Addons like oRA3 allow you to sort the list of tanks by an arbitrary order, and communicate that order to other users of the same addon (or other addons that support the same communication protocol), so you could set the main tank as #1 and the offtanks as #2 and #3, whereas the standard Blizzard interface for marking tanks doesn't give you any control over the order.
I assume (though I haven't used it) that GridStatusMTs listens to oRA3 comms to determine in which order the tanks should be labeled. If your raid doesn't use oRA3, then this feature won't affect you at all, and the plugin will still show you who the tanks are.
Thanks, however I have some misunderstanding with what "... for sorted MainTank list too" actually means.
The Blizzard MainTank list is unsorted/unsortable (okay, if a tank is moved from raid6 to raid2 and another tank from raid8 to raid3 it's some kind of 'sort'). The oRA2, oRA3 and CT_RA MainTank list is sorted/sortable. If you have such an addon and enable that option it shows the 'shield' icon, if disabled it shows the '1', '2' ... '10' icons.
GridStatusMTs does not listen to any communication protocols. It uses global variables or global functions from addons (oRA2, oRA3 and CT_RA) you have installed and/or events if not (Blizzard MainTanks).
Gotcha, pretty nifty actually but alas I fail to see the point in sorting tanks by a static numbered order. That's all on oRA2, oRA3 and CT_RA though. Thanks for clarifying that and thanks for the addition of using Blizzard's shield icon. So much easier on the eyes lol -.-
Any idea why it won't show cooldown texts on the icons?
I removed the center/center texts because they were not used anywhere else in the code. Did you see center/center text in an previous version? In conjunction with another addon? Which? Cooldown texts updates would require OnUpdate function(s) to update this text(s).
EDIT: I added the center/center text again. Please try latest release version.
After installing Grid r1361, GridIndicatorText3 30300-4 and Ace2 standalone r1101, I get the following errors:
1x GridIndicatorText3-30300-4\GridIndicatorText3.lua:19: attempt to index field 'frameClass' (a nil value)
1x AceComm-2.0-91091 (Ace2):157: attempt to index local 'text' (a nil value)
AceComm-2.0-91091 (Ace2):2339: in main chunk
Just a harmless bug report. Sorry if it came over as impatient or rude. It is meant constructive and helpful.
Using outdated addons that still work is business as usual. The list of examples would be too long to list here. :P