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Unread 01-28-13, 01:27 PM   #1
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Who wants to drink from the firehose?

Just a heads up to addon authors about a new taint.log feature on the 5.2 PTR... '/console taintlog 11'

This feature is, and only ever will be, available on the public test realms and not the production servers. In essence, this new logging level will log *every* taint event that happens. And I do mean every. Expect *huge* taint.log files to be generated very quickly. In testing, I've seen 200meg+ files created before the world view is displayed.

I highly recommend the use of a regex tool such as grepWin if you're going to play with this option. That said, if you want to know what your addons are tainting when, and where, this new option will flat tell you.

The UI team also made some changes to how taint is reported in the hopes that there will be fewer instances of misreported taint (the wrong addon getting blamed, etc.). These changes should appear over on the production servers when 5.2 goes live.

Many thanks to T2 and company for making this happen... it's made my life as a UI author *way* easier when it comes to dealing with taint. I can state for a fact that taint issues I've spent months looking for I was able to resolve in under an hour with these taint.log changes.
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