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4-22-2009 @ 11:11AM
Now if we could get them to release this application as a Universal application, those of us that do not have 10.5 or intel macs would also be able to update our Curse addons as well. Since they decided to shut down Wowmatrix, I simply have too many to update by hand. If you are going to PROHIBIT a product that is better than yours from accessing your database, then at least come out with a product to replace it that fills the niche the previous product had. Only reason I ever used wowmatrix was cuz it was the only one for the mac.
4-22-2009 @ 11:29AM
I just used WoWMatrix this morning without issue and just checked the site and there is no mention of shutting it down. Where did you hear that?I am a mac guy but honestly I am really getting fed up with this "Only runs on 10.5" crap. While MS has its problems very rarely do I see "runs on Vista only". Im sure it happens but I cant think of a single thing right now. They are very good at not breaking backward compatibility.
4-22-2009 @ 11:53AM
Im not talking about Wowmatrix not working, i'm talking about the Curse client not being available for 10.4. Its also not the operation system that is the issue, it requires an intel mac. I tried to install the curse client the other day and it said that the architecture was different.Wowmatrix works fine for me, and I use it for all the addons that it can download, which is about 60% the rest is all curse. Wowmatrix gives you a little message with the ones that they cant update because curse shut them out.Here is the wowinsider article on the shutdown in case you didnt read it:http://www.wowinsider.com/2009/04/14/curse-wow-interface-band-together-to-block-wowmatrix/You will notice that the curse addons have a little link in the status column that says "read me" or something and when you click there is a message popping up apologizing and explaining why.Here is the post from cruse.com:http://www.curse.com/articles/curse-en-news/437537.aspx
Eh, it's less an OSX thing than lazy widget developers. 10.5 opened up an easier cross-development path, so we got a flood of tools that depend on Intel architecture, and aren't easily ported to PPC. So they just mark it as "depends on 10.5/Intel" and move on. On the whole it's great if you aren't still using a 2.5-3 year old PPC mac, as we're getting a ton of stuff that wouldn't even be _considered_ in the PPC days.
4-22-2009 @ 12:20PM
Read your own post . You said "Since they decided to shut down Wowmatrix, I simply have too many to update by hand. "Like I asked. Where did you hear about shutting down wowmatrix.
4-22-2009 @ 1:12PM
I wrote "Shut out" Not "Shut Down" They Shut them out from accessing their databases
4-22-2009 @ 1:41PM
No you wrote "shut down". READ YOUR OWN FREAKING POST!
4-23-2009 @ 7:51AM
1) I use an email addon plan. It really works for me. 100 addons. Updating every week or so . 8 - 12 minutes http://community.livejournal.com/worldofwarcraft/7776364.html2) They didn't have a choice. It was either block wow matrix or go under. They could not wait until their new clients were ready.http://www.wowinterface.com/forums/showpost.php?p=126206&postcount=108http://www.wowinterface.com/forums/showpost.php?p=126590&postcount=2983) Arcus - there was a post on the UI/Macros forum and on the wow interface site. The best thread I've found I've linked above. Wow insider won't let me link more than 3 URLs so you'll have to click on e of the ones above and go to the start of the thread.After this has happened , wow matrix has now gone back to hosting addons with out the authors permissions or in some cases hosting old versions of addons with a GPL license. Which is why wow matrix "seems" to work for you
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