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    posted a message on WowMatrix - WoW Addon Updater for Mac and Windows - 100% Free
    Quote from hyperactiveChipmunk »

    I'd also appreciate if you removed BulkMail, since I haven't touched it since I began writing BulkMail2/BulkMail2Inbox and am pretty sure it won't even work anymore. I don't intend to support it, as BM2/BM2I are complete and stable (as of the most recent patch...2.3 will likely force some changes), and I'd rather not have people downloading it and associating me with "broken add-on."

    BulkMail has been removed. Thanks for the info!
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    posted a message on WowMatrix - WoW Addon Updater for Mac and Windows - 100% Free
    Quote from cladhaire »

    I choose to make them available at one specific addon site, and regardless of how silly you think the request is, I'd rather give advertising revenue to someone who's busted their ass working for me, rather than some random new entry to the "game".

    Fair enough.
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    posted a message on WowMatrix - WoW Addon Updater for Mac and Windows - 100% Free
    Quote from Kaelten »

    please do not scrape and mirror the files listing on wowace.

    Consider it done.
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    posted a message on WowMatrix - WoW Addon Updater for Mac and Windows - 100% Free
    Quote from cladhaire »

    I can't speel. Clique is posted without my permission, please remove it.

    The addon Clique is no longer listed on the site. It is a rather strange request though, as we normally have authors contacting us wanting to have their addons listed.
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    posted a message on WowMatrix - WoW Addon Updater for Mac and Windows - 100% Free
    Quote from Funkydude »

    Theres 3 things I disagree with about this:
    1. The addons on your website are as much as over 3 months out of date.
    2. If you are using some kind of script to download addons from wowace to your website, you are avoiding the advertising that is paying our servers.
    3. You did not discuss this 'bandwidth releaving' with any admins.

    The addons on the site are currently hand-reviewed which is why the listed versions may not always be the current revisions. However we do have plans to improve on this, as mentioned earlier.

    Regarding downloading from the WowAce site, other software updater clients are doing the same thing, not only with WowAce (which is known to be very tolerant with software updaters) but also with other sites that also happen to have advertising on them. However, unlike most other software updaters, we plan to ensure that the number of "pings" remains small regardless of the number of users at any one time. As such this tool is in fact much more server-friendly.

    As for the relieving of server resources, this is exactly what other addon-related sites such as incgamers and curse (both of which have a ton of ads) do when they list addons that also happen to be listed at WowAce. The big picture is that the various addon-related sites and software updaters help each other directly and indirectly, and there is more than enough advertising revenue potential to go around the various players in this growing market.
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    posted a message on WowMatrix - WoW Addon Updater for Mac and Windows - 100% Free
    Quote from Astaldo »

    Shall I hazard a guess and say Runtime Revolution? :P

    (blame my reverser background if I'm right.. still have some tools of the trade)

    Yep that would be right. :)
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    posted a message on WowMatrix - WoW Addon Updater for Mac and Windows - 100% Free
    Quote from Vint »

    From a quick look at your site, it would appear that WoWMatrix only downloads from your site, how often are you updating your list of addons? How does it work if we want something not on your list (let's assume its something from files.wowace.com, and ignore the other ui sites)

    WowMatrix gets information and downloads directly from WowAce.

    The addons listed at the wowmatrix.com site have just been a feature of the site for some time prior to the release of the software, and is currently unrelated to the software. However, we plan to integrate the site such that in the future it will list (and possibly mirror) the latest versions of addons as discovered by the software. This will help relieve some of the stress experienced by sites such as WowAce.
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    posted a message on WowMatrix - WoW Addon Updater for Mac and Windows - 100% Free
    Quote from Fwip »

    This looks pretty cool. A few questions:
    How does it handle externals?
    How does it treat new library versions?
    You say it automatically updates, does this mean that you run scheduled updates or that it's a one-click affair?

    For my own curiosity: what did you write this tool in? =P

    Also, one suggestion: You might want to link to the addon page in the addon list (the wiki in the case of WowAce addons, and the addon page for addons from another site).


    Currently it downloads and installs all addons "as-is", i.e. it simply updates whatever addons (that it supports) that you happen to have in your addons folder. There is no special handling of externals or library versions, etc. Are you looking for a feature in particular that is related to these?

    The automatic updating refers to the one-click affair.

    Regarding what this tool was written in, make a guess, I'd be interesting to see what people think it's written in. :)

    Thanks for the suggestion regarding the addon pages, I'll be sure to check them out.
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    posted a message on WowMatrix - WoW Addon Updater for Mac and Windows - 100% Free


    WowMatrix aims to be an elegant and easy-to-use WoW Addon Updater. It is 100% free and runs on both Mac OS X and Windows.

    Currently WowMatrix already supports the auto-updating of Ace addons; more WoW addon websites will continue to be added.

    For more information and to download WowMatrix, visit the following link:

    WowMatrix - WoW Addon Updater for Mac and Windows
    www.wowmatrix.com

    Please feel free to post feedback here while we continue to work on the project.
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