Where is CraftBukkit for Minecraft Beta 1.7.3?

Discussion in 'Bukkit News' started by EvilSeph, Jul 11, 2011.

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    When will we get a Recommended Build for Minecraft Beta 1.7.3? Why did this update take so long?
    When Minecraft Beta 1.7.3 came out, most of us on the team were not available at the time to deal with the update, causing the update to take longer than it usually would. As it was a small update, however, we were still eventually able to get a compatible build out for testing and people that like to be on the edge of technology.

    Unfortunately, around the same time the update came out, we were having issues with our build process, resulting in a complete halt of development and deployment and causing us to scramble to put together a temporary solution to address the issue in the meantime. While the team was able to do this in a reasonable amount of time, myself and another admin on the team was away out of town on a scheduled absence. This absence resulted in our inability to address any of the issues that came up until I got back Sunday evening, including our lack of communication which I'll explain in more detail later on in this article.

    So, having said all that, why isn't there a Recommended Build yet? Well, after Minecraft 1.7.2 came out, we thought that the rapid-fire Minecraft updates were done with and we could continue on with our usual development schedule and methods. Whenever we get wind of the possibility of an update, the project is immediately put under a code freeze - no more commits, unless absolutely necessary; no pull requests are handled; no changes are made whatsoever - so that we have a stable, non-changing base to work with when making changes to our code to make things compatible with the update that eventually comes out. Since we were under the impression the updates had ceased, we were slowly unfreezing the code and allowing commits once again. Unfortunately, as Minecraft 1.7.3 has come out since then, this has left the project in a messy state that isn't exactly suitable for promotion of a Recommended Build. Once we've cleaned things up again and addressed any issues that have come up through testing, we'll have a Recommended Build out soon after.

    Why did it take so long for an announcement to be made about the status of the update?
    Quite a few of you within the community have expressed concerns regarding the lack of communication on our end, to which I completely, and wholeheartedly agree. Truth be told, this last Minecraft update couldn't have come out at a worse time: quite a few of us on the team were not available over the weekend as we each had plans to go out of town, leaving many of us without access to internet or any ability to communicate any news with the community. Had we been able to communicate with you, I assure you we would have done so.

    We did not mean to leave you in the dark and sincerely apologise for doing so. We recognise that many people who came from hMod were not happy with the lack of communication between the development team and the community and addressing this issue was one of the main reasons I started up Bukkit with Dinnerbone. We completely understand that people have grown to depend on us to keep their servers up to date in a timely fashion and are very thankful for the patience everyone has shown while waiting for an update from us. To that end, we hope this post explains things thoroughly enough to show you that we appreciate your support and are still actively working hard on Bukkit.

    Lastly, since we know that some of you will ask anyway: yes we do have access to the Minecraft source, however we are not able to use the source to update CraftBukkit as their formats are incompatible. Our speedy updates are the result of a lot of experience and fine-tuning the update process we have, not due to having the source.
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    Awesome news! Thanks of the update. IMO any update is better than none!
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    Glad to hear you're back safe and sound and working on the update! I really appreciate your work on our behalf!
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    I would like to sincerely thank you for all that you have done for us so far. I really feel bad for you because you have to put up with impatient ingrates. The fact that you continue to put up with us and give us this amazing piece of software, completely free of charge, is amazing. Thank you so much, bukkit team.
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    Couldn't have said it better myself. You guys are AWESOME! [diamond][diamond]
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    Thanks for the update, like the others said, you guys are amazingly awesome!
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    I have been running the build DinnerBone made available on twitter. And it is running good.
    There was some communication by DinnerBone so in my opinion people have no right to complain about the lack of communication.
    You and the rest of the crew have a right to a personal life to.

    All i can say, keep up to good work :)
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    Thank you for the update :)
    Many people, such as myself, are in no rush at all, my server is perfectly fine and were a patient community (Never rushing with updates, 1.5->1.6, 1.6->1.7, we always keep our old versions, and continue to enjoy the game, as opposed to rushing to have the latest immediately. Its summer right now, you guys deserve to take a vacation as long as you want.
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    Thanks for all your hard work! :D We all really appreciate it (even though some of us don't show it at times) :p
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    Thanks for the post, although you didn't mention the Sign-bug (Tile entities losing their contents on chunk unload - I think) Any update on it? I'd read Jeb or Notch gave you guys the go-ahead to fix it through Bukkit.
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    Thank you Seph for taking the time to inform us.
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    Thank you.so much.
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    Thanks for the update. These well thought out and well written posts just go to show the Bukkit team is dedicated, hardworking, great at what they do. You guys actually have excellent project management and communication skills. If you didnt, Bukkit wouldnt be where it is right now. I thank you all for your time and effort on this. its much appreciated!
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    I found it odd that there was no news on a 1.7.3 build, but I also was a little surprised that 1.7.3 was released. When I started to hear that people were out of town following the release via twitter commentary, I started to see why there was a delay, but didn't realize how much had come in the way of a Recommended Build. You're keeping us all informed as best you can though, and for that you have my patience, as you already have gratitude for making CraftBukkit in the first place.
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    We are still looking into a fix for that issue and will likely wait till we have that issue fixed before promoting an RB, we'll just have to see how things go.
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    Keep up the good work. You guys are AMAZING. Updates are fast, faster then I expect. I know that my server isnt really in a rush to update, as slow and steady wins the race :p

    Heck, I know servers still on 1.5 lol...
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    Thanks for updating us! And thanks for everything you've done. I, or rather, we understand that it takes a lot of time and effort into developing bukkit. There will be bumps in the road and this is one of them. No worries, just update it on your own schedule.
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    anyone "recommend" any 1.7.3 build or are very buggy? i have some people using the duplcate bug with the piston in 1.7.2 and i need to update :D
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    Thanks for the Update, please keep us posted ;)
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    Keep up the good work ^^

    And as said before, the latest stable release works fine for me. I've been on 1.7.3 for ages :p
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    Thank you for the updated news. :D
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    That's what I was assuming during the silence, thank you very much for the reply!
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    Thank you guys for all your hard work. I think I speak for more than a few of us when I say I'd never still be playing Minecraft if it wasn't for Bukkit. Here's to 1.0 and beyond!
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    Hey 1.7.2 works with 1.7.3 sense it was only bug fixes to need to update just make the 935 or 936 1.7.3 you dont need to do much
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    Ever since client updating has become optional, I don't mind waiting for updates here. They are worth it.
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    Why do you guys need to be sorry? the peaple on the forum need to because some of us rush the next day Whens new rb? "NEW RB WHEN TELL ME" so where sorry ;)
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    I just want to express my gratitude to all those who are working on craftbukkit and, as well, the plugin developers. You all are the ones who make my server stable, fun and useful. Thanks for everything you do. I, as with other good admins, keep backup copies of the previous working versions and inform our uses not to upgrade till the server mods and underlying daemons are updated to stable code. My players would thank you all if they could. Keep up the good work.
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    This is my first post in the Bukkit forums and I have to say that these words were taken right out of my head:
    If I had ANY complaint at all, it's with Mojang and their often problematic updates. 1.6 to 1.6.4 was awful and they are the ones receiving money from our Minecraft purchases!!

    I will stick with Bukkit until the last player on my server quits because it hasn't been updated - although I hope that never occurs!
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