Issues addressed in 2.0

Posted in Dashboard at 4:15 pm by Kamal

As usual, I update the latest release to fix small problems people are having. No reason to have to wait around for another release! Here I will keep a list of fixes. This list is current as of 4:15PM EST on 29 November 2005.

  • Update on activation now starts the animation
  • Selecting NOAA when all maps chosen do not exist at that source no longer freezes the widget
  • Not having “Regional Radar” selected prevents you from entering a ZIP code as it used to
  • Map display updates even when animation is stopped
  • Moving to preferences and back does not change map position
  • Refreshing maps does not make alerts disappear


  1. Ken Kling said,

    November 23, 2005 at 4:23 pm

    In version 2.0f, what does the plus sign in the bottom right corner do?

  2. Kamal said,

    November 23, 2005 at 4:53 pm

    Go down about three entries in the weblog and you will see the answer. It is part of the favorites system.

  3. Thomas Mapes Jr. said,

    November 24, 2005 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for the excellent little gizmo you have here

  4. Craig said,

    November 25, 2005 at 9:06 am

    Maps don’t auto update even though those settings are selected. After waking my computer from sleep I waited for a few mins. and still saw yesterday’s map. Didn’t get today’s maps until I clicked on Start. Also, after flipping the widget to check/change settings and clicking Done, the last map is no longer displayed, usually it’s the 2nd map in the sequence, not the last.

  5. Kamal said,

    November 25, 2005 at 3:47 pm

    Fixed both things Craig mentioned.

  6. Vince said,

    November 26, 2005 at 12:10 pm

    I love the radar in motion, I live in florida and you can imagine how much help this is during a hurricane. Thank you

  7. Don Horton said,

    November 28, 2005 at 7:35 pm

    I pick the NE 1600 radar map, press done, close the widget, open the widget, the map is not remembered. I downloaded “a” then “b” (RadarInMotion-2) and still no workie. Within a unclosed session , if I choose multiple maps it cycles between them. Not good.
    Otherwise, one of the best widgets.

  8. Kamal said,

    November 28, 2005 at 9:46 pm

    If you close the widget, i.e., hit the “x” in the upper left-hand corner and then reopen the widget, it is not supposed to remember the map. You are closing one instance of the widget and when opening it, creating an entirely new instance of the widget. If it were to reload the maps you used before, that means if you had multiple instances of Radar in Motion open, you could not have them display separate maps. Note that most widgets behave this way, World Clock and Weather included.

  9. geodude said,

    November 29, 2005 at 12:11 pm

    It is appreciated that you are doing quick, incremental updates to fix issues. However, there should be some way for us to tell exactly *what* update we have. The version number in the widget is simply 2.0. Unless we check the blog, then go back and see when we downloaded last, it’s hard to know. How about some update checking?

  10. Kamal said,

    November 29, 2005 at 4:23 pm

    Well, the updates put on the website are not meant to be full new releases. Periodically, I release a new update to reflect all changes made so everyone can be up to date. The way I see it, people will be coming here anyway if they have a problem with the widget. If the problem has already been addressed, they can simply download the new version. If not, they can then let me know about the error.

    Once there are several fixes and updated, I release a new version. Then, the widget states there is a new version on the back of it and those who want to can update update the latest version.

    The alternative to this way of releasing the widget is to not post any incremental updates between versions and just make people wait for very simple fixes. I don’t want to post a new version of every incremental update, as often times, few people are affected by the problem and I don’t want to overwhelm them with updating the widget constantly. At the same time, I don’t want to make those who are having problems wait for fixes. So it seems this is the best of both worlds.

  11. geodude said,

    November 29, 2005 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks for the explanation. I guess this widget is worth checking on daily. :-)

  12. geodude said,

    November 30, 2005 at 1:35 pm

    Update from “4:15PM EST on 29 November 2005″ fixed the disappearing alerts issue. However, I now have an tornada alert from yesterday that won’t go away.