wow I really wish WAU were titles something like WowAce Dev Code Updater
I installed it awhile ago thinking that it would be a good way to keep my addons up to date. It does that, except that the updates are as likely to be untested alpha code as they are to be stable versions.
So just how does one go about finding the stable versions of ace addons? WAU is definitely not the way.
From what I can tell there isn't really such a system in place. So it might be something that should be added. Basically someway is needed to be able to flag a version as a release version vs a version due to any incremental code change
And then WAU needs to be able to pick either the latest release release vs the latest code change
I believe that the powers that be are already looking in to some kind of flag-for-release system. I think the problem is that this started out and officially still is a website for developers. Most stuff here is actually beta and is supposed to be beta. In practise: Using WAU makes you a beta tester for the developers that roam this domain. However, I believe that the reality -many people using the site as their main source of mods/upgrades- has moved people to start thinking about a system where the difference between releaseversions and betaversions can be built into the downloading proces.
Most mods found at wowace can also be found on other mod-sites like wowinteface.com and curse-gaming.com . Files their should be release ready.