I would like to test a patch to correct the weather applet forecast data issue (See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libgweather/+bug/629646) but unsure on how to recompile the libgweather source. Are you able to provide either instructions or URL's on how to perform this?
This Guide will get you started quite quickly.
Often, there are just two steps to compiling software from source,
but much software provides a README file with instructions if there's anything special to be done.
Libgweather also provides an INSTALL file, which has detailed information on how to install once you've compiled it sucessfully.
A patch-file can be applied with
Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/HowToFix. Quite a few of the Ubuntu developers are available via IRC in the #ubuntu-motu channel, too. Feel free to ask us for pointers. Thanks for your interest in helping resolve this bug!