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The last few days we've had a Minecraft mini conference with the new Minecraft developers @Dinnerbone, @_grum, @tahgtahv and @EvilSeph (old bukkit members) and Mojang's biz and web teams. We've discussed our short and long-term plans for Minecraft, which includes stuff such as the modding API and making it easier to start servers to play with your friends and family on.

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Mar 30th, 2012

Hello

The last few days we've had a Minecraft mini conference with the new Minecraft developers @Dinnerbone, @_grum, @tahgtahv and @EvilSeph (old bukkit members) and Mojang's biz and web teams. We've discussed our short and long-term plans for Minecraft, which includes stuff such as the modding API and making it easier to start servers to play with your friends and family on.

The modding API will be designed and developed openly, to make sure we get important feedback from members of the community. It will obviously be inspired by the team's experience from CraftBukkit, but will be created from scratch to avoid unnecessary dependencies on things that may not have been optimal in the past.

We've also prepared to be a larger team spread over several time zones, so we've moved to using git instead of svn, started using a task and story tracker, and configured a build project using Maven and Gradle. This is just a lot of developer mumbo-jumbo, but what I'm trying to say is that we are doing a lot of stuff behind the scenes.

Among the weekly tasks we've discussed whether we need to do a Minecraft 1.2.5 patch, or resume “snapshotting.” Unfortunately the 1.2.4 patch included a severe crash bug in the world generator, so we feel it's necessary to officially patch the game again. We are aware that many of you use modded clients or play on the bukkit server implementation, and that patches causes a lot of overhead for you. Neither are officially supported of course, but it's not in our interest to make it hard for people to play the game. The best compromise we could come up with was to make a pre-release of 1.2.5 today, and then update the game “for real” a few days later. This will give both modders and bukkit a few days to prepare for the release.

So here it is, Minecraft 1.2.5,
Client download: JAR
Server download: JAR or EXE

Changes:
-Added shift clicking support in furnaces
-Added method to easily acquire blocks you have selected in the world in Creative mode using the "pick block" key
-Made the Direct Connect dialogue remember the last IP for the current session
-Fixed issues detected certain links in chat
-Fixed wild ocelots behaving like tamed cats
-Fixed various chat crashes
-Made cats less eager to sit on things
-Made cats less patient
-Fixed world generation failing under certain circumstances
-Fixed issues turning off sound under certain circumstances
-Removed all ghost entities under the command of Lord Herobrine
-Fixed crash when pasting certain characters in chat
-Fixed slash ‘/’ key not behaving correctly in certain environments
-Fixed command matching being too greedy (for example: typing "/stophammertime" no longer stops your server)
-Fixed not being able to click coloured links
-Fixed potential issue with village door detection (which could cause too many villagers)
-Made using a stack of bowls on Mooshrooms not consume the whole stack of bowls
-Made punching a TNT block with flint and steel in hand destroy and drop a TNT block (right-clicking will activate the TNT)

The exact same version will be added to the launcher on Wednesday April 4, at 15:00 CEST (06:00 in California, 09:00 in Florida, 22:00 in Korea, and 23:00 in Sydney).

Cheers,

// jeb_ & co

(Mojang blog link)

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HammBoyTheDestroyer
HammBoyTheDestroyer Mar 30 2012, 11:04am says:

I just might have to download this one, whether it breaks my mods or not.... So may wonderful changes!

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truenightmare
truenightmare Mar 30 2012, 11:18am says:

sounds good, but i want huge updates again like they did when they released redstone and what not, well we will just have to wait :/

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa Mar 30 2012, 11:25am replied:

you and I both. I'll still remember the update that took me from indev to infdev: doors and ladders. but was so laggy.

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hazzar90
hazzar90 Mar 30 2012, 11:19am says:

'-Removed all ghost entities under the command of Lord Herobrine'

O.O

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa Mar 30 2012, 11:26am replied:

For the record, we at the wiki have found out www.testificate.com is a fake website. There is no evidence that Herobrine will appear in 1.3

but, one can hope. :C

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truenightmare
truenightmare Mar 30 2012, 1:18pm replied:

herobrine should be a boss in the nether... i was going to do a mod like that but my coding sucks :L

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SalesKital
SalesKital Mar 30 2012, 3:53pm replied:

and then 20 new ones took their place

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RoboTyphoon
RoboTyphoon Mar 30 2012, 3:03pm says:

I just think it would be cool to encounter random travelers, or random half built log cabin structures... I'm sure something like that will be incorporated into the game eventually...

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why_me
why_me Mar 30 2012, 3:41pm replied:

I agree, it would make single player alot more entertaining
Maybe hostile travelers too?

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GhOsT11
GhOsT11 Mar 30 2012, 6:44pm says:

-Removed all ghost entities under the command of Lord Herobrine **** in my pants

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Perrydepwner
Perrydepwner Mar 30 2012, 7:56pm replied:

I think its talking about those sounds made in caves that make you want to **** your pants and run away, they were pretty annoying.

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Rafhaelbass
Rafhaelbass Mar 31 2012, 12:22pm says:

The updates is comming faster =D

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Reeze17
Reeze17 Mar 31 2012, 5:58pm says:

Yay, for all the fixes.

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AlanFakry
AlanFakry Mar 31 2012, 11:27pm says:

Dear mojang,Please work slowly so i can enjoy all my mods and stuff in 1.2.4 :)

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa Apr 3 2012, 10:26am replied:

mojang can't win with you guys. either they don't update enough, or they update too much! XD!

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