I got a few ideas of useful option to add to the wowaceupdater tool:
-Sort "Newest" addons, something like to sort out quickly all newest addons added for the last 2 or 3 months that would be awesome.
-Ratings, always good to know what are the most appreciated addons :)
WAU is not developed, maintained, or supported by anyone. Its creator officially abanonded it. Therefore, there will be no new features added to it, or bugs fixed, etc.
Also, popularity is not always an accurate indicator of an addon's quality. Look at the horribly coded, bloated beast that is KLHThreatMeter -- it's quite popular on most release sites, and fairly highly rated by users. Furthermore, any kind of rating system would require some kind of database to store the ratings; that would have to be added to the wowace site, not the updater program. I sincerely hope wowace never implements an addon rating system.
Look at the horribly coded, bloated beast that is KLHThreatMeter
"Skipper! it's an Iceberg!" "oh noes we're sinking" "sharks!!"
Lol honestly do you guys attend some secret school taking classes on unprovoked inflammatory posts?
"horribly coded, bloated beast" compared to what?
Would you mind providing numbers: cpu/sec kb/sec rate of increase will do for now.
Then we can compare with other threatmeters in use.
Also which ktm feature(s) are "bloat" so we can compare with the featureset of similar addons..
And yes it's your responsibility to do so, I didn't go around making unsubstantiated claims for any addon.
Regardless of your totally uncalled for comment, I also really like the attitude.
You mean the addon coded by the guy (Kenco) that did the original threat analysis alongside Cop 3+ years ago.
The same addon everyone lifted bossmods off?
The one you were using to test your accuracy a year ago?
Because it was already battle tested for nearly 2 years?
Yes I can see how that affords no respect.. you can snipe at it for no reason at all in an unrelated thread.
The paradox: I don't like the idea of threatmeters in the game, but I'm using both major ones atm,
to provide info for different members of my guild using one or the other (we're not big on military law).
Also I've never seen either author go on a rampage talking crap about the other one's efforts at least in public.
They're mostly respectful and try to promote their addon by making it the best it can be.
Now moderate me for creating drama on this thread.
The term "bloat" is 100% subjective - this means its an opinion, and no matter how many people have the opinion, or how loudly they say it, it is still an opinion.
The rules of the game here at wowace.com:
You must call an addon "bloated" if any of the following are true
a) you dont write addons and somone else called the addon bloated
b) it uses a framework you dont like (or none at all)
c) you dont like the author
d) you have written a similar addon which is less popular
e) the addon has been around for a while and its code has aged, and hasn't been "rewritten from scratch"
The list goes on. I'm sure Phanx has his reason for calling it that, but dont get offended, because its just part of the wowace.com culture, I'm sure he didnt mean anything by it.
If an addon singlehandedly makes a noticeable dent in my framerate, I'm going to call it "bloated"; KTM falls under this definition. As sylvanaar said, it's subjective. Take Microsoft Office, for example... you'll find plenty of people who say it's bloated, and plenty of people who say it's great. Anyway, I'm locking this thread, as there is nothing further to discuss on-topic.