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Skill Helper

Version: 2.2.221
by: JerichoHM, lownignitus

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Skill Helper
is an add on that was developed to track skill progression. It will alert you when training is required to increase your cap so you don't waste time picking herbs or mining nodes without knowing you aren't getting skill points (among other skills as well to prevent the waste of mats). The add on has its own action buttons that relate to each skill so that you don't have to clutter your action bars or open the profession window to access these. A Mini Map Icon was implemented to perform all slash command actions, but the slash commands are still available:

Skill Helper Slash Commands
type /SHelper toggle to toggle the addon hidden state
type /SHelper lock to toggle locking
type /SHelper reset to reset to default position
type /SHelper mmtoggle to toggle the minimap button on/off
type /SHelper info to view current build information
Future development for Skill Helper is still under way. Some features that are planned to be implemented include, but are not limited to:
  • Skill guides to assist in most efficient paths to leveling your trade skills
  • Skill guides to provide path maps and zone suggestions for leveling gathering skills
  • Skinning assist that will inform you if something can be skinned before you kill and loot it
  • Code optimization
  • Quick link button that will allow you to link the skill without having to open the profession window
  • Improvements on the action buttons and how they work (including fixing the "Interface action has Failed" error they throw)

I only ask you to be patient as I have a wife, kids, full-time job, college, and 10 85's in my raiding guild. Skill Helper is being worked on actively, but nothing is completed to a point of satisfaction to pass through my own standards.

Title: Skill Helper
Author: JerichoHM, LownIgnitus
Version 2.2.221
TOC file updated to 50100
Version 2.2.220
Toc file updated to 50001
Version 2.2.218
Fixed Shift+Right Click on minimap icon to not toggle lock when hiding icon
Version 2.2.217
Fixed Logic Error in updated mining action button code
Version 2.2.216
Fixed Cooking Fire Icon
Removed Mining Icon and Fixed Smelting Icon for lower skill levels
Added mini map toggle to slash commands and mini map controls
Version 2.2.215
Version 2.2.214
TOC update to 40300
Version 2.2.213
Hot fix to repair code for persistent toggle state
Version 2.2.212
Introduced new code to permit a persistent toggle state across log in sessions
Version 2.2.211
Resolved standalone loading issue with Mini Map icon
Version 2.2.210
Rewrote the Mini Map Icon as a separate function for ease of identification
Moved initialization to fix an issue when Skill Helper is loaded standalone
If Skill Helper is load alone there is a Lua error for the Icon code, but the addon will still function
Temp workaround - install Omen Threat Meter
Version 2.2.200
Added LDB Icon for Minimap Icon
Changed slash command from /SH to /SHelper to avoid overwriting /shout
Removed settings option in slash command and replaced with info
Added slash command functions to minimap button
Left Button toggles the hide/show of the addon
Middle Button resets the addon to defaults
Right Button locks/unlocks the addon
Updated old slash command code to be in separate functions
Rewrote version numbers to be more simplistic for future implementations
Introduced a Skill Helper Icon for the Minimap button
Version 2.1g
Updated TOC for 4.2 release
Version 2.1f
Set Frame Strata to LOW
Corrected misspelling in code
Removed Auto Hide While in Combat to resolve an error related to it.
Version 2.1e
Updated to reflect the new Interface build

Version 2.1d
Fixed problem where locking would cause the addon to not remember position on logout or reload
Fixed issue where lock wasn't setting correctly on first load

Version 2.1c
Fixed typo in the /sh message
Fixed a problem where Specializations would report two spells and try to draw two buttons
these buttons were not available so I had to create a bypass for them

Version 2.1b
Fixed logic bug in Updater function that caused the text not to update but the bar did

Version 2.1a
Put in code to Override "Northern Cloth Scavenging" which would cause an Exception
The code was pointing to the wrong folder for the artwork so this has been repaired
Herbalism now properly casts "Herb Gathering"
Inscription Button 2 Properly casts "Milling"
Locking is no longer reversed logic and Reports correctly in the settings
Tested all buttons for all skills now (I hope) Please report problems (preferably on the FB Group)

Version 2.1
UI Changed to resemble the 1.x UI
UI retained artwork used in the 2.0 release
Quick Access buttons added
Lua altered for performance recycling repetitive code
shCleanUp (Recycler) function created to solve problem with overdrawing when Skills were abandoned
Slash commands brought back in... use /SH to get a list of commands
Generally smaller design
Retained the clamp to screen so the frame won't be able to travel off the screen
Brought up to Dialog FrameStrata (May Drop back to HIGH)
All core functionality remains the same on the bars
Removed title bar
Autohide while in combat added (see slash commands)
Show/Hide option added (see slash commands)
Frame Locking added (see slash commands)
Posistion reset added (see slash commands)

Version 2.0
New and Improved user interface
More information
Collapses into a smaller frame for compact and expands on mouseover for on demand info
Kept bar color change which also turns an alert color code in the title text on
Removed Slash commands for time being
Core Rewrite completely from scratch... no 1.x code in this project although some are similar!
No more XML file - 100% Lua

While this is a release I am still testing it. I am working on adding buttons to "cast" the profession spells such as opening the window
or casting lifebloom. I have decided to make these small icons within the frames once implemented.
I will no longer support 1.x releases.
Archived Files (9)
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2.2.220
78kB
JerichoHM
08-30-12 12:20 AM
2.2.218
78kB
JerichoHM
12-13-11 04:35 PM
2.2.217
78kB
JerichoHM
12-10-11 01:33 PM
2.2.216
78kB
JerichoHM
12-10-11 01:17 PM
2.2.215
78kB
JerichoHM
12-07-11 11:46 AM
2.2.214
78kB
JerichoHM
11-30-11 11:06 AM
2.2.213
78kB
JerichoHM
08-20-11 09:33 AM
2.2.211
79kB
JerichoHM
08-02-11 10:39 AM
2.2.210
73kB
JerichoHM
07-19-11 07:59 PM


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Re: Other Addons

Originally Posted by JerichoHM
Now that Skill Helper is fixed and working with its new Mini Map Icon I'm very proud to announce the release of Durability Helper... Check it out.

http://www.wowinterface.com/download...ityHelper.html
I haven't really been to the SH comment thread here to inform people that I no longer support Durability Helper. It is outdated and was absorbed into another project of mine called iLvLr (http://www.wowinterface.com/download...637-iLvLr.html).
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Other Addons

Now that Skill Helper is fixed and working with its new Mini Map Icon I'm very proud to announce the release of Durability Helper... Check it out.

http://www.wowinterface.com/download...ityHelper.html
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FYI

Version 2.2.210
Rewrote the Mini Map Icon as a separate function for ease of identification
Moved initialization to fix an issue when Skill Helper is loaded standalone
If Skill Helper is load alone there is a Lua error for the Icon code, but the addon will still function
Temp workaround - install Omen Threat Meter
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Problems? Please use the ticketing system on CurseForge

http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/skill-helper/tickets/

That is a support ticketing system on CurseForge. I use CurseForge as my primary support situation at this time. I am building a project wiki on PBWorks to include development and support for SkillHelper. This same wiki will also feature other projects (applications and games and even more addons maybe) and if at all possible I will be hoping for a ticket system there.

I cannot afford my own domain/hosting at this time, but if I get any donations from addons or earn revenue from my writing, web design, or application/game development then I will look into creating a website for my products.
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Re: get en error an mac

Originally posted by bigkorban
if i play on win have no problems, on mac get this error:

Date: 2011-03-28 16:26:02
ID: 1
Error occured in: Global
Count: 1
Message: ..\AddOns\SkillHelper\SkillHelper.lua line 80:
attempt to concatenate a nil value
Debug:
[C]: ?
SkillHelper\SkillHelper.lua:80: shDrawBar()
SkillHelper\SkillHelper.lua:135: shUpdateData()
SkillHelper\SkillHelper.lua:177:
SkillHelper\SkillHelper.lua:175
Are you still getting this Error? I don't have a Mac so I have (at this time) now way to personally test this. I have a guild member that is using a Mac so I will enlist him as a BETA tester for the addon to ensure future testing of the product.

Sorry I didn't respond to you earlier, but I have looked into the issue and see no reason this error is being thrown and I would love to know if it is still causing you grief.

I'm glad it is working in Windows fine (which means it could be a file structure difference?) and would like to get it working on any and all installations you may be using.
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Just so you all know

The changes in this particular one aren't super major, but are the beginnings of the 2.2 release. Instead of holding back I felt that the release was needed...

you may have noticed the new version info as well with 2.2.200. The old version wasn't as informative and overly complicated on my end. Now my product is released as Skill Helper 2.2.200. The first number is the Core, the Second is the Revision, and the third is the Build. Core is for major updates to the primary structure of the addon's script. Revision is for still major updates, but not substantial to the Core itself (for example the adding of the Minimap Icon in this release). Build is for hotfixes.

The Hotfixes have a special code to them as well. If the build number is 000-099 then it is an alpha build, 100-199 is a beta build, and 200+ is a release build. You will never see a build 000-199 on WoWInterface or Curse as this is internal for development and testing.

I want to also point out that the slash commands are no longer /sh but /shelper. /sh is short for /shout which is an alternative to /yell.

I removed the "settings" flag from the slash command and replaced it with an "info" tag.

The minimap has a tooltip explaining what it can do for you. It uses/replaces slash commands.
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get en error an mac

if i play on win have no problems, on mac get this error:

Date: 2011-03-28 16:26:02
ID: 1
Error occured in: Global
Count: 1
Message: ..\AddOns\SkillHelper\SkillHelper.lua line 80:
attempt to concatenate a nil value
Debug:
[C]: ?
SkillHelper\SkillHelper.lua:80: shDrawBar()
SkillHelper\SkillHelper.lua:135: shUpdateData()
SkillHelper\SkillHelper.lua:177:
SkillHelper\SkillHelper.lua:175
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FYI to the users that got 2.1

I am not 100% certain if there was an effect or not but there were many problems in the 2.1 release not only in logic and code, but I just pointed to wrong directories for graphics and created skill helper in an incorrect folder! If you haven't updated to 2.1a and/or your curse client isn't recognizing 2.1a please go into your World of Warcraft directory, open Interface, Addons, and see if there is a directory called SkillHelper2_1. If this directory does exist please delete it and download the addon again either through Curse Client, Curse Website, or WoW Interface. If skill helper is not in a directory named SkillHelper (no version info in the name) then not only is the artwork not going to fully work, but you may run into unpredictable results!

Any other problems feel free to use comments (assuming you aren't in the FB group for communication) and I will look into the issue and work with you to find a resolution.
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2.1a HOT FIXES

Version 2.1a
Put in code to Override "Northern Cloth Scavenging" which would cause an Exception
The code was pointing to the wrong folder for the artwork so this has been repaired
Herbalism now properly casts "Herb Gathering"
Inscription Button 2 Properly casts "Milling"
Locking is no longer reversed logic and Reports correctly in the settings
Tested all buttons for all skills now (I hope) Please report problems (preferably on the FB Group)
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I will do my best to keep this site updated. I might have to take advantage of my Java Programming skills and attempt to write and application for the Authors like me to be able to upload to both sites at once!

Sorry for neglecting you guys. As I mentioned if you join the FB Group not only will you be able to remind me, but you can chat with me, receive almost real time updates to progress, and I also have bug reporting coming through there.

Please join us and the remaining crew here at WoW Interface is welcome also.
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Re: Update

2.1 has a a logical error with the locking feature (its reveresed)
2.1 has an error with Tailoring as I forgot about the passive Northern Cloth Scavenging
2.1 I also forgot to update the Lua variable that points to the images folder from SH21 to SkillHelper

I am working on 2.1a to fix these issues! Please keep an eye out for this update.
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"...Wow sorry I haven't maintained this page. Curse has a much nicer developer suite!"

Yet interestingly. this site has a much nicer user experience. All my favorites on one page, a quick download link there that only requires one keypress to retrieve a mod, better mod search functionality, less clutter on any page, and a more pleasant, apparently more mature user base in the comments and forum posts. Please don't neglect this site as a lot of experienced users gravitate here for the ease of use and pleasant atmosphere.
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Update

I have long neglected WoW Interface since I don't personally use the site. Since being published in the Addon Spotlight in WoW Insider and having (what I feel is) great success with the addon and the FB Group I pushed the latest update to WoW Interface. At the time of writing this it is pending approval and you are welcome to download it from curse at http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-a...ll-helper.aspx

The information to join the FB Group is in the description of that addon. I will try to remember to continue to update here as I know some people simply don't use curse! I just hate the thought of people finding me here and downloading that old, broken, and somewhat unattractive version.

If you are an exclusive user of WoW Interface then please join the FB group to remind me to post updates here when they occur.
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Re: Any Settings?

Originally posted by cormanthor
Are there any settings to this mod? Via lua or slash commands? I'd like to ignore one or two skills, and change the bar texture, if possible. Also, as an update for now or Cataclysm, how about ignoring the training warning if the skill cannot be raised further.
Anywho, it's a good looking mod. Thanks much!
Wow sorry I haven't maintained this page. Curse has a much nicer developer suite! The most recent version is on Curse. I will be killing it on here if I can figure it out. Otherwise I highly suggest you go to Curse to get the latest page.
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Any Settings?

Are there any settings to this mod? Via lua or slash commands? I'd like to ignore one or two skills, and change the bar texture, if possible. Also, as an update for now or Cataclysm, how about ignoring the training warning if the skill cannot be raised further.
Anywho, it's a good looking mod. Thanks much!
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