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    posted a message on An idea for an universal update system
    Quote from Phanx
    In addition to the hosting bill issue, you'll have a hard time me (and likely others) that I should spend more time posting each new version to yet another location just to save other people from the unspeakable horror of spending 30 seconds downloading my addon from an established addon release site.


    Even better, why not write a submitter for addons? Maybe it submits to all the popular sites? One app for you to submit to all the fancy addon sites. This way any site can create their own downloader and all addons could be placed there. Saving the developer time and getting his product out to the masses?
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    posted a message on An idea for an universal update system
    Quote from Seerah
    First of all, don't necro bump threads.

    Secondly, those aren't free either. *Someone* has to pay for them. And if they realize they're being abused, they'll put a stop to it.


    (sheesh... kids these days don't have any idea about money)


    First off, was on the first page of the forums, don't think it was "necro bumped", secondly, I'm not a kid (unless you consider late 30's and the CTO for a web company a kid), just a fan of the community. I have talked to numerous sites like BitBucket, who don't have a problem as long as they are used for the development, not just for pulling the files down, after all, it IS what they developed the service for.


    My point is there simply has to be a better way to handle this. I think some people might just be getting too greedy and in turn are going to bite the hand that feeds them, but thats just my 2 cents.
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    posted a message on An idea for an universal update system
    Quote from Pastamancer
    You're missing one very important thing. Bandwidth/hosting is not free. If you want to provide free hosting for any addon and their xml file, you'll have a very popular updater. Otherwise you'll have a hard time convincing people that they should make it easy for other people to drive up their hosting bills with no compensation.


    If the service allowed linking to google code, bitbucket, github etc., then the download sites like curse don't get hit at all. If people take advantage of using these other larger free services, this common site could simply link to those download urls and voila, the service is free, common and up to date.
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    posted a message on WoW UI Updater (Win/OSX/Linux, supports multiple sites), 1.6 thread
    A friend of mine tried to download the dmg file for mac, and got a 404. Might want to check that out.
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