|17Sep2012 Update: JStrack 3.3.4 is out|
|17Sep2012 Update: Documentation (PDF) Updated|
This is only the executables and path.tcl specific to the EXE version. You still need the main JStrack release to be installed first.
If you aren't using the Windows EXE release, you will need to have Tcl/Tk installed before you do anything else. After you extract the archives (and have installed Tcl/Tk), you will need to run autoconfig.tcl (under the main jstrack directory).
NOTE: The code for satellite imagery and for creating an image file from the main window REQUIRES the Img extension. This is included in the ActiveTcl release for Windows. For Unix users, you'll need to download it (see links below).
This release's primary purpose is to add a download with Windows executables for the tracker program and for the autoftp program (which automates data updates via JStrack's ftp code). The conversion to EXE files on the windows side is something I've been working on for some time, little by little learning more about how to use tclkit.exe and sdx.kit.
All users using the plain Tcl/Tk version (i.e., not the EXE) should download the non-EXE copy, extract the archive, and run autoconfig.tcl as usual.
Put simply, trying to get the data (reliably for all locations) from the NHC products turned out to be both unreliable and impractical. So the whole idea has been replaced with a new menu item on the menu bar. Just select the Watches/Warnings button and a text window will pop up with the watch/warning data for storms you have loaded.
The previous two releases really should have been 3.1.x, so this one will make that step up.
Note that, for now, at least, this relies very heavily on how the NHC formats the information. The more formal formatting used for the two storms while I was working on this worked fine. The casual format used for the current (22Jul2010) tropical depression is missed completely. Eventually, I hope to "teach" the filter how to read the less formal versions, but for now, just know that this is experimental, and may not even stay.
Either way, DO NOT EVER rely exclusively on JStrack or any other non-official source for your watch/warning data!