Since announcing our plans to switch over to a new development system (codenamed: Bleeding) in November, we've been blown away by the amount of interest it has garnered - we're still in the early stages and already have 12+ community developers actively hacking away in the program. As we grow more satisfied with the system, we'll open it up to more volunteers but are very pleased to see the passion and the desire the community has shown to get involved.
So far, we like what we're seeing with this new system and feel that it will result in better code and quicker development through truly utilising the strength of the Bukkit community. We believe that this system has a lot of potential if used and maintained correctly and remain committed to doing so.
For those of you who would like to follow along with Bleeding development, we have a new sub-forum called Bukkit Preview where we'll be posting threads that describe each...
For those of you who want to hear what we did in Sweden, read on. For those of you who just want to know what this means for Bukkit and Minecraft, skip to the end.
This past weekend Bukkit went on a trip to visit Mojang in Stockholm, Sweden and we had a blast. Dinnerbone and myself arrived pretty late in Sweden so we were almost certain no one would be at the Mojang HQ, but to our surprise the place was packed with employees hard at work getting their new game, Cobalt, out instead of tearing each other apart in their usual Friday game nights. Tahg had the earliest flight out of the four of us, so he got to spend the whole day with Mojang and got to share a juicy steak with them in between the craziness accompanying a game launch.
It was really exhilarating being a part of Cobalt's launch and actually physically...
About one month ago we asked you, the community, for individuals to step forward to offer their time to help the community, and/or help maintain the BukkitDev system. We've had an overwhelming response to this call which just goes to show the dedication of the community. Since then, we've added 6 new faces to our staff and we're at the point where we feel we have enough for now.
However, our application process is an open-ended system, and whenever we need new staff we will be looking through applications received for those willing and able. So if you feel you would be willing to help, you are welcome to submit your application now, or at any time in the future.
We'd like to thank you for your show of support for this community, as it does make us proud to have so many willing volunteers. So thank you, and we look forward to working with some of you in the future.