Why don't I leave now? I thought I explained that. I can again, because I use a couple addons right now that are really nice to have, though when and if I ever do find a non Ace'd replacment, I might test that out. I'm not downing the authors here at all, I think what you guys have done is great, I just am a bit on the bitter side about how bloated all the addons are getting now. And Tekkub was right, btw, it is better for me to run the very few Ace'd addons on their embeds. Trial and error, ya know. And now that I don't run 25+ Ace addons(when the standalones had been removed) my load times are less by half. I'd like to see a back to the basics sort of thing on the addons. So please don't flame me because I've chosen to move away from this, and that I had the guts to come here and say so, and explain why, even. Someone's gotta do it.
The problem was that I used Winzip to unzip it. Using 7-Zip allowed the empty folders to be extracted as well as the .toc etc. So it is working now, although, I'm not sure how much longer I'll stick with the Ace stuff. The Ace addons I run now are just crutches until I find something else that does the same thing without all the pre-reqs. There are just too many function libraries now to even justify Ace, IMO anyway. The loading times were great in the beginning, but now I've got 25 lib folders plus Ace2 in my addon directory. And it really does make a difference. Once I find replacements for the 3 I run, i'll probably move away from Ace'd stuff.
I did. As of the yesterday, that addon did not work at all. It doesn't pull any libs folders automatically and I do use WoWAceUpdater. When I installed that, it didn't have any empty folders, did not pull any folders automatically and would not even load before most of the addons I run and showed up next to the bottom of the addon list.
IMO, most of the Ace addons have gone from minimalistic and fast running, to atrocious monstrosities that require way too many other things, much more than their non Ace predecessors. I loved them when they first started but the entire situation is starting to wear thin. FuBar is so chock full of bugs on a daily basis that I've totally given up running it. The Libs folders was just really the icing on an already waning tolerance level. I run about 3 Ace2 addons now, compared to the 20 or 25 I ran previously, and since doing so I've seen less bugs, less lag, and less reason for me to put my fist through my monitor.
Why am I even taking the time to write this post then? I have no idea, maybe because I want the Ace people to know that, it's getting a bit out of hand these days.
I'm not sure where the updated !!!Libs folders are but something really need to be done about this situation. Since the removal of the library collections my load times are astronomical and really approaching the realm of annoying. I'm wondering what prompted the decision to remove the collection in the first place because it was working for me just fine.