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Trade Secretary: Who Crafts

Version: 30400-0.1.07
by: Mike-N-Go [More]

Trade Secretary: Who Crafts
Tracks who can craft what; tell your friends to whisper you '!wc' to view your directory. Use /wcc to update it.


As of May 20, 2009: This addon is unsupported for the time being. AddOn authoring was only a hobby of mine. Mike-N-Go is not currently playing WoW, thus not creating or maintaining mods for WoW. If someone wishes to submit a patch for one of my mods to WoWInterface, you may within the bounds of the license bundled with the mod.

code hunter has posted an update for this mod for 3.1 here.


Note: With patch 3.0.8, the item caches of your WoW program have been reset. This may cause disconnect problems when the addon trys to send an link that has not been added to the cache. Best course of action is to have people link you their crafts, and add them again. If you still get DCs, then either give it some time or purge the database. I will be looking into a real fix for this.

Recent Changes and Important Information:
Note: It is not recommended to run both CraftyGnome and this addon together; this addon is meant as a replacement for CG.
Version: 30400-0.1.07
Last update: 02-14-09
This mod is only recently developed. The code is the author's main focus and development; the documentation might be slightly incorrect or misleading from this version; the first version.
Requesting user feedback, and suggestions; do check if your suggestion is under "Future expansion, additions, planed features, etc " before you type it out, because it might already be in the works, unless you wish to expand on something listed there.
If you find a bug, please make sure it is not listed under "Caveats, Known Bugs, etc." before submitting a report
If anyone has any suggestions on how to make the code or documentation better, or would like to help develop the project, please contact me, email or IRC preferred.
Additional and more extensive instructions are provided in the documentation or the included ReadMe.
Updates: http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info11931-TradeSecretaryWhoCrafts.html
Donate with PayPal at MikeNGoSupport@gmail.com

Recent Changes:
Added error message to an otherwise silent failure of /wcc in pre-30400-0.1.07 reversions (format: '/wcc <crafter name> <link of profession>')

Brief Description:
Often, you might ask yourself or your friends, "Who crafts item x...?" Solution is upon you! With Who Crafts, it is easier then every to check who can craft an item. Not only for your eyes, but for others' as well; people only have to whisper you the trigger! This addon was built off of Crafty Gnome, by Rabbit, and has had many features improved. As it works off of whispers, only one person who is online per friends group needs to have it; making it very useful to those not wanting to install the mod. Note that this mod only helps you keep track of who can craft what, there is still some legwork involved by acquiring the links.

About the Name:
Why is this called "Trade Secretary: Who Crafts" you ask? Well, this version of "Trade Secretary" is to make it easier to keep track of who can craft what, and would be the first installment of a future suite that gives one a secretary for their trading, and other secretary-like activities whenever I happen to make them.

Use:
To populate or update the database:
1) Open your craft window or one from a hyperlink.
2) Key '/wcc <crafter name> <link of profession>' to populate the database
Remember to update from time-to-time, as new craftables are not added automatically.

To search the database:
Via whisper:
1) Whisper to yourself (or tell others to whisper to you) "!wc"
2) In guild/raid/party, prompt with "!wc"
To send a query:
1) Key /wcs TARGET !COMMAND SEARCH

To purge the database:
All:
1) Key /run WhoCraftsDB = nil
2) Key /run ReloadUI() or logout

Advanced users:
1) Trim the SV file at .../World\ of\ Warcraft/WTF/Account/<ACCOUNTNAME>/SavedVariables/WhoCrafts.lua

To tell others how to use the mod with the built-in message:
1) Key '/wci <player name>' and an instruction will be whispered to that player with "Please whisper me '!craft <item name>' to try my AddOn, Trade Secretary: Who Crafts. It can help you find who can craft an item you want made. Also, you can message me through guild or party chat. Whisper me your profession links to add them."

To send a search to the clipboard:
Key /wcp. Format: /wcp !COMMAND SEARCH
/wcp returns an edit box that you can cut and paste the item name, wowhead link, and who can craft the item. This can then be copied, via your clip board, to a text editor or a forum. Make sure to the site follows the instructions on http://www.wowhead.com/?powered to get the mouse-over links to show. !COMMAND SEARCH would return the same thing as if you did a normal search, yet /wcp is disabled for !trade.

Feedback requested, but not limited to:
Any errors in the mod
Ease of use

Installation:
After you decompress the file, copy the Trade Secretary Who Crafts folder into your Interface/AddOns folder under your World of Warcraft Installation Directory.

Upgrading:
When updating Trade Secretary Who Crafts, please make sure to have a copy of WhoCrafts.lua SV backed up! Make sure to read the updated version for any other upgrade problems.

A note to my fellow authors:
If anyone wishes to use more then a few lines of my code, I request you credit me by saying, "This product includes software developed by MikeNGo and Rabbit" somewhere as a comment, or in your documentation. I also hope that anyone who would take the time to read my code, would take the time to send me an e-mail of what you think, or what can otherwise be improved.

Caveats, Known Bugs, etc.:
The data structure is not finalized, and is subject to revamping
There might be some display issues with whispers hiding/showing esp. with whisper manager addons like WIM.
Some crafters might be added to the list twice with /wcc
The "NAME searched Who Crafts with: !COMMAND SEARCH. NUMBER results returned." returns a few less results less then there actually are. This will be fixed in reversion 30400-0.1.06
If you use a mod that uses '!' as a whisper trigger, let me know so I can set Who Crafts to ignore the input of that trigger

About the Version Numbers:
Version: xxxxx-x.x.xx ([interface number]-[major version].[sub version].[current release])
Interface number: Version of the interface the addon was most recently updated for, this number and the version number have no linear relationship with the latter clauses.
Major version: When the mod evolves to a state that is vastly different from the first distribution of the prior major version, this will be updated.
Sub version: Whenever the mod has new features added, or many minor tweaks, this number might advance.
Current release: The current reversion of the sub version, changed every time a new version of the mod is submitted to WoWInterface.com

About the Author:
Macintosh operator
MikeNGoSupport@gmail.com
If you would like to talk to me, I hang out at irc.freenode.net. In #norganna and #wowi-lounge, User Mike-N-Go.

Keywords: WhoCrafts, Trade Skill, Chat, MikeNGo, Mike-N-Go, Profession, Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Cooking, Enchanting, Engineering, First Aid, Fishing, Herbalism, Leatherworking, Mining, Skinning, Tailoring, Jewelcrafting, Inscription, Lock, Lockbox, Lockpicking, Whisper, CraftyGnome, Craft

Trade Secretary: Who Crafts



Version: 30400-0.1.06
Date: 01-31-09
New feature: '!craft ITEMNAME' now in tooltips; now shows who can craft by just mousing over an item. Note: this feature needs some tuning.
Embeded CTL (ChatThrottleLib); should be less problems with DCing due to using too much BANDWIDTH use only

Version: 30400-0.1.05
Date: 01-01-09
Added support for !in, !inscription, previously the only way to search for inscribed craftables was with !craft
If a search is = "!link" , then Who Crafts will ignore the search. This is to allow LinkBot to function without spamming Who Crafts msgs. LinkBot will have more compatibility with Who Crafts in the future.
Changes to /wcp: The copy frame now auto-highlights text. The "Set Note" button was an artifact, and has been removed. Their are now more help messages for /wcp.
When /wcs is used to send a tell to someone, a message is also sent to tell them what the search was


Version: 30400-0.1.04
Date: 12-30-08
Added /wcp. Format: /wcp !COMMAND SEARCH
/wcp returns an edit box that you can cut and paste the item name, wowhead link, and who can craft the item. This can then be copied, via your clip board, to a text editor or a forum. Make sure to the site follows the instructions on http://www.wowhead.com/?powered to get the mouse-over links to show. !COMMAND SEARCH would return the same thing as if you did a normal search, yet /wcp is disabled for !trade.
Turned off some debug messages accidentally left on in 30400-0.1.03


Version: 30400-0.1.03
Date: 12-26-08
Updated a typographical error in /wci to "Please whisper me \'!craft <item name>\' to try my AddOn, Trade Secretary: Who Crafts. It can help you find who can craft an item you want made. Also, you can message me through guild or party chat. Whisper me your profession links to add them."
Implemented /wcs: Send a search via whisper with: /wcs NAME !craft SEARCH
Fixed !help
Fixed !next
Added searching with hyperlinks
Updated local query notification: SEARCHER searched Who Crafts with: MESSAGE. AMOUNT results returned.
Implemented !trade. For this feature to work correctly, crafter's profession links need to be updated. This feature allows searching via profession or crafter name, and outputs: CRAFTER_NAME, CRAFT, LAST_UPDATED, NOTES
Changed /wcc to new format: /wcc CRAFTER_NAME [SHIFT_CLICKED_LINK] NOTES.
Messages longer then 255 characters are cut off at the ending if there length exceed this delimiter
Added support with /wcc for professions without links; you can now add herbalists, miners, lock pickers, etc to your database, or make notes per person
Added version number to "first tell" whisper and !trade notification: "To use Trade Secretary: Who Crafts (v 0.0.03), whisper me \'!craft item\' to search for an item, \'!trade searchterm\' to get trade links and names of crafters, \'!wc\' for the list of other triggers, or \'!help\' for usage information."
You will need to update the crafts with the /wcc for !trade to function correctly. If a result from !trade returns "NAME's [CRAFT]", then the CRAFT link might be broken because only part of the !trade backed was implemented in the previous version.


Version: 30400-0.1.02
Date: 12-20-08
Fixed an error that might prevent the player from modifying the list of craftables because some variables were global
Updated /wci to "Please whisper me \'!craft <item name>\' to try my AddOn, Trade Secretary: Who Crafts. It can help you find who can craft an item you what made. Also, you can message me through guild or party chat. Whisper me your profession links to add them."
Added confirmation to /wci message
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What data do you want to export to 'our forum'? Where is this forum? Do you mean WoWInterface? Or your guild's forum? Or do you want a command to put the data stored by this mod into a frame where you can cut+paste it into a form? I am not sure how you would like to see the data exported; may you give me some more details on what you would like to see, please?
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I like this mod, thanks for making it available. Not sure how hard it would be to do, but it would be great if there was a way to export the data and post it in our forum.
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