Looks like the last version of JWU is dying or is just barely holding on. Nothing pointing to WowAce will update or reinstall, and pointing to WowInterface will look like it's downloading, but it actually won't. Only addons pointed to Curse will actually move any data.
Not a complaint, just an observation to let anyone else in the same boat know it's not just them.
(edit)I took a look at the dates in the Handle Addons section. The date is now listed as "0" after an addon is updated. When it's zero, it will never update or reinstall. Changing the JWU db XML to make the date -1 will work, but it would have to be edited by hand every time.(/edit)
Oh well. I guess I'll keep using my version till it's busticated (odds of that happening in about 8 days = high). :(
How do you figure that? We have the more current game version than what's on the WotLK discs. If JWU is working now, then it should still work after the 13th barring massive reorganization on *all* the sites holding your preferred addons.
Like all things, try using it properly. Maybe if you read up on how to use it properly (Like that's going to happen) you might be singing a different tune.
And just what the hell is that supposed to mean? I'm not some "u giv addons nao!" kid. The Curse Client tried to foist those extra addons on my the very first time I ran it. Before I could even start to configure it it wanted to grab CurseProfiler.
JWU doesn't download *any* addon that I don't tell it to get first. It works (no matter what I'm running, it works), and I trust it more than I trust the Curse Client.
don't bother IMO, CC functionality is easier to use. That and i run WoWI's updater along side it and works prefectly for what i use.
I don't trust an updater that decides I need addons I didn't ask for. Why does Curse Client decide I need EluneDKP or CurseProfiler? And after I delete those, why does Curse Client keep putting them back? Those aren't libraries, so they have no business coming anywhere near my computer if I don't want them there.
What you're doing is using a fuckton of bandwidth (depending on the number of addons you have) for no good reason. If you have 150 addons, and five have been updated in the past week, you're still downloading 150 addons. If enough people start doing this, we'll probably start seeing every addon distribution site go to registration-only and/or capcha downloads.
This is the same problem WAU had - munching bandwidth and costing insane amounts of money - except for the fact that it was restricted to files.wowace.com.
I think the original problem may be more where he's pointing JWU to update from. The dates on addons I update via Curse don't match up with the dates from WowAce or WowInterface. I ran JWU this morning and it updated just fine.
All the dates for addons I update from Curse are still 9/29. Addons from WowAce and WowInterface are far more recent. Yeah, I'm updating from WoAce, but just from the "Update" button.
So it looks like there's a problem with Curse's dates, and since JWU is a stalled project, it doesn't look like it's going to be fixed any time soon (I won't say JWU is "dead" since there are a number of people expressing interest in continuing it's development).
(Edit: and confirmed: JWU *does* still update. Just updated Cart3, PitBull and oRA2.)
I can't update right now. That's a Curse/WowInterface problem.
Blaming Rolf for the end of the old method reminds me of this:
There's no point in acting all surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display in your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for fifty of your Earth years, so you've had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint and it's far too late to start making a fuss about it now.
I decided to take a look at JWowupdater today as it is the big patch day. Much to my dismay all my addons are gone. I now am stuck with a huge list of "unhandled" addons.
I understand the need for change, but was there no way to convert the 1.x JWoWupdater list to the 2.x format? A big patch day like today is exactly the reason why I installed your program in the first place.
The locations of all the addons changed. There's no big bin like files.wowace.com where they reside anymore.
Ok. I've calmed down a bit, and actually had my coffee now. Settling in for a morning's re-reconfiguring of my list. :)
When I check the unhandled list, some of the addons that have multiple folders, like ORA, Cartographer, and Atlasloot, have those folders listed there. I have to delete those folders and do a reinstall to get them out of the unhandled list.
- Update for Wowace.com and curseforge.com temporarily disabled. (They require users to be logged in to download)
- Delete before update should be fixed
- Only list addons that are being updated, no more listing of "X from Y ... latest version"
- Added reinstall addons functionality
- Fixed some spelling mistakes
Support for wowace.com and curseforge.com updating is disabled atm, as those sites now require you to be logged in for the download link to appear.
Well that's just peachy. After spending a several hours making sure I had a working list of links to WowAce, and double and triple-checking it to make sure I had a viable solution to pass on my fellow guild members, you pull this. The list I had worked on is gone, and the step-by-step instructions I had set up for my guild is now mostly useless. They're going to fire up JWU without bothering to check here or at the guild forums, and not get any updates, and then find whatever list they had destroyed.
They're not going to know to yell at you. They're going to yell at me.
I have the Curse client working, but a lot of others don't, and don't trust Curse. They're going to find they need to start all over again, just when Curse is about to melt down under the load. Yeah, I understand that WowAce is gonna get hit, too, but now even more bandwith is going to get taken by those having to seek out all-new URLs again.