An Open Invitation to Authors and Other AddOn Hosting Sites
As most of you are aware we have been working on a new project, Minion. Now that we have the API pretty much finished, we would like to extend an invitation to you to write a module for it for your site.
1. Modules? What do you mean, modules?
The way it has been written, anyone who wants to write a module for Minion to allow it to add functionality for their site will be able to do so. This means that there could be a module for it to work for Wowhead. Or Wowdb. Or for an author's personal site such as Norganna's. Or for Curse. Or wowui.incgamers. Or ….2. Why would I want to write a module for it?
As we all know, end users want a single application to handle all of their AddOn updates, their uploads to the various Database sites, etc. Minion makes that request of users a real possibility.3. How is it fair to me?
If you choose to write a module for it, you will be able show your own ads, as well as respect any site Premium/Non-Premiun membership controls you wish whenever a user is on the tab for your module.4. What types of modules can be made?
• Modules that update addons from any siteThe three things you will need to get started are:
MMOUI Minion API and Documentation – the general overview of Minion modules
Minion Javadocs – the technical documentation for writing modules
Auto-Update API – the documentation for allowing your module to auto-update
We have created a Minion Dev Discussion forum so you can get help creating your module, ask questions, report bugs, make suggestions, etc.
Also, fyi, we have already been in touch with Norganna's team (Auctioneer, Gatherer, Enchantrix), Kaelten at WowAce, NeT at Curse, Rushster at wowui.incgamers, etc. telling them about Minion's module system and inviting them to write modules for their sites if they wish.
[Edit]: As I mentioned, I've been speaking with people on other sites about the possibility of them writing modules for it. I got a response from Rushster:
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this new addon update, all prayers have been asked...
One thing i would like to recommend tho, is maybe an officially verified section to the site, or forums where people can pickup modules without risking an attempt to infect them with malicious software...
Again LOVE the new proggy
We are going to make a Minion download category, just haven't worried about it yet. :)
eternal, while directing you to the details of the implementation would be mostly unreadable to anyone that isn't well-versed in reading technical documentation, suffice to say installing modules should be harmless to your computer. Modules are very heavily locked down so that they can't go around doing bad things like being keyloggers. This is an intentional design decision. It is implemented using something known as a "SecurityManager"
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