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Unread 01-08-2012, 08:56 AM
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Introducing LotROnion (MMOUI Minion Plugin)

IMPORTANT: Until now this ool is mainly designed for authors to experiment with it since the configuration files (see below) are missing from almost all plugins.

Hi guys 'n' gals

allow me to introduce (a BETA version of) my small and humble plugin for
the MMOUI Minion that is using lotrointerface.com as target.

For the lack of ideas, I'll call it Lotronion
(LOTRO+Minion)

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What does it do?
As I said, this is a plugin for the the MMOUI Minion.
(http://minion.mmoui.com/) The Minion is a Java-based
application to easily update plugins for games, basically. And since
LotRO is game with plugins and there is no plugin so far, I whipped this
one up. This plugin is used by the Minion to update the Plugins that
you have installed in your LotRO installation.

Ok, so how does it work?
After installing the plugin and starting the minion, it asks you for the
location of the Plugin directory. If you do not know where the directory
is, you most likely wont have any plugins installed since you have to
have it created manually before adding any plugins (thanks to Turbine
being the lazy b****)!
The minion then scans your LOTRO-plugins for those that can be managed
and shows them to you.

Wait, wait, wait. How do I install this Lotronion?
Simple. Download it from the link above. Download the Minion if you
havent done so already. Start the Minion and open the "Tools->Module
Center" there you hit the button "Install Module" and select the
Lotronion file. Done.

I started the thing but there are no plugins/some are
missing!

LOTRO plugins need to have a special file within them that is needed by
the Lotronion to find out stuff about the plugin (name, author, download
link, and so on)
It is the plugin author's job to create and include this file in
his/here plugin. Lotronion is no self-concious, intelligent artifical
intelligence


Special file? What special file does the LOTR plugin need to be
shown in the Minion?

The Lotronion is using the same file as the
LOTROPluginCompendium.
This means that:
- there needs to be a certain directory structure within the Plugin
- there needs to be a file called
"somethingsomething.compendium" in the directory structure
- the file needs to follow the schema as defined by
lunarwtr
(Author of LPC)


So basically if I want to use Lotronion now, there won't be
any Plugins in the list?

Correct! As far as I know, there is no plugin within lotrointerface.com
that supplies the described .compendium file until now.
So let me join lunarwtr's request at this point: AUTHORS, please create the .compendium file in your plugin! Its
basically just a tiny XML with no extra amount of work except for
keeping the version number concurrent..



At this point please understand that unlike the LPC from lunarwtr,
Lotronion does not try to gather information about a plugin when the
.compendium file is missing. Nor does it have an internal list of
.compendium files to reference them to plugins. To maintain this list
would take WAY to much time since it would need an update everytime a
plugin is updated



Configuration File Schema:
For those of you plugin authors who are familiar with XML schemas I
created a small one describing the configuration file that is needed for
a plugin. Download
here



A final word for now: This is a BETA. Errors and Misbehavior are not
optional but mandatory.
Bugs, comments and so forth can be directed to the "REPLY" Button of
this post.

Bye now.
Slacky

(Changed the link to the local download ~ Cairenn)

Last edited by Cairenn : 01-09-2012 at 04:46 AM. Reason: Changed the link to the local download - Cairenn
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Unread 01-08-2012, 02:58 PM
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I would suggest uploading your plugin for approval for addition to the Plugins section of Downloads where I'm sure it would get more attention. Personally, I don't download unknown software from external sources and I'm sure many others feel the same way. It's just too risky.
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I'd personally just stick with LotRO Minion. Otherwise it sounds like either a support group for LotRO addicts (LotROnon), or a middle-earth grown vegetable (LotROnion). lol
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Thanks for the feedback. I m putting it up in the download section.

Well, to be honest I am hoping that a name like LotROnion will stick in the people's heads because it sounds like something they know (a vegetable as you pointed out ) I personally don't mind. Maybe I should upload it with a new nick "veggie-lord" ....
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Hey Slacky, we're checking it over and will hopefully be approving it shortly. I just wanted to say thank you, we appreciate you making a module for it for this site!
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Don't mention it. Just don't release any brand new "plugin-info-gathering-webservice" you might have been developing cause then I'll have to rewrite EVERYTHING
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I think this thread is worth sticky'ing so the plugin authors wont miss it so easily, at least for now
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Could a mod be so kind and fix the GIGANTUOUS typo in the title... I can't

OLD:
Introducing LotROnon (MMOUI Minion Plugin)

NEW:
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Thanks for taking care of the sticky, Daimon. Thread title changed as per request.
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A list of addons already supporting this would be nice.
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