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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from Buio »

    Shouldn't handling of that (deleting/recycle bin) be in the platform specific versions of Java then? Or does Java have zero knowledge of specific OS capabilities?

    I not a big fan of Java personally, but I have it installed because of two apps. The official F1 timing application on formula1.com and JWoWUpdater (two apps I can't live without).



    Well to be honest, i dont think using a recyclebin as a backup solution is a good idea, ever.

    So i might just make an option that zips your interface folder up as a backup.zip. Much like the WTF folder is now when you delete saved variables.

    This would work on all platforms, and frankly its a better way of backing up stuff :)

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from teedog »

    I am getting the following error in Windows Vista x64, with UAC enabled.

    This error causes a never-ending loop (JWU keeps trying again and spitting out this same error).

    I think the issue is that JWU is trying to execute the .BAT file at the wrong location? It should be the following for Vista users with UAC I think:
    C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns


    Also, it might be helpful to have a way of stopping infinite loops so users can look at the error messages easily.

    If I'm doing something wrong, please let me know. Thanks!


    JWU dosent execute any .bat files at all, so im a little lost as to why this error comes up at all.

    Could you upload your JWowUpdater.log somewhere i can read it. (After running JWU and getting this error)

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from Annarion »

    Is there a way to rollback once you've updated with JWU? It didn't recognize some protections I had on breakable addons and it's completely hooped my ui.


    No im affraid you cant roll back an update.

    For further references, JWU wont update an addon if you have a .svn or .git folder inside, or you could simply add the addon to the Ignore list.

    Im sorry if this has given you some problems.

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from break19 »

    Unless of course, you aren't using NTFS or FAT. Ext2/3 filesystems use a different type of allocation, and the HFS+ fs in Mac OS X also.. If the file exists, it uses at least 1 block. Each partition has a set number of available blocks. Similar to filesystem sectors in FAT/NTFS. Which, basically means: a size-zero file has an actual on-disk size equal to the size of the blocksize of the FS. Now, that aside, I know that some modern filesystems can actually do block compression, where files that dont quite take up all of their last block can actually begin the next file in the same block.

    My HFS+ filesystem uses 512byte blocks, or 0.5k. Which means that any zero size file actually claims 512bytes of HD space. :)


    Yes, but in filesystems like NTFS, small files are saved directly in the master file table, which is already allocated, so it wont take up any "real" diskspace, just some of the MFT space :)

    And 300 addons, with 3 files, 0.5kb each is an astonishing 450kb used diskspace! =)

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from Phanx »

    Haha. If it were one directory, it wouldn't really be clutter... but when you have some 300 folders in your addon directory, each with 3 files, that's 900 empty junk files. They don't see to occupy any disk space, but I'm sure they're contributing to disk fragmentation in addition to being visually annoying when visiting the addons folder. :P


    Well since the files are empty, they will only take up space in your file allocation table, hence they wont be a source of fragmentation :)

    Also i think its nice when browsing an addon directory, to quickly be able to say, ahh this addon is installed as No extensions, and has been split.

    Regarding the version file, im using it to record the "library" versions that get released. This dosent show from the changelog, since the addon didnt actually change. So the version-x.y file will tell JWU the lib version y, if present.

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from Joe »

    I read in your changelog somewhere about GIT support in areas but I don't exactly know what this means. Is it possible to grab from someones git repo now? or has it been added for some other reason? I have a LOT of addons that are really only available on gits, which means they don't get updated by this updater. If it would be possible to provide the link to the addon on that git just like you handle other addons sites that would be amazing.


    I wont be including support for git anytime soon, as i dont want to start creating processes calling out to other executables.

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from Snago »

    I have two suggestions:

    Instead of using an empty file "noext" to detect if an addon is installed with or without extarnals just assume all addons are installed with whatever the "No externals" setting is set at. When the user change the setting show a popup that he'll have to use "Reinstall addons" for the change to have full effect.

    Instead of using an empty file "version-#####.#" to know what version an addon is at you could get that information by parsing the filename of Changelog-<Addon name>-r#####.txt or make a list and save it wherever JWU saves its settings.

    The point is to not clutter the folder of the addon with files that's not actually from the addon.


    Well the short answer is, im really satisfied with how its working now, and i cant see how around 3 files in an addon directory can possibly be clutter.

    I dont want to start changing things like this when its working as intended.

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from theondry »

    First: Awesomeness. Thank you.

    Second: Where does it back up my WTF folder to?

    Third: ????

    Fourth: The scroll window acts wonky. After I have it update addons, and it spews text about what it's doing, if try to scroll back up to see old messages, it doesn't update properly (parts of the window don't move, and other bits of it do, so everything gets muddled). If I Maximize the window so that the vertical scroll bar goes away (if it's a short update), all the text is there, and I can Restore and it looks fine, but if I try to scroll down, everything looks wonky.


    1. Thanks,
    2. They will sit in your wow root folder as, wtfBackup-timestamp.zip
    3. :)
    4. I am aware of this bug, but cant replicate it all the time, so its proving troublesome to fix.

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from cag_dk »

    Seems that jWU doesn't "play nice" with curse.com atm... it can't find anything on curse, but the other sites work fine.

    this a link/address prob?


    Well trying to point my browser to: http://wow.curse.com/

    gives a:


    Website Unavailable

    The website is down for maintenance.
    We will have it back up shortly.


    So i think its their site :)

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from break19 »

    http://files.wowace.com/Addonname/changelogs/
    ^^
    holds all changelogs for the Addonname.

    break19


    Ahh didnt know about that :)

    Only problem is how you would ask for the changelog for an addon, and how you would then say not to update a certain update.

    Im not sure i would like to break the easy 1 button updating that is present atm.

    And also if JWU is to download the changelog for each avaliable addon, it would take alot longer to update the addon lists.

    Ill give it a think over.

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    And here it is, 1.88:

    - Ability to backup and clean saved variables in the WTF folder added.
    - Now dosent update timestamps of addon directories that isnt updated

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from Buio »

    I think it only happened when I had a few mods to update (but not all). When I later did a recheck and had 0 mods to update it didn't change anything.




    I found the problem, and it is fixed in the next version, which will be out shortly.

    The new version will also sport saved variables cleanup.

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from Buio »

    I guess its hard to manage non-Ace addons with multiple folders, specifically where you don't want to have some of them. F.e. I use Bongos3, but not Bongos_XP, Bongos_Stats, Bongos_Roll and Bongos_Castbar so those folders I do not want.

    Otherwise it works very vell, started using it today and have added a bunch of non-ace addons from mostly wowinterface.com.


    Edit:
    Also, it seems that every time I update every wowace addon gets a write in respective folder even though it didn't need an update (or wasn't updated) This makes it slightly harder to have control of your addon folder as sorted on date don't show your last updated folders first. Is it possible to avoid this?


    Ill see what i can do about the writing to non updated addons. Im quite sure that it shouldnt do that, so must be a bug somewhere.

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from Phanx »

    roflba:

    Would you consider adding a method in which the changelog summary was shown first, and the user then selected which updates to actually download? I ask because it seems that a significant percent of updates that get downloaded are updates to localizations I don't use, or fixing svn-externals, or some other type of update that doesn't affect me in any way as a user of standalone libs in a single-locale client. While most users would probably still prefer to "fire and forget", I'd rather not waste time and bandwidth downloading these updates, especially in the case of large addons like BigWigs, which even without embeds is around 620kb, if such were possible.


    Im not sure that this would be possible, unless the changelog is located somewhere else beyond the .zip file. As i need to download and unpack that to get to the file, it might aswell install the update aswell.

    /Rolf
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    posted a message on JWowUpdater - A new java addons updater for ace2
    Quote from Vorda »

    I'd totally love not to, so this feature requests :) :
    - savedvar cleaning function (with an automatic WTF zip/rar backup)
    - option to backup WTF in a zip/rar during each addon update

    As for Curse, it is working perfectly here, but I may just be getting lucky.

    edit: yeah, I got lucky, got a 503 aswell now.

    Thanks alot for the great updater (and the amazingly quick response)


    Have some opcomming exams real soon, but afterwards there should be some time to look into this feature.

    /Rolf
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