Wuiup: Update script written in python aimed for developers.
Wow User Interface UPdater or Wuiup for short is my little hack which I wrote because I had a lot addons which needed manual config/fixes each time they were updated. I builded upon it and it became modular and for some time I've been thinking about public release. It has been on github for some while now I decided to make a topic to see if people are interesting in this kind of script.
There are some points I want to outline before going on:
Python 2.6 (I haven't tested it with 2.5 it might/might not work with it.)
How it works:
Wuiup downloads and keeps local version number of all addons which are in your wowinterface.com favorites. If version on wowinterface is different then local version it will download new version from wowinterface.com, delete old local copy and extract new version in wow addon directory. Of course our saved variable persist between updates.
Usually you just want to launch wuiup.py file.
There are some command-line switches. You can get more info by runing wuiup.py with with -h switch.
What are custom updaters and how they work?
By default Wuiup will only update addons in your wowinterface favorites. If you want to update addon which is not hosted in wowinterface you need to write your own custom updater. How to do that?
First you want to make a new file in ./updaters/ directory and call it something, for example wim.py (since I'm going to write custom updater for WIM).
In that file you need to import custom updater abstract class:
What does hooks do and how they work?
Before and after Wuiup updates addon from wowinterface.com or updates one using custom updater it checks if that addon has "before updater" and/or "after update" hooks 'installed'.
How can I 'install' / write such hooks?
All hooks are located in ./hooks/ directory. Filename of each hook is actually adddon_id + ".py" . For wowinterface.com addons, their IDs are their original wowinterface.com IDs.
To get ID of addon which is hosted on wowinterface.com you need to go to it's webpage and then look at pages url, for example:
So if you would want to write a hook which gets called when Overachiever is updated, you would make a file called 11361.py in ./hooks/ directory.
In that file you need to import hook abstract:
Here's a small example:
It's currently hosted on GitHub and I've uploaded latest version to wowinterface:
If you can't figure out how to set it up - you are probably off with another updater.
As I said at the start, at the moment it's just a "hack-up", I'm more like presenting an idea then a good solution.
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