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08/20/18, 04:07 AM   #1
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Minion doesn't recognize the correct addon

I have installed http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info2...continued.html.
The original addon http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info865-Nothankyou.html got updated today, and Minion offers me an update.
That is WRONG!! These are two separate addons that just have similar names.
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08/20/18, 04:35 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Octopuss View Post
I have installed http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info2...continued.html.
The original addon http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info865-Nothankyou.html got updated today, and Minion offers me an update.
That is WRONG!! These are two separate addons that just have similar names.
If you check the file comments for the patched/ continued version you will see the comment from slippycheese directing everyone to update manually from the original addon location since minion might not update from the latest version correctly.

Apparently minion corrected to handle the update correctly and you noticed the changes location/ page for the correct update.
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08/20/18, 04:42 AM   #3
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They are not different as the foldername in the zip archive is the same, and the txt manifest file tells the same content too.
Minion AND ESO game are not checking if the lua code is different. They simply use the folder name and the .txt name which is "NoThankYou" for both of them.

This is why patches for addons are the same like the addon itsself, as they will overwrite the folder.
And plugins are different (like AdvancedFilters plugins) as they got their own foldername and are just loaded into the maina ddons code from functions which the addon supplies.
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08/20/18, 08:55 AM   #4
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This is obviously shortcoming of Minion. If the mods have separate pages, then Minion quite obviously should differentiate between the mods.
But noone even cares to do any changes the website itself, so I am barking at the wrong tree trying to point out Minion bugs/whatever anyway.
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08/20/18, 12:18 PM   #5
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Why is this a shortcoming of Minion if Minion is using the addon detection like the game itsself is doing it?
There are adodns which do not have any version number in their manifest txt file, and others have.
There are addons which got the version number in the esoui website but not in the manifest txt file, or they are not the same sometimes.

Should Minion just check the "name" of the esoui website and rely on the name (which sometimes got additions to it, or a space or whatever compared to the name in the manifest txt file).

It needs 1 point to react on and that is the name from the addon's txt file + the name of the folder in the zip archive.
This is what the game itsself uses as well so why change this and make a software handle 1000 use-cases?
if you want Minion to update the addon differently then just rename the "patched" addon to something else, adapt the foldername, adapt the manifest txt name and contents and you are set.

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But noone even cares to do any changes the website itself, so I am barking at the wrong tree trying to point out Minion bugs/whatever anyway.
Ppl got a reallife and this software is for free. So just wait, or pay them for their work if you want a fast solution with whatever additional features.

I don't get why you guys always complain about FREE TO USE software. Build them yourself and manage them over years and THEN complain about it again, after you have learned how much time this is consuming, and what personal problems with your families and friends can result from too much invested time into "games"

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08/27/18, 03:27 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Octopuss View Post
I have installed http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info2...continued.html.
The original addon http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info865-Nothankyou.html got updated today, and Minion offers me an update.
That is WRONG!! These are two separate addons that just have similar names.
http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info2...continued.html was moved to the discontinued & outdated category (by me). So Minion no longer knows about this AddOn, the addon id in the minion.xml is no longer valid for Minion. So it tries to match it to another one in the database that is updated. Since the other AddOn you linked is near identical it chooses that one.

Originally Posted by Octopuss View Post
This is obviously shortcoming of Minion. If the mods have separate pages, then Minion quite obviously should differentiate between the mods.
But noone even cares to do any changes the website itself, so I am barking at the wrong tree trying to point out Minion bugs/whatever anyway.
Many changes going on, just so many atm and most you can't really see since its all backend (website wise).

I have been neglecting this forum though.

Last edited by Dolby : 08/27/18 at 03:34 PM.
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08/28/18, 01:58 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info.
I don't mind if new features or improvements take their time - just as long as there is communication and some "status updates". Makes people happy and bitch less.
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