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Sep 13, 2007Posted in: FrameworksThe SVN also has the advantage of many eyes. I personally read through all* the code changes of the addons and libraries I use when ever I update. And if I see a problem I will try to report it to the right people (often with a fix or work around). I doubt I'm the only one that does that.
You're a special case. Most users only download new versions whenever there is a new patch, or something breaks. They want stable downloads.
Sep 13, 2007tullamods posted a message on WowAce's Packagemancer and http://files.wowace.com/Clearly, there should be an index -> wiki pages with download links :)Posted in: Updaters
Sep 12, 2007Posted in: FrameworksThere's been a heap of immaturity on both sides of everything recently, can we all just grow up? Lets stop trying to stab "the other framework" in the wheels and just get doing what we need to do and get them done.
For whoever is asking:
Bongos, Bagnon, and Sage will go Dongle -> Ace3 if Ace3 is as light as Dongle, or offers anything I find attractive. Ludwig and SellFish will continue to use nothing, because there is no reason to use a framework for those addons.
OmniCC will most likely stay framework independent, though I like the idea of being able to use just the slash handler and timer stuff in Ace3.
Why not Rock? Dongle already offers me what I want, in a smaller package. I'm sure it will be a good candidate to move to from Ace2, but I'm no expert on Ace2.
Sep 12, 2007Posted in: FrameworksQuote from Bam »
No, I was talking about the danger that users of the framework feel forced to reinvent the wheel. A rewrite of a framework is not reinventing the wheel. That's improving a wheel in a way that, hopefully, everybody can take advantage of. :)
I cannot speak from a library standpoint, but as a developer there are typically not many things that addons have in common other than slash commands, profiles, and events. I highly doubt that Ace3 or Rock will force me to reinvent the wheel for any of those mechanisms.
Sep 6, 2007Ace3 also has a wiki entry now, though it is not as detailed as the Rock entry.Posted in: Frameworks
I cannot really say much from a design standpoint, but I feel as if Rock is taking the approach of, "Lets build a better Ace2", and Ace3 is taking the approach of, "Lets take what we've learned from Ace2 and build a better framework"
If there's more insight that each side can contribute about their overall design goals, I'd love to hear it. But please, spare me the bullshit.
Sep 4, 2007What's Ace3?Posted in: Frameworks
An addon framework with its roots in Ace. Its in early development.
Another addon framework with its roots in Ace. Its been in development for about month, and soon to be released. (lol svn 'releases')
Another addon framework with its roots in Ace. Its been in development for a while now, and has a 1.0 release.
Why make a new framework?
Ace2 has issues :P (What, you thought I avoided Ace2 just for entertainment value?)
Why make two different frameworks?
Differences in opinions on management, what should be in a framework, and of course egos.
Is this a bad thing? My memorys and cpus will be duplicated!
No, not really. If anything, competition will yield better code for all.
So what should I as a user be doing?
Using addons and not giving a damn. Possibly making some popcorn to watch the drama.
So what should I as a developer be doing?
Evaluating your situation. Take a look at your options, and contributing if you feel like it.
Aug 24, 2007Posted in: General AddOnsQuote from wolftusk »
Would my thoughts carry any merit if the addon author were to voluntarily submit the addon to this group of "experts" and any constructive criticism be kept between the author and said group? and once certain criteria are met this same group would assign a "seal" to the addon? - or am i just so out in space?
By doing that, you would effectively create an 'elite' class: the people who get to 'approve' addons, and the people who have addons that have been approved.
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