OK. It was looking from what I was reading like non-premium users would have had to update from older repositories to get anything at all via the updater. So if something like Omen or BigWigs updates today, CC will be able to get that update no matter if the user is regular or premium, just that the regular user will have to do a couple more steps to get the update. Is that more or less correct?
Yes. Keep in mind, though, that these will be release versions - not alpha or beta.
So the way I see it is this, WAU is dead. JWowUpdater is dead pending JWU2. Curse client doesn't have any versions for non-Windows users yet. There's "talk" of Mac or Linux clients, but you mean to tell us that our only other option is to update dozens or more addons by hand until you get around to us?
JWoWUpdater is far from dead - you just don't feel like taking thirty minutes or so to add references to the release-site downloads. Even two hours setup-time is better than actually manually updating every addon every time.
As for the "until you get around to us" part: There is only one person working on the CurseClient. We're as "dead-in-the-water" as you are.
So what happens Tuesday when all the old addons break and Curse gets buried under the load? Is there going to be any other location for users to get the updated versions of the addons they've come to rely on?
With all the talk about "premium members" getting more frequent updates, I get the feeling that only paid customers will have access to the post-patch versions of their addons. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
I have heard nothing about "more frequent updates". Premium will give you the big "DOWNLOAD UPDATES" button, which does exactly what it says. Non-premium will give the same updates, but you'll have to click to download each addon one-by-one.
Not really: ARPANET was the predecessor to NSFNET (which, in retrospect, means the original post of "Fourteen years" was approximately correct, even for me :p - since the Internet proper didn't come online until the mid-'90s) and was phased out node-by-node after NSFNET was brought online.
In this case, using all-caps is correct since ARPANET is an acronym for Advanced Research Projects Agency Network.