2 - I'm trying to understand, what it's showing in the addon's window, is it ones it's -ever- installed, or what is hosted on the site that my computer has running (like WAU has now at the top, where it's <what I have installed, that we have hosted files for> stuff, vs <oh hai there, I installed this once and you dumped it, but you want to update it now that it's been updated on our site, rite?> which is how it feels at the moment)I'm just trying to understand, because it will make a heck of a lot of work, if it caches all the addons I try, then dump later, instead of reading what I have installed, and comparing to a cache of what is hosted. (If this is confusing, throw a rock at me, I'll try and be less confusing then)
The installed addon display shows addons that the curse client is currently managing. What this means is that the curse client believes you have these installed, and is watching for updates for them. Don't want them installed, uninstall them. Don't want them updated? Toggle auto updated on them. It's a list of addons in a local database. It does not constantly check the file system to see if they still exist or not. If you are "dumping" addons, you should do so by going in the client, selecting a few, and click uninstall. * throws rock *
3 - you said that for those of us who are non-premium, we can select "update all" and it'll flag the ones that have updates, will this do a forced review of the addons listed when we click it, or just base off the ones when the client was started? Since I don't keep it running i'd be ok, but someone leaving it run wouldn't know about updates till their computer crashes and they reload everything.
The client knows the last version it installed. When ran/checking for updates, it looks for a newer date. If its there, it flags/installs.