I really don't have any specific plans for a development route, but I'll likely go the same route I did when rewrote NPCScan prior to the launch of Legion; throw it all away, start from scratch, and release when the final product was a reasonable facsimile of the original... only better. With that in mind, though, there's no reason I can't release alpha and beta versions as I go along. We'll see.
Hey, sorry about that - you should have gotten a notification about a response. I closed the ticket tracker because any tickets submitted until the Archy rewrite - yes, rewrite - is complete will be nothing but noise.
I've been wanting to do a rewrite for awhile now, but with Blizzard completely replacing the map subsystem/API in 8.0.1 there's no other choice unless I want to drive myself insane patching the existing codebase.
Okay so first let me say that I always thought this addon Archy is one of the greatest addons ever created for World of Warcraft. But since Legion came out it really hasn't been doing anything. Is it broken? Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to fully delete it and reinstall it or something?
By broken I mean that the "Easy Cast" option no longer works (I can spam right click 100 times now and nothing happens), Tom Tom support no longer works (when I finish a dig site no tracking occurs like it used to). There is really no dig site tracking, the window comes and goes, usually it's always gone, sometimes it pops up but when it does it doesn't do anything, it shows no progress, the survey shovel thing does nothing and the green/yellow/red distance traveled ball no longer appears. I'm not sure how or why to get the tracking window to appear, it just randomly appears and disappears. Even the window where you manage fragments does nothing, it won't complete artifacts or do solves by clicking anymore. It does show progress when I accumulate fragments but other than that it does nothing, not like it used to.
Is this typical of what everyone else is seeing? Does it just need some work? Or is Archy just dead now?
It works for me, but that isn't indicative of what's going on with your setup. Please download BugSack - you'll see Lua errors from AddOns so you'll be able to report them.
Looks like 7.1 got rid of the WorldMapArchaeologyDigSites frame, causing Archy to break. I was able to get it to work again simply by removing Archy's ability to toggle digsites on the map. Commenting out Archy.lua lines 228-236, as well as lines 548, 599, and 1266 returned everything to pre-7.1 breakage.
Looking at Archy.lua I don't see what you're talking about. Line 228 is in the middle of the function HideFrames() and 236 is in the middle of the function ShowFrames()
What text editor are you using? Is word wrap on?
The line numbers Alex was referring to are from an older version of Archy, so of course the line numbers aren't going to match.
I really wish Torhal would reply to these concerns, or at least let us know that they're being worked on. I have no idea at this point if Archy's being abandoned or just not receiving support quickly enough.
Sorry - I'd been working seven day weeks since May and just got days off again this previous Friday. I'll be working on Archy again soon.