Since we get beta keys to test addons, I though it would be a good idea to start a thread about any API we find that is new or changed. And possibly ways to update addons that use the changed APIs. A wiki might be a good thing to but a thread to start seams the right thing to do for now.
I have nothing yet to contribute as I'm still downloading, starting the thread gives me something to do while waiting :-).
Also, do we want to start a guild on the test server so we can chat about stuff as we find it?
Meanwhile, thanks to WoWAce/Curse to make this possible!
you can still review code tho, right? i mean, you could run the addon kit extractor and see what new api calls are being made and how new features are implemented. i'm guessing the mining tools to extract api calls are probably also capable of running. we just can't test anything yet.
in that case, we only have the ui code to work with. i'm guessing that GetGuildTradeSkillInfo() function returns a trade link for each player's professions. likely only the professions and not the 2ndary skills.
i'm guessing also that they'll be grouped by profession and you'll be able to see how many people in the guild can do each profession and how many are online. it seems the return values are designed for both headers and for skills and return different values depending on the item (instead of overloading the same return values like other similar functions).
all completely speculation of course since i'm still patching and it's not even implemented yet....
also, fwiw there seem to be some events related to new skills being learned in-guild.
Wait, what ? Is that a way to get information without tooltip scanning ?
Indeed. Sadly, the last beta removed the single use of this function in the default UI, so this new API might never make it to release, but it allows to get the description text of the Aura related to a given spell. It was used in the Talent UI to get the different Mastery descriptions.
According to the source, there is a new CompactUnitFrame frame template, and various Compact*Frame/Group templates, along with a CompactRaidFrame addon. It looks like they are trying to add Grid-like raid and party displays.
yeah, when i read it i thought of you and guildcraft. i doubt they'll have any "search for recipe" type function and instead just give you a list of links (sort of adding gyp functionality to the guild list). it doesn't kill gyp either insofar as gyp can still collect out-of-guild data. and of course, i can plug into this system now and get all in-guild links automatically.