix problem that causes leafWet3 and leafWet4 to be emitted in VP2 stations that do not have the necessary sensors. Fixes issue #771.

Try waking the Vantage console before giving up on LOOP errors. Better Vantage diagnostics. Fixes issue #772.

Add missing 30-day barometer graph to Smartphone skin. Fixes issue #774.

Fix check for reuse_ssl for Python versions greater than 3.10. Fixes issue #775.

The utility wee_reports can now be invoked by specifying a --date and --time. Fixes issue #776.

Allow timestamps that are not integers. Fixes issue #779.

Add localization file for Traditional Chinese. Thanks to user lyuxingliu! PR #777.

Don't swallow syntax errors when wee_config is looking for drivers.

Include wind in daily summary if windSpeed is present.

Refine translations for French skin. Thanks to user Pascal!

Allow a custom cipher to be specified for FTP uploads. See option cipher under [[FTP]].

Ensure that rundir exists and has correct permissions in weewx-multi

Allow auto-provisioning feature of Seasons to work when using a SQL expression for option data_type in the ImageGenerator. Fixes issue #782.

Allow constants albedo, cn, and cd to be specified when calculating ET. See the User's Guide. Resolves issue #730.

Fix problem that prevented wee_reports from using a default location for weewx.conf.

Post location of the configuration file and the top-level module to the station registry. Thanks to Vince! PR #705.

Fix minor install warning under Python 3.10. Fixes issue #799.

Fix problem where xtypes.ArchiveTable.get_series() does not pass option_dict on to get_aggregate(). Fixes issue #797

Added copytruncate option to default log rotation configuration. Thanks to user sastorsl. Addresses PR #791.

Update the default and example rules in rsyslog configuration. The output from the weewx daemon goes to weewxd.log whereas the output from wee_xxx utilities goes to weewx.log. Also added examples of how to deal with systemd/journald messing with log output. Addresses PR #788 and PR #790. Thanks to user sastorsl.

Allow additional aggregation intervals for observation type $wind. In particular, vecdir and vecavg can be done for aggregation intervals other than multiples of a day. Fixes issue #800.

4.8.0 04/21/2022

Allow unit to be overridden for a specific plot by using new option unit. Fixes issue #729.

Fix problem that prevented wind from appearing in NOAA yearly summaries.

Fix honoring global values for log_success and log_failure. Fix issue #757.

wee_import CSV imports now allow import of text fields. Addresses issue #732.

Explain in the Customization Guide how to include arbitrary SQL expressions in a plot.

Reorder font download order, for slightly faster downloads. Fix issue #760.

Add observation types highOutTemp and lowOutTemp to group_temperature.

Add unit groups for sunshine and rain duration, cloudcover, and pop. PR #765

Do not allow HUP signals (reload is not allowed as of V4.6). PR #766.

Do not fork if using systemd. PR #767.

Fix problem that prevented wee_config --reconfigure from working when using Python 2.7, if the configuration file contained UTF-8 characters.

4.7.0 03/01/2022

Introduced new option generate_once. If True, templates will be generated only on the first run of the reporting engine. Thanks to user Rich! PR #748.

Added option wee_device --current for Vantage.

Fixed two typos in the Standard skin.

Fixed spelling mistakes in the Norwegian translations. Thanks to Aslak! PR#746

Supply a sensible default context for group_deltatime when no context has been specified.

If windGustDir is missing, extract a value from the accumulators.

Fixed typo that shows itself if no [Labels]/[[Generic]] section is supplied. Fixes issue #752.

Fixed calculation of field bar_reduction for Vantage type 2 LOOP packets.

Fix problem that prevents windSpeed and windDir from being displayed in the RSS feed. Fixes issue #755.

4.6.2 02/10/2022

Removed diagnostic code that was inadverently left in the file in Seasons skin.

4.6.1 02/10/2022

Make the show_rss and show_reports flags work properly. Fixes issue #739.

Added $to_list() utility for use in Cheetah templates.

Fixed a few more untranslated fields in Seasons skin.

Observation types that use the sum extractor are set to None if no LOOP packets contributed to the accumulator. Fixes issue #737.

Added ppm as default group_fraction. Added default label string for ppm.

Added Norwegian translations. Thanks to user Aslak! PR #742.

Fixed problem that caused wee_database --check-strings / --fix-strings to fail on TEXT fields. Fixes issue #738.

4.6.0 02/04/2022

Easy localization of all skins that come with WeeWX. Big thanks to user Karen, who drove the effort! PR #665.

Allow options --date, --from, and --to to be used with wee_database --reweight. PR #659. Thanks to user edi-x!

Added Cheetah helper functions $jsonize(), $rnd(), and $to_int().

The tag $alltime, formerly available as an example, is now a part of WeeWX core.

New SLE example $colorize(). New document on how to write SLEs.

Added conversions for unix_epoch_ms and unix_epoch_ns. Calculations in now explicitly use unix_epoch.

Added almanac attribute visible and visible_change. For example, $almanac.sun.visible returns the amount of daylight, $almanac.sun.visible_change the difference since yesterday.

Fixed problem that could cause weather xtypes services not to shut down properly. PR #672. Thanks again to user edi-x!

Added Cheetah tag $filename, the relative path of the generated file. Useful for setting canonical URLs. PR #671. Thanks again to user Karen!

XType get_scalar() and get_series() calls can now take extra keyword arguments. PR #673.

Fixed problem where a bad clock packet could crash the WMR100 driver.

Davis documentation for LOOP2 10-minute wind gusts is wrong. The Vantage actually emits mph, not tenths of mph. Changed driver so it now decodes the field correctly. Fixes issue #686.

Sending a HUP signal to weewxd no longer causes the configuration file to be reread.

Logging is not done until after the configuration file has been read. This allows customized logging to start from the very beginning. Fixes issue #699.

Simplified the logging of Cheetah exceptions to show only what's relevant. Fixes issue #700.

Include a requirements.txt file, for installing using pip. Thanks to user Clément! PR #691.

Fixed problem where ConfigObj interpolation would interfere with setting logging formats.

Added option --batch-size to the Vantage version of wee_device. See PR #693.

Slightly faster evaluation of the tag suffix has_data. New aggregation type not_null.

A string in the database no longer raises an error. Fixes issue #695.

Added plot option skip_if_empty. If set to True, and there is no non-null data in the plot, then the plot will not be generated at all. If set to a time domain (such as year), then it will do the check over that domain. See PR #702.

Parameterized the Seasons skin, making it considerably smaller, while requiring less configuration. It now includes all types found in the wview-extended schema. See PR #702.

New FTP option ftp_encoding for oddball FTP servers that send their responses back in something other than UTF-8.

Availability of the pyephem module and extended almanac data is now logged during startup.

Added column for last contact in the sensor status table in the Season skin to help diagnose missing/flaky sensors.

Fix the weewx.debian and weewx-multi init scripts to work with non-root user.

Added sample tmpfiles configuration to ensure run directory on modern systems when running weewx as non-root user.

Fixed bug that prevented the ssh port from being specified when using rsync. Fixes issue #725.

Improved alphanumeric sorting of loop packet/archive record fields displayed when WeeWX is run directly.

Added sample weewxd init file for 'service' based init on freebsd. Thanks to user ryan.

Added i18n-report utility to help check skins for translated strings.

4.5.1 04/02/2021

Reverted the wview schema back to the V3 style.

Fixed problem where would fail if the station description used UTF-8 characters.

Fixed problem where unit labels would not render correctly under Python 2.7 if they were set by a 3rd party extension. Fixes issue #662.

Added TCP support to the WS1 driver. Thanks to user Mike Juniper! Fixes issue #664.

4.5.0 04/02/2021

The utility wee_database has new options --add-column, --rename-column, and --drop-columns for adding, renaming, and deleting columns in the database.

New optional tag .series(), for creating and formatting series in templates. See the document Tabs for series in the wiki. This is still experimental and subject to change! Addresses issue #341.

New optional tag .json() for formatting results as JSON.

New optional tag .round(). Useful for rounding results of .raw and .json options.

Improved performance when calculating series using aggregation periods that are multiples of a day.

Changed NOAA reports to use the normalized_ascii encoding instead of utf8 (which did not display correctly for most browsers). Fixes issue #646.

Plots longer than 2 years use a 6 month time increment.

Uploads to PWSWeather and WOW now use HTTPS. Fixes issue #650.

Fixed bug that prevented the Vantage driver from waiting before a wakeup retry. Thanks to user Les Niles!

Changed the way of expressing the old "wview" schema to the new V4 way. Hopefully, this will lead to fewer support issues. Fixes issue #651.

Fixed problem where iterating over a time period without an aggregation would wrongly include the record on the left.

Fixed bug that caused the incorrect label to be applied to plots where the aggregation type changes the unit. Fixes issue #654.

Plots now locate the x-coordinate in the middle of the aggregation interval for all aggregation types (not just min, max, avg). Revisits PR #232.

Added new time units unix_epoch_ms and unix_epoch_ns, which are unix epoch time in milliseconds and nanoseconds, respectively.

The FTP uploader now calculates and saves a hash value for each uploaded file. If it does not change, the file is not uploaded, resulting in significant time savings. PR #655. Thanks to user Karen!

Updated the version of included with WeeWX to 1.15.0. Fixes issue #657.

Option aggregate_interval can now be specified by using one of the "shortcuts", that is, hour, day, week, month, or year.

Options log_success and log_failure are now honored by the StdArchive and StdQC services. Fixes issue #727.

4.4.0 01/30/2021

StdWXCalculate can now do calculations for only LOOP packets, only archive records, or both. PR #630. Thanks to user g-eddy!

Introduced aggregate types avg_ge and avg_le. PR #631. Thanks to user edi-x!

NOAA reports now use a utf8 encoding instead of strict_ascii. This will only affect new installations. Fixes issue #644.

Introduced new encoding type normalized_ascii, which replaces characters that have accented marks with analogous ascii characters. For example, ö gets replaced with o.

Patching process is more forgiving about records with interval less than or equal to zero.

Fixed problem where invalid mintime or maxtime was returned for days with no data. Fixes issue #635.

Syntax errors in weewx.conf are now logged. PR #637. Thanks to user Rich Bell!

Fixed problem where plots could fail if the data range was outside of a specified axes range. Fixes issue #638.

Fixed problem that could cause reporting to fail under Python2.7 if the configuration dictionary contained a comment with a UTF-8 character. Fixes issue #639.

Fixed problem that could cause program to crash if asking for deltas of a non- existent key.

The version 4.3.0 patch to fix the incorrect calculation of sums in the daily summary tables itself contained a bug. This version includes a patch to fix the problem. It runs once at startup. Fixes issue #642.

4.3.0 01/04/2020

Version 4.2.0 had a bug, which caused the sums in the daily summary to be incorrectly calculated. This version includes a patch to fix the problem. It runs once at startup. Fixes issue #623.

The WMR200 driver is no longer supported. An unsupported version can be found at Support for LaCrosse WS23xx and Oregon WMR300 will continue.

Service weewx.wxxtypes.StdDelta was inadvertently left out of the list of services to be run. Fortunately, it is not used. Yet. Added it back in.

Added the "old" NWS algorithm as an option for calculating heat index.

Changed how various undocumented parameters in [StdWXCalculate] are specified. The only one people are likely to have used is ignore_zero_wind. Its name has changed to force_null, and it has been moved. See the Upgrading Guide.

Documented the various [StdWXCalculate] options.

Fixed corner case for windDir when using software record generation, ignore_zero_wind=True, and windSpeed=0 for entire record interval. Now emits last windDir value.

Fixed problem when looking up stars with more than one word in their name. Fixes issue #620.

Fixed problem where wind gust direction is not available when using software record generation.

Added --no-prompt action to wee_import, allowing wee_import to be run unattended.

Fixed problem that prevented option observations from being used in the simulator. Thanks to user Graham!

Fixed problem where wind chill was calculated incorrectly for METRICWX databases. PR #627. Thanks to user edi-x!

Allow wind vectors to be converted to unit of beaufort. Fixes issue #629.

Option log_failure under [StdReport] is set to True by the upgrade process. See the Upgrading Guide.

4.2.0 10/26/2020

CHANGES COMING! This is the last release that will support the LaCrosse WS23xx, Oregon WMR200 and WMR300 stations. In the future, they will be published as unsupported extensions.

Made it easier to add new, derived types via StdWXCalculate. Fixes issue #491.

Changed the tag system slightly in order to make it possible for the XTypes system to add new aggregations that take an argument.

Added the new data types in the extended_wview schema to the WeeWX types system. Fixes issue #613.

Added ability to label left, right or both y-axes of graphs. PR #610. Fixes issue #609. Thanks to user Brent Fraser!

Added units and labels for the lightning data types.

Fixed problem where threads attempt to access non-existent database. Fixes issue #579.

Fixed problem that caused reporting units to revert to US if they were in a mixed unit system. Fixes issue #576.

Fixed problem that could cause the station registry to fail if given a location with a non-ASCII location name.

Changed TE923 bucket size from 0.02589 inches to 1/36 of an inch (0.02777778 in). PR #575. Fixes issue #574. Thanks to user Timothy!

Undocumented option retry_certificate has been renamed to retry_ssl, and now covers all SSL errors (not just certificate errors). Fixes issue #569. Thanks to user Eric!

Fixed problem caused by specifying a [Logging]/[[formatters]] section in weewx.conf that uses interpolated variables.

Fixed problem in the Vantage driver that resulted in incorrect sunrise / sunset being included in loop packets when run under Python 3. Thanks to users Constantine and Jacques!

Improved auto-scaling of plot axes.

Fixed problem where aggregates of windvec and windgustvec returned the aggregate since start of day, not the start of the aggregation period. Fixes issue #590.

New unit beaufort, included in group_speed. Treating beaufort as a separate type has been deprecated. Fixes issue #591.

New unit kPa, included in group_pressure. Fixes issue #596.

Fixed bug in the simulator. Made it easier to subclass class Simulator.

Expressions in StdCalibration are now ordered. Later corrections can depend on earlier corrections.

Fixed problem under Python 2, where option none could cause exception. PR #597. Thanks to user Clément!

Fixed problem with ws23xx driver under Python 3 that caused it to crash.

Use a more modern formula for heat index. Fixes issue #601. Thanks to user Peter Q!

Allow overriding the data binding when using iterators. Fixes issue #580.

Fixed problem where old daily summaries may not have a version number.

Fixed problem in WMR200 driver where missing UV reports as index 255.

Added option force_direction for working around a WU bug. Fixes issue #614.

Fixed problem where null bytes in an import data file would cause wee_import to fail.

4.1.1 06/01/2020

Fixed problem that caused wind speed to be reported to AWEKAS in m/s instead of km/h.

Fixed problem that caused FTP attempts not to be retried.

Fixed problem that caused monthly and yearly summaries to appear only sporadically.

Fixed problem when using the ultimeter driver under Python 2.

Fixed problem when using the ws1 driver under Python 2.

Fixed problem that prevented remote directories from being created by FTP.

New strategy for calculating system uptime under Python 3. Revisits issue #428. Alternative to PR #561.

4.1.0 05/25/2020

Archive records emitted by the Vantage driver now include the number of wind samples per archive interval in field wind_samples.

wee_import can now import WeatherCat monthly .cat files.

Changed the logging configuration dictionary to match the Python documents. Thanks to user Graham for figuring this out!

Fixed problem that prevented ws1 driver from working under Python 3. PR #556.

Eliminate use of logging in wee_config, allowing it to be used for installs without syslog.

Allow expressions to be used as a datatype when plotting.

Added option 'reuse_ssl' to FTP. This activates a workaround for a bug in the Python ftp library that causes long-lived connections to get closed prematurely. Works only with Python 3.6 and greater.

The cc3000 driver will automatically reboot the hardware if it stops sending observations. PR #549.

Install using forgot to set WEEWX_ROOT when installing in non-standard places. Fixes issue #546.

Fixed bug in ws28xx driver that prevented it from running under Python 3. Fixes issue #543.

Changed query strategy for calculating min and max wind vectors, which should result in much faster plot generation.

Fixed bug in wmr9x8 driver that prevented it from running under Python 3.

Fixed several bugs in the te923 driver that prevented it from running under Python 3.

Added a logging handler for rotating files. See for how to use it. It is the default for macOS.

More information if an exception is raised while querying for vantage hardware type.

wunderfixer: fixed problem under Python 3 where response was not converted to str before attempting to parse the JSON. Option --simulate now requires api_key and password, so it can hit the WU.

Fixed problem in te923 driver under Python 3 that caused it to crash.

4.0.0 04/30/2020

Ported to Python 3. WeeWX should now run under Python 3.5 and greater, as well as Python 2.7. Support for Python 2.5 and 2.6 has been dropped.

New facility for creating new user-defined derived types. See the Wiki article

WeeWX now uses the Python 'logging' facility. This means log, formats, and other things can now be customized. Fixes issue #353.

Strings appearing in the data stream no longer cause a TypeError if they can be converted to a number.

Strings can now be accumulated and extracted in the accumulators, making it possible to include them in the database schemas.

The utility wee_reports now loads services, allowing it to use user-supplied extensions. Fixes issue #95.

New default schema ("wview_extended") that offers many new types. The old schema is still supported. Fixes issue #115.

Optional, more flexible, way of specifying schemas for the daily summaries. The old way is still supported.

The install process now offers to register a user's station with

The package MySQL-python, which we used previously, is not always available on Python 3. Ported the MySQL code to use the package mysqlclient as an alternative.

The default for WOW no longer throttles posting frequency (the default used to be no more than once every 15 minutes).

Added new aggregate types minsum, minsumtime, sum_le. PR #382.

Unit group group_distance is now a first-class group.

Added new tag $python_version.

Ported to Python2-PyMySQL package on OpenSUSE.

Added new aggregation types 'first' (similar to 'last'), 'diff' (the difference between last and first value in the aggregation interval), and 'tderiv' (the difference divided by the time difference).

Created new unit group 'group_energy2', defined as watt-seconds. Useful for high resolution energy monitors.

An observation type known to the system, but not in a record, will now return a proper ValueTuple, rather than UnknownType.

Type "stormStart" was added to the unit system. Fixes issue #380.

Added new aggregation type 'growdeg'. Similar to 'heatdeg', or 'cooldeg', it measures growing degree-days. Basically, cooldeg, but with a different base. Fixes issue #367. Thanks to user Clay Jackson for guidance!

Ported OS uptime to OpenBSD. Fixes issue #428. Thanks to user Jeff Ross!

Catch SSL certificate errors in uploaders. Retry after an hour. Fixes issue #413.

Wunderfixer has been ported to the new WU API. This API requires an API key, which you can get from WU. Put it in weewx.conf. Added option --upload-only. Thanks to user Leon Shaner! Fixes issues #414 and #445.

Wee_import can now import Weather Display monthly log files.

Fixed problem where sub-sections DegreeDays and Trend were located under the wrong weewx.conf section. Fixes issue #432. Thanks to user mph for spotting this!

Added new parameters to the Weather Underground uploader. Fixes issue #435.

Added new air quality types pm1_0, pm2_5, and pm10_0 to the unit system. Added new unit microgram_per_meter_cubed. Added new unit group, group_concentration.

Plist for the Mac launcher now includes a log file for stderr.

Night-day transition in plots now uses shortest travel distance around color wheel to minimize extra colors. Fixes issue #457. Thanks to user Alex Edwards!

Fixed bug that causes plots to fail when both min and max are zero. Fixes issue #463.

Fixed problem with sqlite driver that can lead to memory growth. See PR #467. Thanks to user Rich Bell!

Fixed bug that caused windrun to be calculated wrongly under METRICWX unit system. Fixes issue #452.

If a bad value of 'interval' is encountered in a record, the program will simply ignore it, rather than stopping. Address issue #375.

Change in how the archive timespan is calculated in the engine. This allows oddball archive intervals. Fixes issue #469.

NOAA reports are now more tolerant of missing data. Fixes issue #300.

Use of strftime() date and time format codes in template file names is now supported as an alternative to the legacy 'YYYY', 'MM' and 'DD'. The legacy codes continue to be supported for backwards compatibility. Fixes issue #415.

New --calc-missing action added to wee_database to calculate and store derived observations.

wee_import now calculates missing derived observations once all imported data has been saved to archive. Fixes issue #443.

wee_import now tolerates periods that contain no source data. Fixes issue #499.

wee_import now accepts strings representing cardinal, intercardinal and secondary intercardinal directions in CSV imports. Partially fixes issue #238.

The field delimiter character may now be defined for wee_import CSV imports.

Ignore historical records if the timestamp is in the future.

Can now recover from MariaDB-specific database connection error 1927.

Changed the name of the unit "litre" to "liter", making its spelling more consistent with "meter". The spelling "litre" is still accepted.

Systemd type changed from "simple" to "forking". Thanks to user Jaap de Munck for figuring this one out!

The configuration file is now an optional argument. This means most users will be able to use the simple command line 'sudo weewxd'.

Use correct log path for netbsd and openbsd in logger setup.

StdWXCalculate no longer calculates anything by default. Instead, types to be calculated must be listed in weewx.conf. See the Upgrade Guide. install no longer saves the old 'bin' subdirectory. Instead, it simply overwrites it.

Support for the vantage LOOP2 packet format. Fixes issue #374.

The vantage driver now allows 3 retries per read, rather than per archive interval.

3.9.2 07/14/2019

StdPrint now explicitly converts loop and archive fields to UTF-8 before printing. This means unicode strings can now be included in loop and archive fields.

Fix WMR300 driver so that it will reject (corrupt) logger records if they have negative interval (similar to issue #375).

Added 'rain_warning' option in WMR300 driver to remind station owners to reset the rain counter when the rain counter exceeds a threshold (default is 90%). Thanks to weewx user Leon!

Added several other debug tools to the WMR300 driver. PR #402.

Wunderfixer now keeps going if a post does not satisfy [[Essentials]]. Fixes issue #329 (again).

Fixed problem that prevented the wee_device --history option from working with the CC3000 driver.

Fix incorrect log_success operation in ftp, rsync, copy and image generators. PR #373. Partial fix of issue #370.

Fixed problem that could cause the WMR200 to crash WeeWX if the record interval is zero. Fixes issue #375.

Posts to the Weather Underground now use https, instead of http. Thanks to user mljenkins! PR #378.

Fixed problem with handling CWOP connection errors. Commit 0a21a72

Fixed problem that prevented to CopyGenerator from handling nested directories. Fixes issue #379.

Fixed problem that prevented humidity calibration from being set on Vantage stations.

Improved accuracy of the calculation of Moon phases. Revisits issue #342.

When the AWEKAS code augments the record for rainRate, it now checks for a bad timestamp.

The ts1 driver now returns 'barometer' instead of 'pressure'. Thanks to user 'windcrusader'! Fixes issue #393.

Fixed problem when calculating vector averages. Thanks to user timtsm! PR #396.

windrun is now calculated on a per-archive period basis, instead of for the whole day. Thanks to user 'windcrusader'! PR #399. Fixes issue #250.

Wunderfixer has new option to set socket timeout. This is to compensate for WU "capacity issues". Thanks to user Leon! See PR #403.

Fixed bug in WS1 driver that caused crash if rain_total was None.

If a file user/ still exists (a relic from V2.7 and earlier), it is renamed to user/ Fixes issue #54.

V3.x test suites now use same data set as V4.x, minimizing the chance of a false negative when switching versions.

Fixed fine offset driver to warn about (and skip) historical data that have zero for interval.

Correct rounding problems for rain and other types when posting to CWOP. Fixes issue #431. Thanks to user ls4096!

Fixed problem that can cause an exception with restx services that do not use the database manager. See commit 459ccb1.

Sending a SIGTERM signal to weewxd now causes it to exit with status 128 + signal#. PR #442. Thanks to user sshambar!

Fixed bug that could cause WMR200 packets with a timestamp between startup and the minimum interval to have an interval length of zero. Fixes issue #375 (again!).

3.9.1 02/06/2019

In genplot, do not attempt to normalize unspecified paths.

Introduced option no_catchup. If set to true, a catchup will not be attempted. Fixes issue #368.

3.9.0 02/05/2019

New skin called Seasons. For new users, it will be installed and enabled. For old users, it will be installed, but not enabled. Fixes issue #75.

There are also two new skins for mobile phones: Mobile and Smartphone. These are installed, but not enabled, for all users.

Reworked how options get applied for reports. Backstop default values are supplied by a new file weewx/ These can get overridden by skin.conf, or in a new section [StdReports] / [[Defaults]] in weewx.conf. See the Customization Guide, section "How options work", for details. Fixes issue #248.

The skin.conf is optional. It is possible to specify the entire skin configuration in the configuration file weewx.conf.

Dropped support of Python 2.5. You must now use either Python 2.6 or 2.7. This is in anticipation of porting to Python 3.

The image generator now supports the use of a 'stale_age' option. Thanks to user John Smith. Fixes issue #290.

Rose line width can now be specified with option rose_line_width.

The Felsius unit of temperature (see is now supported.

New tag $almanac.sidereal_time for calculating current sidereal time

New tag $almanac.separation() for calculating planet separations.

Can now use ephem.readdb() to load arbitrary bodies into the almanac.

StdQC now includes an entry for rain again (inexplicably removed in v3.1.0).

If software record generation is used, the archive interval is now what is specified in weewx.conf, even if the station supports hardware generation.

Fixed problem where records were downloaded on startup, even if software record generation was specified.

The tag formatting taxonomy has been simplified. Just use suffix ".format()" now. Documentation updated to reflect changes. Backwards compatibility with old suffixes is supported. Fixes issue #328.

Can now set Rapidfire parameter rtfreq. Thanks to user 'whorfin'. PR #304.

Template names can now include the week number. Thanks to user 'stimpy23'. PR #319.

New aggregation type for plots: 'cumulative'. Thanks to user 'henrikost'. PR #302.

Fixed problem where MySQL error 2013 could crash WeeWX. Fixes issue #327.

Posts to the Weather Underground will be skipped if an observation type that is listed in the [[[Essentials]]] subsection is missing. Fixes issue #329.

Upgrade process now explicity upgrades version-to-version, instead of doing a merge to the new config file. Fixes issue #217.

Example xstats now includes tags for last_year and last_year_todate. Thanks to user evilbunny2008. PR #325.

Guard against a negative value for 'interval' in WMR200 stations.

Check for missing or negative values for the record field 'interval'.

Changed the formula used to calculate percentage illumination of the moon to something more accurate around 2018. This formula is only used if pyephem is not installed. Fixes issue #342.

Fixed bug that caused older, "type A" Vantage Pro2, to crash. Fixes issue #343.

Fixed a bug that caused a divide-by-zero error if a plot range was the same as a specified min or max scale. Fixes issue #344.

Fixed bug that prevented an optional data_binding from being used in tags when iterating over records. Fixes issue #345.

Examples lowBattery and alarm now try SMTP_SSL connections, then degrade if that's not available. Fixes issue #351.

Fixed problem with Brazilian locations at the start of DST. It manifested itself with the error "NoColumnError: no such column: wind". Fixes issue #356.

Fixed problem that caused sunrise/sunset to be calculated improperly in

Improved coverage of test suites. Fixes issue #337.

wee_device, when used with the Vantage series, now honors the "no prompt" (-y) option. Fixes issue #361.

Log watch now correctly logs garbage collection events. Thanks to user buster-one. PR #340.

3.8.2 08/15/2018

Added flag to weewx-multi init script to prevent systemd from breaking it. Thanks to users Timo, Glenn McKechnie, and Paul Oversmith.

Fixed problem that caused wind direction in archive records to always be calculated in software, even with stations that provide it in hardware. Fixes issue #336.

3.8.1 06/27/2018

Map cc3000 backup battery to consBatteryVoltage and station battery to supplyVoltage to more accurately reflect the battery functions.

Update the syntax in the rsyslog configuration sample

Significant overhaul to the WMR300 driver. The driver should now work reliably on any version of pyusb and libusb. The driver will now delete history records from the logger before the logger fills up (the WMR300 logger is not a circular buffer). Thanks to users Markus Biewer and Cameron. Fixes issue #288.

Added automatic clearing of logger for CC3000 driver to prevent logger overflow (the CC3000 logger is not a circular buffer). The default is to not clear the history, but it is highly recommended that you add a logging threshold once you are confident that all logger data have been captured to the weewx database.

Improved the robustness of reading from the CC3000 logger.

Better CRC error message in Vantage driver.

Parameterize the configuration directory in weewx-multi init script.

In StdWXCalculate, use None for an observation only if the variables on which the derived depends are available and None. Fixes issue #291.

Fixed bug that prevented specifying an explicit alamanac time from working.

Fixed bug that prevented historical records from being downloaded from ws23xx stations. Thanks to user Matt Brown! Fixes issue #295

Fixed bug that crashed program if a sqlite permission error occurred.

If wind speed is zero, accumulators now return last known wind direction (instead of None). Thanks to user DigitalDan05. PR #303.

Windrun calculations now include the "current" record. Fixes issue #294.

Fixed bug involving stations that report windGust, but not windGustDir, in their LOOP data (e.g., Fine Offset), which prevented the direction of max wind from appearing in statistics. Fixes issue #320.

The engine now waits until the system time is greater than the creation time of the weewx.conf file before starting up. Fixes issue #330.

3.8.0 11/22/2017

The example now works with heating and cooling degree days. Fixes issue #224.

The ordinal increment between x- and y-axis labels can now be chosen. The increment between x-axis tick marks can now be chosen. Thanks to user paolobenve! PR #226.

Bar chart fill colors can now be specified for individual observation types. Fixes issue #227.

For aggregation types of avg, min and max, plots now locate the x- coordinate in the middle of the aggregation interval (instead of the end). Thanks again to user paolobenve! PR #232.

The nominal number of ticks on the y-axis can now be specified using option y_nticks.

Fixed bug that could cause tick crowding when hardwiring y-axis min and max values.

The uploader framework in now allows POSTS with a JSON payload, and allows additional headers to be added to the HTTP request object.

MySQL error 2006 ("MySQL server has gone away") now gets mapped to weedb.CannotConnectError. PR #246

Whether to use an FTP secure data connection is now set separately from whether to authenticate using TLS. Fixes issue #284.

Corrected formatting used to report indoor temp and humidity to the Weather Underground.

Added inDewpoint to the observation group dictionary.

Added missing aggregation type 'min_ge'. Thanks to user Christopher McAvaney!

Plots can now use an aggregate_type of last. Fixes issue #261.

When extracting observation type stormRain (Davis Vantage only), the accumulators now extract the last (instead of average) value.

Added additional accumulator extractors.

Allow reports to be run against a binding other than wx_binding.

Do chdir at start of ImageGenerator so that skin.conf paths are treated the same as those of other generators.

Changed default value of stale for CWOP from 60 to 600 seconds. PR #277.

Vantage driver: Allow user to specify the Vantage Pro model type in weewx.conf. Repeater support added to '-—set-transmitter-type' command. New commands: '—-set-retransmit', '--set-latitude', '--set-longitude' '--set-wind-cup', '--set-temperature-logging' Details explained in hardware.htm. Thanks to user dl1rf! PR #270, #272.

Using the set-altitude command in wee_device no longer changes the barometer calibration constant in Vantage devices. See PR #263. Thanks to user dl1rf!

Fixed bug in wmr200 driver that resulted in archive records with no interval field and 'NOT NULL constraint failed: archive.interval' errors.

Fixed bug in wmr200 driver that caused windDir to always be None when windSpeed is zero.

Include rain count in cc3000 status.

In the restx posting, catch all types of httplib.HTTPException, not just BadStatusLine and IncompleteRead.

3.7.1 03/22/2017

Fixed log syntax in wmr100 and wmr9x8 drivers.

Emit Rapidfire cache info only when debug is level 3 or higher. Thanks to user Darryn Capes-Davis.

Fixed problem that prevented Rapidfire from being used with databases in metric units. Fixes issue #230.

Set WOW post_interval in config dict instead of thread arguments so that overrides are possible. Thanks to user Kenneth Baker.

Distribute example code and example extensions in a single examples directory. Ensure that the examples directory is included in the rpm and deb packages.

Fixed issue that prevented a port from being specified for MySQL installations.

MySQL error 2003 ("Can't connect to MySQL server...") now gets mapped to weedb.CannotConnectError. PR #234.

By default, autocommit is now enabled for the MySQL driver. Fixes issue #237.

Highs and lows from LOOP packets were not being used in preference to archive records in daily summaries. Fixed issue #239.

3.7.0 03/11/2017

The tag $current now uses the record included in the event NEW_ARCHIVE_RECORD, rather than retrieve the last record from the database. This means you can use the tag $current for observation types that are in the record, but not necessarily in the database. Fixes issue #13.

Most aggregation periods now allow you to go farther in the past. For example, the tag $week($weeks_ago=1) would give you last week. You can also now specify the start and end of an aggregation period, such as $week.start and $week.end.

Can now do SummaryByDay (as well as SummaryByMonth and SummaryByYear). NB: This can generate lots of files --- one for every day in your database! Leaving this undocumented for now. Fixes issue #185.

When doing hardware record generation, the engine now augments the record with any additional observation types it can extract out of the accumulators. Fixes issue #15.

It's now possible to iterate over every record within a timespan. Fixes issue #182.

Use schema_name = hardware_name pattern in sensor map for drivers that support extensible sensor suites, including the drivers for cc3000, te923, wmr300, wmr100, wmr200, wmr9x8

Simplified sensor mapping implementation for wmr100 and wmr200 drivers. For recent weewx releases, these are the default mappings for wmr200:

  • 3.6.0: in:0, out:1, e2:2, e3:3, ..., e8:8 hard-coded
  • 3.6.1: in:0, out:1, e1:2, e2:3, ..., e7:8 hard-coded
  • 3.7.0: in:0, out:1, e1:2, e2:3, ..., e7:8 sensor_map

and these are default mappings for wmr100:

  • 3.6.2: in:0, out:1, e1:2, e2:3, ..., e7:8 hard-coded
  • 3.7.0: in:0, out:1, e1:2, e2:3, ..., e7:8 sensor_map

Enabled battery status for every remote T/H and T sensor in wmr100 driver.

Enabled heatindex for each remote T/H sensor in wmr200 driver.

Fixed inverted battery status indicator in wmr200 driver.

Fixed 'Calculatios' typo in wmr100, wmr200, wmr9x8, and wmr300 drivers.

Fixed usb initialization issues in the wmr300 driver.

Added warning in wmr300 driver when rain counter reaches maximum value.

Decode heatindex and windchill from wmr300 sensor outputs.

Report the firmware version when initializing the cc3000 driver.

Fixed bug in vantage driver that would prevent console wake up during retries when fetching EEPROM vales. Thanks to user Dan Begallie!

The vantage driver no longer emits values for non-existent sensors. As a result, LOOP and archive packets are now much smaller. If this works out, other drivers will follow suit. Partial fix of issue #175.

The vantage driver now emits the barometer trend in LOOP packets as field trendIcon.

The engine now logs locale. Additional information if a TERM signal is received.

Removed the site-specific "Pond" extensions from the Standard skin.

The Standard skin now includes plots of outside humidity. Fixes issue #181.

Fixed reference to index.html.tmpl in the xstats example.

Changed algorithm for calculating ET to something more appropriate for hourly values (former algorithm assumed daily values). Fixes issue #160.

Fixed bug in Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion that affected pressure conversions in, none of which were actually used.

Fixed bug that was introduced in v3.6.0, which prevented wee_reports from working for anything other than the current time.

Documented the experimental anti-alias feature, which has been in weewx since v3.1.0. Fixes issue #6.

Fixed problem where multiple subsections under [SummaryBy...] stanzas could cause multiple copies of their target date to be included in the Cheetah variable $SummaryByYear and $SummaryByMonth. Fixes issue #187.

Moved examples out of bin directory. Eliminated experimental directory. Reinforce the use of user directory, eliminate use of examples directory. Renamed to

OS uptime now works for freeBSD. Thanks to user Bill Richter! PR #188.

Broke out developer's notes into a separate document.

Added @media CSS for docs to improve printed/PDF formatting. Thanks to user Tiouck!

Added a 0.01 second delay after each read_byte in ws23xx driver to reduce chance of data spikes caused by RS232 line contention. Thanks lionel.sylvie!

The observation windGustDir has been removed from wmr100, wmr200, te923, and fousb drivers. These drivers were simply assigning windGustDir to windDir, since none of the hardware reports an actual wind gust.

Calculation of aggregates over a period of one day or longer can now respect any change in archive interval. To take advantage of this feature, you will have to apply an update to your daily summaries. This can be done using the tool wee_database, option --update. Refer to the Changes to daily summaries section in the Upgrade Guide to determine whether you should update or not. Fixes issue #61.

Max value of windSpeed for the day is now the max archive value of windSpeed. Formerly, it was the max LOOP value. If you wish to patch your older daily summaries to interpret max windSpeed this way, use the tool wee_database with option --update. Fixes issue #195.

The types of accumulators, and the strategies to put and extract records out of them, can now be specified by config stanzas. This will be of interest to extension writers. See issue #115.

Fixed battery status label in acurite driver: changed from txTempBatteryStatus to outTempBatteryStatus. Thanks to user manos!

Made the lowBattery example more robust - it now checks for any known low battery status, not just txBatteryStatus. Thanks to user manos!

Added info-level log message to calculate_rain so that any rain counter reset will be logged.

Added better logging for cc3000 when the cc3000 loses contact with sensors for extended periods of time.

How long to wait before retrying after a bad uploader login is now settable with option retry_login. Fixes issue #212.

The test suites now use dedicated users weewx1 and weewx2. A shell script has been included to setup these users.

A more formal exception hierarchy has been adopted for the internal database library weedb. See weedb/

The weedb Connection and Cursor objects can now be used in a "with" clause.

Slightly more robust mechanism for decoding last time a file was FTP'd.

3.6.2 11/08/2016

Fixed incorrect WU daily rain field name

Fixed bug that crashed Cheetah if the weewx.conf configuration file included a BOM. Fixes issue #172.

3.6.1 10/13/2016

Fixed bug in wunderfixer.

Fixed handling of StdWXCalculate.Calculations in modify_config in the wmr100, wmr200, wmr300, and wmr9x8 drivers.

Eliminate the apache2, ftp, and rsync suggested dependencies from the deb package. This keeps the weewx dependencies to a bare minimum.

Added retries to usb read in wmr300 driver.

Remapped sensor identifiers in wmr200 driver so that extraTemp1 and extraHumid1 are usable.

Standardized format to be used for times to YYYY-mm-ddTHH:MM.

3.6.0 10/07/2016

Added the ability to run reports using a cron-like notation, instead of with every report cycle. See User's Guide for details. Thanks to user Gary Roderick. PR #122. Fixes issue #17.

Added the ability to easily import CSV, Weather Underground, and Cumulus data using a new utility, wee_import. Thanks again to über-user Gary Roderick. PR #148. Fixes issue #97.

Refactored documentation so that executable utilities are now in their own document, utilities.htm.

Fixed rpm package so that it will retain any changes to the user directory. Thanks to user Pat OBrien.

No ET when beyond the reach of the sun.

Software calculated ET now returns the amount of evapotranspiration that occurred during the archive interval. Fixes issue #160

Fixed wee_config to handle config files that have no FTP or RSYNC.

Fixed bug in StdWXCalculate that ignored setting of 'None' (#110).

Which derived variables are to be calculated are now in a separate subsection of [StdWXCalculate] called [[Calculations]]. Upgrade process takes care of upgrading your config file.

Reset weewx launchtime when waiting for sane system clock (thanks to user James Taylor).

Fixed anti-alias bug in genplot. Issue #111.

Corrected the conversion factor between inHg and mbar. Thanks to user Olivier.

Consolidated unit conversions into module weewx.units.

Plots longer than two years now use an x-axis increment of one year. Thanks to user Olivier!

The WS1 driver now retries connection if it fails. Thanks to user Kevin Caccamo! PR #112.

Major update to the CC3000 driver: - reading historical records is more robust - added better error handling and reporting - fixed to handle random NULL characters in historical records - fixed rain units - added ability to get data from logger as fast as it will send it - added support for additional temperature sensors T1 and T2 - added transmitter channel in station diagnostics - added option to set/get channel, baro offset - added option to reset rain counter

Fixed brittle reference to USBError.args[0] in wmr200, wmr300, and te923 drivers.

Fixed typo in default te923 sensor mapping for h_3. Thanks to user ngulden.

Added flag for reports so that reports can be disabled by setting enable=False instead of deleting or commenting entire report sections in weewx.conf.

The vantage and ws23xx drivers now include the fix for the policy of "wind direction is undefined when no wind speed". This was applied to other drivers in weewx 3.3.0.

Fixed te923 driver behavior when reading from logger, especially on stations with large memory configuration. Thanks to users Joep and Nico.

Fixed rain counter problems in wmr300 driver. The driver no longer attempts to cache partial packets. Do no process packets with non-loop data when reading loop data. Thanks to user EricG.

Made wmr300 driver more robust against empty usb data buffers.

Fixed pressure/barometer in wmr300 driver when reading historical records.

Fixed problem with the Vantage driver where program could crash if a serial I/O error happens during write. Fixes issue #134.

Changed name of command to clear the Vantage memory from --clear to --clear-memory to make it more consistent with other devices.

Fixed problem that prevented channel 8 from being set by the Vantage driver.

Added solaris .smf configuration. Thanks to user whorfin.

Added option post_indoor_observations for weather underground.

Added maximum value to radiation and UV plots.

In the .deb package, put weewx reports in /var/www/html/weewx instead of /var/www/weewx to match the change of DocumentRoot in debian 8 and later.

3.5.0 03/13/2016

Fixed bug that prevented rsync uploader from working.

Fixed bug in wmr300 driver when receiving empty buffers from the station.

The type of MySQL database engine can now be specified. Default is 'INNODB'.

Updated userguide with capabilities of the TE923 driver added in 3.4.0.

Added aggregation type min_ge(val).

Provide better feedback when a driver does not implement a configurator.

Added humidex and appTemp to group_temperature. Fixed issue #96.

Backfill of the daily summary is now done in "tranches," reducing the memory requirements of MySQL. Thanks to über-user Gary Roderick! Fixes issue #83.

Made some changes in the Vantage driver to improve performance, particularly with the IP version of the logger. Thanks to user Luc Heijst for nagging me that the driver could be improved, and for figuring out how.

Plotting routines now use Unicode internally, but convert to UTF-8 if a font does not support it. Fixes issue #101.

Improved readability of documents on mobile devices. Thank you Chris Davies-Barnard!

The loop_on_init option can now be specified in weewx.conf

When uploading data to CWOP, skip records older than 60 seconds. Fixes issue #106.

Added modify_config method to the driver's configuration editor so that drivers can modify the configuration during installation, if necessary.

The fousb and ws23xx drivers use modify_config to set record_generation to software. This addresses issue #84.

The wmr100, wmr200, wmr9x8, and wmr300 drivers use modify_config to set rainRate, heatindex, windchill, and dewpoint calculations to hardware instead of prefer_hardware since each of these stations has partial packets. This addresses issue #7 (SF #46).

3.4.0 01/16/2016

The tag $hour has now been added. It's now possible to iterate over hours. Thanks to user Julen!

Complete overhaul of the te923 driver. Thanks to user Andrew Miles. The driver now supports the data logger and automatically detects small or large memory models. Added ability to set/get the altitude, lat/lon, and other station parameters. Significant speedup to reading station memory, from 531s to 91s, which is much closer to the 53s for the te923tool written in C (all for a station with the small memory model).

The wee_debug utility is now properly installed, not just distributed.

Fixed bug in almanac code that caused an incorrect sunrise or sunset to be calculated if it followed a calculation with an explicit horizon value.

Localization of tags is now optional. Use function toString() with argument localize set to False. Example: $current.outTemp.toString($localize=False) Fixes issue #88.

In the acurite driver, default to use_constants=True.

Fixed bug in the rhel and suse rpm packaging that resulted in a configuration file with html, database, and web pages in the locations instead of the rpm locations.

The extension utility wee_extension now recognizes zip archives as well as tar and compressed tar archives.

Check for a sane system time when starting up. If time is not reasonable, wait for it. Log the time status while waiting.

Added log_success option to cheetah, copy, image, rsync, and ftp generators.

Older versions of MySQL (v5.0 and later) are now supported.

3.3.1 12/06/2015

Fixed bug when posting to WOW.

Fixed bug where the subsection for a custom report gets moved to the very end of the [StdReport] section of a configuration file on upgrade. Fixes issue #81.

3.3.0 12/05/2015

Now really includes wunderfixer. It was inadvertently left out of the install script.

Rewrote the almanac so it now supports star ephemeris. For example, $almanac.rigel.next_rising. Fixes issue #79.

Uninstalling an extension with a skin now deletes all empty directories. This fixes issue #43.

Fixed bug in WMR200 driver that caused it to emit dayRain, when what it was really emitting was the "rain in the last 24h, excluding current hour." Fixes issue #62.

Fixed bug in WMR200 driver that caused it to emit gauge pressure for altimeter pressure. Thanks to user Mark Jenks for nagging me that something was wrong.

Fixed bug that caused wind direction to be calculated incorrectly, depending on the ordering of a dictionary. Thanks to user Chris Matteri for not only spotting this subtle bug, but offering a solution.

StdPrint now prints packets and records in (case-insensitive) alphabetical order.

Fixed wind speed decoding in the acurite driver. Thanks to aweatherguy.

The StdRESTful service now supports POSTs, as well as GETs.

The FTP utility now catches PickleError exceptions, then does a retry.

Added unit 'minute' to the conversion dictionary.

The vertical position of the bottom label in the plots can now be set in skin.conf with option bottom_label_offset.

An optional port number can now be specified with the MySQL database.

Added option use_constants in the Acurite driver. Default is false; the calibration constants are ignored, and a linear approximation is used for all types of consoles. Specify use_constants for 01035/01036 consoles to calculate using the constants. The 02032/02064 consoles always use the linear approximation.

Fixed test for basic sensor connectivity in the Acurite driver.

The policy of "wind direction is undefined when no wind speed" is enforced by the StdWXCalculate service. There were a few drivers that were still applying the policy: acurite, cc3000, fousb, ws1, wmr100, wmr200, ultimeter. These have been fixed.

Changed logic that decides whether the configuration file includes a custom schema, or the name of an existing schema.

Added new command-line utility wee_debug, for generating a troubleshooting information report.

Added option --log-label to specify the label that appears in syslog entries. This makes it possible to organize output from multiple weewx instances running on a single system.

Fixed problem with the Vantage driver that caused it to decode the console display units incorrectly. Thanks to Luc Heijst!

The WMR300 driver is now part of the weewx distribution.

3.2.1 07/18/15

Fixed problem when using to install into a non-standard location. Weewx would start a new database in the "standard" location, ignoring the old one in the non-standard location.

3.2.0 07/15/15

There are now five command-line utilities, some new, some old

  • wee_config: (New) For configuring weewx.conf, in particular, selecting a new device driver.
  • wee_extension: (New) For adding and removing extensions.
  • wee_database: (Formerly called wee_config_database)
  • wee_device: (Formerly called wee_config_device)
  • wee_reports: No changes.

The script is no longer used to install or uninstall extensions. Instead, use the new utility wee_extension.

Wunderfixer is now included with weewx --- no need to download it separately. It now works with MySQL, as well as sqlite, databases. It also supports metric databases. Thanks to user Gary Roderick!

Fixed bug in 12-hour temperature lookup for calculating station pressure from sea level pressure when database units are other than US unit system.

Added guards for bogus values in various wxformula functions.

Added windrun, evapotranspiration, humidex, apparent temperature, maximum theoretical solar radiation, beaufort, and cloudbase to StdWXCalculate.

If StdWXCalculate cannot calculate a derived variable when asked to, it now sets the value to null. Fixes issue #10.

Added option to specify algorithm in StdWXCalculate. So far this applies only to the altimeter calculation.

Added option max_delta_12h in StdWXCalculate, a window in which a record will be accepted as being "12 hours ago." Default is 1800 seconds.

Fixed bug in debian install script - 'Acurite' was not in the list of stations.

$almanac.sunrise and $almanac.sunset now return ValueHelpers. Fixes issue #26.

Added group_distance with units mile and km.

Added group_length with units inch and cm.

Failure to launch a report thread no longer crashes program.

The WU uploader now publishes soil temperature and moisture, as well as leaf wetness.

Increased precision of wind and wind gust posts to WU from 0 to 1 decimal point.

Increased precision of barometer posts to WOW from 1 to 3 decimal points.

A bad CWOP server address no longer crashes the CWOP thread.

The "alarm" example now includes a try block to catch a NameError exception should the alarm expression include a variable not in the archive record.

Fixed bug that shows itself if marker_size is not specified in skin.conf

Show URLs in the log for restful uploaders when debug=2 or greater.

Fixed problem that could cause an exception in the WMR200 driver when formatting an error string.

Added better recovery from USB failures in the ws28xx driver.

Added data_format option to FineOffset driver. Thanks to Darryl Dixon.

Decoding of data is now more robust in the WS1 driver. Get data from the station as fast as the station can spit it out. Thanks to Michael Walker.

Changes to the WS23xx driver include: - Fixed wind speed values when reading from logger. Values were too high by a factor of 10. - wrapped non-fatal errors in WeeWXIO exceptions to improve error handling and failure recovery

Changes to the AcuRite driver include: - The AcuRite driver now reports partial packets as soon as it gets them instead of retaining data until it can report a complete packet - Improved timing algorithm for AcuRite data. Thanks to Brett Warden. - Added acurite log entries to logwatch script. Thanks to Andy. - Prevent negative rainfall amounts in acurite driver by detecting counter wraparound - Use 13 bits for rain counter instead of 12 bits - Use only 12 bits for inside temperature in acurite driver when decoding for 02032 stations

Changes to the TE923 driver include: - consolidated retries - improved error handling and reporting

Changes to the WMR9x8 driver include: - Correct bug that caused yesterday's rain to be decoded as dayRain - LOOP packet type 'battery' is now an int, instead of a bool - The driver can now be run standalone for debugging purposes.

The Vantage driver now catches undocumented termios exceptions and converts them to weewx exceptions. This allows retries if flushing input or output buffers fail. Fixes issue #34.

Default values for databases are now defined in a new section [DatabaseTypes]. New option "database_type" links databases to database type. Installer will automatically update old weewx.conf files.

The RESTful services that come with weewx are now turned on and off by option "enable". Installer will automatically update old weewx.conf files. Other RESTful services that don't use this method will continue to work.

Option bar_gap_fraction is now ignored. Bar plot widths are rendered explicitly since V3.0, making the option unnecessary. Fixes issue #25.

Added additional debug logging to main engine loop.

FTP uploader now retries several times to connect to a server, instead of giving up after one try. Thanks to user Craig Hunter!

3.1.0 02/05/15

Fixed bug that caused list-drivers to fail on deb and rpm installs.

Added a wait-and-check to the stop option in the weewx.debian rc script.

Fixed bug in the Vantage driver that causes below sea-level altitudes to be read as a large positive number. Also, fixed problem with altitude units when doing --info (ticket #42).

Fixed bug in wmr100 driver that causes gust wind direction to be null.

Fixed bug in wmr200 driver that causes gust wind direction to be null.

Fixed ultimeter driver to ensure wind direction is None when no wind speed Thanks to user Steve Sykes.

Fixed bug in calculation of inDewpoint. Thanks to user Howard Walter.

Assign default units for extraHumid3,4,5,6,7, extraTemp4,5,6,7, leafTemp3,4, and leafWet1,2.

Use StdWXCalculate to ensure that wind direction is None if no wind speed.

Fixed sign bug in ultimeter driver. Thanks to user Garrett Power.

Use a sliding window with default period of 15 minutes to calculate the rainRate for stations that do not provide it.

Added support for AcuRite weather stations. Thanks to users Rich of Modern Toil, George Nincehelser, Brett Warden, Preston Moulton, and Andy.

The ultimeter driver now reads data as fast as the station can produce it. Typically this results in LOOP data 2 or 3 times per second, instead of once per second. Thanks to user Chris Thompstone.

The daily summary for wind now uses type INTEGER for column sumtime, like the other observation types.

Utility wee_reports no longer chokes if the optionally-specified timestamp is not in the database. Can also use "nearest time" if option 'max_delta' is specified in [CheetahGenerator].

Utility wee_config_device can now dump Vantage loggers to metric databases. Fixes ticket #40.

Fixed problem where dumping to database could cause stats to get added to the daily summaries twice.

FTP over TLS (FTPS) sessions are now possible, but don't work very well with Microsoft FTP servers. Requires Python v2.7. Will not work with older versions of Python. Fixes ticket #37.

WeatherUnderground passwords are now quoted, allowing special characters to be used. Fixes ticket #35.

New tag $obs, allowing access to the contents of the skin configuration section [Labels][[Generic]]. Fixes ticket #33.

Better error message if there's a parse error in the configuration file.

Added wxformulas for evapotranspiration, humidex, apparent temperature, and other calculations.

Added --loop-on-init option for weewxd. If set, the engine will keep retrying if the device cannot be loaded. Otherwise, it will exit.

Changed the weedb exception model to bring it closer to the MySQL exception model. This will only affect those programming directly to the weedb API.

3.0.1 12/07/14

Fixed bug in that would forget to insert device-specific options in weewx.conf during new installations.

3.0.0 12/04/14

Big update with lots of changes and lots of new features. The overall goal was to make it easier to write and install extensions. Adding custom databases, units, accumulators and many other little things have been made easier.

Skins and skin.conf continue to be 100% backwards compatible (since V1.5!). However, search-list extensions will have to be rewritten. Details in the Upgrading Guide.

Previously, configuration options for all possible devices were included in the configuration file, weewx.conf. Now, for new installs, it has been slimmed down to the minimum and, instead, configuration options are added on an "as needed" basis, using a new option "configure".

Your configuration file, weewx.conf should be automatically updated to V3 by the upgrade process, using your previously chosen hardware. But, check it over. Not sure we got everything correct. See the Upgrading Guide.

Specific changes follow.

There is no longer a separate "stats" database. Instead, statistics are included in the regular database (e.g., 'weewx.sdb') as separate tables, one for each observation type.

Total rewrite of how data gets bound to a database. You now specify a "data binding" to indicate where data should be going, and where it is coming from. The default binding is "wx_binding," the weather binding, so most users will not have to change a thing.

Other database bindings can be used in tags. Example: $current($data_binding=$alt_binding).outTemp Alternate times can also be specified: $current($timestamp=$othertime).outTemp

Explicit time differences for trends can now be specified: $trend($time_delta=3600).barometer

Introduced a new tag $latest, which uses the last available timestamp in a data binding (which may or may not be the same as the "current" timestamp).

Introduced a new tag $hours_ago, which returns the stats for X hours ago. So, the max temperature last hour would be $hours_ago($hours_ago=1).outTemp.max.

Introduced a shortcut $hour, which returns the stats for this hour. So, the high temperature for this hour would be $hour.outTemp.max

Introduced a new tag $days_ago, which returns the stats for X days ago. So, the max temperature the day before yesterday would be $days_ago($days_ago=2).outTemp.max.

Included a shortcut $yesterday: The tag $yesterday.outTemp.max would be yesterday's max temperature.

Introduced a new aggregation type ".last", which returns the last value in an aggregation interval. E.g., $week.outTemp.last would return the last temperature seen in the week.

Introduced a new aggregation type ".lasttime" which returns the time of the above.

Can now differentiate between the max speed seen in the archive records (e.g., $day.windSpeed.max) and the max gust seen ($day.wind.max or $day.windGust.max).

Allow other data bindings to be used in images.

Made it easier to add new unit types and unit groups.

The archive interval can now change within a database without consequences.

Total rewrite of how devices are configured. A single utility wee_config_device replaces each of the device-specific configuration utilities.

The Customization Guide was extended with additional examples and option documentation.

Removed the no longer needed serviced StdRESTful, obsolete since V2.6

Fixed bug in querying for schemas that prevented older versions of MySQL (V4.X) from working.

Improved error handling and retries for ws1, ultimeter, and cc3000 drivers.

Fixed missing dew initializations in wmr9x8 driver. Fixed model/_model initialization in wmr9x8 driver.

Fixed uninitialized usb interface in wmr200 driver.

Fixed wakup/wakeup typo in _getEEPROM_value in vantage driver.

Made the ftpupload algorithm a little more robust to corruption of the file that records the last upload time.

Added observation type 'snow'. It generally follows the semantics of 'rain'.

Fixed possible fatal exception in WS23xx driver. Fixed use of str as variable name in WS23xx driver.

Now catches database exceptions raised during commits, converting them to weedb exceptions. Weewx catches these, allowing the program to keep going, even in the face of most database errors.

For the fine offset stations, record connection status as rxCheckPercent (either 0 or 100%) and sensor battery status as outTempBatteryStatus (0 indicates ok, 1 indicates low battery).

For WS23xx stations, hardware record generation is now enabled and is the default (previously, software record generation was the default).

Fixed bug in WS28xx driver the prevented reading of historical records when starting with an empty database.

The database schemas are now their own package. The schema that was in user/ can now be found in weewx/schemas/

2.7.0 10/11/14

Added the ability to configure new Vantage sensor types without using the console. This will be useful to Envoy users. Thanks to user Deborah Pickett for this contribution!

Allow calibration constants to be set in the Vantage EEPROM. This will particularly be useful to southern hemisphere users who may want to align their ISS to true north (instead of south), then apply a 180 correction. Thanks again to Deborah Pickett!

Enabled multiple rsync instances for a single weewx instance.

More extensive debug information for rscync users.

Added the ability to localize the weewx and server uptime. See the Customization Guide for details. This will also cause a minor backwards incompatibility. See the Upgrading Guide for details.

Added catchup to the WS28xx driver, but still no hardware record generation.

Changed lux-to-W/m^2 conversion factor in the fine offset driver.

Added rain rate calculation to Ultimeter driver.

Changed setTime to retrieve system time directly rather than using a value passed by the engine. This greatly improves the accuracy of StdTimeSync, particularly in network based implementations. Thanks to user Denny Page!

Moved clock synchronization options clock_check and max_drift back to section [StdTimeSynch].

Fixed ENDPOINT_IN in the te923 driver. This should provide better compatibility with a wider range of pyusb versions.

Now catches MySQL exceptions during commits and rollbacks (as well as queries) and converts them to weedb exceptions.

Catch and report configobj errors when reading skin.conf during the generation of reports.

Ensure correct location, lat, lon, and altitude modifications in the debian postinst installer script.

In the debian installer, default to ttyUSB0 instead of ttyS0 for stations with a serial interface.

Added CC3000 to debian installer scripts.

Fixed bug that can affect hardware that emits floating point timestamps, where the timestamp is within 1 second of the end of an archive interval.

Changed UVBatteryStatus to uvBatteryStatus in the WMR100 driver in order to match the convention used by other drivers.

Fixed the shebang for te923, ws23xx, ultimeter, ws1, and cc3000 drivers.

2.6.4 06/16/14

The WMR100 driver now calculates SLP in software. This fixes a problem with the WMRS200 station, which does not allow the user to set altitude.

The WMR100 driver was incorrectly tagging rain over the last 24 hours as rain since midnight. This caused a problem with WU and CWOP posts.

Fix cosmetic problem in wee_config_fousb pressure calibration.

Detect both NP (not present) and OFL (outside factory limits) on ws28xx.

Added driver for PeetBros Ultimeter stations.

Added driver for ADS WS1 stations.

Added driver for RainWise Mark III stations and CC3000 data logger.

Added automatic power cycling to the FineOffsetUSB driver. Power cycle the station when a USB lockup is detected. Only works with USB hubs that provide per-port power switching.

Fix imagegenerator aggregation to permit data tables with no 'interval' column.

Prompt for metric/US units for debian installations.

For WS28xx stations, return 0 for battery ok and 1 for battery failure.

If a connection to the console has been successfully opened, but then on subsequent connection attempts suffers an I/O error, weewx will now attempt a retry (before it would just exit).

2.6.3 04/10/14

Hardened the WMR100 driver against malformed packets.

The plot images can now use UTF-8 characters.

Fixed a problem where the Ambient threads could crash if there were no rain database entries.

Battery status values txBatteryStatus and consBatteryVoltage now appear in the archive record. The last LOOP value seen is used.

CWOP posts are now slightly more robust.

Fixed pressure calculation in wee_config_fousb.

Prevent failures in imagegenerator when no unicode-capable fonts are installed.

Provide explicit pairing feedback using wee_config_ws28xx

Count wxengine restarts in logwatch.

Cleaned up USB initialization for fousb, ws28xx, and te923 drivers.

2.6.2 02/16/14

Fixed bug that crashes WMR200 driver if outTemp is missing.

Fixed bug that can crash RESTful threads if there is missing rain data.

Sqlite connections can now explicitly specify a timeout and isolation_level.

Server uptime now reported for MacOS

Fixed bug that prevented Rapidfire posts from being identified as such.

2.6.1 02/08/14

Fixed bug that crashed main thread if a StdQC value fell out of range.

2.6.0 02/08/14

Changed the RESTful architecture so RESTful services are now first-class weewx services. This should simplify the installation of 3rd party extensions that use these services.

Broke up service_list, the very long list of services to be run, into five separate lists. This will allow services to be grouped together, according to when they should be run.

Defined a structure for packaging customizations into extensions, and added an installer for those extensions to

Changed the default time and date labels to use locale dependent formatting. The defaults should now work in most locales, provided you set the environment variable LANG before running weewx.

Changed default QC barometric low from 28 to 26. Added inTemp, inHumidity, and rain.

Ranges in MinMax QC can now include units.

When QC rejects values it now logs the rejection.

Introduced a new unit system, METRICWX. Similar to METRIC, it uses mm for rain, mm/hr for rain rate, and m/s for speed.

Added an option --string-check and --fix to the utility wee_config_database to fix embedded strings found in the sqlite archive database.

Font handles are now cached in order to work around a memory leak in PIL.

Now does garbage collection every 3 hours through the main loop.

Image margins now scale with image and font sizes.

Now works with the pure Python version of Cheetah's NameMapper, albeit very slowly.

Fixed bug that prevented weewx from working with Python v2.5.

Fixed bug in SummaryByMonth and SummaryByYear that would result in duplicate month/year entries when generating from multiple ByMonth or ByYear templates.

Consolidated pressure calculation code in ws23xx, ws28xx, te923, and fousb.

Catch USB failures when reading Fine Offset archive interval.

Added Vantage types stormRain and windSpeed10 to the list of observation types.

Simulator now generates types dewpoint, pressure, radiation, and UV.

The forecast extension is once again distributed separately from weewx.

Minor cleanup to Standard skin for better out-of-the-box behavior: - default to no radar image instead of pointing every station to Oregon - not every WMR100 is a WMR100N

Failure to set an archive interval when using bar plots no longer results in an exception.

Change to skin directory before invoking Cheetah on any templates.

2.5.1 12/30/13

Added UV plots to the templates. They will be shown automatically if you have any UV data.

Fixed bug when reading cooling_base option.

Default to sane behavior if skin does not define Labels.

Fixed bug in setting of CheetahGenerator options.

Fixed qsf and qpf summary values in forecast module.

Fixed handling of empty sky cover fields in WU forecasts.

Forecast module now considers the fctcode, condition, and wx fields for precipitation and obstructions to visibility.

Added options to forecast module to help diagnose parsing failures and new forecast formats.

Added retries when saving forecast to database and when reading from database.

Fixes to the Fine Offset driver to eliminate spikes caused by reading from memory before the pointer had been updated (not the same thing as an unstable read).

Added driver for LaCrosse 2300 series of weather stations.

Added driver for Hideki TE923 series of weather stations.

2.5.0 10/29/13

Introduced a new architecture that makes it easier to define search list extensions. The old architecture should be 100% backwards compatible.

Added station registry service. This allows weewx to optionally "phone home" and put your station location on a map.

Added a forecast service and reporting options. The forecast service can generate Zambretti weather or XTide tide forecasts, or it can download Weather Underground or US National Weather Service weather forecasts. These data can then be displayed in reports using the Cheetah template engine. The forecast service is disabled by default.

Weewx now allows easier localization to non-English speaking locales. In particular, set the environment variable LANG to your locale, and then weewx date and number formatting will follow local conventions. There are also more labeling options in skin.conf. Details in a new section in the Customization Guide.

Added aggregate type "minmax" and "maxmin". Thank you user Gary Roderick!

New option in [StdArchive] called "loop_hilo". Setting to True will cause both LOOP and archive data to be used for high/low statistics. This is the default. Setting to False causes only archive data to be used.

When a template fails, skip only that template, not everything that the generator is processing.

Trend calculations no longer need a record at precisely (for example) 3 hours in the past. It can be within a "grace" period.

FineOffset driver now uses the 'delay' field instead of the fixed_block 'read_period' for the archive record interval when reading records from console memory.

FineOffset driver now support for multiple stations on the same USB.

FineOffset driver now reduces logging verbosity when bad magic numbers appear. Log only when the numbers are unrecognized or change. The purpose of the magic numbers is still unknown.

WMR100, Vantage, FineOffset, and WS28xx drivers now emit a null wind direction when the wind speed is zero. Same for wind gust.

For WMR9x8 stations, wind chill is now retrieved from the console rather than calculated in software. Thank you user Peter Ferencz!

For WMR9x8 stations, the first extra temperature sensor (packet code 4) now shows up as extraTemp1 (instead of outTemp). Thanks again to Peter Ferencz.

For WMR9x8 stations, packet types 2 and 3 have been separated. Only the latter is used for outside temperature, humidity, dewpoint. The former is used for "extra" sensors. Corrected the calculation for channel numbers >=3. Also, extended the number of battery codes. Thanks to Per Edström for his patience in figuring this out!

For WMR200 stations, altitude-corrected pressure is now emitted correctly.

ws28xx driver improvements, including: better thread control; better logging for debugging/diagnostics; better timing to reduce dropouts; eliminate writes to disk to reduce wear when used on flash devices. Plus, support for multiple stations on the same USB.

Fixed rain units in ws28xx driver.

The LOOP value for daily ET on Vantages was too high by a factor of 10. This has been corrected.

Fixed a bug that caused values of ET to be miscalculated when using software record generation.

Ported to Korora 19 (Fedora 19). Thanks to user zmodemguru!

Plots under 16 hours in length, now use 1 hour increments (instead of 3 hours).

No longer emits "deprecation" warning when working with some versions of the MySQLdb python driver.

Added ability to build platform-specific RPMs, e.g., one for RedHat-based distributions and one for SuSE-based distributions.

Fixed the 'stop' and 'restart' options in the SuSE rc script.

The weewx logwatch script now recognizes more log entries and errors.

2.4.0 08/03/13

The configuration utility wee_config_vantage now allows you to set DST to 'auto', 'off', or 'on'. It also lets you set either a time zone code, or a time zone offset.

The service StdTimeSync now catches startup events and syncs the clock on them. It has now been moved to the beginning of the list "service_list" in weewx.conf. Users may want to do the same with their old configuration file.

A new event, END_ARCHIVE_PERIOD has been added, signaling the end of the archive period.

The LOOP packets emitted by the driver for the Davis Vantage series now includes the max wind gust and direction seen since the beginning of the current archive period.

Changed the null value from zero (which the Davis documentation specifies) to 0x7fff for the VP2 type 'highRadiation'.

Archive record packets with date and time equal to zero or 0xff now terminate dumps.

The code that picks a filename for "summary by" reports has now been factored out into a separate function (getSummaryByFileName). This allows the logic to be changed by subclassing.

Fixed a bug that did not allow plots with aggregations less than 60 minutes across a DST boundary.

Fixed bug in the WMR100 driver that prevented UV indexes from being reported.

The driver for the LaCrosse WS-28XX weather series continues to evolve and mature. However, you should still consider it experimental.

2.3.3 06/21/13

The option week_start now works.

Updated WMR200 driver from Chris Manton.

Fixed bug that prevented queries from being run against a MySQL database.

2.3.2 06/16/13

Added support for the temperature-only sensor THWR800. Thanks to user fstuyk!

Fixed bug that prevented overriding the FTP directory in section [[FTP]] of the configuration file.

Day plots now show 24 hours instead of 27. If you want the old behavior, then change option "time_length" to 97200.

Plots shorter than 24 hours are now possible. Thanks to user Andrew Tridgell.

If one of the sections SummaryByMonth, SummaryByYear, or ToDate is missing, the report engine no longer crashes.

If you live at a high latitude and the sun never sets, the Almanac now does the right thing.

Fixed bug that caused the first day in the stats database to be left out of calculations of all-time stats.

2.3.1 04/15/13

Fixed bug that prevented Fine Offset stations from downloading archive records if the archive database had no records in it.

rsync should now work with Python 2.5 and 2.6 (not just 2.7)

2.3.0 04/10/13

Davis Vantage stations can now produce station pressures (aka, "absolute pressure"), altimeter pressures, as well as sea-level pressure. These will be put in the archive database.

Along the same line, 'altimeter' pressure is now reported to CWOP, rather than the 'barometer' pressure. If altimeter pressure is not available, no pressure is reported.

Fixed bug in CWOP upload that put spaces in the upload string if the pressure was under 1000 millibars.

A bad record archive type now causes a catch up to be abandoned, rather than program termination.

Fixed bug in trends, when showing changes in temperature. NB: this fix will not work with explicit unit conversion. I.e., $trend.outTemp.degree_C will not work.

Modified wee_config_vantage and wee_config_fousb so that the configuration file will be guessed if none is specified.

Fixed wxformulas.heatindexC to handle arguments of None type.

Fixed bug that causes Corrections to be applied twice to archive records if software record generation is used.

rsync now allows a port to be specified.

Fixed day/night transition bug.

Added gradients to the day/night transitions.

Numerous fixes to the WMR200 driver. Now has a "watchdog" thread.

All of the device drivers have now been put in their own package 'weewx.drivers' to keep them together. Many have also had name changes to make them more consistent: OLD NEW (Vantage) (Vantage) (WMR-918) (WMR9x8) (WMR-USB) (WMR100)

new (experimental) drivers: (WMR200) (WS28xx)

The interface to the device driver "loader" function has changed slightly. It now takes a second parameter, "engine". Details are in the Upgrading doc.

The FineOffsetUSB driver now supports hardware archive record generation.

When starting weewx, the FineOffsetUSB driver will now try to 'catch up' - it will read the console memory for any records that are not yet in the database.

Added illuminance-to-radiation conversion in FineOffsetUSB driver.

Added pressure calibration option to wee_config_fousb and explicit support for pressure calibration in FineOffsetUSB driver.

Fixed windchill calculation in FineOffsetUSB driver.

Fixed FineOffsetUSB driver to handle cases where the 'delay' is undefined, resulting in a TypeError that caused weewx to stop.

The FineOffsetUSB driver now uses 'max_rain_rate' (measured in cm/hr) instead of 'max_sane_rain' (measured in mm) to filter spurious rain sensor readings. This is done in the driver instead of StdQC so that a single parameter can apply to both LOOP and ARCHIVE records.

2.2.1 02/15/13

Added a function call to the Vantage driver that allows the lamp to be turned on and off. Added a corresponding option to wee_config_vantage.

Fixed bug where an undefined wind direction caused an exception when using ordinal wind directions.

2.2.0 02/14/13

Weewx can now be installed using Debian (DEB) or Redhat (RPM) packages, as well as with the old '' method. Because they install things in different places, you should stick with one method or another. Don't mix and match. Thanks to Matthew Wall for putting this together!

Added plot options line_gap_fraction and bar_gap_fraction, which control how gaps in the data are handled by the plots. Also, added more flexible control of plot colors, using a notation such as 0xBBGGRR, #RRGGBB, or the English name, such as 'yellow'. Finally, added day/night bands to the plots. All contributed by Matthew Wall. Thanks again, Matthew!

Ordinal wind directions can now be shown, just by adding the tag suffix ".ordinal_compass". For example, $current.windDir.ordinal_compass might show 'SSE' The abbreviations are set in the skin configuration file.

Fixed bug that caused rain totals to be misreported to Weather Underground when using a metric database.

Generalized the weewx machinery so it can be used for applications other than weather applications.

Got rid of option stats_types in weewx.conf and put it in bin/user/ See upgrading.html if you have a specialized stats database.

The stats database now includes an internal table of participating observation types. This allows it to be easily combined with the archive database, should you choose to do so. The table is automatically created for older stats databases.

Added rain rate calculation to FineOffsetUSB driver. Added adaptive polling option to FineOffsetUSB driver. Fixed barometric pressure calculation for FineOffsetUSB driver.

Changed the name of the utilities, so they will be easier to find in /usr/bin: -> weewxd -> wee_reports -> wee_config_database -> wee_config_vantage -> wee_config_fousb

2.1.1 01/02/13

Fixed bug that shows itself when one of the variables is 'None' when calculating a trend.

2.1.0 01/02/13

Now supports the Oregon Scientific WMR918/968 series, courtesy of user William Page. Thanks, William!!

Now supports the Fine Offset series of weather stations, thanks to user Matthew Wall. Thanks, Matthew!!

Now includes a Redhat init.d script, contributed by Mark Jenks. Thanks, Mark!!

Added rsync report type as an alternative to the existing FTP report. Another thanks to William Page!

Fill color for bar charts can now be specified separately from the outline color, resulting in much more attractive charts. Another thanks to Matthew Wall!!

Added a tag for trends. The barometer trend can now be returned as $trend.barometer. Similar syntax for other observation types. now returns the console version number if available (older consoles do not offer this).

Hardware dewpoint calculations with the WMR100 seem to be unreliable below about 20F, so these are now done in software. Thanks to user Mark Jenks for sleuthing this.

2.0.2 11/23/12

Now allows both the archive and stats data to be held in the same database.

Improved chances of weewx.Archive being reused by allowing optional table name to be specified.

2.0.1 11/05/12

Fixed problem with reconfiguring databases to a new unit system.

2.0.0 11/04/12

A big release with lots of changes. The two most important are the support of additional weather hardware, and the support of the MySQL database.

All skin configurations are backwardly compatible, but the configuration file, weewx.conf, is not. The install utility will install a fresh version, which you will then have to edit by hand.

If you have written a custom service, see the upgrade guide on how to port your service to the new architecture.

Added the ability to generate archive records in software, thus opening the door for supporting weather stations that do not have a logger.

Support for the Oregon Scientific WMR100, the cheapest weather station I could find, in order to demonstrate the above!

Added a software weather station simulator.

Introduced weedb, a database-independent Python wrapper around sqlite3 and MySQLdb, which fixes some of their flaws.

Ported everything to use weedb, and thus MySQL (as well as sqlite)

Internally, the databases can now use either Metric units, or US Customary. NB: you cannot switch systems in the middle of a database. You have to stick to one or other other. However, the utility does have a reconfigure option that allows copying the data to a new database, performing the conversion along the way. See the Customization Guide.

You can now use "mmHg" as a unit of pressure.

Added new almanac information, such as first and last quarter moons, and civil twilight.

Changed the engine architecture so it is more event driven. It now uses callbacks, making it easier to add new event types.

Added utility, for configuring the VantagePro hardware.

Added utility, for configuring the databases.

Made it easier to write custom RESTful protocols. Thanks to user Brad, for the idea and the use case!

The stats type 'squarecount' now contains the number of valid wind directions that went into calculating 'xsum' and 'ysum'. It used to be the number of valid wind speeds. Wind direction is now calculated using 'squarecount' (instead of 'count').

Simplified and reduced the memory requirements of the CRC16 calculations.

Improved test suites.

Lots of little nips and tucks here and there, mostly to reduce the coupling between different modules. In particular, now a service generally gets configured only using its section of weewx.conf.

I also worked hard at making sure that cursors, connections, files, and lots of other bits and pieces get properly closed instead of relying on garbage collection. Hopefully, this will reduce the long-term growth of memory usage.

1.14.1 07/06/12

Hardened retry strategy for the WeatherLink IP. If the port fails to open at all, or a socket error occurs, it will thrown an exception (resulting in a retry in 60 seconds). If a socket returns an incomplete result, it will continue to retry until everything has been read.

Fixed minor bug that causes the reporting thread to prematurely terminate if an exception is thrown while doing an FTP.

1.14.0 06/18/12

Added smartphone formatted mobile webpage, contributed by user Torbjörn Einarsson. If you are doing a fresh install, then these pages will be generated automatically. If you are doing an upgrade, then see the upgrade guide on how to have these webpages generated. Thanks, Tobbe!

Three changes suggested by user Charlie Spirakis: o Changed umask in to 0022; o Allow location of process ID file to be specified on the command line of weewx; o Start script allows daemon to be run as a specific user. Thanks, Charlie!

Corrected bug in humidity reports to CWOP that shows itself when the humidity is in the single digits.

Now includes software in CWOP APRS equipment field.

1.13.2 05/02/12

Now allows CWOP stations with prefix 'EW'.

Fixed bug that showed itself in the line color with plots with 3 or more lines.

Changed debug message when reaching the end of memory in the VP2 to something slightly less alarming.

1.13.1 03/25/12

Added finer control over the line plots. Can now add optional markers. The marker_type can be 'none' (the default), 'cross', 'box', 'circle', or 'x'. Also, line_type can now either be 'solid' (the default) or 'none' (for scatter plots). Same day I'll add 'dashed', but not now. :-)

Conditionally imports sqlite3. If it does not support the "with" statement, then imports pysqlite2 as sqlite3.

1.13.0 03/13/12

The binding to the SQL database to be used now happens much later when running reports. This allows more than one database to be used when running a report. Extra databases can be specified in the option list for a report. I use this to display broadband bandwidth information, which was collected by a separate program. Email me for details on how to do this. Introducing this feature changed the signature of a few functions. See the upgrade guide for details.

1.12.4 02/13/12

User Alf Høgemark found an error in the encoding of solar data for CWOP and sent me a fix. Thanks, Alf!

Now always uses "import sqlite3", resulting in using the version of pysqlite that comes with Python. This means the install instructions have been simplified.

Now doesn't choke when using the (rare) Python version of NameMapper used by Cheetah.

1.12.3 02/09/12

Added start script for FreeBSD, courtesy of user Fabian Abplanalp. Thanks, Fabian!

Added the ability to respond to a "status" query to the Debian startup script.

RESTful posts can now recover from more HTTP errors.

Station serial port can now recover from a SerialException error (usually caused when there is a process competing for the serial port).

Continue to fiddle with the retry logic when reading LOOP data.

1.12.2 01/18/12

Added check for FTP error code '521' to the list of possibilities if a directory already exists. Thanks to user Clyde!

More complete information when unable to load a module file. Thanks, Jason!

Added a few new unit types to the list of possible target units when using explicit conversion. Thanks, Antonio!

Discovered and fixed problem caused by the Davis docs giving the wrong "resend" code (should be decimal 21, not hex 21).

Improved robustness of VantagePro configuration utility.

Fixed problem where an exception gets thrown when changing VP archive interval.

Simplified some of the logic in the VP2 driver.

1.12.1 11/03/11

Now corrects for rain bucket size if it is something other than the standard 0.01 inch bucket.

1.12.0 10/29/11

Added the ability to change bucket type, rain year start, and barometer calibration data in the console using the utility Added option "--info", which queries the console and returns information about EEPROM settings. Changed so it can do hardware-specific configurations, in anticipation of supporting hardware besides the Davis series.

Reorganized the documentation.

1.11.0 10/06/11

Added support for the Davis WeatherLinkIP. Thanks, Peter Nock and Travis Pickle!

Added support for older Rev A type archive records.

Added patch from user Dan Haller that sends UV and radiation data to the WeatherUnderground if available. Thanks, Dan!

Added patch from user Marijn Vriens that allows fallback to the version of pysqlite that comes with many versions of Python. Thanks, Marijn!

Now does garbage collection after an archive record is obtained and before the main loop is restarted.

1.10.2 04/14/11

Added RA and declination for the Sun and Moon to the Daily Almanac. Equinox and solstice are now displayed in chronological order. Same with new and full moons.

Examples and now include more error checks, allow an optional 'subject' line to the sent email, and allow a comma separated list of recipients.

1.10.1 03/30/11

Substitutes US Units if a user does not specify anything (instead of exception KeyError).

Almanac uses default temperature and pressure if they are 'None'.

Prettied up web page almanac data in the case where pyephem has not been installed.

Fixed up malformed CSS script weewx.css.

1.10.0 03/29/11

Added extensive almanac information if the optional package 'pyephem' has been installed

Added a weewx "favorite icon" favicon.ico that displays in your browser toolbar.

Added a mobile formatted HTML page, courtesy of user Vince Skahan (thanks, Vince!!).

Tags can now be ended with a unit type to convert to a new unit. For example, say your pressure group ("group_pressure") has been set to show inHg. The normal tag notation of "$day.barometer.avg" will show something like "30.05 inHg". However, the tag "$day.barometer.avg.mbar" will show "1017.5 mbar".

Added special tag "exists" to test whether an observation type exists. Example "$" will return False if there is no type "foo" in the statistical database.

Added special tag "has_data" to test whether an observation type exists and has a non-zero number of data points over the aggregation period. For example, "$year.soilMoist1.has_data" will return "True" if soilMoist1 both exists in the stats database and contains some data (meaning, you have the hardware).

Y-axis plot labels (such as "°F") can now be overridden in the plot configuration section of skin.conf by using option "y_label".

Added executable module "" for running report generation only.

Added package "user", which can contain any user extensions. This package will not get overridden in the upgrade process.

Added the ability to reconfigure the main database, i.e., add or drop data types. Along the same line, statistical types can also be added or dropped. Email me for details on how to do this.

Now makes all of the LOOP and archive data available to services. This includes new keys:

LOOP data: 'extraAlarm1' 'extraAlarm2' 'extraAlarm3' 'extraAlarm4' 'extraAlarm5' 'extraAlarm6' 'extraAlarm7' 'extraAlarm8' 'forecastIcon' 'forecastRule' 'insideAlarm' 'outsideAlarm1' 'outsideAlarm2' 'rainAlarm' 'soilLeafAlarm1' 'soilLeafAlarm2' 'soilLeafAlarm3' 'soilLeafAlarm4' 'sunrise' 'sunset'

Archive data: 'forecastRule' 'highOutTemp' 'highRadiation' 'highUV' 'lowOutTemp'

Started a more formal test suite. There are now tests for the report generators. These are not included in the normal distribution, but can be retrieved from SourceForge via svn.

1.9.3 02/04/11

Now correctly decodes temperatures from LOOP packets as signed shorts (rather than unsigned).

Now does a CRC check on LOOP data.

Changed VantagePro.accumulateLoop to make it slightly more robust.

1.9.2 11/20/10

Now catches exception of type OverflowError when calculating celsius dewpoint. (Despite the documentation indicating otherwise, math.log() can still throw an OverflowError)

Fixed bug that causes crash in VantagePro.accumulateLoop() during fall DST transition in certain situations.

VP2 does not store records during the one hour fall DST transition. Improved logic in dealing with this.

Changed install so that it backs up the ./bin subdirectory, then overwrites the old one. Also, does not install the ./skins subdirectory at all if one already exists (thus preserving any user customization).

1.9.1 09/09/10

Now catches exceptions of type httplib.BadStatusLine when doing RESTful posts.

Added an extra decimal point of precision to dew point reports to the Weather Underground and PWS.

1.9.0 07/04/10

Added a new service, StdQC, that offers a rudimentary data check.

Corrected error in rain year total if rain year does not start in January.

Moved option max_drift (the max amount of clock drift to tolerate) to section [Station].

Added check for a bad storm start time.

Added checks for bad dateTime.

Simplified VantagePro module.

1.8.4 06/06/10

Fixed problem that shows itself if weewx starts up at precisely the beginning of an archive interval. Symptom is max recursion depth exceeded.

Units for UV in LOOP records corrected. Also, introduced new group for UV, group_uv_index. Thanks to user A. Burriel for this fix!

1.8.3 05/20/10

Problem with configuring archive interval found and fixed by user A. Burriel (thanks, Antonio!)

1.8.2 05/09/10

Added check to skip calibration for a type that doesn't exist in LOOP or archive records. This allows windSpeed and windGust to be calibrated separately.

1.8.1 05/01/10

Ported to Cheetah V2.4.X

1.8.0 04/28/10

Added CWOP support.

Storage of LOOP and archive data into the SQL databases is now just another service, StdArchive.

Added a calibration service, StdCalibrate, that can correct LOOP and archive data.

Average console battery voltage is now calculated from LOOP data, and saved to the archive as 'consBatteryVoltage'.

Transmitter battery status is now ORd together from LOOP data, and saved to the archive as 'txBatteryStatus'.

Added stack tracebacks for unrecoverable exceptions.

Added a wrapper to the serial port in the VantagePro code. When used in a Python "with" statement, it automatically releases the serial port if an exception happens, allowing a more orderly shutdown.

Offered some hints in the documentation on how to automount your VP2 when using a USB connection.

Corrected error in units. getTargetType() that showed itself with when the console memory was freshly cleared, then tried to graph something immediately.

1.7.0 04/15/10

Big update.

Reports now use skins for their "look or feel." Options specific to the presentation layer have been moved out of the weewx configuration file 'weewx.conf' to a skin configuration file, 'skin.conf'. Other options have remained behind.

Because the configuration file weewx.conf was split, the installation script will NOT merge your old configuration file into the new one. You will have to reedit weewx.conf to put in your customizations.

FTP is treated as just another report, albeit with an unusual generator. You can have multiple FTP sessions, each to a different server, or uploading to or from a different area.

Rewrote the FTP upload package so that it allows more than one FTP session to be active in the same local directory. This version also does fewer hits on the server, so it is significantly faster.

The configuration files weewx.conf and skin.conf now expect UTF-8 characters throughout.

The encoding for reports generated from templates can be chosen. By default, the day, week, month, and year HTML files are encoded using HTML entities; the NOAA reports encoded using 'strict ascii.' Optionally, reports can be encoded using UTF-8.

Revamped the template formatting. No longer use class ModelView. Went to a simpler system built around classes ValueHelper and UnitInfo.

Optional formatting was added to all tags in the templates. There are now optional endings: 'string': Use specified string for None value. 'formatted': No label. 'format': Format using specified string format. 'nolabel': Format using specified string format; no label. 'raw': return the underlying data with no string formatting or label.

For the index, week, month, and year template files, added conditional to not include ISS extended types (UV, radiation, ET) unless they exist.

Added an RSS feed.

Added support for

Both WeatherUnderground and PWSweather posts are now retried up to 3 times before giving up.

Now offer a section 'Extras' in the skin configuration file for including tags added by the user. As an example, the tag radar_url has been moved into here.

Data files used in reports (such as weewx.css) are copied over to the HTML directory on program startup.

Included an example of a low-battery alarm.

Rearranged distribution directory structure so that it matches the install directory structure.

Moved base temperature for heating and cooling degree days into skin.conf. They now also require a unit.

Now require unit to be specified for 'altitude'.

1.5.0 03/07/10

Added support for other units besides the U.S. Customary. Plots and HTML reports can be prepared using any arbitrary combination of units. For example, pressure could be in millibars, while everything else is in U.S. Customary.

Because the configuration file weewx.conf changed significantly, the installation script will NOT merge your old configuration file into the new one. You will have to reedit weewx.conf to put in your customizations.

Added an exception handler for exception OSError, which is typically thrown when another piece of software attempts to access the same device port. Weewx catches the exception, waits 10 seconds, then starts again from the top.

1.4.0 02/22/10

Changed the architecture of to one that uses very late binding. The SQL statements are not run until template evaluation. This reduces the amount of memory required (by about 1/2), reduces memory fragmentation, as well as greatly simplifying the code (file shed over 150 lines of non-test code). Execution time is slightly slower for NOAA file generation, slightly faster for HTML file generation, the same for image generation, although your actual results will depend on your disk speed.

Now possible to tell weewx to reread the configuration file without stopping it. Send signal HUP to the process.

Added option week_start, for specifying which day a calendar week starts on. Default is 6 (Sunday).

Fixed reporting bug when the reporting time falls on a calendar month or year boundary.

1.3.4 02/08/10

Fixed problem when plotting data where all data points are bad (None).

1.3.3 01/10/10

Fixed reporting bug that shows itself if rain year does not start in January.

1.3.2 12/26/09

LOOP data added to stats database.

1.3.1 12/22/09

Added a call to syslog.openlog() that inadvertently got left out when switching to the engine driven architecture.

1.3.0 12/21/09

Moved to a very different architecture to drive weewx. Consists of an engine, that manages a list of 'services.' At key events, each service is given a chance to participate. Services are easy to add, to allow easy customization. An example is offered of an 'alarm' service.

Checking the clock of the weather station for drift is now a service, so the option clock_check was moved from the station specific [VantagePro] section to the more general [Station] section.

Added an example service 'MyAlarm', which sends out an email should the outside temperature drop below 40 degrees.

In a similar manner, all generated files, images, and reports are the product of a report engine, which can run any number of reports. New reports are easily added.

Moved the compass rose used in progressive vector plots into the interior of the plot.

Install now deletes public_html/#upstream.last, thus forcing all files to be uploaded to the web server at the next opportunity.

1.2.0 11/22/09

Added progressive vector plots for wind data.

Improved axis scaling. The automatic axis scaling routine now does a better job for ranges less than 1.0. The user can also hardwire in min and max values, as well as specify a minimum increment, through parameter 'yscale' in section [Images] in the configuration file.

Now allows the same SQL type to be used more than once in a plot. This allows, say, instantaneous and average wind speed to be shown in the same plot.

Rain year is now parameterized in file templates/year.tmpl (instead of being hardwired in).

Now does LOOP caching by default.

When doing backfilling to the stats database, configure now creates the stats database if it doesn't already exist. now more robust to upgrading the FTP and Wunderground sections

1.1.0 11/14/09

Added the ability to cache LOOP data. This can dramatically reduce the number of writes to the stats database, reducing wear on solid-state disk stores.

Introduced module weewx.mainloop. Introduced class weewx.mainloop.MainLoop This class offers many opportunities to customize weewx through subclassing, then overriding an appropriate member function.

Refactored module weewx.wunderground so it more closely resembles the (better) logic in wunderfixer. no longer installs a daemon startup script to /etc/init.d. It must now be done by hand. now uses the 'home' value in setup.cfg to set WEEWX_ROOT in weewx.conf and in the daemon start up scripts

Now uses FTP passive mode by default.

1.0.1 11/09/09

Fixed bug that prevented backfilling the stats database after modifying the main archive.

1.0.0 10/26/09

Took the module weewx.factory back out, as it was too complicated and hard to understand.

Added support for generating NOAA monthly and yearly reports. Completely rewrote the module, to allow easy subclassing and specialization.

Completely rewrote the module. All aggregate quantities are now calculated dynamically.

Labels for HTML generation are now held separately from labels used for image generation. This allows entities such as '°' to be used for the former.

LOOP mode now requests only 200 LOOP records (instead of the old 2000). It then renews the request should it run out. This was to get around an (undocumented) limitation in the VP2 that limits the number of LOOP records that can be requested to something like 220. This was a problem when supporting VP2s that use long archive intervals.

Cut down the amount of computing that went on before the processing thread was spawned, thus allowing the main thread to get back into LOOP mode more quickly.

Added type 'rainRate' to the types decoded from a Davis archive record. For some reason it was left out.

Added retries when doing FTP uploads. It will now attempt the upload several times before giving up.

Much more extensive DEBUG analysis.

Nipped and tucked here and there, trying to simplify.

0.6.5 10/11/09

Ported to Cheetah V2.2.X. Mostly, this is making sure that all strings that cannot be converted with the 'ascii' codec are converted to Unicode first before feeding to Cheetah.

0.6.4 09/22/09

Fixed an error in the calculation of heat index.

0.6.3 08/25/09

FTP transfers now default to ACTIVE mode, but a configuration file option allows PASSIVE mode. This was necessary to support Microsoft FTP servers.

0.6.2 08/01/09

Exception handling in weewx/ used socket.error but failed to declare it. Added 'import socket' to fix.

Added more complete check for unused pages in weewx/ Now the entire record must be filled with 0xff, not just the time field. This fixes a bug where certain time stamps could look like unused records.

0.6.1 06/22/09

Fixed minor ftp bug.

0.6.0 05/20/09

Changed the file, imaging, ftping functions into objects, so they can be more easily specialized by the user.

Introduced a StationData object.

Introduced module weewx.factory that produces these things, so the user has a place to inject his/her new types.

0.5.1 05/13/09

  1. Weather Underground thread now run as daemon thread, allowing the program to exit even if it is running.

  2. WU queue now hold an instance of archive and the time to be published, rather than a record. This allows dailyrain to be published as well.

  3. WU date is now given in the format "2009-05-13+12%3A35%3A00" rather than "2009-05-13 12:35:00". Seems to be more reliable. But, maybe I'm imagining things...