What is Weather wallpaper?

Weather wallpaper is a program which connects to NOAA each hour to get the current weather at the specified location and creates and sets a wallpaper with the data retrieved.


If you use Debian, Ubuntu, or another distro which uses deb packages, you can download the deb (weather-wallpaper-0.2.0.deb) and simply double-click on it to launch the installer, or you can add my repository to your sources.list file, so that your distro can inform you of new releases.

If you choose for the second method, open the file /etc/apt/sources.list with your favorite editor as root and add this line:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zootropo/ubuntu hardy main
Update the list of packages writing sudo aptitude update on the terminal, and install the application by writing sudo aptitude install weather-wallpaper.

If you use Archlinux, you can find the PKGBUILD at the ArchLinux User-community Repository.

If you use Gentoo, you can find the ebuild at Gentoo's Bugzilla.

If you use other distribution, download the tar.gz: weather-wallpaper-0.2.0.tar.gz, uncompress it, and execute the command make install with root privileges.


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To start the program run Application->Accessories -> Weather wallpaper.

The program will retrieve the weather report from NOAA and create a wallpaper with the information for the default location: Getafe, Madrid, Spain. To change it to your current location, right click on the status icon and select preferences, where you can specify the ICAO Location Indicator for your city and select the unit system you want to use.

Weather wallpaper


v0.2.0 - September 3, 2007 v0.1.0 - August 20, 2007 (Initial release)


If you ever need to uninstall the application just run the command sudo aptitude purge weather-wallpaper as root if you installed it using the deb package or the repository, or execute the command make uninstall from the tar.gz file if you installed it using this method.

The configuration file, which is located at the hidden folder ~/.weather-wallpaper, will not get deleted; you will have to delete this file by yourself if you are sure that you won't need it again.

Have a question? a bug to report? a feature to propose?

You can report bugs, propose new features, and ask related questions at the project page at Launchpad.

I want to translate Weather wallpaper to my language

You can help translating the application on the translations section at the project page in Launchpad.