Saturday, March 14, 2009

DaedhirUI 1.1 released.

I've uploaded DaedhirUI 1.1 to WoWInterface.  The file might be pending for a few hours, keep checking back until the new download appears.

Get it here.

It's still got some issues, mainly in 25-man raiding.  I'm not sure what to do about that, although I've read that the Buffalo version I'm using is causing some major lag on some people's systems.  If you're having framerate issues in 25-man raids, I'd suggest trying to disable Buffalo and/or ZMobDB and ZuxanaModelCitizen to see if that helps.

This will be the last release of the UI until the 3.1 patch comes out.  I have a (mostly) working version of the UI on the PTR currently, although I'm waiting on a few library updates.  I'm also trying to reduce the number of addons the UI uses, since it's become kinda bloated and unwieldy to maintain.  My goal for 3.1 (DaedhirUI version 2.0) is to make a lightweight framework to provide the main functionality of the UI including graphics and layout.  This framework will be the bare essentials, and any other addons you might want to add to it will likely be easier to deal with.

I'll give more info on this when I have it, I hope to have the light UI ready the day patch 3.1 is rolled out.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Okay, I'm really sorry I haven't gotten a new version up in a while. Been busy in RL, and the time I have to play is pretty much devoted to raiding.

I'll try to get a new package up this weekend. There still aren't a whole lot of changes to the UI, and I'm currently working on getting it up and running (with stability) on the PTR so that we'll have a hot, fresh UI working for 3.1 on release of the patch. There are still some bugs on that front, as not a lot of addon developers seem to be messing with the PTR yet. I'm hoping and assuming that this will happen soon.

I'm also trying to pare down the UI into its most essential elements. I kept getting complaints from people that the UI makes things slow down too much, so I'm trying to minimize the number of addons in the UI package by default. This will give everybody the essentials (and the layouts, graphics, etc.) but will allow people to add whatever other utility addons they might need.

Again, really sorry to those of you who are waiting for an updated version. I even had somebody come find me in game to ask me to do this. (Wow.) This is just a hobby of mine, but I'll try to be better about updates.