73 - Multiple issues (Eivar)

* Profiles not behaving as expected when loaded on other characters
 - Upon loading a profile no settings are applied until reload. This is not intended and will be changed. This also ties in to settings not applying without a /reload in general.

* Loot frame cannot be moved without looting something
 - To alleviate having to turn auto-loot off, try just holding the auto-loot key as it will act as "Do not autoloot this time"
 - I may add a separate, draggable anchor for the loot frame, but until then this is expected behavior (As with the old version)

* Loot frame ignores "draggable" setting
 - I could not confirm this, it would not drag when I disabled "draggable"

* Loot frame resets position on log-in
 - I could not confirm this either, it also saved across characters with the same profile.

* Addon errors
 - I need to know what errors you are getting to do anything about them.

* May stop using due to issues
 - Unfortunate, but in the end it's no skin off my back =). I am glad to work with you to improve it, however.

- It might be a good idea to remove any lingering "XLoot" addons, as well as resetting XLoot's options to start fresh.

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Xuerian Feb 02, 2013 at 21:54 UTC Changed status from Accepted to Fixed
Xuerian Feb 01, 2013 at 08:26 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of Xuerian Xuerian Feb 02, 2013 at 22:38 UTC - 1 like

    Glad we could get this fixed. Thanks for helping out, your reports were excellent =)

  • Avatar of Eivar Eivar Feb 02, 2013 at 20:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @Xuerian: Go

    • Profiles: none that I can see other than that cosmetic one with the "copy" box I mentioned.
    • Loot frame cannot be moved: Once I was able to save the profiles properly this issue went away.
    • Loot frame ignores draggable setting: no longer having this issue. If it pops up again I'll let you know.
    • Loot frame reset: no longer having this issue on any of my profiles!
    • Addon errors: only possible reason I've found is a conflict with MoveAnything profiles as explained last night. Not seeing any error reports from Swatter now, yay!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Last edited Feb 02, 2013 by Eivar: Silly dashes-equal-strikethroughs =/
  • Avatar of Xuerian Xuerian Feb 02, 2013 at 12:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @Eivar: Go

    Good to hear =)

    As far as fracturing (Good term, really) monitor, yeah. I'm not sure what's going on here, but I've experienced it and am keeping track of it here: http://www.wowace.com/addons/xloot/tickets/77-loot-monitor-rows-fail-to-anchor-properly-dullahan001/

    Not sure what I can do about copying profiles being a little wonky. That "Profile" page is a standard AceConfigDialog pane, unfortunately.

    What else does that leave us with, problem-wise?

  • Avatar of Eivar Eivar Feb 02, 2013 at 11:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @Xuerian: Go Doh! OK, I downloaded the revision and checked again.

    • It's working! I created the new profile, fiddled with the settings, and when I reloaded the UI the settings remained.
    • I can also see the saved profiles in all the lists!

    Just a couple small issues, nothing very big at all but they might come up --

    • When choosing to "copy" a profile it works, but the profile name doesn't appear in the box once selected (this is just cosmetic). It works in the other boxes, just not the "copy" box.
    • Looting: I was having trouble with the loot monitor until I did a UI reload after fiddling with the growth direction settings. When testing the settings as I made them, the growth direction became stuck and the frame fractured (I took a screenie in case you ever need it). But once I refreshed the UI this problem went away and the loot stack grew nice and tidy.

    Thank you so much for such a quick fix!

    Last edited Feb 02, 2013 by Eivar
  • Avatar of Xuerian Xuerian Feb 02, 2013 at 09:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @Eivar: Go

    Is this with z8-release? I tried to fix a lot of those issues in that.

    Edit: The one thing that IS intended is the + doesn't show up because the options don't actually load until you click that or use /xloot. Saves some resources =)

    Edit 2: There's also something fishy going on with your profiles. I don't have any "Master Profile", ever. And these are the always-there ones I get: http://db.tt/F6BeDLn8

    Here's after creating 'Bxxx' and logging on to a different character: http://db.tt/ajN14b3m

    Could you try disabling everything but XLoot* and seeing if the profiles continue to behave this way?

    Last edited Feb 02, 2013 by Xuerian
  • Avatar of Eivar Eivar Feb 02, 2013 at 09:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Profiles tested. Don't know if any of this is helpful but saving profiles (and copying them) appears to still be wonky:

    • I deleted the profiles I made the night before. That left "default" and "master profile" profiles in the copy option. Exited the game entirely, then logged back in.
    • I made a new profile "Bxxx" on my first character and reloaded the UI. It looked fine. I should point out that anchors are hidden.
    • I logged onto another character. The "Bxxx" profile is not available to copy. It also doesn't show up under "Existing Profiles." But Xloot is working fine, anchors still hidden.
    • I logged onto a third character. Still no "Bxxx" profile to copy, still not showing up under "Existing Profiles." But XLoot is working fine, anchors are hidden.
    • I will say here that I didn't do anything else but check the UI and look at the profile lists. I didn't change a single thing. Characters #2 and #3 had "default" Xloot profiles.
    • Logged back onto the first character on which I made the "Bxxx" profile and LOL my anchors were visible and all over the place. I didn't touch anything but logged out.
    • Went back to the third character. Suddenly "Bxxx" profile showed up under "Existing Profiles." Still not under "Copy" option. So I chose Existing Profile "Bxxx" and reloaded UI to find all the anchors visible and moved around. And =then= "Bxxx" showed up under "Copy" option as well as Existing Profile.
    • Changed the Existing Profile on this third character to "default" and reloaded UI. Now the anchors are hidden again and I believe XLoot is just fine.
    • Back on the first character, the anchors are still visible and jumbled. I see that the profile I'd set it to was "Bxxx." There is =another= "Bxxx-ServerName" profile under "Existing Profile" but not under "Copy," that wasn't there before. I change the Existing profile to "default."
    • I reload the UI. Anchors disappear and XLoot works like a charm. And the "Bxxx" profile shows up just fine under "Existing" and "Copy" options.

    By the way, did you receive reports that under Game Options/Interface/Addons, if you scroll down you see XLoot without the + sign, unlike other addons. If you click on XLoot it brings up the + sign, but you have to scroll back down to it again and click it to see the options. Not a big deal, just thought I'd mention it.

  • Avatar of Eivar Eivar Feb 02, 2013 at 08:35 UTC - 0 likes

    OK all my characters are now XLooted properly.

    1. Somewhere between the 3rd and 4th characters, the "draggable loot frame" option began working. This may be a slight conflict with another add-on, because I have some add-ons disabled on some toons, but on the 4th character I couldn't drag it when the option box was unchecked. SO that seems to be working as intended. If I ever find out which add-on might be messing with it, I'll let you know. I have 88 add-ons in various states of enabled/disabled =/

    2. The add-on "MoveAnything" =might= have an incompatibility somewhere that results in those anchors not staying put. It doesn't break anything, but it reset my anchor positions. On my 3rd character I decided to change my "MoveAnything" profile to a different one, which forced a UI reload. When I came back from that, my XLoot anchors were all over the place again even though I was using the "default" XLoot profile. I changed the XLoot profile to a different one, reloaded the UI, then changed it back to "default" and reloaded again. That fixed it, and every other character I logged onto worked just fine after that.

    3. I'll test the profile updates and see how that works now.

    I hope this helps!

    Last edited Feb 02, 2013 by Eivar
  • Avatar of Xuerian Xuerian Feb 02, 2013 at 02:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I've pushed some changes with how profile updates are handled. See if that works better for you! It shouldn't require anything arcane this time around.

  • Avatar of Xuerian Xuerian Feb 01, 2013 at 08:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @Eivar: Go

    I'll be sure to add a note to cleanly install it. I had hoped it would be unnecessary due to settings changes, but obviously not!


    • Profile saving/loading: I need to work on it. It does technically work, but to do so has several implied steps: 1. Create new profile 2. /reload to apply options (Which will be default unless you created via copy) 3. Change any options 4. Select on other character 5. /reload again to apply options. (There's a ticket for fixing all these reloads, it'll go away eventually)
    • Error: If you ever get it, please post it here.
    • Locking anchors: Created a ticket for this feature.
    • Draggable: Still can't reproduce it dragging while dragging is disabled. Anchors will drag though, see above.
    • Having to loot to see frame: Created a ticket to possibly solve this problem.
  • Avatar of Eivar Eivar Feb 01, 2013 at 08:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi hi! Had some success after uninstalling all of the old xloot and settings for them, then reinstalling the new version. I guess this has to be in huge 120-pt font for dummies like me to actually see...but since the curse updater doesn't scream it, and I don't read changelogs much, it's my bad!

    Here's what I posted at Curse after reinstalling:

    The good news: completely uninstalling all old xloot installations, including settings, then reinstalling the new xloot makes the login error go away. Swatter catches only 1 small error but doesn't say what it is so I can't tell you =/

    Profile saves don't seem to work. Invoking a saved profile on another character, or while logging back in on that same character, moves the anchors around. However just leaving profiles set to default, if that's where the initial settings were made, works. All characters then have the proper settings when logging in.

    I still had to fiddle with vanilla "auto loot" to put the loot popup where I wanted it. But once I did that the first time, and used the default profile, it stayed put for all characters. New xloot still appears to ignore the "loot frame draggable" being unchecked, though, if I click on the frame it moves around.

    There's no way to lock the anchors. I like seeing them but i keep accidentally moving them around. Guess I'll wait for the next raid to figure out if they're staying where I put them before hiding them =P

    At least it works so I can use it! Very happy about that.

    Thanks for your hard work, I hope other people's bugs clear up very soon.



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Feb 02, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
Fixed - Developer made requested changes. QA should verify.
Defect - A shortcoming, fault, or imperfection
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