I use the WAU to update my ace addons. When I read the instructions page it read to me that updating without externals was better, don't remember why. All the addons work fine. The problem I run into is when I am on my bank character for example. I may only want to use one or two addons. So I disable all other addons on the wow addons page and check the ones I want to use. Now the problem is these won't work unless the libraries are also enabled. I have, I don't know, 50+ libraries and I have no idea what addon they belong to. So I have to keep them all checked if I want to use anything which to me totally defeats the purpose of disabling them to begin with. I'm at a loss. Do I go back to updating with externals or is there an addon manager or something that let's me know what libs I can and cannot disable in order to run certain addons.
Also, besides my problem, is it better to run with or without externals. I have an older computer. 1300+ processor, 2gig ram, and 128mb agi card. I get shit fps no matter what I do. Thanks for your help!