Installation And Requirements

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WeatherCat version 1.00 will run on computers running Mac OS X version 10.5 or later (PowerPC & Intel).

Note that WeatherCat version 1.1 will drop PowerPC support as development moves from XCode 3 to XCode 4. Version 1.0x will still be available for purchase for those wishing to run on an older computer.


Please drag the WeatherCat folder to a convenient location on your hard disk (we would suggest your Applications folder).

If you wish WeatherCat's icon to stay in the dock, either drag the application to the dock before running it, or right click on its icon in the dock when running and use the pop-up menu to select 'Keep In Dock'.

You may also wish to add WeatherCat to your 'Login Items' via the 'Accounts' pane of the System Preferences so that WeatherCat starts-up whenever you log-in to your computer. If you have automatic login enabled for the account then WeatherCat will start whenever the computer starts or restarts.

Before running WeatherCat, please ensure you have the correct driver installed for your station or USB to serial converter. Without the correct driver installed, WeatherCat will not be able to communicate with your hardware.

If you have been running LWC2, WeatherCat will offer to import your data and settings on first run (please check all your settings in WeatherCat after the import, in particular the email 'from' field may have changed). Please be sure to quit any other weather software before running WeatherCat.

Moving WeatherCat from one machine to another

First shutdown WeatherCat on the old machine then move the following folders and files to identical locations on the new machine (some of these folders may not exist depending on your setup):

~/Library/Application Support/WeatherCatCustomWeb
~/Library/Application Support/WeatherCatMedia
~/Library/Application Support/WeatherCatTemp
~/Library/Application Support/WeatherCatWeb

(where ~ is your home directory).

Note that on OS X 10.7 or later, the Library folder is hidden. You can make it visible again via the following terminal command:

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

Also be sure to install the correct drivers for your station or USB to serial converter on the new machine before running WeatherCat.

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