Beta phase commencing (Updated Date)

Hi guys!

We've begun a short public beta phase for the new WowAce.

All users can log in now, not just a select few alpha testers that we had previously.

Projects have been imported to test and play with. Note: these will all be deleted and a fresh slate will be provided.

You may notice that most projects belong to the wowaceSVN user. This is because our importer can't figure out whose projects are whose in the general case. If you want to claim your project easily, make sure that your X-Email in your TOC file matches your Curse account. Alternatively, you can wait until after the transition and have a moderator assign properly.

We expect to start the real transition sometime on Friday, September 19, 2008.

Hey guys, sorry for doing this, but we need a few more days to run all the data import scripts, so we're expecting the transition to happen either Tuesday(23rd) or Wednesday(24th) at this point.

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  • Avatar of Pericles Pericles Sep 17, 2008 at 10:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Oh could you also add a user config option if at all possible to allow dates to be displayed properly according to locale. As a UK user the American date format just looks wrong, in precisely the same way that EU format looks wrong to Americans. Its what we grew up with.

    Something that says 09/01/2008 to you looks recently updated to me it looks 8 months old.

  • Avatar of Pericles Pericles Sep 17, 2008 at 10:41 UTC - 0 likes

    I added an X-Email: tag to my project and commited to wowace svn. It now shows up in my list of projects. :-) However I can also see in my list of projects the SAME addon I have been updating from the curse/curseforge projects list for 2 years.

    Now the Curse one is the version I only periodically update however it is the one with a long history of comments and suggestions with the users.

    What plans are in place to identify duplicates such as these? Is it possible/desirable to have an X-Curse: tag eg:

    X-Curse: 2430

    to indicate the project id of the existing project on curse.com? This might allow a degree of automation and merging of projects.

    I can well imagine that dealing with multiple versions is going to prove your biggest headache. Kudos to the idea of restricting "packaged" addons as these are a major source of out dated addons and proliferation of duplicates.

    Are there plans to allow the client to ignore the multiple old versions on curse.com and only use wowace.com files? I tried the v2.0.0.6 beta curse.com client and was appalled at the number of REALLY old versions it identified as possible matches. Had I let it proceed it would have back-revved 20%+ of my addons.

    If this is the client we are to use in future it really NEEDS proper version control. The very nice thing about wowace.com was you could install it and click update. It then only updated stuff that was new, the curse one plods through addon after addon presenting options most of them ancient. I have 256 addon folders in my addons directory, yes I am an addict but have the PC spec to cope :-) so it took ages. After seeing numerous times it gave me do you want this guild package version or that guild package version (both of which over 6 months old) I quit the package and uninstalled until its got version control or it starts using wowace versions.

  • Avatar of Maukha Maukha Sep 17, 2008 at 09:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Just a small ( i think ) feature request... On the "Authors page, it would be nice to be able to select a starting letter ( in the same way as on http://www.wowace.com/wiki/Category:Addons ). It is hard to find a specific author by going through 610 pages :)

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Sep 16, 2008 at 21:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Yes, I thought about it and thought it'd be useful to show both. I could filter it, but I'm not sure if it'd be needed.

    WowAce.com & CurseForge.com Adminstrator
    Check out my new addon, OneChoice, it helps you pick quest rewards faster.
    Developer of Ace3, OneBag3, and many other addons and libraries
    Project lead and Mac developer for the Curse Client

  • Avatar of ulic ulic Sep 16, 2008 at 17:23 UTC - 0 likes

    When view my profile and my projects and I click on the Name of my project on http://beta.wowace.com/home/projects/, it takes me to the curseforge site of my project rather than the wowace site.

    Oh it seems that maybe it will show CF & wowace projects? As when I find the project for LittleWigs on wowace it says it's still owned by wowacesvn.

  • Avatar of johtro johtro Sep 16, 2008 at 15:34 UTC - 0 likes
    • Clicked login with Opera 9.52 and got told that I had to enable cookies, even tho I have coockies enabled?!

    Else this page looks good!

  • Avatar of wobin wobin Sep 16, 2008 at 02:03 UTC - 0 likes

    heyho,

    • avatar image uploading does not appear to work in chrome/firefox
    • typo "last updateed" in announcement
    • Project link in author page should list their specific projects they're associated with.
  • Avatar of Tuller Tuller Sep 16, 2008 at 01:15 UTC - 0 likes

    goodjob

  • Avatar of Phatrik Phatrik Sep 16, 2008 at 00:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Comments? On my internets?

  • Avatar of FISKER_Q FISKER_Q Sep 15, 2008 at 22:24 UTC - 0 likes

    I make comment >:3

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