Version 1.8.0 released September 15, 2010
Load and display overlays of single or multiple Level-III radars, radar mosaics, sat images, contours, gradients, time series, US Roads and county street maps, watches and warnings, map boundaries, topological relief images, animation option. Near-live updates. Mouseover on composite radar shows storm cell detail. Freeware from Oklahoma Climatological Society for educational and non-commercial use.
Weather functions work properly. Latest WeatherScope 1.7.1 test is with Wine 1.1.25 binary and Pardus 2009. Help file lists numerous improvements. Performance was fine with previous Wine releases using Debian Lenny 5, OpenSUSE 11.1, Mandriva 2009.0, Slackware 12.2, Mepis 7, Ubuntu 7.10, and Kubuntu 8.04.1. On a fast CPU with plenty of RAM the program flies.
What does not
Help file is in in a MSFT .chm format (compressed html); needs Gecko installed for HTML rendering, or a separate reader. See also: http://wiki.winehq.org/Gecko
What was not tested
Great program in a storm. Program still works with P-II chip and under 400 MB RAM. In graphics and RAM-challenged machines under Linux/Wine, multiple simultaneous options can be slow. On faster machines, including netbooks, WeatherScope is very fast. Tested on a very up-to-date and excellent Pardus 2009 distro with KDE 4.2.4.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Mepis 11.0||May 31 2011||1.3.19||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jim Travis|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 03 2010||1.3.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jim Travis|
|Show||Linux Mint 9 "Isadora"||May 22 2010||1.2-rc1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jim Travis|
|Show||Mandriva 2010.0||Dec 08 2009||1.1.34||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jim Travis|
|Current||Pardus 2009||Jul 29 2009||1.1.25||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jim Travis|