i would also like this two options for wowace/projects and curseforge, we can argue all day long that "end" user shouldnt be downloading from there and i might also agree but fact is that addons will get fixed there MUCH faster then on curse/wowi and i wouldnt mind, if during checking this 2 sites are intentionaly ignored, but at least i want to be able to set them manualy.
Because as it currently stands:
- Latest fixes are only avilable on "developer" sites, for me about ~10 addons DOES not work from curse with 3.0 patch, while you can get working versions on wowace and yes maybe someone should tag it for curse, but i dont expect anyone will since some of them are semi dead projects that does not get updated by original authors but by random people
- Currently THERE is _NO_ addon that could update from those developer sites and i (and probably A LOT) of people would want to be able to update from there.
- People will say "just use SVN/GIT/HG", here is other problem. I wasted half of day today trying to make some simple script that would update my favorite addons on my linux router twice a day and then share them to me over lan. As easy as it sounds... ITS NOT! why? If you want embeded libs, you would need to make complicated parsing script for .pkgmeta that would checkout libs seperatly for each addons according to .pkgmeta file (this is needed because svn:externals is with MOST addons not set or its set wrong), if you try to use disembeded libs, you AGAIN need that parsing script, because some (most?) addons have LibStub & LibDataBroker (maybe some other essential lib?) set as external in .pkgmeta and you would need to check them out seperatly again. Currently its kinda IMPOSSIBLE to have addons updated from those two sites, unless you are pro at coding or have a lot of free time and will to learn
Every beta/release tagged update on WoWAce goes without delay to Curse too... and end-users shouldn't download any alpha version.