I've got to admit I didnt fully read the enormous threads regarding WAU, WowAce and Curse, but i have a number of points which were very scattered across the threads so i've decided to condense my questions into a separate post. I hope you dont mind.
Quote from Phanx »
Once the "big change" happens, then you will have to use the Curse client to update from WowAce, as other updaters will no longer be allowed access to the addon repository.
If i have it right, sometime in the future WowAce will "close its doors" and Curse client will be the only client the general public are able to use to download addons from WowAce.
Quote from kolie »
If its an addon thats already listed in the client, you right click Toggle Auto Updated, which is only relevant to premium users.
Curse client will have "extra features" which require payment??
I also had read something about collection and feedback of basic system information, but cant seem to find the OP.
I do not want a slagging match, i just want the facts please.
Thanks for your fast reply!
Do we know what will happen with other updaters, i'm hoping there will be improved support to allow other updaters to link to WowAce and Curse. i'd love to see XML responses to searches and more dynamic psyn files, which would address the problem with scraping (which probably makes up a noticable portion of the bandwidth usage).
The problem is the amount of totally USELESS Updates caused by the "external updating problem" (Change a bit in Ace2 and suddenly 80% of the WoWAce AddOns got "updated" and everyone that doesnt run disembedded "updates" all his 50 AddOns running Ace2 embedded)
Same goes for the amount of USELESS Updates caused by localisations by people not even needing them (Babble in all its Versions is here the major badboy).
And ontop of these problems that WAU and other Updaters have some of the Updaters displayed their OWN ads instead of supporting WoWAce.