WoW Addon Manager beta - An addon manager for all versions of WoW
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08-24-19, 05:24 AM
A Theradrim Guardian
Join Date: Nov 2006
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When you download an addon from github it won't work if you extract it directly into your addon folder, because the archive will be named according to the branch you downloaded. Healbot-master for example. I have had friends who got confused why the addons from github wouldn't work out of the box.
Your example is an exception, not the rule. Generally-speaking, people should only download from GitHub if a properly-packaged release is available on the release page. An add-on that's packaged properly will be structured in such a way that user only has to extract the package to their add-ons directory. Users shouldn't be downloading repo/branch packages.
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