WoW 3.2 PTR Diff

Posted by ckknight Jul 16, 2009 at 20:57 UTC

Hey there, looks like we were able to get our hands (thanks to kd3) on the diff of the FrameXML for the upcoming 3.2 patch. I'll attach it below.

There's a lot of changes in it, it's 22k lines long.

Updated on June 29th, July 7th, July 10th, and July 16th

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WikiCreole markup

Posted by ckknight Mar 06, 2009 at 21:51 UTC

Hello, friends.

Up until now, CurseForge and WowAce (since the transformation to the CurseForge codebase) have used "Curse Wiki" as the default wiki type. We have implemented the feature-rich WikiCreole markup and plan to make it the default on Monday (March 9, 2009).

What's wrong with Curse Wiki?

Curse Wiki is a custom implementation of the MediaWiki markup. The code we use for it is rife with issues, including lack of readability, inherent slowness, potential security issues and general bugs, and lack of extensibility.

The developer of the Curse Wiki format has no longer been with us here at Curse, Inc. for a year now, and no one can read his code, and when anyone tries, it's impossible to cringe.

Why choose WikiCreole over something else?

We agree with the philosophy of WikiCreole, the code is clean and readable, it's fast enough for our use cases, and the library we use (CreoleParser) is very extensible.

Due to the awesome extensibility, we were able to add nice relative links, e.g. [[Some page]] or [[Project:Some page]] rather than forcing full links as we have. We also support images nicely, e.g. {{4}} or {{Some image}} or {{Project:4}} (and so forth).

We were also able to add syntax highlighting with the <<code>> macro.

print("Syntax highlighting is awesome: " .. 42)

See Markup Types / WikiCreole for the full syntax examples of WikiCreole.

Will I still be able to use Curse Wiki?

Yes, this will still be an option, just not the default one.

We may eventually disable creating new pages/comments using Curse Wiki (likely if a security issue arises), but we would still allow old pages using it to continue to be editted as Curse Wiki.

Are you getting rid of any of the other markup formats?

Probably not. We've cleaned up the code for plain text and Safe HTML, and made BBCode a thin wrapper around WikiCreole, so we see no reason to remove those three at all.

We may eventually support more formats, such as Textile, Markdown, Restructured Text, etc.

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Warning: Another Trojan on

Posted by Kaelten Oct 22, 2008 at 13:47 UTC

That's right three viruses in two days.

Looks like the same people this time pretending to be the Curse Updater. Please don't be fooled into downloading this one either.

F-Secure Client Security says:

22 October 2008 16:28:25 - 16:28:28
Computer name: ----
Scanning type: Scan target
Target: Addons\30000\
Result: 1 malware found

Trojan-Spy.Win32.Ardamax.n (virus)

The relevant forum thread here is

Just to clarify:

NO ONE from Curse had anything to do with this, I've reported it to have it taken down.

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Warning Trojan on

Posted by Kaelten Oct 21, 2008 at 21:10 UTC

Someone has uploaded a trojan on masking it as a resurrected WowAceUpdater.


This file was in no way authorized by me or this site, and is a keylogger trojan.


This is a blatant attempt to steal passwords, please people don't fall ploy to it.

People tried to upload this to our servers earlier and we blocked them. I've petitioned for WOWUI to take it down, however so far they have not.

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