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5-23-2009 @ 9:35AM
Well, I would say it has the same vomit-inducing layout as every other Weblogs Network site seems required to have. As for the visual style, it does make it a little more streamlined.However the integration with World of Warcraft is some left to be desired. I signed up, downloaded it, and deleted it after 5 minutes of use. The authentication setup guide I only found just now, it's very poorly advertised (so when I tried it, I couldn't get it to work, though I will be trying again now). However, my real beef is with the companion app for Mac. Honestly, it's a wholly unacceptable effort. The installer places the executable directly in the /Applications folder, and not as a .app bundle, with a ! at the beginning of the filename so that it appears at the beginning of the list. If I didn't know better, I would say that it was designed by an 11-year-old. Using a direct executable instead of a .app bundle poses security risks and using the ! is just plain tacky. However, if you're willing to share the source, I'd be willing to lend a hand.
5-23-2009 @ 11:06AM
Not only that, but the application is incredible unresponsive while "parsing data". You can click on it and it won't go to the top as a normal application would do.
5-23-2009 @ 11:07AM
Indeed. My first GUI app had that problem - but then I learned how to do basic non-blocking loops and I quickly fixed it.
5-23-2009 @ 11:47PM
Same issue here. I went thru my apps folder about 3 times looking for the app, only to see it on the top of the list with the "!" name. After that, I only got it working one time, since then I only get "parsing error" when I try to send the data. The "unresponsiveness" of the app is pretty annoying too, and it crashes almost every time (when it's not giving me parsing errors).Another bug, specifically with the add-on: it crashes on every quest that begins with dropped items. The quest window gets unresponsive, and then I have to relog in order to pick the item quest and finish it. That or turn off the add-on, which defeats its own purpose, right?
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