He'll probably still need to do string compares, at least for auras entered manually by users. Asking users to look up the spell ID for each (de)buff they want to track is probably a no-go, especially for debuffs that have a different ID than the spell that applies them.
Make sure you have the tracker set to track buffs. By default, new trackers track debuffs, and a tracker cannot track both buffs and debuffs. Also make sure you have the tracker set to monitor the correct unit; by default, new trackers monitor the target unit.
I think making LibDualSpec optional is a bad idea. The vast majority of users shouldn't have to know anything about libraries in order to get basic functionality in addons. I call dual spec awareness basic functionality because it is present in the default UI. For an addon to provide less functionality than the default UI unless the user installs a standalone copy of an optional library is extremely unintuitive.
All of the open tickets are non-critical requests for new functionality, including my own. If three months without a public update to a fully functional addon meant it was time for a new developer, I wouldn't have any released addons left myself. :p
I gotta say, I'm torn on this. On the one hand, that's great information; on the other, it makes it possible to do talent scans and start filtering by talented auras (i.e. only moonkin-improved Faerie Fire). Now I have to decide if that's bloat or a feature that I'm never going to stop hearing requests for.. :)
If you do decide to add talent scanning, please make it optional (i.e. not throw errors and refuse to work if LibTalentQuery isn't available).
Same way you configure any other multi-spell tracker:
1. /auracle config
2. Select a window in the left-hand column
3. Click the "new tracker..." entry underneath it in the left-hand column
4. Click the newly created tracker in the left-hand column
5. Click in the multi-line edit box in the right-hand panel and type "Improved Scorch" and "Winterchill" in the edit box, each on its own line
6. Click the red "Accept" button just below the edit box
7. Adjust settings as desired (such as changing the text to show stack count, etc)
If people want to track "disorient effects" on one tracker, how hard is it for them to set it up? I will always be opposed to addons being bloated up with extra code that does nothing but spare the user from the horrors of spending a few minutes configuring it.
Healing Received is already an "equivalent buffs" category. :p
Personally, I don't see any use whatsoever for a tracker that shows when someone has "a disorient effect". There are no abilities that depend on the target being disoriented. The only reason anyone would want to track such a debuff would be to monitor their own. Adding categories like this is just bloat, IMO.
Totem of Wrath is actually a debuff that increases crit % taken, not a buff that increases crit % dealt. I'd recommend just copying the comprehensive list of equivalent buffs and debuffs from http://raidcomp.mmo-champion.com/ ;)
Cooldowns are not really within the scope of a compact custom aura monitor... there are plenty of standalone cooldown monitor addons that will work just fine with Auracle. Please use one of them, instead of promoting bloat and feature creep!
Feature request: add offset options for the text. Currently, if I make the text large enough to read at a glance (which, after all, is the whole point) it becomes somewhat difficult to see the icon behind the text. An way to move the text to the bottom/top of (or even just below/above) the icon would be great.
I don't think I've mistaken the purpose of these addons at all. The author has come right out and said that Auracle exists to provide some support for tracking buffs that overlap.
Yes, but it's more intended to track a few debuffs that are personally relevant. I believe talent scanning is outside of the scope of Auracle, and sincerely hope its author will never bloat the addon with such features.
As I said, DebuffEnough had all the functionality, but a useless UI. Having to mouse over a colored box to cause another window to display with actual information, in the middle of a boss fight, is silly. If the "info" window just stayed up all the time and could be dragged or resized, it would be fine.
Utopia has a full display of all possible debuffs at all times; if that's what you're looking for, I suggest you check that out (and download the second-to-last version, since the latest one is apparently broken right now). I think it will fit what you're looking for better.