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24th March 2008, 05:29 PM
Just a heads up, new TheBom is out (http://www.radocaj.com/thebom/)!

One thing is really bugging me though. It appears that TheBom 1.3b clears the previous data, requiring you to wait until the update is downloaded and parsed, this is unlike 1.2b and older. I really find this a step backwards, because it prevents you from checking the weather at a glance. But fortunately it does do it quickly. Let's hope the developer reverts this change.

24th March 2008, 05:52 PM
Yeah I noticed that too. Every time I go to view the widget it goes blank. Unfortunately for me it does not load quickly. I've reverted back to the older version.

24th March 2008, 05:54 PM
it loads sooo slowly for me too, what is going on!

24th March 2008, 05:55 PM
I downloaded 1.2b instead, cheers.

24th March 2008, 05:56 PM
Yet another product I cannot use until Huy gives me the copy of 10.4....

24th March 2008, 05:57 PM
If anyone wants 1.2b, download it here (http://www.radocaj.com/thebom/Widgets/TheBom%20v1_2b.zip).

Let's petition this developer to remedy this!

24th March 2008, 06:30 PM
Thanks for the heads up guys!
I find 1.2b often slow to reload / update anyway...
and if it clears data - then I might not upgrade just yet.

24th March 2008, 06:51 PM
I just use the actual BOM (http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/) site. It has been upgraded recently, and now has a bunch more info on it.

25th March 2008, 06:14 AM
I used to LOVE this widget but in the last 2 releases it has kinda gone backwards with large delays while it's fetching the data..

I now find it quicker to load the weatherzone website than to load the widget!

25th March 2008, 08:41 AM
The new release actually displays all the icons, before I was getting lots of little '?' boxes.

When I open Dashboard there is a delay of a few seconds and then all data is displayed, not any worse than before.

25th March 2008, 09:14 AM
It rocks! (In a weather geek kind of way!)

25th March 2008, 05:06 PM
Very nice.

I think I can now happily get rid of the Apple weather and Degrees DU widgets.

25th March 2008, 05:40 PM
I grabbed this latest update as a trial - as I found 1.2b quite slow...
and am finding, despite it going blank every time you open Dashboard, that 1.3b seems more responsive and faster to refresh than the previous version.