Archive for February 14th, 2007

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New WeatherBug Commands

February 14, 2007

Development on Leopard is continuing to move forward, and the integration with WeatherBug’s data is becoming more complete as each day passes. For your information, the following commands have been added to the current development version of Leopard, which should be released in the near future:

weatherbug travel weather
weatherbug wind chill
weatherbug infrared satellite
weatherbug visible satellite
weatherbug wind speed
weatherbug highs today
weatherbug lows tonight
weatherbug highs tomorrow
weatherbug lightning
weatherbug storm tracker

This tight integration will enable teachers to build more complete interactive lesson plans that contain live weather data, and the additional features give students more content to learn from and get creative with.

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Viva Leopard!

February 14, 2007

At this time, Leopard is only released in English, however, I have tossed around the idea of developing language packs that can be added on to encourage people who speak languages other than English to use Leopard. Over the years, I’ve heard from Leopard users who primarily speak languages such as Spanish, French, and German, and they’ve continued to encourage me to release the programming language in other real languages so that more people can have easy access to it. I do agree that this would open up Leopard to a huge amount of new users, and down the road, I’d like to develop a way to make this work.

Until then, the Leopard users have taken the matter into their own hands. For example, a programmer called debianburn recently translated the Leopard documentation into Spanish and sent it to me in a nice compressed HTML help file that you can download right here. If you speak Spanish, then you’ll most likely really appreciate this.

Yes, the Leopard community is alive and well, and it knows no boundaries.