The road ahead, or how I finally got the forums off of layaway.

This is where we stand.

  • Repos are fully imported, and to my knowledge we have no open issues regarding them (please correct me if I'm wrong.)
  • Files import continues but should be finishing shortly. We've done a breadth scan in order to import files for all projects before doing depth imports.
  • Forum import is done, we've also reorganized the forums a few times, we hope it meets your satisfaction, and we hope that if there is some feedback that you'll share it :)
  • User accounts did import from the old forums, however there are still some random issues we've found that have a chance of messing things on occasion. A few things to note
    • It is possible to have your accounts renamed, please let me know if you want this. ( I do have a list of reqs that I'm going to try to knock out tomorrow.
    • If you're not able to log into the forums still let me know. Please confirm this though as we have fixed multiple issues that literally affected THOUSANDS of users each.
    • If you are logged into the forums but all your posts are on another account like 'yourname2' or 'user_134234' contact me and we'll get them merged into your main account.
  • As of yesterday afternoon projects began syndicating to Curse.com, and showing up in the Curse Client. However WAU will not officially be retired till we get a few more kinks worked out of the CC. We hope to be able to get new builds for PC AND MAC out on Monday. I've been using the mac client for the last few days and its been pretty stable and offers most of the core functionality from the windows version. If you want to help beta test drop my a PM on the forums :)

Here are a few Q&A's that might help you along:

Q: I miss the old "new posts since my last visit links" from SMF
A: While not the same there are equivalent features. on the new forums. To see all new posts available on the forums since your last visit click 'New Posts' on the sub nav bar in the forums. To see new replies to your posts you'll have to have subscriptions on the ones you want to track. And can then see all new replies that way.
Q: OMG! Fixed-width! EWEEEEE!
A: ITs come to my attention that many of you aren't really a fan of the whole fixed width thing. Therefore I'm reviewing my options on making it optional. Expect something shortly.
Q: Will/Does the new Curse Client support disembedded addons?
A: No it does not currently. Yes it will soon.
Q: What happened to the wiki and all its docs?
A: It's still available at old.wowace.com. We will be importing articles as time goes on, and you're encouraged to do the same for your projects.
Q: Where is my mac client! WHERE!! TELL ME NOW!!!!!
A: First, please don't eat me! Second, right here. We've got the crashes out, and its working pretty well. A few things though
  • Back up your addons. Just in Case(tm).
  • Not all feature present in windows are 100% implemented, but the core ones are.
  • There are still a few known bugs, but we're squashing those daily.
  • Bad auto detections should be mostly fixed now, please advise us if you find any!
  • Again, disembedded support is not in yet, please be patient while we finish it.
Q: Will the curse client continue to receive updates, or is it done?
A: Nope, it will continue to receive updates and fixes, further refinement and features all for you guys for a long time to come.
Q: How much will this whole, 'premium' thing cost?
A: For authors? Nothing, we got you on this one. For users? No more than $3.00/month or as little as $20.00 a year. More info in the FAQ linked at the bottom.
Q: Why should I pay that, or whats what money going towards?
A: A few things:
  • Pay for the service. All that bandwidth fees was eating us alive.
  • Future development and services. We want to offer you guys more, A LOT MORE.
  • No ads, not that many of you don't block them, and that wowace even has any (anymore we used to, but not now). However, this will apply to the whole of the Curse Network.
  • AuthorRewards. Guys I can't stress how cool this is. For the first time authors will be able to reap something for all the hard work they've sown. The authors deserve this hands down. More info in the FAQ linked to below.

We've also been responding to issues:

  • Forums
    • More than 10k people had issues logging in, this has been largely if not completely fixed. Please let me know if you're still not able to log in.
    • Originally it was announced that the forums would be shared with curseforge, turns out despite their quite at the time people didn't like the idea. So as promised the forums have been separated.
  • Usability & Accessibility
    • I've tried to make the site easy and intuitive to use. In some cases I've failed, especially for those with poor eyesight. I apologize.
    • I'll be adding the ability for the forum to optionally render in variable width mode.
    • Timestamps will soon be customizable, both in format and timezone.
    • Font sizes. I'm examining several other examples of cleaner typography and I plan to make some changes to this soon.
    • Colors. I wanted to keep the old site colors because it'd leave people with at least ONE thing that was familiar. Now that the site is out I will soon feel more free to experiment with them. I hope to eventually offer multiple color schemes, including high contrast, darker, and cool colors.
  • Template issues
    • Sometimes a really long title will cause things to wrap undesirably, thus forcing the sub nav off the sub nav bar. This is *bad*. I'll be truncating to fix it.
    • Diffs currently don't render properly in the change logs on some pages. They fly off the edge of the site.
    • Scroll bar when at 1280x1040. I'm aware, and do want to fix this. It's due to the images at the top right iirc.
  • Repos
    • The repositories had issues during the import, however we've fixed many(all?) of these. Please report any problems pronto and I'll beat it with a hammer until it works for you.
  • Accounts
    • When we imported accounts we imported them from the old forums, not from the svn accounts. Therefore the old svn accounts no longer work.
    • Some accounts need to be renamed and or merged on the forums. I'll be taking care of these over the next few days. Please notify me if you fall into one of these categories.

I'll be rereading this after some much needed sleep, and make edits then.

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  • Avatar of honem honem Oct 15, 2008 at 08:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @matadorBID

    also read http://www.wowace.com/announcements/rest-in-peace-files-wowace-and-wow-ace-updater/

  • Avatar of honem honem Oct 15, 2008 at 08:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @Kaelten

    Hey man I love the new subscription feature for addons (once you flummox on how to get em saved).

    Now instead of clicking my wow ace updater update all button like a chipmunk on crack I can get an email when it updates :D

    @matadorBID

    Sorry no can do with bringing back the WAU. The way it was designed and the backend to end was just causing way too much bandwidth to be used. This is the way forward.

    Have a read of http://forums.wowace.com/showthread.php?t=14343

  • Avatar of MatadorBID MatadorBID Oct 14, 2008 at 22:56 UTC - 0 likes

    The curse client is horrible!!! Why is it only showing 8 addons? Even if I go to curse.com and click the "Install via client" button, the list never changes. PLEASE bring back the WAU GUI model.

  • Avatar of Grektar Grektar Oct 14, 2008 at 09:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Another question concerning WoWAceUpdater and its replacement Curse Client. Is there any way to have Curseclient just exactly do what AceUpdater did? That was in my case, update only AceAddons WITHOUT EXTERNALS and not mess up all may installed addons with damn multiple and mostly outdated versions online at Curse uploaded from the original author, someone who couldn't wait for an update at patchday and grabbed a newer version from another site (one of the main issues with the Curse Client), and so on and so on? :-( If not, how can I get WoW 3.0 versions of my Aceaddons ONLY, at Europe Patchday tomorow without my beloved AceUpdater? They are not all recognised by Curse. :-( :-( :-(

  • Avatar of NemesisX NemesisX Oct 12, 2008 at 15:15 UTC - 0 likes

    I really dont like CC and how it works. Compared to the old AceUpdater, it stinks, and more or less all that i know and used the AceUpdater thinks the same or havent even bothered to try out the CC since everyone is talking crap about CC.

  • Avatar of utahcarol utahcarol Oct 10, 2008 at 20:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Since this appears to have killed JWoWUpdater, will there be a Linux curse-client released?

  • Avatar of Thrillolol Thrillolol Oct 10, 2008 at 17:08 UTC - 0 likes

    There are still repositories which give errors when downloading. Aloft is one of them. It gives an errormessage about externals. I won't download it again because I'm sick of it. Just do it yourself. I used TortoiseSVN.

  • Avatar of willi2 willi2 Oct 09, 2008 at 11:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Just edited

    Information is the best you can get, try to get it guys.

    Thanks Kaelten for your work, I hope curse will work as hard as you did to get things working before wotlk. ;-)

  • Avatar of MaximusRex MaximusRex Oct 09, 2008 at 04:21 UTC - 0 likes

    So, to be clear, I need to re-find and re-download all my addons from curse client for it to know I have the addons? It won't try to see if it can match my existing addons? If that isn't the case, then it isn't working.

    Transitioning this the week before the wrath patch probably wasn't the brightest plan in the universe.

  • Avatar of xenoverse xenoverse Oct 08, 2008 at 16:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Anubre:

    The curse client "see addon details" will work once it has actually downloaded that addon from curse.com. When you first run it, none of the links would work but once it actually updated a addon, then the see details link will work.