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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: A World of Warcraft overlay for Addons? Reply with quote

World of Warcraft has a lot of addons, and updating them by hand takes a lot of time and is not really feasible. There is an automatic update manager that works somewhat (WUU), but I have lots of problems with it.

So, why not leverage the power of portage to manage the addons? Addons have versions and dependencies on other addons that portage would be perfectly able to handle. As a proof of concept here's an ebuild for the "Swatter" addon (small bug reporting addon used by other addons):

Code:

# Copyright 1999-2009 Gentoo Foundation
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
# $Header: $

S=${WORKDIR}
DESCRIPTION="Debugging tool for handling and displaying of error messages in a useful way."
HOMEPAGE="http://wiki.norganna.org/!Swatter"

SRC_URI="http://mirror.auctioneeraddon.com/dl/Preview/Enchantrix-5.6.4424.zip"
RESTRICT="mirror"
SLOT="0"
LICENSE="LGPL-2.1"
KEYWORDS="x86 amd64"
IUSE=""

DEPEND="app-arch/unzip"
RDEPEND=""

src_install () {
   dodir ${WOWDIR}/Interface/Addons/!Swatter
   cp -r ${S}/!Swatter/* ${D}${WOWDIR}/Interface/Addons/!Swatter/
}


(set WOWDIR to the install location, to test it you can simple use something like WOWDIR=/tmp)

So, what do you think, would it possible to do something like that? I don't want to do it alone as that would defeat the purpose of time-saving for me :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be possible to write an eclass that all addons can extend since most addons only contain one or more directories that should be unpacked into $WOWDIR/Interface/Addons.
Then all you have to do is write ebuilds that specify meta information.

Using portage feels a bit overkill, but then, why not :)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.wowmatrix.com/download/
might be what you need.

edit: my message really look like spam ^^
Maybe i should add something in my sign with "Get money fast www.iwantmoney.now"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krinn wrote:
http://www.wowmatrix.com/download/
might be what you need.

edit: my message really look like spam ^^
Maybe i should add something in my sign with "Get money fast www.iwantmoney.now"


wowmatrix hasn't worked well for a long time and is disliked by the addon developers.

Maybe I'll just add a few more ebuilds and see how it goes...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krinn wrote:
http://www.wowmatrix.com/download/
might be what you need.

edit: my message really look like spam ^^
Maybe i should add something in my sign with "Get money fast www.iwantmoney.now"

WoWMatrix is the bane of the addon community. It steals bandwidth and doesn't give attribution to the addon developers. Don't use it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes what you says is correct I have similer kind of experinace Good advice
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not using the curse program to manage your addons? It's running fine under wine.
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