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Offline Bradley Risk

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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #125 on: December 29, 2013, 07:07:48 PM »
I've been running v14.01 for quite some time now - over a year? It's been quite stable, even on Win 8.0

As I mention in another post, I'm having trouble now that I upgraded to Win 8.1. The new v15.x might solve the problem, but I think I'll wait for some input from others before I upgrade VWS. VWS is working fine, if I don't mind the restarts every 5 minutes. I'll take the restarts over a lockup!!
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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #126 on: December 31, 2013, 06:46:29 PM »
V15 has been working ok for me on Win XP for a couple of weeks now. 8-)
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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #127 on: January 18, 2014, 06:08:29 AM »
I'm running V15.00 p01 Ive been using this version for a couple of months but it still locks up Ive changed the resource setting from low to high this hasn't helped either. :?:
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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #128 on: January 18, 2014, 06:31:21 AM »
VWS 14.01 running here ok on  windows 8.1   so you might look at what the conflict is.  Weather link is the problem even after all the update. It drops the coms when ever I click on anything and after 10 minutes it drops out also.



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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #129 on: June 27, 2014, 10:25:40 AM »
I'll hitch a ride on this thread as well.  I started using VWS about 3 months ago running it on a brand new HP desktop running Win7 64 bit.  It ran trouble free for like the first 2 months.  Then I thought I'd start uploading to various websites using VWS.  I first started with PWSweather and it was a bit of a pain to get it working but I finally did.  I then thought I give WBug a try again, it did not play well with Weatherlink or maybe Weatherlink did not play well with it so I gave up with it a long time ago.  Everything seemed to go ok but then the lockups started.  Sometimes it would go for many days or even a week but I would eventually get the (not responding) thing and I would have to restart the program.  I'm going to stop uploading to WBug first then see what happens.  Then PWS if I get no results from that.  I'll report back with any findings.

For what it's worth I've been using Weatherlink for a year now to upload to WU, CWOP and the Weatherlink Network with zero issues (well except when I tried uploading to WBug)(caused constant drops in uploading many times a day).  It's been the most reliable, stable software I've ever used with my weather station, really.  I can have drops in Charter internet and when I comes back Weatherlink always reconnects on its own.
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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #130 on: July 05, 2014, 11:14:27 PM »
I may have found my problem with VWS not responding.  I tried stopping uploads to WBug.  It still locked up.  I tried stopping uploads to PWS and it still locked up.  The last time it stopped uploading I noticed the program was still working fine locally.  The wind speeds and directions were changing just fine.  I then went to the "Internet" menu and clicked the connect button.  It was then at the program locked up and I had to shut it down and restart it.  So I thought Hmmmm is it something with the internet connection.  After looking at settings all over the computer I eventually poked around in my router software and found 2 IP addresses listed for my PC in the DHCP list.  Took a few minutes then I remember when I installed the computer, it came with wifi but I connected it wired direct to my router.  So it was connected both wireless and wired.  This never affected Weatherlink but maybe VWS is having an issue with it.  After reading many articles about using both wired and wireless at the same time with Windows 7 I was seeing repeated reports of issues.  There are ways you can make it work better but in my case I don't want wireless, just wired.  So I turned off wifi and have not had a problem since.  Knock on wood.
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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #131 on: July 06, 2014, 07:15:31 AM »
dj1111s

I hope you have found YOUR solution. Be aware, however, VWS is notorious for FTP problems. Many of us use third party software, such as FLING to handle our VWS FTPing.

FWIW

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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #132 on: July 06, 2014, 02:18:39 PM »
dj1111s

I hope you have found YOUR solution. Be aware, however, VWS is notorious for FTP problems. Many of us use third party software, such as FLING to handle our VWS FTPing.

Thanks for the advice George, I'll have to remember that when I find the time to start working on a webpage.
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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #133 on: July 17, 2014, 07:27:25 AM »
dj1111s

I hope you have found YOUR solution. Be aware, however, VWS is notorious for FTP problems. Many of us use third party software, such as FLING to handle our VWS FTPing.

FWIW

George

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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #134 on: November 26, 2014, 02:22:11 PM »
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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #135 on: June 28, 2015, 04:27:17 PM »
It's been a long time since I visited this forum, only to find out that the latest beta is over a year old.
Would it be safe to say that VWS is no longer being developed and that 15.00p3 will be the last version?

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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #136 on: June 30, 2015, 04:22:38 PM »
I was surprised to even see version 15 show up, since during an email conversation I had with Ed in 2013 he said:
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I am maintaining but offering no additional features. After years of programming and actual death threats for operational issues (multiple), it simply is not worth it.
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I am sorry, I am pretty much done with VWS
This was 2 years ago...

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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #137 on: June 30, 2015, 04:43:22 PM »
Thanks for your answer and so sad to read what Ed had to deal with.
Sadly it's the way people act these days, demanding everything and when they don't get it or not fast enough, almost anything is said.
Safely spoken from behind their computer screens, while most of them wouldn't dare to say these things when being face to face with someone.

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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #138 on: August 15, 2015, 06:29:10 PM »
Still V15-p03 :sad: :???: :sad:  EOL and still being sold.  smh ](*,)

Is there alternative software out there?
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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #139 on: December 25, 2015, 08:05:16 AM »
Seems there is some activity on VWS again: http://ambientweather.wikispaces.com/Beta+Version+Instructions
Latest BETA is 15.00p5 now, from 11 september 2015.

Since my station is slowly dying after more then 10 years of service I am thinking about buying the WMR200 (which is supported by VWS) or the WMR300 (which isn't yet supported).
Hopefully Ed can find some motivation again and people should respect his work (a bit) more.
Reporting issues isn't a problem, but please do so in a respectful way.

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Re: Latest VWS updates(beta)
« Reply #140 on: December 25, 2015, 10:10:11 AM »
I have been using Ed's program for ever . Great program and from my dealings with ED he is a smart and understanding . The world needs more people like him .  Merry Christmas everyone :)