After the world clock, its time for another feature that is added to the 3.2 arsenal of the ‘awesome’ desktop. This time its one of the most requested features of gnome 3.0 that people complained about again and again. Yes, the gnome shell gets a replacement for the weather applet that is missing from the new version our favourite desktop.
No, I am not talking about the weather extension that is doing the rounds for the time being. This is not an extension. This is part of the core feature (or at least it looks though for now). ‘Stéphane Maniaci’ who is behind bringing the world clock to the gnome shell 3.2, as part of his ‘Google summer of code’ is behind this as well.
Ok, now for the main part; some
screen shots only mock-ups this time.
There are two designs currently being discussed. Either include the weather information as a panel menu (as shown in the image above) or as part of the message tray (as shown below).
There are alternatives of these designs that are being discussed.
And the message tray alternative is
So what is the verdict (I mean my preference)?
I prefer the first image in the page, that is in the panel which shows all the future predictions in a raw.
And for the time being you could use the weather extension that is discussed here