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    Plane Walker
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    Exclamation Technical/Addon Patch Notes and/or addon API changes for 4.0?

    Is there a place where technical notes and/or addon API changes with release 4.0 are posted? Although I don't play the game, I do try to keep imhobags updated when I can and I'm getting lots of reports of the the addon causing the game to crash.

    I'm also getting the following error in my "Addon Daily Error Report": http://hastebin.com/olacicuhaw.sql. I can't seem to replicate it myself; however, it seems to be affecting a lot of people.

    Anyway, if an addon is causing the game to CRASH, then there is something here that needs to be fixed (since an addon should never be able to cause a game to crash.) Do we have access to any devs who are working on the addon side of things, or are other devs just ignoring the addon API completely now with no QA on how addons are affected, etc.?

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    Update:

    Crashes aside, the two big error messages that I'm seeing (and that are being reported to me) are as follows:

    - Error: Unknown frame type "Frame"
    Code:
    self.backdrop = UICreateFrame("Frame", "", self)
    - Error: Unknown frame type "Texture"
    Code:
    self.border = UI.CreateFrame("Texture", "", self)

    These are lines of code that have worked for years. So, either UI.CreateFrame has changed or something is causing it to not function properly and it's bugged.
    Last edited by Aelorean; 11-28-2016 at 03:37 PM.

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    Update:

    Zorba (a Trion dev) let me know that it's been reported internally. He said that his guess (and the guess of the first person who replied to the internal thread) was that it was most likely caused by the 64-bit conversion.

    So, hopefully someone will look at the code and easily see the issue and fix it for us.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Aelorean; 11-28-2016 at 10:04 PM.

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    Update:::::

    Zorba: "fyi, we have repro cases for the addon crash, and a fix in progress. it's pretty gnarly but we know how it should work "

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