How can I detect is an install of my addon is new or an update? (Ace3)
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09-04-19, 12:26 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
The way I understand AceDB (I don't use it myself) is that it only stores settings a user has changed from the default. If a user is still using a default setting (even if just 1 out of 20), it won't bother to write that 1 to file.
It is good practice to give a lot of careful thought to what your default options are when creating them. It is not always a good idea to change those defaults on users unless you have a very good reason to do so. In this case, it is prudent to alert users that the defaults are changing. If the old default setting still exists as an option, they may be a touch inconvenienced, but can get it back to the way they are used to.
"You'd be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are." -Benjamin Hoff,
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