I really hope someone makes sure this addon is maintained. I've played around with lots of different MT/MA/Target frames and find MainAssist to be the only one that works for me. I love being able to use the Custom Tanks as a backup when nothing else works. I use "show party in 5-mans" for 5-mans and use "edit ctra" to edit/create an MT list of others to use whenever I can (since our RLs almost never do :-). There are no real bugs with it right now (although I'd love to be able to make some changes to the dimensions of the bars), I'm just concerned that it will, eventually, fall by the wayside (if no sooner, then with the expansion).
I feel the same. It's an incredibly useful addon, and I haven't seen any others quite like it. The ability to do things like:
- assign main and secondary assist targets by right-clicking, and then assisting those targets via hotkeys
- display all party members as tanks when in a party instead of a raid
- show the number of people targeting each tank's target, and show those people's names in the tooltip when hovering over the tank's frame (before Magic Targets, this was the only way I could keep an eye on who was targeting the wrong mob in TBC)
...makes MainAssist go above and beyond any other tank frames I've seen.
I am planning to update this for WotLK, I haven't actually tested it in the beta yet but I know its going to be broken since the secure header stuff has all changed completely.
I haven't had a chance to play around with the new secure template stuff but from what I have seen it should make things easier than the ugly header stuff that it uses currently.
Since we have your ear, I should mention that there's a quirk in the current version in that it forgets your primary/secondary assist assignments if someone sends a tank list refresh. It would be nice if, on a refresh, MA could compare the new data with the old assignments and try to preserve them by name.
I've tested MainAssist on the beta now, and at least for custom assists it seems to keep working without changes. I haven't been able to test in a raid or with ctra tanks but there doesn't seem to have been any breaking changes to the headers that would stop them from working.
I still get the "party1 is not in your party" error when zoning while in a 5-man, but other than that it works fine. I do wish that someone would do an update though because I know it will break eventually, and it's also one of my few Ace2 addons left.