Ongoing Fixes in 2.0b

Posted in Dashboard at 3:00 pm by Kamal

As people discover issues in version 2.0b, I fix them and quietly upload a new version of the widget. I don’t take the time to release a completely new version, as there would be a number of releases with very little changed. All of these changes will of course make it into the next version of the program. I hate leaving bugs in the program when I have been made aware of them, though.

This means that any issue you are having may already have been addressed and fixed in a new version that has already been uploaded. In this post, I will list the changes that have been made as a result of people’s bug finding. I will update it with new elements whenever I upload a new version so you know if the issue you are having has already been addressed and you can just download a new version. Once I have fixed what I believe to be all the bugs and also add or enhance a few features from suggestions I have received, I will release a 2.0 final version.

Here are the issues that have been taken care of as of 3:00pm EST on 17 November 2005:

  • Severe weather alerts would not disappear after they were over.
  • The widget might rotate maps (and therefore use CPU cycles) even when Dashboard was hidden
  • More detailed maps (300-mile and 100-mile) would not appear despite their being available.
  • When set to save maps, switching the detail level would just add maps to current rotation and not retrieve all maps at new detail level.

Please continue to let me know via comments or email about other issues you are having.


  1. John Driedger said,

    November 19, 2005 at 3:04 am

    once you set it on the Canadian view (in north america) it does not stick. Do anything and it goes to the Mexico view.

  2. John Driedger said,

    November 19, 2005 at 3:13 am

    okay, I see you need to hit the + to add a map, and then it sticks.