In order to comply with Blizzard’s addon development guidelines as set out on March 20th, I have been forced to make changes to nUI’s distribution. nUI has always been in compliance with all of the terms of Blizzard’s guidelines with the exception of paragraphs #1 and #5 (quoted below – with the relevant areas in which nUI was not in compliance highlighted).
In accordance with these terms, nUI’s statement that it depends on donations for survival and its request for donations has been removed though the official web site and a statement of the user functions available at the web site remain. Additionally, nUI Lite and nUI Pro have been combined back into a single version of nUI though I continue to maintain the development line, which contains all features of nUI previously released as well as under current development and testing, and a full release line which contains all features for which I am satisfied with their performance and stability and have approved for public release. A third development line, the Public Test Realm (PTR) Beta Test line also contains all nUI features under development and testing as being ported for WoW Patch 3.1 and is currently for use ONLY on the public test realm. As is common practice, the PTR Beta line of nUI will be merged with the live development line of nUI when the WoW 3.1 patch goes live. I will ensure that all nUI supporters receive the live development version of nUI in advance to ensure they are prepared when the 3.1 patch goes live.
All releases of nUI, in all three lines – release, development and PTR Beta – are available for download without restriction from nUI’s official web site. If you have any questions or find any bugs, please bring them to my attention at nUI’s technical support forums at http://www.nUIaddon.com or feel free to e-mail me at kscottpiel@nUIaddon.com
As always… I thank you for your support.
K. Scott Piel
1) Add-ons must be free of charge.
All add-ons must be distributed free of charge.Developers may not create “premium”; versions of add-ons with additional for-pay features, charge money to download an add-on, charge for services related to the add-on, or otherwise require some form of monetary compensation to download or access an add-on.
5) Add-ons may not solicit donations.
Add-ons may not include requests for donations. We recognize the immense amount of effort and resources that go into developing an add-on; however, such requests should be limited to the add-on website or distribution site and should not appear in the game.
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