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Today we can announce that the four main developers of bukkit – a community-based Minecraft server implementation – have joined ranks with Mojang to bring you the same flexibility and versatility to the official Minecraft server.

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Feb 29th, 2012

Today we can announce that the four main developers of bukkit – a community-based Minecraft server implementation – have joined ranks with Mojang to bring you the same flexibility and versatility to the official Minecraft server. The four, Warren Loo (@evilseph), Erik Broes (@_grum), Nathan Adams (@dinnerbone) and Nathan Gilbert (@tahgtahv), will work on improving both the server and the client to offer better official support for larger servers and server modifications.

The plan is to build a fresh server API, and then extend it to support client-side modding (in one way or another). We will try to make it easy for bukkit users to convert if they wish to do so, but backwards compatibility is not guaranteed. We will, however, help bukkit to be compatible with 1.2, to avoid having a long gap while you wait for the official Minecraft server to catch up.

Many of you may ask why we decided to work with bukkit instead of other Minecraft teams, such as Spout or Forge. The reason is that we want more than just modding, and these guys have always had server admins in mind when developing their additions to the game. We hope that this will help the quality of Minecraft multi-player to improve, both for large and private family servers, while still being able to add fun stuff for the bigger audience.

In addition to the bukkit members, Daniel Kaplan (@kappische) will join to handle the project lead to coordinate Minecraft’s broader goals. I (@jeb_) will remain as lead developer and game designer for Minecraft.

(Mojang blog link)

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AtlasTasume
AtlasTasume Feb 29 2012, 7:39am says:

Awesome! I liked Bukkit on my friends server, but I never got around to fiddle with it myself. Hopefully this will be good good news to server-owners!

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brodur
brodur Feb 29 2012, 8:28am says:

If only they teamed up with Hey0... his mod was the best until he quit :P

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ReLiFeD
ReLiFeD Feb 29 2012, 9:33am replied:

would be even better when Bukkit, Forge, Spout and MCP teamed up ^^

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ReLiFeD
ReLiFeD Feb 29 2012, 9:19am says:

Wooo! =) I really like bukkit and i use it for my own server too. ^^ These people have done an amazing job with Bukkit and i'm sure they will do the same with the Minecraft API! :)

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Mr.Nuke
Mr.Nuke Feb 29 2012, 11:33am says:

Good choice. This will lead to great things in the future.....great things "play epic skyrim or civ 5 music"

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pfannkuchen_gesicht
pfannkuchen_gesicht Feb 29 2012, 1:23pm says:

hm, I don't like bukkit that much, the config format alone is frustrating enough...

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TrashCan-Man23
TrashCan-Man23 Feb 29 2012, 1:30pm says:

MEH

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RoboTyphoon
RoboTyphoon Feb 29 2012, 3:31pm replied:

That's what I said T_T

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Admiral-165
Admiral-165 Feb 29 2012, 3:24pm says:

OMFG! Finally Minecraft is getting the attention it so deserves... Thank you Notch for getting MC up to this point, let the good ol' Bukkit team take it from here... They know how to listen to their fans...

Oh, the SpoutCraft team should join Mojang too since what they're doing now is what Mojang wants to do in the future...

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Martanz
Martanz Mar 1 2012, 1:13am replied:

They are not taking over... they are cooperating with Mojang

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why_me
why_me Mar 1 2012, 4:11pm says:

Will they also fix the connection issues with multiplayer servers too?

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