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If you have an Android device you can now try my Android client to connect to Oww.
Now compatible with the Hobbyboards soil moisture and leaf wetness sensors.
New command (when running "owwnogui -i"):
This is a means of providing device-specific setup. Currently two devices will accept special commands - the soil moisture / leaf wetness sensor and the WSI603A weather instrument.
For a soil moisture / leaf wetness sensor choose the device when presented with the list. You will then be asked to select a channel and the channel sensor type.
For a WSI603A you are asked for the LED mode, level and threshold values (when required). This lets you turn off the LEDs from Oww.
Following reports of success with
owwnogui on the Raspberry Pi
I thought I'd have a go myself.
There were no major problems, except that for the full gui version Oww expects Gtk 2.24,
whereas currently the Debian Squeeze distribution provides 2.20.
If you edit
oww.ui with an editor such as nano to downgrade the version
requirement it will work, albeit with a couple of warnings.
I had to add the pi user to the dialout group.
Besides a few other typical library dependcies (e.g.
I found I needed to add some X11 fonts for it to look right. Here is a screen grab:
UV sensors now saved to / read from the devices file.
A few versions back I added support for the TAI8560, but just as a general ADC. I have now added support for thermocouple readout. See the calibration page for information on thermocouple settings.
I have also renamed and altered the units for the ADC function.
Owwl protocol now handles the new data types.
I have changed the mechanism for generating the GTK user interface.
The glade file (which is xml) is now distributed with oww, and is read-in at start up to construct the GUI. If you like you can mess around with the file using glade3.
This version fixes a bug in uploads to Weunderground &c, introduced with 0.85.0.
Oww can now read UVI from the UVI2-R1-A sensor.
Also I have made an improvement to T reading from the AAG WSI603 weather station. Please let me know how well this works for you.
I just received a BeagleBone (for a project at work):
Naturally I had a go with Oww. After installing a few developer packages (using the opkg system - much like ipkg on Optware) building owwnogui natively on the BeagleBone was quite straight-forward. The kernel driver for the AAG TAI603B was already installed, so no problem. Even a DS9490R works.
Just thought I'd share this news, as the BeagleBoard makes a neat little embedded computer. Its abilities go way beyond running a little thing like Oww of course.
This version adds upload capability for the UK Met Office WOW format. Please see the WOW home page for registering your station.
New setup/setupNG lines will look like this:
httpwow http://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/automaticreading httpwowid [Your ID] httpwowpin [Your PIN] httpwowon 1
N.B. Corrected 2011-11-23
This will upload to WOW on each log update.
I have also changed the number formatting for uploads.
This release addresses a problem with USB and 32-bit architectures. The previous bug fix for time-keeping had the unfortunate side-effect of stopping USB operations waiting long enough to complete.
There is still an issue with libusb on Optware, as a patch for digitemp has made it imcopatible with Oww. Please use libusb - 0.1.12-1
This is a bug-fix release. Please update to this version as 1-wire performance can be pretty ropey with the previous version on some set-ups.
There are several updates in this release:
Thanks for user contributions.
Please report any issues.
The Silicon Labs CP2101 USB-to-serial adaptor used in the WSI603B is not well-supported under Linux. The un-patched kernel driver doesn't seem to work. You can try this patch from Paul Erkkila which he has kindly allowed me to post here.
This has a couple of bug fixes, including sending the correct user name and password for Ham Weather uploads. Statistics reset is a bit more sensible for 1-shot operation now.
The main changes affect cwop, swapping two of the rain statistics.
A change to the statistics reset scheme should help 1-shot operation.
I've fed the latest changes into the RISC OS version, but note that I don't recommend using the WUnderground fast update on RISC OS, as there is a memory leak using the http fetcher module.
ds2490sampin the devices file.
httpwundonmay now take a value of
2, in which case rapid updates will be sent to wunderground, transmitting data after every update.
Many thanks to Petr for giving us the Czech translation.
With this release I've included a zip of the source and
for the RISC OS version.
Java Oww Client, for MIDP 2 mobile phones. See the Miscellaneous page for more information.
Bug fix release:
This corrects a problem with libusb 0.1.10a.
Oww should now work with 64-bit systems.
Added support for DS1923 hygrochron.
Note that since it is, in principal, possible to destroy
the hygrochron from software, I have added to the disclaimer
README file as follows:
In particular I make no guarantee that the software will not cause damage to your 1-wire devices. For example, users should note that according to the data sheet of the DS1923 "hygrochron", it is in principal possible to put the device into a locked-up state by incorrect software commands, effectively destroying it. Whilst I aim not to introduce any such faults, I cannot give any guarantee that this, or similar problems, will not occur.
I have also fixed a potentially serious bug (Unix version only) to do with timing, that may have had consequences for the reliability of readout from some sensor classes.
I have added a page about making plots with rrdtool. There is a new package on Sourceforge containing scripts for this.
Bug fix release:
Timing changes to facilitate use with USB-serial adaptors and Eclo 1-wire USB adaptor
The NSLU2 Linux project has produced improved Flash ROM images for the Linksys NSLU2 (< £60 from Amazon). This Linux-based device is now able to run a whole range of applications, downloaded from a big on-line feed. I've now got Oww cross-compiling, so it is on that feed.
Once you have obtained your "Slug" (pet name for the NSLU2), your first step is to go "unslung". Be sure to follow the instructions very carefully, or your Slug may become a "brick"!
Once you are logged in to your new toy as
root, you may install extra packages
ipkg command. To get Oww (
owwnogui actually) all you need do is:
ipkg install oww
You can read more about the Slug on my hardware page.
Changes / additions to interactive mode:
save stats, and
wipe (vane IDs).
Various bug fixes - see ChangeLog
Extra rain reset options added. Besides manual or daily rain reset, you may now choose weekly or monthly. This is set in the setup dialogue, or by the "raindaily" line in your setup file:
You may set the day/date for weekly/monthly resets with the "rainday"/"raindate" setup entries, respectively. You may also adjust the hour of the reset with "rainhour".
Two new translations have been added:
There were lots of internal changes. I've actually reduced the size of the oww executable by a few percent.
A "mozilla" option has been added for Map pages. Firefox picks this up too, if you have it running.
Owwnogui now reports the source of both its setup and devices files.
A few other bugs were fixed.
Added support for LCD displays.
Later type wind vane now re-tried on error.
Logging of data from a remote Oww server should now work, as should daemon mode.
Changed default update interval to 10s.
Added some new units: m/s, knots, kPa
Powered thermometers are now read more quickly.
GPC "events" (an increment in count between "gust" updates) are now counted. See the parser documentation.
Internationalization support was updated, with a translation to Norwegian bokmål.
Many thanks to Steinar Midtskogen for these last two items.
Unix - Fixed bug in error reporting. This was causing various extraneous errors to be produced.
RISC OS - Fixed solar thermiic broadcast scaling (now value/10)
Replaced code derived from Dalsemi v.2 OWPD (mlan) with code derived from Dalsemi v.3 OWPD (ownet).
This means that (on Linux systems - still having trouble on BSD - this is very unlikely ever to be supported on RISC OS) Oww can now use the DS9490 USB 1-wire adaptor. To select this enter "USB" in the device field of the "devices" dialogue. N.B. do not suffix it with e.g. /dev - it's just "USB".
DS2438 may now be set as a Thermometer.
Numbers of devices (max values) may be set at build time
[RISCOS users - ask me to build a
!RunImage with the settings you
need, or I can provide the source.]
Added devices setup option "
autoalloc", which sets whether or not
auto-allocation of devices found on the 1-wire net is enabled.
autoalloc 1" is the dafault (enabled). If you have devices on
hub branches, make sure the branch devices are saved in the devices
file, as Oww will not explore the branches with
Added units to solar values (W/m2) - but it's up to the user to arrange the calibration! Also set fixed (0) precision.
Gtk version now has a main window display for the primary solar sensor.
Added setup option "
smax" to set the maximum level for the solar
main window display.
Fixed gust readings. Note that the unit for
gusttime (in the setup file)
is centi-seconds. So the 3-second default is 300. Oww imposes a lower limit
of 50 cs, as shorter times will cause problems with quantization errors.
Fixed setup dialogue problem with toggle buttons. (Initial setup settings were double-toggling)
RISC OS - Thermiic broadcast - removed wind direction, and scaled solar readings down by a factor of 10. The order is now (up to a maximum of 8 channels in total):
A problem with some scrambled settings in the setup dialogue was fixed.
This is the first Unix release of Oww based on Gtk+ 2. Also, it is no longer using libglade. If you have a recent distribution it will most likely include Gtk+ 2. If you are using Gnome 2 you will certainly have it. You can make sure by running:
pkg-config gtk+-2.0 --modversion
Fixed rainrate log output
Fixed problem with owwnogui interactive mode. This is now built by default. To disable it, use:
To run owwnogui in interactive mode use:
Added support for DS2438-based solar sensors (i.e. current monitor).
Added support for Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP). See the page in the documents section.
Minor update to rain reset function.
Minor update to logging - should be more regular.
Changed messages from errors to warnings for TAI-8570.
Updated Web site URL.
This version brings support for the AAG TAI-8570 barometer. These may be mixed with DS2438-based barometers if required, up to a total of 8.
Note that the TAI-8570 contains two DS2406 1-wire switch devices. These are used to bit-bang the 3-wire serial port of the pressure sensor AAG have used One is used to send command sequences, and the other to read back the results. Because bit-banging is not very fast, you may experience reduced responsiveness from Oww whilst it reads the barometer.
It is important that the correct assignment is made for each device. For the first barometer, the device names are "Barometer 1" and "TAI8570 writer 1". Oww may not get the assignment right by itself, so you should check the label on the back of the barometer, which gives the IDs. Note, however, that AAG list them in the opposite byte order to Oww.
The pressure sensor is factory-calibrated. Calibration values are read out on start-up. This means that the four barometer calibration values stored with the devices setup are redundant for the TAI-8570, with the exception of the barometer slope. This is still used, so that station pressure can be rescaled to equivalent sea-level pressure. At sea level, set the slope to 1. At higher altitudes you will need to set it slightly higher than 1.
There is no excact formula for calculating this factor, because all the models have to make assumptions about how pressure and temperature vary with altitude. However, an often-quoted fit to empirical data is the following power law:
P0 = P * (1 - h/44329m)^-5.255876or
P0 = P * (1 - h/145442 ft)^-5.255876
So, for my location in Caerphilly, Wales, at 150 m, my correction factor is:
(1 - 150/44329)^-5.255876 = 0.9966 ^ -5.255876 = 1.01797
A few of these, including GPC delta logging.
I made some changes to DS2438 (RH / BP) readout, that might help reliability on (slower) RISC OS machines.
Error reporting now controlled by three setup variables:
the file name for error logging
the level of messages sent to the debug file
the level of messages displayed on-screen
The levels used in debuglevel and messagelevel are as follows:
These options may also be set from a new section in the setup dialogue.
[RISC OS] Errors (as opposed to warnings) alert the user with a standard wimp error box. This halts the program, pending user action. For unattended operation, you might like to switch off all messages, and set a debug file.
Please ignore any references to TAI-8570 devices. This is a work in progress.
[Unix] owwnogui users might like to try out:
This is not finished, but will let you change setup values
and perform a search, from within
Dodgy temperature readings from DS2438 (humidity and BP) will invalidate the reading and restart after one retry. A short delay between DS2438 operations was added to improve reliability.
Anemometer readings are now taken between updates (the default is every
3 seconds), so that meaningful "gust" values may be recorded when the update
interval is long (either because you wanted it long, or because you have very
many thermometers). The interval is controled by the "
gusttime" setup entry (given in centi-seconds).
A small mistake that would upset BSD builds was located and fixed.
I had forgotten one more small change needed to stop the log resets.
New (faster) DS2480 parameters weren't working very well on my "real world" setup. Rather than just go back to the original values, I've added two new entries in the devices file. These are:
Entry Description Default ds2480samp Data sample offset: 3-10us (integer) 10 ds2480write Write 1 low time: 5-15us (integer) 12
The current Dallas example source uses values of 8 and 12, respectively, which you might like to try.
Station restarts were causing a reset of log statistics. Now they shouldn't.
Fixed bug in windchill (new WCT) calculation.
Introduced sultriness heat index / humidex.
Revised dew point calculation (different constants for T < 0 since vapour pressure over ice is lower than over water)
Log time snap (e.g. 300-s interval with snap -> 00:00, 00:05..., not 00:01, 00:06...). Also the timing of log lines was revised, to make it more regular.
Setup gui elements for log time snap, WC type and HI type.
Bug fix release:
[RISC OS] Added alternative sprites file (thanks to Mark
J.) as separate download. Use as-is with altres resource file, or merge with
Lot's of work on this one - mostly bug fixes.
Here's the entry from the NEWS file:
Fixed various potential buffer over-runs.
Added choice of wind chill formulae.
This is specified by "wctype" in the setup file:
- Steadman - as used by UK Met Office and elsewhere
- NWS 1992b - the USA / Canada "Old" wind chill
- New WCT - the new USA / Canada standard
Added barometer temperature sensing. New parseout tokens: tb, tbc, and tbf. Actually this probably isn't very useful! In an enclosed box with two voltage regulators, the temperature comes up to the high 20s, even up in my cold loft.
Changed default calibration values to suit barometer delivered with normal calibration settings:
i.e. 1.25 V => 950 mB, 8.25 V => 1050 mB.
(This gives a slope of 14.29 V/mB and offset 932 mB.)
Logging from remote server now works.
Serving data from remote sources to Oww clients now works.
Reconnect timing to remote servers now more sensible.
Confusion over which sensors you have, switching between local and remote, fixed.
Fixed Tmin / Tmax problem (Arne output)
Long http data were being curtailed. This broke long Dallas station listings, so I removed it. I've been trying to make device reading generally more robust, especially for devices behind a "hub".
Ocassionally temperature readings have been corrupted, causing "nan" (not a number) to appear in logs / upload URLs. These should now be trapped, and output debug level 0 warnings.
UNIX / Cygwin - Added "uninstall" target
UNIX / Cygwin - Procedure for building owwnogui alone changed:
i.e. you no longer have to cd to src and execute "make owwnogui"
On Cygwin / BSD you will still need --disable-seriallock
UNIX / Cygwin - Improved search for libghttp:
/opt/gnomeare now checked for libghttp
configure will complain if it doesn't find it! You may also use:
--with-libghttp=DIRto override the search with your known location (
--without-libghttpto disable the search
I also had to update oww_client (0.3.1) to display the new Tb values.
Simon Atkin has very kindly sent me a free barometer module. I've got this installed in my loft. You can follow the pressure plots on WUnderground.
|This is a new program based around Owwl my Oww Library. Owwl provides a programmer's interface to the protocol used by Oww to transmit data through TCP or Unix sockets. Oww Client uses the protocol to receive weather data from one or more Oww servers.|
[RISC OS] Vane ring colouring setup is now
rrggbb rather than
Fixed bug in server, mainly affecting unix sockets (invalid argument to
Bug fix (hopefully) for buffer over-run in messages code. Wunderground has been acting up, and possibly very long return messages have caused Oww to crash.
Added setup variable
rainbackreset (defaults to '1' - on). With this on, in the event that the rain gauge
reads less than the previous reset value (i.e. the rain gauge has gone
backwards!) it will be reset again, straight away. This might be usefull if the
rain gauge has no battery backup.
Setup / Devices lines may now be arbitrarily long. This is to allow arbitrarily long lines for certain setup entries:
txtform logform postupdate postlog httpprecom httppostcom
Dodgy readings from any DS2438 devices (reset during read) will now result in retries.
Another error message was down-graded to a warning.
0.68.2 didn't see the light of day, because I thought of a better way to do the wind vane ADC. See the News file for details.
Everything else is as for 0.68.2:
Thermometers may now be DS1820, DS18S20, DS18B20 or DS1822 parts.
[RISC OS] Changed some AltRes icons for better fit.
Various error messages down-graded to warnings.
errorlog setup entry. This can declare a file name for logging errors.
debugfile is used, all error messages go there. But when
debugfile is not set, errors and warnings are logged to "errorlog".
Hot on the heels of yesterday's version, this new RISC OS-only release prints the text in the auxillairy window using the desktop font, so long as you have a Window Manager version of 3.22 or later. 0.68.1 is still available from the download area in case I messed up.
I've also down-graded http upload timeout to a debug-only message. I've been getting this error a lot from my Wunderground uploads. I suppose their server is sometimes a bit slow to respond.
There was a bug in the data reading code that could have caused crashes for people with a barometer but without any GPCs. This has been fixed.
The RISC OS aux window has been completely re-worked. Hopefully the new version will not suck up memory. This has meant abandoning the scrolllist toolbox gadget, and falling back on VDU 5 graphics.
Added setup line for vane dispersion ring palette:
ringcol colour_0 colour_1 ... colour_15
This defines the 16 colours used, from 0 readings at a given direction,
to 15 readings. The colours are in hexadecimal form,
RRGGBB. For example,
ffffff for white, 0 for black,
880000 for a dark red, &c.
The default Dallas upload URL was updated to use their new host IP of 220.127.116.11
The URL for maps is now read from a setup string - mapurl This define C
printf-style format string, and must include two "
%f" entries. The first of these is replaced with the station latitude, and
the second the station longitude. The default entry points to mapquest.
This patch fixes a memory leak.
I missed out the auxilliary window menu entry from the alternative Res files. New version (0.68.0a) and a patch (Res files only) uploaded.
This version introduces a new window the Auxilliary WIndow. This shows all of Oww's readouts, updated at the same time as the main window.
|Unix version||RISC OS version|
|With a Dallas unit on my TV mast and ADSL finally installed, I've got Oww uploading data to the Weather Underground.|
Commented out some development code that might cause
Linux and RISC OS versions with the new wind vane display are now on the site.
See my thoughts on an addition to the wind vane display.
This has been well received on the interest group. I have made good progress adding it to both the Linux and RISC OS versions of Oww. Currently I have chosen to use a white-to-black colour scheme.
Fixes Linux build without libghttp (of course Web upload / download won't work without this library).
Updated parser and setup documentation.
Another go at fixing port release for text server. Got it this time!(?)
Minor tidy up to forgo compiler warnings.
Setup dialogue rain reset enabled when only GPCs available.
Fixed swapped labels on RH sensor calibration.
This is yet another server function, activated by a non-zero value of txttcpport (tcp/ip) or a non-null string for txtname (unix socket - not RISC OS) in your setup file. You may then make a connexion to the listening socket, e.g. telnet to txttcpport (default 8891) on the server and you will receive each data update in a textual form. The format of the line is set by a new parser format string - txtform. You can change this just as you would the log format string. Just disconnect the session when you're done.
Client / server connexions now get an immediate update on initial connexion.
Weather Station Installed
Finally I got a weather station aloft! So far it's just a Dallas WS and rain gauge. RH sensor to follow.
I'm wondering how often I'll have to get that ladder out again, with this being quite a moist area (Wales). For the moment I'm connecting my cables using RJ11s, as intended. Perhaps I'll hard-wire the connexions later, or add a terminal block.
Under the eaves looks a nice place to put an RH sensor. I'm pondering on whether or not to use a fan to drag air over it.
I'm expecting to get an always-on ADSL connexion sometime soon, when I will be able to leave Oww uploading to Wunderground.
Oww is running on a silent A7000+ computer, sat in my network cupboard. Data are logged to RAM disk, with the hard disk spun up a couple of times a day for permanent storage.
These work much the same way as a rain gauge, except they lack some of the stats functions. You can allocate a counter as a "GP [general purpose] counter" from the devices dialogue. You can set a calibration value to scale the counts to whatever is meaningful. There is no on-screen output at present. Data may be output to log files, &c, using the following parser tokens:
calibrated count value (since "rain" reset)
change in calibrated count since last update
monotonic count (integer) - no reset
calibrated counts per hour
You must follow the token with the counter number (1-8). For example, you could add the following to your logform definition in setup:
$gpc1$, $gpcdelta1$, $gpcrate1$, $gpcmono1$
Added a token to parser for MySQL times (you could build the time format yourself, but this makes it easier):
Nearly a fortnight after moving house we've still got mountains of boxes strewn about. But I've got the computers back together now, and should resume Oww developement any day. And now we're getting ADSL, so I can play some more at higher speed.
I was somewhat gob-smacked by the number of downloads of 0.67.7 last month 126 in all!
Added client for Dallas weather servlet. To use this, first click List in the setup window. This will request a list of stations from the Dallas server. Once the list is returned you may choose a station from the popup menu, select Dallas as the source, and click "update".
The title of the main window now reflects the source of the readings.
A Map menu entry has been added. This will request a MapBlast page showing the station's location.
With this release I added client support for Arne's format, sent from WServer. This means you can watch data logged by WServer under Windows, using Oww on Linux or RISC OS. Note that although Oww can also serve clients using Arne's format, it's better to use Oww's own format, because more information is transferred.
There were also some bug fixes with this release, including proper closing of TCP/IP sockets.
Added server for LOCAL (aka UNIX) connexions. This uses the same protocol (the same code mostly) as for TCP/IP connexions, but the data flow is kept off the network. So, you may turn off the network port if you are concerned about security, i.e. have this setup line:
The default setup line for the LOCAL port is:
So to connect to a local server set the data source as oww and the address as "/tmp/oww_trx_un". Any time the client code reads a '/' at the begining of the host name it connects with a LOCAL socket instead of TCP/IP.
Sadly this option is not available with RISC OS
Added entries in the devices dialogue to change device calibration values.
Added user interface for calibration values, in the devices dialogue.
Where no units are given for slope values, they are dimensionless scaling factors, e.g. for wind speed. Offset (y intercept) values always have a unit.
Barometric pressure now displayed on the main window (had to move some things around). Added setup option for mBar or inches of mercury.
Devices file now holds slope and offset values for some sensors - thermometers, RH, raing gauge and barometers. Units for barometers are mBar per Volt (slope) and mBar (offset).
New parser commands are:
[Linux] Added daemon mode. Owwnogui can now detach itself from its parent process and become a "daemon" process. This way it will keep going when you close your terminal. In this mode error reports will be sent to the system log (syslogd) and the console.
Added long versions of command line arguments:
Usage: owwnogui [options] Options: -s | --setup setup_file -S | --stats stats_file -D | --devices devices_file -d | --daemon
In one-shot mode (i.e. interval 0) owwnogui will wait for http exchange to complete before exiting. Set httptime 0 for this to work.
Changed command line option passing. Now using simple parser (shame popt hasn't been ported to RISC OS!).
OwwNoGui [-s setup_file] [-S stats_file] [-D devices_file]
Changed behaviour after repeated 85C temperature errors. Oww will now execute a restart, causing a reset of all bus devices.
Fixed a bug in Oww data exchange (T < 0C [32F] were coming out crazy).
[Linux / BSD / Cygwin] New build options.
My locking function for the serial port appears to fail on BSD and Cygwin (anyone know how I should do it?). So, to turn it off you can use:
Users may like to experiment with how many goes at T conversion Oww tries, on 85C failure condition. You can set this with:
where N is the number of tries to make
Added Oww client / server data protocol.
If setup variable owwtcpport is set non-zero Oww will listen on this port (subject to restrictions on port numbers if you are running without super user privileges on Linux) for connexion requests from clients. Then, each time weather data are read from the weather station hardware, data will be sent to each client.
For a client to use this protocol it must have "Oww" selected as its data source, rather than "Local". In the setup file this corresponds to "datasource 2" rather than "datasource 1". You must specify the host name and port number also.
Note that when running as a client, Oww's update interval is determined by the server.
Adding client support for Arne Henriksen's format and Dallas Web download is on the "to do" list.
Note that if you are using separate server and clients on one machine you will need to run each with a different setup file. Typically, on Linux at least, you would run owwnogui as the server. Therefore, owwnogui now looks for a different setup file (SetupNG on RISC OS, PACKAGE_DATA_DIR/setupNG or ./.oww_setupNG on Linux). If this file is not found, owwnogui reverts to the standard setup file name. To simplify the setup process, the Setup dialogue now has a "SaveNG" action button, to save the current setup to this location. Having saved the setup for owwnogui, you can then go back to your client setup, and save that with the normal "Save" button. Note that owwnogui won't pick this up if it is already running - you will have to start it again.
Host name lookup is performed by the gethostbyname function, which blocks (halts execution) whilst it performs the lookup. Therefore, unless you have a local dns, you should add host names to your "hosts" file, or use numeric IPs if possible; otherwise you might notice pauses in execution.
Now including time.h in wstypes.h and process.c - this is to allow building on FreeBSD.
Really only of interest to RISC OS users with no TCP/IP stack configured, this version gives up on failed socket calls, rather than giving repeated errors.
This version brings support for the DS2409-based hub. This device uses the micro-lan couplers to add branches to a 1-wire trunk network, improving reliability, and providing for external powering. A hub design has been described by Simon Atkin at www.simat.enta.net
Since this has required several updates to core functions please treat this release as alpha quality. The previous version is still available from the download page. Please report success or failure to me.
This release fixes a couple of bugs in the RISC OS version only. These were to do with the setup dialogue, which was confusing values on saving.
More bug fixes (nogui version cpu usage, Dallas upload time)
Fixed problems with CPU usage.
You can now run without a weather station - e.g. thermometers only.
Moved serial device selection from setup window to devices window.
Added support for DS2450 wind vane.
Fixed bug with time sent on Dallas upload
Thanks to the very kind donation, by Eric Laird, of a humidity sensor kit, I have been able to add RH support to Oww. You may use up to eight sensors, and data from the first are displayed in the main window. Other values may be written to logs, &c, using new parser tokens for RH and dew point.
Sylvan Butler firstname.lastname@example.org has contributed some patches to allow the nogui version of Oww to be compiled for MS Windows (win32). Here is what Sylvan says:
This is a Win32 build of the no-gui version of OWW. It does data collection and will work with Arne's client from http://weather.henriksens.net/
Now, if somebody will work on the GUI... :)
This was compiled with the free MinGW32 compiler from http://www.mingw.org/ and maybe additional utilities from http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/
It is compiled to use COM2 by default. If your DS2480 is on a different com port, specify that in your setup file like this example:driver com3
It is recommended that you compile Oww yourself, but in case you prefer not to Sylvan has provided a binary.
I have fixed a few bugs:
I have added data broadcasting by UDP (the RISC OS version already
had broadcasting by WIMP messages). This is in the format used by
Arne Henriksen. This
means that you may use his client to view Oww updates on a computer
running MS Windows. Enter
arneport 0 in the setup file if you want to turn this off.
In response to a request on the weather station mailing list I have added the option to upload weather data to www.hamweather.net, as well as The Weather Underground and Dallas.
Wind chill data are now available through the parser. The parser tokens
Please note that there have been some changes to the setup file, and a new stats file has been introduced. From the setup dialogue, click the rain gauge / stats reset button and the save button. There should then be no complaints the next time Oww is run.
This version has support for up to eight DS1820 (or DS18S20)
thermometers. From the devices dialogue you should be able to find the
extra sensors using the Search function. Assign them to thermometer
numbers 1 8 as you see fit. Note that still only Thermometer 1 is
displayed in the main window. All eight channels are available as
$tf8$) in output streams (log files, command lines or [RISC OS]
ThermIIC messages); you will need to edit the
setup entries appropriately.
A recent change to Oww is the new parser, which generates log lines and commands to pass to the shell (command line) from setup strings. This gives you the flexibility to:
postlog rrdtool update weather.rrd $unixtime$:$rainmono$:$tc1$:$wspkph$:$wdrdeg$
Please note that some setup entries have changed. So save out a fresh setup file and re-enter any local modifications.
owwnoguiis now part of the standard build
libghttpdetection improved (and Oww will compile without it, with Web upload disabled)
Another Makefile mistake in the Linux version. This time it was
src/Makefile.nogui missing refs to
devices.o, a new file for 0.62. This is the only change since 0.62.1. Thanks
Found a crucial line was missing from the top-level
Makefile.am which meant the directory for resources was not created automatically.
Duhh! This is the only change since 0.62.0
Updated Devices dialogue
With a view to adding more devices, I have developed an improved Devices dialogue. A scan of the 1-wire bus generates a list of Weather Station devices. These are automatically assigned to their various functions. These allocations may then be changed by the user, according to a list of possible allocations for each type of device. Thus, in the example, you might reassign the counter currently allocated to the rain gauge to use as the anemometer. The anemometer counter will then become the rain gauge. If your scan of ROM IDs for the wind vane went wrong, you may reassign each ID to get them in the right order. In the future this will also permit the assignment of multiple temperature sensors, &c.
From version 0.61 Oww provides for weather data upload to both the Dallas Semiconductor weather servlet and the personal weather station project at The Weather Underground.
Please report any problems with this new feature to me.
Please note that there have been several changes to the setup file.
I'd like to compile a list of users contributing data to either server, so that I can provide a table here to link to your results. If you'd like to be included please contact me with your particulars.
|You can keep track of my uploads from here. But beware these data are just from bench tests for now. It's not really this warm outdoors in Macclesfield at this time of the year!|
An offshoot of my work on Weather Underground upload is that I now calculate the rainfall rate. I wanted to see how this would look, so I ran some tests with a coffee filter funnel.
New (interim) release for Linux, 0.60.3dev, fixes bugs with logging-related setup values.
Many thanks to the user who spotted the problem with Fahrenheit
conversion. The problem was with
src/convert.c you can download the patched
version 0.60.2, or just that source file. Note that is affects the RISC OS
Many thanks to the user who found the problem creating setup and devices
files in the shared area (/usr/
) written to by
root. The problem was with
src/choices_linux.c you can download the patched
version 0.60.1 (replaced by 0.60.2), or just that source file. This also
changes the default names for setup and devices files (to
.oww_devices) when saved by a user to their current working directory.
Oww is now available for Linux as well as RISC OS. I have duplicated the RISC OS Toolbox user interface using GTK (the GIMP tool kit). Because I had to do a lot of reworking of Oww to this end, 0.60 must be considered a development version, until a few people have tried it successfully. I will leave 0.51 (RISC OS only) in the downloads area, in case there are any problems.
Further online Oww documentation is now available:
Revised raingauge calibration instructions US fluid ounces are bigger than ours! (So US pints aren't quite so small). That'll teach me not to make assumptions about English measures!
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