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= ‘Stable’ releases =
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= Help with ‘Stable’ releases =
  
If you need any help with Cumulus, Please first use this Wiki [[FAQ]] then use the [https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/ forum].
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Please read the announcement for the latest MX release in [https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=17887 the forum] before installing it.
  
'''The author of Cumulus/Cumulus MX has retired and will not be providing support or updates to this software.'''
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We strongly advise updating to the latest version, if only for the fact that later versions offer more functionality, and may fix any bugs in an earlier
'''However the source code has been released and community effort updates to Cumulus MX (only) are now being provided by mcrossley.'''
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release.
  
== Cumulus MX ==
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If you are upgrading from a previous version of Cumulus 1 or MX, please read all of the release notes (in the appropriate forum announcement
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threads) for the builds since the version you are upgrading from.
  
=== Current Release ===
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Note you may find that anti-virus software flag a new release of Cumulus as a ‘threat’, for a few days or weeks after a new version has been released,
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even though it does not actually contain a virus of any kind. This is due to a system they call ‘reputation’ where they automatically block any versions
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of software which have recently been released. You may want to consider complaining to the provider of your anti-virus software about this
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ridiculous system, or better still, use some better anti-virus software.
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If you need any help with Cumulus MX, Please first consult this Wiki [[Cumulus_MX]] page then use the [https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=40 forum] to see if others have answers.
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If you need any help with Cumulus 1, Please first use this Wiki [[FAQ]] page then use the [https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/ forum] to see if others have answers..
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= Cumulus MX =
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== Current Release ==
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Note: '''Cumulus MX is strictly for non-commercial, non-government use only.'''
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It contains products produced by [https://www.highcharts.com Highsoft] which are not free for commercial and governmental use.
  
 
Latest build is...
 
Latest build is...
  
*[https://github.com/cumulusmx/CumulusMX/releases/download/b3063/CumulusMXDist3063.zip Cumulus MX v3.3.0 build 3063, 10-January-2020] Cumulus MX, a cross platform version of Cumulus which runs on Windows, Linux (including the Raspberry Pi) and Mac OS X. (M Crossley update)
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*[https://github.com/cumulusmx/CumulusMX/releases/download/b3094/CumulusMXDist3094.zip Cumulus MX v3.8.4 build 3094, 14-Sep-2020] Cumulus MX, a cross platform version of Cumulus which runs on Windows, Linux (including the Raspberry Pi) and Mac OS X. (M Crossley update)
 
*[https://github.com/cumulusmx/CumulusMX Cumulus MX Current Source Code] This code base is updated for all releases after b3043.
 
*[https://github.com/cumulusmx/CumulusMX Cumulus MX Current Source Code] This code base is updated for all releases after b3043.
  
=== Historic ===
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== Developed from ==
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'''The author of Cumulus/Cumulus MX has retired and will not be providing support or updates to Cumulus 1 or Cumulus MX software.'''
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'''However the source code for Cumulus MX has been released and community effort updates to Cumulus MX are now being provided by mcrossley.'''
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This release and source code are the last offerings from Steve Loft before he handed the project over to "the community".
 
This release and source code are the last offerings from Steve Loft before he handed the project over to "the community".
  
 
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusMXDist3043.zip Cumulus MX v3.0.0 build 3043, 20-Jan-2017] Cumulus MX, a cross platform version of Cumulus which runs on Windows, Linux (including the Raspberry Pi) and Mac OS X (Steve Loft - final release).
 
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusMXDist3043.zip Cumulus MX v3.0.0 build 3043, 20-Jan-2017] Cumulus MX, a cross platform version of Cumulus which runs on Windows, Linux (including the Raspberry Pi) and Mac OS X (Steve Loft - final release).
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusMXSource.zip Cumulus MX Source Code] The original source code from Steve Loft. Offered completely '''without support''' in the hope that it might be useful. The code is very badly structured due to the 'Frankenstein' way it was cobbled together from various places. Some of it is a machine translation of parts of Cumulus 1. This version of the code is post b3043.
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*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusMXSource.zip Cumulus MX Source Code] The original source code from Steve Loft. This version of the code is post b3043 as it includes some changes that Steve had made, but not yet released. Offered completely '''without support''' in the hope that it might be useful. The code is very badly structured due to the 'Frankenstein' way it was cobbled together from various places. Some of it is a machine translation of parts of Cumulus 1.
  
 
= Legacy releases =
 
= Legacy releases =
  
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== Cumulus 1 ==
  
== Cumulus 1 ==
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The installer for Cumulus 1 is available here *[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusSetup.exe Cumulus 1098 installer].
We do not have copies of old versions of Cumulus, so please do not ask for them. Only the current version is supported. If you obtain copies of older versions of Cumulus from elsewhere (e.g. web archives) please do not ask for help with them. We strongly advise against using an old unsupported version, if only for the fact that it is likely to have bugs which have been fixed in later releases.
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*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/cumulus.1099.2.zip Cumulus 1.9.4 build 1099.2 patch] Patched version of Cumulus.exe, allows date entries on NOAA reports and Snow Index up to the year 2030 (updated 28 Jan 2020). Note this is not the full installation version just a patched .exe.
  
Note that if you use certain anti-virus software -- in particular Avast or Symantec -- you may find that they flag the Cumulus installer, or Cumulus itself, as a ‘threat’ and block it, for a few days or weeks after a new version has been released, even though it does not actually contain a virus of any kind. This is due to a system they call ‘reputation’ where they automatically block any versions of software which have recently been released. You may want to consider complaining to the provider of your anti-virus software about this ridiculous system, or better still, use some better anti-virus software.
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== Special Variants ==
  
Please read the [https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10777 announcement for the latest release in the forum] before installing it. If you are upgrading from a previous version of Cumulus, please read all of the release notes (in the announcement threads) for the builds since the version you are upgrading from.
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*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusSetup1100.zip Cumulus 1.9.4 build 1100 setup] '''Use ONLY if you are an Instromet user''', and your logger operates at 115200 baud, you should use build 1100
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*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusSetup1101.zip Cumulus 1.9.4 build 1101 setup] '''Use ONLY if you are an Instromet user''', and your logger operates at 19200 baud, you should use build 1101
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*'''NOTE:''' '''These Cumulus 1.9.4 variants will not have any updates in the future.'''  In 2020, some of the menu items with year choices will not display years beyond 2020.  This will happen on manual generation of NOAA-style reports.  The NOAA reports should continue to be automatically generated, but the capability to create them on-demand will only work through 2020.  It is '''STRONGLY RECOMMENDED''' that users of Cumulus 1.9.4 and 1.9.4 variants migrate to Cumulus MX, which has ongoing support by mcrossley.
  
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusSetup.exe Cumulus 1.9.4 setup]  Cumulus setup file -- LAST stable version -- build 1099 - 14-Nov-2014
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== Resources ==
**[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/cumulus.1099.2.zip Cumulus 1.9.4 build 1099 patch] Patched version of Cumulus.exe, allows date entries on NOAA reports and Snow Index up to the year 2030 (updated 28 Jan 2020)
 
**[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusSetup1100.zip Cumulus 1.9.4 build 1100 setup] '''Use ONLY if you are an Instromet user''', and your logger operates at 115200 baud, you should use build 1100
 
**[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusSetup1101.zip Cumulus 1.9.4 build 1101 setup] '''Use ONLY if you are an Instromet user''', and your logger operates at 19200 baud, you should use build 1101
 
**'''NOTE:''' '''Cumulus 1.9.4 will not have any updates in the future.'''  In 2020, some of the menu items with year choices will not display years beyond 2020.  This will happen on manual generation of NOAA-style reports.  The NOAA reports should continue to be automatically generated, but the capability to create them on-demand will only work through 2020.  It is '''STRONGLY RECOMMENDED''' that users of Cumulus 1.9.4 migrate to Cumulus MX, which has ongoing support by mcrossley.
 
 
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/Cumulus%20basic%20installation%20guide.pdf Cumulus installation guide] Instructions for installing Cumulus
 
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/Cumulus%20basic%20installation%20guide.pdf Cumulus installation guide] Instructions for installing Cumulus
 
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/readme.txt Cumulus readme.txt] Please read this before installing or updating Cumulus
 
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/readme.txt Cumulus readme.txt] Please read this before installing or updating Cumulus
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*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusRealtime.zip Cumulus Realtime] A Silverlight application for displaying real time Cumulus data on a web site (no longer developed or supported)
 
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusRealtime.zip Cumulus Realtime] A Silverlight application for displaying real time Cumulus data on a web site (no longer developed or supported)
 
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusFR.chm Cumulus help file in French] The Cumulus help file translated into French
 
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/CumulusFR.chm Cumulus help file in French] The Cumulus help file translated into French
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== Utility for Fine Offset Stations ==
 
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/SetLogger.zip Set Logger Interval] A utility to set the logger interval on Fine Offset stations
 
*[//{{SERVERNAME}}/Downloads/SetLogger.zip Set Logger Interval] A utility to set the logger interval on Fine Offset stations
  
= Weather Display Converter =
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== Weather Display Converter ==
 
This utility was provided by Steve to convert Weather Display log files to Cumulus format. It requires you manually recreate records etc using Cumulus 1. Please read the readme file in the zip.
 
This utility was provided by Steve to convert Weather Display log files to Cumulus format. It requires you manually recreate records etc using Cumulus 1. Please read the readme file in the zip.
  
 
There is a [https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10118 forum thread about this converter here].
 
There is a [https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10118 forum thread about this converter here].
  
[https://cumuluswiki.wxforum.net/images/f/f3/WDconverter.zip WDConverter.zip]
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[https://cumuluswiki.org/a/File:WDconverter.zip WDConverter.zip]
  
 
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== WeatherLink Converter ==
 
 
= WeatherLink Converter =
 
 
This utility was provided by Steve to convert WeatherLink log files to Cumulus format. Please read the readme file in the zip.
 
This utility was provided by Steve to convert WeatherLink log files to Cumulus format. Please read the readme file in the zip.
  
 
There is a [https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=11349 forum thread about this converter here].
 
There is a [https://cumulus.hosiene.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=11349 forum thread about this converter here].
  
[https://cumuluswiki.wxforum.net/images/e/e1/WLconverter.zip WLConverter.zip]
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[https://cumuluswiki.org/a/File:WLconverter.zip WLconverter.zip]
 
 
 
 
  
 
= User contributions =
 
= User contributions =
  
 
See this page [[User_Contributions]] for files and add-on's contributed by Cumulus users.
 
See this page [[User_Contributions]] for files and add-on's contributed by Cumulus users.

Latest revision as of 22:17, 14 September 2020

Help with ‘Stable’ releases

Please read the announcement for the latest MX release in the forum before installing it.

We strongly advise updating to the latest version, if only for the fact that later versions offer more functionality, and may fix any bugs in an earlier release.

If you are upgrading from a previous version of Cumulus 1 or MX, please read all of the release notes (in the appropriate forum announcement threads) for the builds since the version you are upgrading from.

Note you may find that anti-virus software flag a new release of Cumulus as a ‘threat’, for a few days or weeks after a new version has been released, even though it does not actually contain a virus of any kind. This is due to a system they call ‘reputation’ where they automatically block any versions of software which have recently been released. You may want to consider complaining to the provider of your anti-virus software about this ridiculous system, or better still, use some better anti-virus software.

If you need any help with Cumulus MX, Please first consult this Wiki Cumulus_MX page then use the forum to see if others have answers.

If you need any help with Cumulus 1, Please first use this Wiki FAQ page then use the forum to see if others have answers..

Cumulus MX

Current Release

Note: Cumulus MX is strictly for non-commercial, non-government use only. It contains products produced by Highsoft which are not free for commercial and governmental use.

Latest build is...

Developed from

The author of Cumulus/Cumulus MX has retired and will not be providing support or updates to Cumulus 1 or Cumulus MX software. However the source code for Cumulus MX has been released and community effort updates to Cumulus MX are now being provided by mcrossley.


This release and source code are the last offerings from Steve Loft before he handed the project over to "the community".

  • Cumulus MX v3.0.0 build 3043, 20-Jan-2017 Cumulus MX, a cross platform version of Cumulus which runs on Windows, Linux (including the Raspberry Pi) and Mac OS X (Steve Loft - final release).
  • Cumulus MX Source Code The original source code from Steve Loft. This version of the code is post b3043 as it includes some changes that Steve had made, but not yet released. Offered completely without support in the hope that it might be useful. The code is very badly structured due to the 'Frankenstein' way it was cobbled together from various places. Some of it is a machine translation of parts of Cumulus 1.

Legacy releases

Cumulus 1

The installer for Cumulus 1 is available here *Cumulus 1098 installer.

  • Cumulus 1.9.4 build 1099.2 patch Patched version of Cumulus.exe, allows date entries on NOAA reports and Snow Index up to the year 2030 (updated 28 Jan 2020). Note this is not the full installation version just a patched .exe.

Special Variants

  • Cumulus 1.9.4 build 1100 setup Use ONLY if you are an Instromet user, and your logger operates at 115200 baud, you should use build 1100
  • Cumulus 1.9.4 build 1101 setup Use ONLY if you are an Instromet user, and your logger operates at 19200 baud, you should use build 1101
  • NOTE: These Cumulus 1.9.4 variants will not have any updates in the future. In 2020, some of the menu items with year choices will not display years beyond 2020. This will happen on manual generation of NOAA-style reports. The NOAA reports should continue to be automatically generated, but the capability to create them on-demand will only work through 2020. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that users of Cumulus 1.9.4 and 1.9.4 variants migrate to Cumulus MX, which has ongoing support by mcrossley.

Resources

Utility for Fine Offset Stations

Weather Display Converter

This utility was provided by Steve to convert Weather Display log files to Cumulus format. It requires you manually recreate records etc using Cumulus 1. Please read the readme file in the zip.

There is a forum thread about this converter here.

WDConverter.zip

WeatherLink Converter

This utility was provided by Steve to convert WeatherLink log files to Cumulus format. Please read the readme file in the zip.

There is a forum thread about this converter here.

WLconverter.zip

User contributions

See this page User_Contributions for files and add-on's contributed by Cumulus users.