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08-31-12, 04:03 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by EricHelms View Post
There's a few addons that aren't working in 5.04 and I'm wondering if I could just edit them myself for my own personal use. Would that would be against the rules?

My second question is how would you go about doing that? What is it that makes some of the older addons not work in 5.04? I have a few LUA editors now but when I open up a LUA file it's just rambled text. Is it a lot of work to change the addons to make the compatible with 5.04?

Nothing prevents you from editing your local copies as long as you don't distribute them
(in the general case; some addons might have a license that allows you to do that, but it's still not advised as it creates chaos in the case of addons that are not truly abandoned)

There's no 'one size fits all' solution for what might be breaking an addon, can be something very simple or involved it depends on the addon.

A good reference is here and here. (as well as alot of individual threads in that section)