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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 03:10:16 PM »
Whoa....that is a change. Bye Steve, enjoy retirement. Thank you for all your work. And thank you for making Cumulus MX source available.  Hopefully someone will pick it up and keep the ball going. You didn't say why you wouldn't or couldn't make Cumulus 1 source available, I'd be curious to know why.

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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 04:54:55 PM »
Well that sucks.  I'm hoping someone can take the source code and do something with it.

I had switched from VWS to Cumulus right before he went to retirement.  If Cumulus totally goes away, I'll have to switch to WD.  WD is more complicated than I need.  But if that is all that's out there...
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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 05:10:28 PM »
Just no updates for new stuff that may come out, it's been like that for several years with non MX anyway.
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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 07:12:59 PM »
Steve is retiring after 15 years, and I wish him all the best!

We're going to try and preserve what we can of his software, forum and wiki .. more on that later.
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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018, 07:18:57 PM »
Hopefully it will go open source and get on Github etc.
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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2018, 12:25:06 AM »
Still using 1.9.4 and still very satisfied! Thanks Steve!  :grin:
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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2018, 08:51:00 AM »
Steve is retiring after 15 years, and I wish him all the best!

We're going to try and preserve what we can of his software, forum and wiki .. more on that later.
YES!!!!   =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2018, 08:52:33 AM »
Still using 1.9.4 and still very satisfied! Thanks Steve!  :grin:
1.9.4-b1079 here.   :grin:

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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2018, 08:55:08 AM »
Steve is a good guy.  I hope he enjoys retirement as we all should when we are ready.

I hope he releases the code for Cumulus MX, and maybe a programmer can add AmbientWeather.net data API to it.

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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2018, 08:56:38 AM »
I certainly can't hold anything against Steve for retiring...congratulations to him!!!

A good (and smart!) guy!!!!

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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2018, 09:39:34 AM »
I just went over to Sandaysoft and poked around the forum a little, saw some familiar names...it still amazes me at the sheer volume of information on that website...some very good information, too!!!!  The caliber of the forum's members....of the highest!!!  I'm probably nearing the end of my tinkering with weather software (nothing ominous, just getting a little older) but I hope that that info can be saved for folks coming behind us.  It'd be a shame for it not to be available.

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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2018, 11:33:38 AM »
I'm transferring some of the MX info to the Wiki, so if that can preserved not everything about MX will be lost.

Thought... How good is the Wayback Machines archive of the forum?
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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2018, 12:43:04 PM »
The Internet Archive (Wayback Machine) is hit-or-miss recording forum postings (in my experience).  Great that you are Wiki-izing the MX info.

Steve responded to me that he's working with somebody to assume hosting of the Wiki/Forum already, but will keep me in mind if that doesn't come to fruition.
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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2018, 01:32:06 AM »

Steve responded to me that he's working with somebody to assume hosting of the Wiki/Forum already, but will keep me in mind if that doesn't come to fruition.
Fingers crossed that something can be worked out. I also hope someone who programs can keep developing with the MX source code.

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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2018, 11:44:03 AM »
I just went over to Sandaysoft and poked around the forum a little, saw some familiar names...it still amazes me at the sheer volume of information on that website...some very good information, too!!!!  The caliber of the forum's members....of the highest!!!

Intheswamp I think your post just sums up how I always found that forum , a lot of constructive feedback, ideas, solutions and I certainly myself found it the place to always discuss constructively and implement ideas and thoughts. its a great loss to the community and hope it re-appears in the very near future.

Whilst Cumulus never went through radical changes in recent times and or supported the newer crop of hardware , but it remained stable and easy to design for simply it never went through continuous changes and that old scenario fix one thing break another..

Lets not forget Steve kept it free only cost was your time ..

if and who ever takes it over I hope they maintain the high standard and not bow to masses..



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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2018, 12:47:18 PM »
I do appreciate the Cumulus software and even though it was free, apparently I was one of the few that actually donated over the years according what I gathered from Steve's post.

I was upset when he announced it was no longer supported, right then I should have stopped using instead I continued now going on 5 years of weather data stored using the desktop Cumulus format at my new location.

I would really like to see the code 1.9.4 continued or released to open source for others at least for any new hardware Davis Instruments might put out. If not I'm stuck never updating should the Davis equipment be incompatible because my personal website relies on the current Cumulus.
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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2018, 03:38:01 PM »
Howdy Randy.  Yeah, I shareware/donationware has always had a rough go of it.  I've tried to send Steve enough for a biscuit and coke.  The last time I sent some he responded he was in an area (there road trip) that it would buy him and his wife dinner and a bottle of wine!!!! <grin>  Let's just say I don't think that wine was of wine-snob quality. :lol:  But, he appreciated it. ;)

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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2018, 12:58:09 AM »
Steve has asked me to host the Cumulus Wiki (and I'm preparing it now -- it will be a subdomain of wxforum.net).  He's also found a host/admin for the Forum too so all that useful stuff will not be lost in the future :)
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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2018, 05:01:25 AM »
Steve has asked me to host the Cumulus Wiki (and I'm preparing it now -- it will be a subdomain of wxforum.net).  He's also found a host/admin for the Forum too so all that useful stuff will not be lost in the future :)

Excellent Stuff Ken. thanks for keeping Cumulus Wiki alive!

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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2018, 08:13:05 AM »
Now, I've gotta ask...how many times has Ken saved our butts????   =D&gt; \:D/

Thanks Ken!!!!!!  UU

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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2018, 08:15:18 AM »
...and to Steve, for not simply abandoning shop and leaving folks stranded, UU UU UU a big "THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!"   =D&gt; =D&gt; =D&gt; UU UU UU

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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2018, 10:00:18 AM »
@ken - Many, many thanks !

The wiki is almost a bible, not only for the 'core' stuff, but also many of the 'bolt-ons'.

Imagine what you will KNOW tomorrow !

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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2018, 10:13:39 AM »
Very much appreciated Ken.  It is a wonderful resource for new users, and even for those of us that have been around for a while.  I have often searched and pointed to the Wiki when a new user, or an old inexperienced one, has encountered an issue and asking for help.


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Re: Cumulus support ending, forum closing
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2018, 01:23:54 PM »
Thanks to Steve Loft for entrusting me with hosting for the Cumulus Wiki for the future.

The software is upgraded to 1.31.1, and the contents cloned from the current Wiki as of 26-Oct-2018.

The new Wiki is at https://cumuluswiki.wxforum.net/a/Main_Page and is ready for use.  If you had an ID on the current Wiki, your credentials are the same on the new Wiki.

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