I begin to hate Curse. Not only that they bought good people for there CurseForge thing. In addition Carto3 is released exklusively for curse and so it isn't on WowAce. (see linked thread) => http://wow.curse.com/downloads/details/12701/
I've always been a big fan of Cartographer but to see this recent version is somewhat of a disappointment. Not because it looks bad or anything, I love how it works. Just that Carbonite (http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=carboniteaddon) has been doing this for quite some time, and honestly looks and acts exactly like the Cartographer 3 video(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoQDTWPGRSo&eurl=http://www.worldofraids.com/). I just really hope there won't be any problems between the two developers. Now this aside I really look forward to Cartographer 3 and might switch from Carbonite due to the massive fan base and support Cartographer has going for it. Plus I'm an Ace fan in general, makes things a lot easier to manage.
Authors can put their addons wherever they want to.
Yes but with CkKnight and Kaelten over there now, what happens to wowace? I mean I have a mac, I can't even use their client. I have a nice python script I use to update off wowace at the moment, and based on the raw number of addons/libraries I have that are written by CkKnight, I guess I'm going to be up th creek soon?
Kaelten has been over there for a long while, now. And, as has already been mentioned in this thread, Curse helps support wowace.
Right, but I have no mods by him. I do however have like 30+ mods where the author is labeled Ckknight, and with the release of Cartographer 3 being "curse only" my fear is already starting to happen, mods will move away from here. I've seen it happen before, but it was never a very big deal, as I was always able to find an alternative.
all my addons are from either here or WoWInterface. only things I have left from ck are Fubar (will probably use StatBlcoks later, but I have too many things that depend on Fubar right now), and Chinchilla (like how it lets me move the timer and other such frames so easily). i personally don't like curse's website much, but if you use one of the updaters found on the forums here (i recently started using JWoW and really like it), keeping updated is not really all that big of a deal.
Yeah, I've been jettisoning as many Ace2 and Rock addons as I can when I find quirks and there is an actively-maintained adequate alternative (or if it's something I have decided I can live without). Ck's style is to do 5% maintenance and 95% new development, and on top of that he's now devoting much of his time to Curse, so I see most Rock stuff withering on the vine with the exception of stuff like Parrot that has been officially abandoned by Ck and picked up by other authors.
Not really the point I was making at all in the first place. Whether it is free or not does not put aside the similarities between the two. I was simply stating that if it isn't handled properly the creator of Carbonite has more then enough reason to be ticked off at what might come out of Cartographer 3. There is no doubt that this community would ultimately make Cartographer 3 better then Carbonite in the long run due to support here. If that were to happen there is a good chance Carbonite would disappear due to what only seems like a mod that is an aced version of Carbonite(pretty positive Carbonite isn't Ace).