In recent times it almost seems that this of the widgets weather is something exclusive to AndroidBut the truth is that in Linux we have been enjoying them for a long time and placing them on our desktops. It sounds amazing, but neither Andy Rubin nor Google invented the wheel or discovered fire.
However, most likely new users of Ubuntu have known this kind of desktop items thanks to Android, but the truth is that one of the first places we saw them was in Linux desktops. One of the widgets for most famous desktop is Gis-Weather, which has just been updated to support Ubuntu 15.04.
Gis-Weather is an easy tool to set up and with wide customization options which shows the user a detailed weather forecast. It works more or less like Conky, but you don’t have to edit one script to change the graphic look or information we want it to display.
Getting Gis-Weather up and running is very easy, and we can add as many locations and widgets as we wish. It allows us to change the look, display it in all workspaces, choose and install default visual themes and can even be further customized from the tool’s preferences.
between its main features, We can have a weather forecast for several days, a detailed forecast for today and the forecast for the next day, choose the background that will have the widget and include a compass with wind direction. how sources from which to extract information we have Gismeteo.com, AccuWeather.com and OpenWeatherMap.org.
To install Gis-Weather all we have to do is resort to the usual method of include a PPA in Ubuntu repositories and install:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gis-weather
And this way we would already have Gis-Weather Widget installed on our computer and ready to run.