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Feb 25, 2007I run in 16:9. When I first started up with the latest version my minimap was filling the entire screen, so I reset the options to the defaults, and now whenever I try to change the scale my minimap (not the frame, just the map itself) vanishes entirely. :(Posted in: Map/Minimap AddOns
Feb 14, 2007Posted in: UpdatersQuote from N00bZXI »
Is there a way to keep cartographer an all-in-one package and not have it extract the various modules into their own folders? I can't seem to find a way to disable this..
I believe you can create a Cartographer.nounpack folder to do this. See the "Packages" section of the WAU website for details: http://www.wowace.com/wiki/WinAceUpdater
Feb 14, 2007Posted in: General ChatQuote from Ghoschdi »
Isn't there a possibility to use both ways? Use the XML and give the user a readable changelog as a second file? Like a standard readme? Only a suggestion.
If people really want a user-readable changelog, another possibility would be to leave the user-readable changelog in the zip (perhaps a smaller one with only the last few entries or something) and then have the fancy XML one linked via the RSS feed?
Feb 13, 2007Oh I agree, the new rss feeds are awesome. I'd be interested if it would be possible to discuss some tweaks to them, but those are just minute details in an otherwise remarkable upgrade. :)Posted in: General Chat
Feb 13, 2007Posted in: General ChatQuote from Pastamancer »
Removing the version number from the changelog filename makes sense because you should be keeping track of it elsewhere. The version number (of the zip file) is in both the xml/rss file and the url of the downloaded zipfile. Currently, there's no way to tell the difference between Grid-r27331.1.zip and Grid-r27331.2.zip from looking at Changelog-Grid-r27331.txt because the only difference is that there were libs updated and the Changelog-Grid-whatever is the svn changelog for Grid, not its libs. Don't use the changelog filename to keep state for your updater, creating a Interface/MyAddon/.myupdater file with the version number (of the latest zip file downloaded, or keeping state in any other way) is really the way to go.
To re-iterate: svn revision ~= zipfile version ~= addon version.
This might be a reasonable solution for updaters, but what about people who don't use updaters? Should they keep a spreadsheet of versions they have downloaded for each addon, or should they just download every single addon every time they decide to check back for updates? I'm not so much arguing for keeping the version number in the changelog so much as asking for some sort of indicator be present inside the zip file for both updaters and humans alike to tell if the latest download is "newer" than whatever they have installed. :)
Feb 13, 2007Posted in: General ChatQuote from sylvanaar »
Quote from Blind Jimmy »
With this change will it be possible to clean up the strangeness that is the meta-packages (a la !!!StandaloneLibraries)? Could they either list out the packages they contain in the latest.xml itself or be removed entirely by changing latest-noext.xml to list all required externals (and versions thereof) for each package and letting the Updater apps work it out themselves?
Are you going to be writing the code?
If I ran windows or used C# I would be more than happy to help write the code, but as it stands, no. :)
I don't mean to criticize the packages, they made sense with the old structure. However, now that updaters are intended to use the XML files mentioned above, which are far more robust than the old descript.ion and latest.txt files, it seemed like it would be a good time to request the missing data that necessitated the packages in the first place. Having the externals listed in the XML should be much easier to deal with from the perspective of an updater app than having to run batch files (or simulate running batch files) and shuffling all the directories around (transition aside). They could leave the packages there for compatibility reasons, but it would no longer be necessary to actually download them if the data is in the XML.
Feb 13, 2007With this change will it be possible to clean up the strangeness that is the meta-packages (a la !!!StandaloneLibraries)? Could they either list out the packages they contain in the latest.xml itself or be removed entirely by changing latest-noext.xml to list all required externals (and versions thereof) for each package and letting the Updater apps work it out themselves?Posted in: General Chat
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