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 Shefki Shefki Oct 01, 2012 at 03:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @Kynn: Go

    Right, I don't include all the events since it'd be a lot of work to keep it up to date. RAID_ROSTER_UPDATE is a new event for MoP, the other events I mentioned are the ones it replaced. There's code in Lua texts that looks for those other events and converts them to be GROUP_ROSTER_UPDATE automatically for you. I did something similar in the past for UNIT_MANA et all when they were combined into UNIT_POWER.

  • Avatar of Kynn Kynn Oct 01, 2012 at 03:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks. The reason I need this event is to make this Lua:Name custom code work right:

    for i = 1, GetNumGroupMembers() do if UnitIsUnit("raid"..i,unit) then local name, rank, subgroup = GetRaidRosterInfo(i) if name then return "%d %s", subgroup, name end end end

    It displays the name and the group number in front of it. Very hand when youre in a raid and you want to know quickly what group someone is in. However without RAID_ROSTER_UPDATE, when someone gets moved around the raid the numbers dont get updated right until someone joins/leaves the raid.

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Oct 01, 2012 at 03:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @Kynn: Go

    You can add events in the game. /pb, Modules, Lua texts. GROUP_ROSTER_UPDATE is not used by any of the default events so it isn't in there for you already you have to add it. Side note: If you have the old events (RAID_ROSTER_UPDATE, PARTY_MEMBERS_CHANGED) those will still work because Lua Texts has code to replace those for you automagically with RAID_ROSTER_UPDATE.

  • Avatar of Kynn Kynn Oct 01, 2012 at 03:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Under Lua:Name for Events I need to make use of GROUP_ROSTER_UPDATE . However it doesnt appear to be on the list. I can manually get this to work by adding the entry into the addons config file and it works great, however would be nice to set this up properly via the addon. Is there a way of adding new events to the list or is GROUP_ROSTER_UPDATE under some other name?

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 16, 2012 at 17:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @Morwo: Go

    Not possible at this time.

  • Avatar of Morwo Morwo Sep 16, 2012 at 13:26 UTC - 0 likes

    How can i create Boss#1-4 frames with Pitbull?

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 14, 2012 at 05:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @RibeyeSteak: Go

    You ought to be able to do something with texts. I know quite a lot of people that have done some class/spec specific tracking of auras with LuaTexts. If you poke around the LuaTexts forums either on the wowace forum or on EJ you should find something that is helpful.

  • Avatar of RibeyeSteak RibeyeSteak Sep 12, 2012 at 21:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shefki: Go

    Yay! Thanks a lot. I sort of laughed when I updated and logged in. All of the test layouts I had done were in the list so I had 20+!

    On another note, I have a few more questions. I've been trying to get used to the new Eternal Flame talent on the Paladin and have been looking for a way to track this. While I have found a few addons that will track a single Eternal Flame HoT, I'm having trouble finding one that tracks each one on the raid and allows for a more fluid way of healing. I can always filter out aura's and increase their size, but as I mentioned before, I'm redoing my ui and trying to keep the spacing between frames at a minimum. Is there any chance we can see a future build of Pitbull adding visual helpers that provide indicators/icons on the frame rather than attached outside of the frame? I understand that there is a visual helpers plug-in by fammy2k and shotmonkey but it is outdated. If you are aware of a particular addon that will fill this role well then that will be helpful too I guess. Just trying to stick with Pitbull over Vuhdo or Grid/Grid2

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 12, 2012 at 16:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jointstock: Go

    Works for me. However, it doesn't seem to take effect immediately. The Aura needs to update or you can just reload the UI. This really isn't the place to get advice on how to configure OmniCC.

  • 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?

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