I still bundle all needed libraries with my AddOns.
In theory it's nice that ZOS allows us to reuse an already loaded library but it turns into a logistical nightmare if you have several AddOns that don't bundle their libraries and then you either have to get lucky that someone else did bundle the needed ones or you have to go and get them separately.
I like to have all my AddOns to be self-contained, anything 3rd party they need will always be included in the AddOn folder.
It's just much better that way ...
No it isn't. It's just less complicated but not better as libraries in subfolders tend to be "Hidden" and if erros occur you need to check which of the files is the one making trouble.It's just much better that way ...
I slowly stop using those addons. Some worked and suddenly turned into dependency monsters.
We are talking a few kByte. Make addons selfcontaining again please or add libs into the zip.
As you did not read my long post and will still go on to complain about a bit of work you need to do, just think about this:
Disable all addons and play without them. Afterwards think about the benefit you lost or even not and then think about installing the needed dependencies ONCE.
You tend to overreact as you might not understand the reason and the effort one needs to do this. And you don#t have a "1 click" solution like Minion anymore. But YES, you DO have. If you simply install all libraries once and then you are able to update them via Minion.
You can use the ingame addon Votans Addon List to automatically enable dependencies if you enable an addon.
You can even save the addons + libraries as profiles and load them via an addon profile addon.
But you rather like to just complain so much and long until the devs do what you want? Maybe they will just quit and not update any addon anymore because of all the wine here Who knows. But even then you go on whining that YOU got SO MUCH WORK to do to play the game with addons. It's starting to get me really pissed and annoyed. Sorry to say but go on like this please...
In the end we are all fine the way it's going now. It's simply one step you have to do, like blnhk described above. Just help and support us so we can use the time more effective instead of starting threads and post of wine over and over again. This is only fair for all of us.