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Unread 10-30-12, 08:51 PM   #21
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Unread 10-31-12, 12:10 AM   #22
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That's kind of what I was hinting at, if the previous developer left the source code behind and perhaps it was on the server somewhere. Oh well, there's to hoping. I haven't used it or ever had a need to. I was just wondering if I could be of some help and do what I could. I haven't had any experience with Java, but with the proper tools, good references, and a few days browsing source codes, I can pick up just about any programming language.
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Unread 10-31-12, 01:00 AM   #23
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*Nod* I was just confirming that yes we have it.
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I guess I read that wrong then.
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Unread 11-01-12, 04:53 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Cairenn View Post
Unfortunately we aren't actively developing Minion any more. Sorry guys.
I hate to get back to this issue but....
... at least WoWMatrix had support and worked fine (from the end user point) before you forced us to use curse client, a client from "friends" that do not support this website.

If you don't want to have an updater, at least get in contact with someone who does (preferably free for the user and not that curse premium crap) and maibe, just maibe, wowinterface will once again be the main website for addons, just like it was when -oh so terrible- wowmatrix was blocked so that Curse.com could start making some money.
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Unread 11-01-12, 05:02 PM   #26
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Unread 12-09-12, 06:34 PM   #27
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I miss MMOUI Minion.
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In writing a new client from scratch, a challenge would be trying to develop a specification to use to detect an addon's version from the TOC file. Curse uses custom metatags in the TOC to operate their client. In this process, actually writing up the specification and all the technical details is easy, the hard part is getting everyone to use it so the client would actually work.

I think one design spec of Minion was the ability to configure it to reach across to other sites, like Curse, and look for addons over there too.

An alternative to creating a download client is to create an updater library for Lua that addons would register to. It would communicate to copies of itself in the addon channel and if it finds a registered addon with a version higher than yours, it'll alert you to check for the newer version. This is a feature already built-in to some addons like DeadlyBossMods.
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Originally Posted by SDPhantom View Post
Curse uses custom metatags in the TOC to operate their client.
Not only curse

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Since many AddOns are already hosted in SVN/Git the version-guessing could be skipped if the updater would be able to pull the information from the repositories.
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Looking at version numbers online wouldn't be a problem, it's trying to get the version number of an addon already installed on the system for comparison. I can't assume every addon on the system was installed by the addon updater or that every addon is maintained in a repository.
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Unread 10-30-13, 05:38 PM   #31
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Unfortunately we aren't actively developing Minion any more. Sorry guys.
Here's a thought. How about taking the download page down, then? Let's not make the problem worse.
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Unread 10-30-13, 05:41 PM   #32
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Here's a blog article on how to force it to run with Java 6. I'm sure there are more skilled Java wizards out there, but they're not posting to this forum, so please accept this in the spirit it is given in.

http://wowblog.grimmlabs.com/archives/1635

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