Discontinuations

With the announcement of Patch 6.0 going live on October 15th, I am officially discontinuing three of my smaller projects. As of today, Broker oQueue, FuBar uClock and Colourblind Mode are now in an end-of-life state and will no longer receive updates.

The futures of oQueue and Broker oQueue were already in question and today’s announcements confirm that oQueue is officially dead. Because of this, Broker oQueue will no longer have a purpose and will cease to function.

A similar fate has befallen FuBar uClock, with FuBar itself recently being removed from Curse due to lengthy inactivity. FuBar has not received updates for a very long time due to the rise of LibDataBroker-based alternatives such as Bazooka and Titan Panel. FuBar uClock has been succeeded by its own LibDataBroker alternative, Broker uClock.

Colourblind Mode has also succumbed to the many changes arriving in Patch 6.0. Blizzard have decided to discontinue support of colour shaders in preference to a completely text-based solution. Colourblind Mode therefore also no longer has a purpose and will cease to function.

Broker oQueue, FuBar uClock and Colourblind Mode now join TourGuide: Lunar Festival and TourGuide: Midsummer Festival in happy retirement. They leave behind a legacy of satisfied customers.

I never like discontinuing projects but sometimes I have little choice. On the plus side however, it does free up some time and resources which I can apply to my other active projects instead. All of my other projects will continue to work fine when Patch 6.0 goes live next week and will continue to receive regular updates when they are needed.

Colourblind Mode Updated

Colourblind Mode has been updated to Version 1.0.1.

Back in Patch 4.3.0, Blizzard introduced an enhanced colourblind mode feature that allowed users to change a colour shader to best suit their type of colourblindness. However, this feature was not perfect and was only available via slash commands. There was also a bug that reverted the colour shader option back to default (no colourblindness) each time the user logged out.

This addon made it easier to change the colour shader by adding a new context menu to the Help section of the in-game config as well as providing a workaround to fix the aforementioned bug.

However in Patch 4.3.3, Blizzard fixed the bug rendering the workaround useless, but thankfully harmless. As of Version 1.0.1 of Colourblind Mode, the workaround has been removed.

You can download the updated version from Curse or WoWinterface.