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Version: Aloft-5.0.1-2418
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This is a "development" version of Aloft (the nameplate addon). Please refer to the main page for that addon for a comprehensive description.

This is an ALPHA release. That means it has not had a substantial amount of testing under all circumstances. By installing this version, you are basically agreeing to help test . Please report any/all bugs with this release in the comments section of this WoWInterface addon page.

This version of Aloft is functionally identical to Aloft-4.4.8-2386.

This version of Aloft is updated to work with WoW "5", aka "Mists of Pandaria", currently in beta test. Not all intended features are implemented or working yet (primarily, I still need to finish/test features for the Monk/Brewmaster variant).

This version of Aloft will NOT work correctly on the current WoW live realms.
5.0.1-2418 (Mists of Pandaria)
- enhanced to cover monk/brewmaster tanking
- added a check to avoid divide-by-zero problems in the stacked points (combo points/etc) module
- fixed some divide-by-zero problems in threat management (the MoP threat system seems to zero out perdiodically, during fights)

5.0.0-2404 (Mists of Pandaria)
- changed GetNumRaidMembers() to GetNumGroupMembers()
- changed GetNumPartyMembers() to GetNumSubgroupMembers()
- changed (MiniMapBattlefieldFrame.status == "active") effectively to (select(IsInInstance(), 2) == "pvp")
- updated Shaman totem manifest and spell IDs
- added Monk class color (0x00ff96), class name, and associated options, to code and documentation
- added Pandaren race short form
- verified crowd control spell IDs, added Shaman "Bind Elemental" to crowd control spell IDs
- combined obsolete PARTY_MEMBERS_CHANGED/RAID_ROSTER_UPDATE events into new GROUP_ROSTER_UPDATE event
- no changes to Aloft related to GetGuildRosterInfo() (Aloft doesn't use all the arguments), or UnitIsGroupLeader() (Aloft previously updated away from deprecated functions)
- no apparent changes related to GetBattlefieldScore()/GetWhoInfo()/GetFriendInfo()

- TODO: add brewmaster tanking characteristics (for nameplate glow control)
- TODO: hunter trap snakes (specifically "Viper"; E/W Plaguelands and Uldum) and (possibly) DK bloodworms now seem to have names in common with some normal NPCs

4.4.9
- updated the cast warning module to detect animation update interval of 0 and use OnUpdate directly, instead of AceTimer-3.0 (seemns marginally faster/smoother)
- updated LibBabble-Faction-3.0 to latest/greatest (4.3-release32)
- updated Ace3 to latest/greatest (r1057)

4.4.2-2308
- merged in zhTW localization contributed by WoWInterface user aa9012456.
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Originally posted by Naem
agreed, it's really screwed up right now.
hmm, was on earlier (and on the PTR last week), noticed no artifacts.

of course, that doesn't mean there aren't any . i will start diggin into it.
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Originally posted by Decabah
Nameplates aren't updating properly -- units go from having full health to their actual health again and again -- and the textures seem to be "overflowing" the set bar parameters.
agreed, it's really screwed up right now.
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Nameplates aren't updating properly -- units go from having full health to their actual health again and again -- and the textures seem to be "overflowing" the set bar parameters.
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Release: Aloft-3.0.3-1704

sorry for the delay in announcement.

a new release of the Ace3 Aloft/AloftCastWarning is available (already approved by the moderator): Aloft-3.0.3-1704.

this has attempts at fixes for a few problems reported recently: AloftCastWarning not working as it should in arenas (that was fixed in the last release, but the last release version was mis-numbered, so i am "tagging" the fix to this release), Aloft not cleaning up its crowd control timers properly, and some issues with totem/pet visibility reported via private message (shaman totem elementals are now treated as pets... my "research" into all of this is summarized in this FAQ). please review the change log.

please revisit your favorite bug, and let me know whether or not this release fixes anything (or even just changes the behavior).

thanks.
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update: things seem to be working for me (testing with dueling, i didn't try to get an arena match or get into a BG, but presumably a hostile PC with a totem is a hostile PC with a totem).

so, once you have worked through the issues i raise below, if you want to send me a PM, i will reply with an email address, and you can then mail me your Aloft saved variables file. i will install that and try to reproduce with your settings.

Originally posted by Stratosfear
Is the totem visibility working? I have it set so that it doesn't show any pets/totems/guardians except the 4 totems in the options, but it doesn't seem to be working in pvp.
i will do some testing on this.

in the meantime...

first, note that the totem visibility stuff only really works in the "enUS" locale (no translations available for other locales). this triggers off of totem names in the WoW client local language, so if you are not in the "enUS" locale, none of this is likely to work .

also note that there are now five totems explicitly listed. if your version of Aloft is old enough, back when this feature was being developed, you could be dealing with broken functionality.

as well, if the "AloftAutoShow" module is enabled, make sure the Aloft options under "Show Neutral/Enemy Nameplates>All Nameplates" and "Show Neutral/Enemy Nameplates>Totem Nameplates" are enabled "correctly". if these options are set such that totems do not show, then no totems will show (uses the Blizzard standard interface options to disable all totem nameplates out from underneath Aloft).

if the "AloftAutoShow" module is disabled, make sure you have the corresponding Blizzard standard "Names>Unit Nameplates>Enemy Units" and "Names>Unit Nameplates>Totems" interface options enabled. again, if these options are set such that totems do not show, then no totems will show.

finally, if you are worried about destroying your current settings, you can always save your settings aside (copy your existing Aloft saved variables file aside somewhere, such that it is "deleted" it in its installed location), and then update Aloft and verify the functionality. if things don't work the way you want, re-install an older version of Aloft and restore your saved settings (copy the saved variables file back in).
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Is the totem visibility working? I have it set so that it doesn't show any pets/totems/guardians except the 4 totems in the options, but it doesn't seem to be working in pvp.
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Originally posted by Limb0
In BGs I'm often getting messages like this..

AceTimer-3.0: Warning: The addon/module 'Aloft_CrowdControlSpellIcon' has 299 live timers. Surely that's not intended?

It doesn't show as an error, just an addon meassage in chat and it's gone over 700 while rep farming mobs at times.
ahh, yes. you are correct, not strictly an error, but also not desirable. seems as if the AloftCrowdControl module is not cleaning up after itself like it should.

anyway, thought i had fixed that. THANKS (very much) for the report. i will look into it again, try to beef up how Aloft manages that stuff.

if anyone else sees anything like this, now or in any Ac3/Aloft-3.0.X versions coming up in the next few weeks, please report it. i want to make certain it gets fixed.
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In BGs I'm often getting messages like this..

AceTimer-3.0: Warning: The addon/module 'Aloft_CrowdControlSpellIcon' has 299 live timers. Surely that's not intended?

It doesn't show as an error, just an addon meassage in chat and it's gone over 700 while rep farming mobs at times.
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Release: Aloft-3.0.2-1698

a new release of Aloft is available (pending moderator approval), Aloft-3.0.2-1698. again, this is an Ace3-compatible version of Aloft.

this has some attempts at fixes to target tracking, intended to help Aloft and AloftCastWarning work "better" in arenas. both Aloft and AloftCastWarning are included in this release.

if you use these addons in arenas, i am especially interested in hearing from you. confirmation of whether or not the cast warning functionality is operating correctly would be welcome.
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Originally posted by Zyonin
To those using the Aloft (Ace 3 framework based) alpha builds: I strongly recommend that you install and use !BugGrabber/BugSack so you can capture the full error message (when Aloft barfs up Lua errors) and submit them.

BugSack (includes the !BugGrabber component): http://www.wowinterface.com/download...5-BugSack.html
... or i recommend tekErr, same as BugSack, just without all the bulk
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To those using the Aloft (Ace 3 framework based) alpha builds: I strongly recommend that you install and use !BugGrabber/BugSack so you can capture the full error message (when Aloft barfs up Lua errors) and submit them.

BugSack (includes the !BugGrabber component): http://www.wowinterface.com/download...5-BugSack.html
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Release: Aloft-3.0.1-1690

a new release of Aloft (Ace3) is available (pending moderator approval): Aloft-3.0.1-1690. this also bundles a new version of AloftCastWarning (Ace3): AloftCastWarning-0.9.1-1689.

sorry for the delay in releasing this. i intended to have it out yesterday, but was pre-empted by "real life".

this (hopefully) contains fixes for all the bugs recently reported. please review the change log, and report anything (new or old) that you happen to observe.

thanks.
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Originally posted by Limb0
AloftCastWarning-0.9.0\\AloftCastWarning.lua:589: attempt to call method 'CancelScheduledTimer' (a nil value)
a typo, from the port to Ace3. the Ace3 form of this function is "CancelTimer()". easy fix, east test.

should be released sometime today or tommorrow.
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Originally posted by Freyr
This just popped up in my chat log.
looks like i was not cleaning out the previous crowd control timer before starting a new one. a difference between Ace2 and Ace3.

a fix should be released today or tommorrow.
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I'm getting a lot of errors with the Cast Warning module in bgs.

Code:
BugGrabberDB = {
	["throttle"] = true,
	["limit"] = 50,
	["errors"] = {
		{
			["message"] = {
				"AloftCastWarning-0.9.0\\AloftCastWarning.lua:589: attempt to call method 'CancelScheduledTimer' (a nil value)\nAloftCastWarning-0.9.0\\AloftCastWarning.lua:457: in function `Update'\nAloftCastWarning-0.9.0\\AloftCastWarning.lua:361: in function `UpdateCastWarning'\nAloftCastWarning-0.9.0\\AloftCastWarning.lua:499: in function `?'\nCallbackHandler-1.0-5:146: in function <...end\\libs\\CallbackHandler-1.0\\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146>\n<string>:\"safecall Dispatcher[3]\":4: in function <[string \"safecall Dispatcher[3]\"]:4>\n<in C code>: ?\n<string>:\"safecall Dispatcher[3]\":13: in function `?'\nCallbackHandler-1.0-5:91: in function `SendMessage'\n...\\AloftTargetTrackingData\\AloftTargetTrackingData.lua:547: in function `UpdateUnitTracking':\n...\\AloftTargetTrackingData\\AloftTargetTrackingData.lua:413: in function `UpdateUnitTarget':\n...\\AloftTargetTrackingData\\AloftTargetTrackingData.lua:380: in function `TrackUnitTarget':\n...\\AloftTargetTrackingData\\AloftTargetTrackingData.lua:194: in fu", -- [1]
				"nction `?':\n...:\n<in C code>: ?\n<string>:\"safecall Dispatcher[3]\":13: in function `?'\nCallbackHandler-1.0-5:91: in function `SendMessage'\nAloft-3.0.0-1677-enUS\\AloftIsTargetData\\AloftIsTargetData.lua:118: in function `?'\nCallbackHandler-1.0-5:146: in function <...end\\libs\\CallbackHandler-1.0\\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146>\n<string>:\"safecall Dispatcher[2]\":4: in function <[string \"safecall Dispatcher[2]\"]:4>\n<in C code>: ?\n<string>:\"safecall Dispatcher[2]\":13: in function `?'\nCallbackHandler-1.0-5:91: in function `Fire'\nAceEvent-3.0-3 (Aloft):120: in function <...face\\AddOns\\Aloft\\Libs\\AceEvent-3.0\\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119>\n\n  ---", -- [2]
			},
			["type"] = "error",
			["time"] = "2010/02/21 02:41:10",
			["session"] = 249,
			["counter"] = 15,
		}, -- [1]
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