PitBull Unit Frames 4.0

Pitbull 4 Config Menu

PitBull4 is a continuation of PitBull.

Differences from PitBull 3:

  • It's mostly done, but not entirely done thus why there are still only betas (despite this it is still very stable).
  • Documentation is written before functions
  • Much easier for third-party extensions.
  • Options will be much, much simpler. In 3.0, there's about 200 panels that you can mess with, it's overwhelming. I want to bring this down to somewhere around 10.
    • Layouts are defined deterministically and unit groups use the layout rather than ad-hoc layouts on a per-unit basis. This will make setting up your unit frames far, far easier.
    • Due to some decisions made, 4.0 is actually more configurable than 3.0. As a layout designer, you will have a lot more control over how things look. You can have different fonts on the same frame, different textures, more precise positioning, and a whole slough of other things.
  • CPU Efficiency will be taken much more seriously.
  • It uses Ace3 instead of Rock.

FAQ: http://www.wowace.com/addons/pitbull4.../faq/.

Guide: http://www.wowace.com/addons/pitbull4.../guide/.

If you want to help localize PitBull in your language, go to http://www.wowace.com/projects/pitbul.../localization/.

Forum thread: http://forums.wowace.com/showthread.php?t=15552...

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  • Avatar of Jointstock Jointstock Sep 12, 2012 at 12:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shefki: Go

    I hate to be a nuisance, but even Pitbull4_Cooldown_ does not blacklist the cooldown text from appearing. I've tried many different variations as well.

    Note that I was able to blacklist other cooldown texts from appearing, such as on the action bar. I wonder if anyone else has experienced this problem?

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 11, 2012 at 18:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jointstock: Go

    Forgot that the cooldown frames don't show up on framestack and forgot about my own FAQ:


  • Avatar of Jointstock Jointstock Sep 10, 2012 at 11:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shefki: Go

    I appreciate your effort but unfortunately I've already done that to no avail. I've tried everything I can think of such as:

    Pitbull4, Pitbull4_Aura, Pitbull4_Aura_(1-9), Pitbull4_Frame, Pitbull4_Frames, Pitbull4_Frame_(1-9), Pitbull4_Cooldown, Pitbull4_Cooldown_(1-9), and many others.

    So I'm wondering if OmniCC simply doesn't work with the Pitbull4 aura frame or if there's something I'm not seeing.

    Last edited Sep 11, 2012 by Jointstock
  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 10, 2012 at 08:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @RibeyeSteak: Go

    Bug should be fixed in the latest Alpha.

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 09, 2012 at 22:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @RibeyeSteak: Go

    I wasn't accusing you of lying. I just thought you had made a common mistake like looking for something in a profile that you weren't using.

    I have replicated the issue and see what the problem is. I'll get it fixed. In the meantime you can work around it by changing something on the following tabs of the layout: General (and any of its sub tabs), Bars/General, Indicators/General, Texts/Default font or Texts/Default size, Faders/Minimum opacity or Faders/Maximum opacity or Faders/Smooth opacity change.

    Ultimately what is happening is that AceDB is optimizing the layouts that have default values still set on them. As soon as something loads them then they get created with the default values. The key issue here is that you have to create them and not modify them or use them.

  • Avatar of RibeyeSteak RibeyeSteak Sep 09, 2012 at 21:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shefki: Go

    I didn't create an account on wowace to report a fabrication just to make your life harder by forcing you to replicate a bug that wasn't happening at all, on my end or anyone else. I don't know why its happening, or why you aren't able to replicate it, but it is happening for me. No offense, but you shouldn't automatically assume someone is lying because you can't replicate it. I did some additional testing which will hopefully help. If not I don't really know what to do as I'm not experienced at programming or reading through code to be able to spot anything wrong.

    -I first disabled all other addons with the exception of Pitbull, created a few new layouts without associating them with a particular unit or unit group, and they still disappeared upon logout.

    -I was going to delete my cache today for NPC scan cached mobs so did so now and deleted Pitbull and its modules from interface folder and downloaded the newest build again. Nothing changed.

    -I then copied my main character's Pitbull profile to other characters that I commonly log onto since you mentioned it. These characters previously had default profiles active. I noticed when I did this and checked their layout options, the Target's target's target layout I created the day before was available. I didn't re-enable Target's target's target so upon logout on these characters that layout disappeared just as it had on my main character.

    -I did, however, find out another important fact. If I re-enable Target's target's target, the layout is once again available in my list! This would serve as a workaround I guess to switching layouts for my raid groups but I would have to go through the trouble of enabling a particular frame, going to the group tab, then selecting that layout associated with that frame as my Unit Group layout during the 2 minutes of down/buff times before the gates open in the 40 man BGs. Hopefully this new discovery might help find the bug.

    Sorry that my tone came across as a harsh or aggravated one at the top of this message, but I truly wouldn't create a lie just to make an Author/Maintainer waste his/her time.

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 09, 2012 at 18:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @RibeyeSteak: Go

    It's a bug if it's really happening. But I really don't think it is happening. I have all sorts of test layouts that aren't assigned to any frames or that are assigned to frames that are disabled. Never had a problem with it. I just created a layout and tried to replicate what you described and was not able to, the layout was still there when I logged back in.

    Did you by chance log into a different character that had a different profile active?

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 09, 2012 at 18:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jointstock: Go

    How about I teach you to fish instead of just telling you. :)

    When in the game type /framestack

    You'll get a tooltip that shows you the names of the frames under your mouse (including ones you can't see). Mouse around till you find the info you want.

    When you're done just type /framestack again and the tooltip will go away.

  • Avatar of Jointstock Jointstock Sep 09, 2012 at 07:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shefki: Go

    Thank you, I have another question as well.

    What is the pitbull frame name for auras? I'm asking because it's needed to make an OmniCC exception. I want to use pitbull cooldown text and have OmniCC for my actionbar but I can't figure out the frame name for pitbull auras or if it's even possible to make an exception for it in OmniCC.

  • Avatar of RibeyeSteak RibeyeSteak Sep 09, 2012 at 02:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi! I've been a long time user of Pitbull since its early days and recently cleared my trio of folders to completely create a new UI. After grabbing the most recent version of Pitbull, v4.0.0-beta36-4-g38b3a65, I began setting up various layouts to use for each of my frames and came across something very odd. Before, I only set up a couple of layouts for my frames so I have no idea if this is intended, a bug, or if its been true for a much longer time than just recently.

    I decided I wanted to set up 3 separate layouts for my raid frames so I could swap between them based on what I was doing (BGs, 10 man, or 25 man). I noticed that when I created a layout and didn't associate that layout with a Unit or Unit Group, it disappears upon logout. I systematically went through and tested it using a frame I always disable: Target's target's target. I Simply enabled this frame, set up my next layout (lets call it 25-man), and chose this new layout via the drop down box under Target's target's target and logged out. I logged back in and the layout was still available among my other created layouts. I then Disabled Target's target's target while leaving the layout the same. Upon logging back in, it was gone from my list of layouts.

    My question is, is this a bug or intended? I would very much like to set up different layouts so that when I join Alterac Valley or Isle of Conquest my bars don't cover up important parts of my UI. I don't want to have to enable extra frames that clutter my screen just to save a unique layout so that it doesn't magically disappear from my list of layouts.


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