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Site Migration

Posted by Kaelten Sep 30, 2010 at 15:20 UTC

Hey guys,

Tonight I'm beginning the migration of the sites to our shiny new servers. This will unfortunately require that services will be taken offline as needed.

I'll try to keep everyone notified as things progress.

Thanks for understanding, and sorry for the inconvenience.

Going to start posting updates below, if I forget all times given should be GMT-5 (except when Ackis posts).

Quote from Update Thursday 3:19PM GMT-5:

Know it's been a while since the last update. I wanted to let people know that we're doing good on stabilization front.

The Packager is up and running, and the approval queue is fixed. I'm keeping an eye on the error logs so that we know where we're at as far as that, and I'm about to bring the next round of services back online.

Quote from Update Thursday 9:55AM GMT-6:

There are still a few issues being worked out. File approvals can't be processed just yet, there's a few issues with the repo's as well. These are being worked on. If you do see any issues, please create a ticket (search first to see if an existing one is there) under the "Site Issues" link up top. We're getting everything fixed as fast as we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Quote from Update Thursday 3:55AM GMT-5:

All existing repositories are up and functional, however creating new repositories and packaging are still having issues. I'll be getting back on these things first thing in the morning.

Quote from Update Thursday 3:05AM GMT-5:

Hg is fully up and functioning. Please notify of any issues using it.

Quote from Update Thursday 2:05AM GMT-5:

Git is fully up and functioning. Please notify of any issues using it.

Quote from Update Thursday 1:11AM GMT-5:

Svn is fully up and functioning. Please notify of any issues using it.

Quote from Update Wed 11:30PM GMT-5:

I know it's been a long time since my last update but rest assured I'm still working.

I'm glad to say that svn+ssh access is now back working, I'm starting work on svn: now.

NOTE: if you use any of the ssh auth methods you may run into issues because the servers key has changed. On Linux based systems this can be found at /.ssh/known_hosts. I'm not sure about how windows handles that.

Quote from Update Wed 8:46PM GMT-5:

Got several issues worked out including one related to manually uploading files and the virus scanner. Sorry for those who got error messages.

Quote from Update Wed 6:27PM GMT-5:

We're seeing some packet loss in the new datacenter, but we're working on hard on getting it resolved.

Quote from Update Wed 6:00PM GMT-5:

If you're seeing this update you're on the new servers!

Repositories are still down, I'm working on a few things I'm noticing that are off and will be updating you guys shortly.

Quote from Update Wed 4:44PM GMT-5:

Repository access is disabled and a final copy has been started. Sorry for the inconvenience guys.

I don't have a solid ETA yet, but I'll update here when I do. I'm going to be brining the site down for a transition over to the new servers shortly.

Quote from Update Wed 4:25PM GMT-5:

I'm going to be disabling repository access shortly

Kaelten

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5th Annual UI Community Dinner

Posted by Kaelten Sep 18, 2010 at 00:13 UTC

I'm pleased to announce that this year we're again teaming up with Cairenn over at WowInterface to co-host the UI Community Dinner. It went great last year at Bubba Gump's and we're excited to have it there again.

Here's a copy of Cairenn's announcement over on WowInterface.

Quote from Cairenn on WowInterface:

Restaurant reservations are all made and confirmed. Here are the details:

When: 9:00pm, Thursday, 21 October 2010
Where: Bubba Gump's (about 16 min walk from the convention center, see downloadable map at bottom)

Appetizers
Bubba’s Far Out Spinach Dip - Spinach, roasted red peppers, artichokes, and monterey jack cheese make one of the tastiest dips you’ve ever had. Enjoy it with our homemade tortilla chips; and Mama’s Garlic Bread & Gump House Salad

Choose your entrée…
Bubba’s Bucket of Boat Trash - Deep fried shrimp, steamed lobster claw, and fried fish. Served with French fries.

Shrimp New Orleans - Lots of tender shrimp sautéed in butter, garlic and spices, served with Jasmine rice.

Dixie Style Baby Back Ribs - A pound of Baby Back Ribs slow roasted with sweet and tangy BBQ sauce and served with coleslaw and French fries.

Accidental Fish or Chicken - Broiled fish or chicken over a bed of Jasmine rice topped with shrimp, a lemon butter Sauce and Roma tomatoes.

Salmon & Veggie Skillet - Grilled salmon and fresh vegetables with garlic herb butter, served over rice.

Dessert
Chocolate Cookie Sundae - a warm, fresh baked chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel, chocolate, peanuts and whipped cream.

Coffee, tea or soft drinks included. One specialty drink of your choice (alcoholic drinks available only with valid proof of age). Any other [specialty] drinks beyond that will be cash and carry.

The reservation is only for 42 people so please if you're serious about attending signup over in the thread on WowInterface.

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Cataclysm Addons and X-Compatible-With

Posted by ckknight Sep 07, 2010 at 17:59 UTC

Hey all, ckknight here.

As many of you have discovered, the Cataclysm Beta has opened up third-party (that's us) addon usage.

CurseForge and WowAce has added support for the 4.0 game version, and it's also recommended that in your TOC file, if your addon is compatible with 3.3, to make it look as such:

## Interface: 30300
## X-Compatible-With: 40000

If it is 4.0-only, it would properly look as such:

## Interface: 40000

The packager will pick up on this and properly assign both game versions to the generated file. If uploading (CurseForge only), then you can select more than one game version. I still recommend using the X-Compatible-With paradigm, though.

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Meet ckknight at Dragon*Con Sept 3-6

Posted by ckknight Sep 02, 2010 at 03:34 UTC

Hey beautiful people, ckknight here.

I know this is a shameless plug, but I'm gonna go for it anyway.

I'll be on two panels this year at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA, which is happening Sept 3-6, talking about WoW addons, so if you're around there or going to it anyway, feel free to come by.

There's gonna be a lot of fun WoW-related and general MMO-related stuff going on this year outside of the panels I'm gonna be on.

Here's the ones I'm doing:

Title: World of Warcraft - Q&A
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Capitol Ballroom - Sheraton
Description: Everything you wanted to know about World of Warcraft, but were afraid to ask. (Yes, that includes information on Cataclysm)

Title: World of Warcraft - Addon Kung-Fu
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Savannah 1-3 - Sheraton
Description: We'll show you which ones to use, how to use them, and why.

Update:

Well, that's all done and I'm glad to be back. Was able to meet a few people and I hope I made a good impression ;-).

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How to queue for an Addon Author Cataclysm Beta key

Posted by Kaelten Jul 13, 2010 at 00:00 UTC

As promised the system for requesting a Beta key is in place.

If you are an author on WowAce.com, order your key here.
If you are an author on CurseForge.com, order your key here.

We'll be getting keys out to people as soon as we can, and just a reminder you must be an active WoW author to receive one of these keys. We'll be manually verifying eligibility as well.

Note: if you see a message about and error when placing your order, please just try again.

UPDATE:

Quote from Kaelten's comment:

We'll be also tightening up our distribution policies.

Going forward, anyone who wants to sign up for a key must have a certain minimum threshold for the popularity of their addons in order to be approved. We'll be using the same metrics as we do for the rewards program for this, although you don't have to be signed up for the rewards program to be considered.

We are leaving it open to new users, however, by default you'll have to wait until your addon reaches the threshold of popularity before you're eligible. Also, at this point we're leaving the giveaway open to team members on addons, not just the manager.

UPDATE 7-22:

Quote from from Kaelten's comment:

I'm about to start sending out the new batch of keys. However, there is currently an issue were EU players cannot redeem them. We've been told that there is a fix coming soon. As soon as I receive word that these work for EU players I'll post another update here.

Update to the update: It turns out that at least some US players are _also_ having the issue redeeming keys. I'm going to keep handing them out though as I've been told that they should work in the near future.

Update 7-23:

Quote:

Please be aware that we are having issues with players being able to claim Cataclysm beta keys currently for all regions. We are looking into this issue and will hopefully have a better update before the end of our day today. If you have given keys out to anyone, please have them hold on to them. The keys are not the problem and it seems to be an issue within the battle.net system. We’ll let you all know once this issue is resolved.

So the keys are good, we just have to wait it out. Good thing being teased makes it all the better in the end... right?

Thanks for understanding guys, and have a good one.

Update 7-26:

Looks like the keys are working now. Enjoy the beta.

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