This used to work under 2.2. You were able to edit the preferences? I just tried under 2.4.1-SP1 and the 'edit' button displays but doesn't activate for me. Same with the news portlet.
I'm using 2.4.1 and I have been able to get the edit button to work although the _c doesn't work for me either. I get the actual temperature to display in C by adding &u=c to the end of the "zipcode". The degrees are then displayed in Celcius however an F still appears beside each of the numbers. I had to then edit the XSL file..\portal-samples.war\WEB-INF\xsl\weather\rss.xsl to get rid of the hard coded F's in the file.
If anyone has a better way, I'd be interested too!
Yeah, I have a better idea... lets ditch Fahrenheit, Miles, ounces, NTSC, driving left, speaking english (sorry, american english that is ;-)) all together and create a new ice-age so GB is finally part of main land europe
sorry... just joking
lol. I've spoken with the Queen and as an alternative, she suggested that the US would be welcome back into the commonwealth if they are willing to start spelling things correctly (e.g. colour) and stop stealing our places names and prefixing them with 'New'!
I hope this is taken as the joke it's meant and I don't get flamed! :-D
Thanks for the pointers, I'll give that a try.