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Thaodan 04-16-17 03:14 PM

Nolib Dependency Ressolution
 
Is it supported to install libraries separate?

Dolby 04-18-17 12:29 PM

Minion won't automatically install dependencies. We have a ticket to get that done automatically but there is some higher priority items we are working on at the moment.

Most AddOns here include the libraries. Is there an AddOn that doesnt? I could open the library category up to Minion so they can be installed separately if there is a need?

Thaodan 04-19-17 12:55 AM

Thats what I meant installing libraries explicit and use -nolib versions of the addons.
Usally the toc file list all dependencies for an addon.

Seerah 04-19-17 02:56 PM

Eh... nolib versions of addons are kind of unnecessary at this point. Even back when they were a "thing", most users had no idea how to deal with them and would always end up giving themselves tons of errors. The only reason why Curse still supports them is because wowace is the community that originated the concept.

Thaodan 04-19-17 04:09 PM

When the pkg manager handles them no user have to "handle" them.
Thats exactly what curse does

Seerah 04-19-17 06:45 PM

That doesn't change the fact that they are unnecessary now. The reasons why no-lib versions became a "thing" was to:
1. shorten load times (which should be hardly noticeable with current computers)
2. save disk space (which is negligible when you take into account the size of library files, the size of the WoW directory, and the size of current hard drives)
3. lower memory used by addons within WoW (negligible when you take into account the amount of RAM modern computers have, and the fact that LibStub only loads the most recent version of a library into memory, not all of the copies)
The only one that might still be valid is:
4. A developer checking on their addon's memory usage apart from the libraries used (and in this case, the developer is fully capable of making the addon they are currently working on run without libs embedded)
IMO, that one (weak) reason isn't enough to add support for it for all users in Minion. Many authors back in the day (and still today) discouraged the use of no-lib addons by regular users. So, unless you have a reason that I have forgotten above, I would argue that the time and energy would be better spent elsewhere.

/edited to add: some libraries don't even have a standalone version (LibDataBroker, for example)


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