the panda thing yes, probably. Has the old one really not been updated in that long?
Yep. But, it's not really "the old one", because it's not the same addon. Different function, different author. Only the name is the same. This issue is why I have repeatedly requested that the client not auto match anything without user confirmation ever. No automated matching can be 100% accurate unless you scan the TOC for an author name... and I'm not even sure about that, as the author may change the format or content of his/her name as it is listed in the TOC.
I have a few mods that for some reason CC wants to update them with versions from Curse that give errors, but if I delete them and download from WoWAce they are fine, what gives??
Also, there are mods on Curse that work the way I want, and the versions on WoWAce are either broken or do not work the way "I" want them too, but have the same name.....what is going to happen in that situation??
Kaelten, could you please take a sec and give me an opinion? I know you are extremely pressed for time..but I have already made a mess of my wifeys' mod( I HATE wife aggro!!! ) ..thank you!
btw, I noticed I live one state above you..
Edit: with the new forum, how do I mark a post as important so I can go back and look without doing a search?Is it possible?:)
What I gather from previous posts is that the option "Reinstall New Addons" means whether to actually install the new version of updated addons. If this assumption is correct I believe the naming could possibly be more to the point. Something like 'Apply Updates to Addons' or just 'Apply Updates' or 'Install Updates'. To me, "Reinstall New Addons" made little sense. if addons were "reinstalled" they could not be "new" at the same time. Reinstalling is something you do with software which has been installed at least once, not when patching/updating imo.
Confused user, now less confused.
I dunno if anyone replied to this, but I thought it deserved a reply if it hasnt gotten on.
When you scan addons at startup we can do two things. We can install the "latest" from curse.com, or we can assume you already have the latest.
Turning Reinstall new addons, downloads the "latest" from curse and overwrites whats on disk. Turning it off ( default behavior now ) keeps whatever files you have on disk and sets the last update version to today. That means only updates in the future will be applied, which ensures that you dont get some whacky 2 year old version of an unmaintained addon.
I just installed the Curse Client and have some questions.
After my addons were scanned I got some windows where I had to manually select the source for some addons. Can I change this again? As Phanx mentioned I'm not really thrilled that the client usually automatically selects its download source. Actually I think it whould be great if there whould be some indication where the source files for an addon is located. Right now I dont see if its wowace or curse (I would usually prefer wowace)
Is this already possible? Again, as Phanx mentioned I dont want to download anything that has the same name, but is from a different author and more than two years old! Since I use wowace addons for years now, simply selecting wowace as source for ALL addons would give me some safety! ;)
Also it would be REALLY! important for me (and probably for others, too) that the client supports disembedded download. I use so many addons and having embedded libs would dramatically increase my wow load time (its already not very short now :/ )
Remember, that the new patch wave will be coming in two weeks when 3.02 goes live. :D
So basicly i have to wauit for some undefinded time in the future before i can use the client at all?
edit: Alowed CC to update my addons as a experiment (after making a backup) and it totally messed up a LOT of stuff, ~50 errors in bugsack, some to me brand new addons (some new "mobinfo" that was replacing my tooltips when mousing over mobs) and a bunch of broken stuff getting stuck to the minimap.
just because i don't know doesn't mean that it's undefined. Not like it is a serious drawback. Running disembedded is an power user feature, not a general method. Addons and Libs are not written for that distro type.
In my eyes it was an error to not build that api for other updaters for premium users. There are many talented developers in this community that could develop some simple updaters that are suitable for power users or casuals.
How are you going to update your addons to 3.x.x then?
You'll answer: manually.
Yes, even still, when you download those, most (if not all), have embedded libs. You're going to delete those manually as well?
And secondly, are you willing to spend a huge amount of your WoW-time going through each Add-On and Libs to check for updates in their respective Project Pages and download each manually??
Point here is that, embedded libs is the way right now. Whether you use the client or not, that will be the best option. Besides, when WoW started, when the first centralized libs appeared, all was embedded. It was only awhile before disembedded libs became popular, and it is only good for Updater Clients, never for manual downloads and updating.