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    posted a message on WoW Matrix?
    Quote from OrionShock
    *Not to bash on the poster, totally not directed at him

    But all i see in this idea is no better than a heroine addict looking for a fix. You don't tend to care who gets shot in the face, just as long as you can get your fix.

    Wowmatrix is bad if for that one thing, that all in one update fix. TBH, this move by curse.com and instep with wowinterface.com, is a general move to make wow-addons more like production software. Where you as the end user only get stable things that don't break. YOU shouldn't be updating more than twice a month any given addon, if at that (barring addons actualy in major development).


    The requirement of a premium subscription to use the Update All button in the Curse Client is just showing why I don't like Curse. WowAce is a community which puts developers first, Curse is a business which puts $ first. In truth, I would rather have the bleeding-edge versions of many addons (like most other software I run), although I admit that downloading updates for every localization change was a waste of bandwidth.

    However, this business of automatically installing the information-gathering addon is completely unacceptable. As an analogy, imagine if Google Chrome automatically installed Google's desktop search without prompting the user, and re-installed it every time you started Chrome if you had deleted it. Curse Client was originally a tool to gather information for WOWDB, but now they are promoting it mostly as an addon updater. It would make more sense to divide the client's functionality into two separate programs: "Curse Updater" and "WOWDB Client".
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    posted a message on Macro command to open Achievements and Calendar
    For the calendar, I believe it's simply "/calendar".
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    posted a message on AceConfig3 Lists
    Is it possible to use AceConfig3 to make a list of items (eg. names) from which items could be added and removed?

    Using slash commands, it would look something like this:

    /myaddon add Foo
    /myaddon list
    /myaddon remove Foo

    The problem, of course, is that dialogs, menus, and the console would have to access this in different ways.
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    posted a message on WoW Matrix?
    WoWMatrix is the only reliable and easy-to-use updater currently available. I don't use the Curse Client because I have heard reports of it messing up addons (though it should become more stable as time passes), and for the following reasons:
    • WowAceUpdater and WoWMatrix do not automatically install their own addons without asking. Curse Client does.
    • WowAceUpdater and WoWMatrix have an "Update All" button that is free. Curse Client requires you to purchase a "premium" membership.

    Although the convenience of WoWMatrix's updating from multiple sites is nice, I would rather use the official client of one of the major addon sites (not least because the version checking is a LOT faster).

    To be honest, I don't like Curse at all. I used to use WAU for addon updating, of course, and WoWUI for the addons that weren't on WowAce. I use Wowhead for looking up quests, items, and spells, because I get very annoyed by WOWDB's constant prompts to login, as well as the fact that they ripped off Wowhead's layout.

    However, WowUI has a very limited selection of addons, and WoWInterface's updater lacks some key features like automatically loading the list of addons you have installed (it makes you go to WoWI and find the ID). Curse's client seems to have hope, as long as they can put their users before their profit margin.

    If you're wondering why I haven't said anything bad about the old WAU, it's because I have nothing to complain about (except, of course, that it's gone). The only thing it didn't do is update non-WowAce addons (and cross-site updates is what prompted the outcry against WoWMatrix in the first place).
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