CraftBukkit 1.4.5-R0.2 is now available!

Discussion in 'Bukkit News' started by EvilSeph, Nov 21, 2012.

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    EvilSeph Retired Staff

    A new CraftBukkit Beta Build (1.4.5-R0.2) that provides Minecraft 1.4.5 compatibility is now available! Please only use this build if you'd like to help us get a new Recommended Build out and don't mind running a preview build to help us test things. The previous beta is considered broken and will be marked as such on This beta contains several critical changes and as such updating to this beta is highly recommended.

    Will plugins break with this build?
    Provided the developers of the plugins you are using are keeping up with the development of Bukkit, all your plugins should work fine. Unless we specifically have to break plugins or the plugins you are using are employing inappropriate practises, most plugins should work without needing an update whenever we put out a new release.

    What is a Beta build?
    A Beta Build is in between a developer build and a Recommended Build. These builds simply work and are promoted much more frequently than a Recommended Build. While we will do some testing before promoting a beta build, we will not be running it through our extensive test process. As such, there are no guarantees that they will not contain minor bugs. If we do find out they are broken, we will mark it as such on DLB and promote a new one. A beta build may contain incomplete API and new features but they should not interfere with running the build in any way.

    The release of Minecraft 1.3 introduced built in auto-save functionality that is completely new to Minecraft: prior to this release, server admins had to provide their own means to save things on their server at a set interval. As a result, the vast majority of servers already have an auto-saving mechanism of some sort, rendering the newly provided built in auto-save largely redundant. On top of this, it was also immediately noticeable that the built in auto-save was the cause of a significant performance hit to the server, even going so far as to lock up the server each time it ran.

    Bearing this in mind, we decided the best course of action was to make the auto-save interval configurable and default to being disabled. By doing so we immediately saw a noticeable performance increase on servers and noticed overwhelmingly positive feedback on our Beta builds. While some might argue that this could leave servers without frequent saving, this change simply reverts behaviour back to what server admins are familiar with from Minecraft 1.2.5.

    As mentioned before, we have made the auto-save interval configurable and disableable within the bukkit.yml. Simply set "ticks-per.autosave" to the number of ticks you want between each save or set it to 0 to disable it completely and use a script or plugin to manage it instead.

    Known Issues:
    • Client displays "Unable to locate sign" debug messages under certain circumstances. This is a Minecraft client change that can't be fixed by Bukkit.
    • Monsters, villagers, etc. using portals (added in Minecraft 1.4) has been temporarily disabled.
    For more detailed information on what is contained in this update, please see the changelog here.

    Download CraftBukkit 1.4.5-R0.2 here
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    Master Gabe

    Very nice :)
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    A slight typo there, EvilSeph. You have 1.4.2 instead of 1.4.5. ;)
  4. Wow... that was fast.
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    Agreed. :)
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    Great job Bukkit team.
    Looking forward to a recommended build :)
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    Does this build reset bed spawn points when switching from vanilla 1.4.5?
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    Andrew Park

    Yay i can update my server in a little while
  9. Downloaded and works great!
  10. Quick as always - works great for me!
  11. Incredible. Thanks Bukkit Team!
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    TnT Retired Staff

    Excellent work team.
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  13. Awesome work Team Bukkit!
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    Congratulations Bukkit Team.
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    Thanks again Bukkit team! :)
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    I thought that betas were stable? The other beta is broken???
  18. Well no software is ever perfect. You always have to keep finding the flaws and fixing them.
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    Great Work Bukkit. Thanks very much. :D
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    EvilSeph Retired Staff

    The "broken" system is a way to tell server admins that upgrading is highly recommended. We don't use it without good reason, so updating is definitely highly recommended. However, you do not need to update if 'stability' is your concern, only security. At the rate the issue we fixed was being discovered, I decided it would be a good idea to notify all server admins immediately through the use of the 'broken' system.

    You can always see the reasons for the build being marked as 'broken' on its DLB page:
    It is up to you if you want to upgrade as staying on the beta won't affect you if the above issues don't concern you.

    Nonetheless, we do not, have not, and will never, guarantee - even with Recommended Builds - that it is stable and bug free as we are human and not omniscient, so we can't possibly know of every bug that exists in the software until it is discovered. If this scares you, don't use the betas. I don't know what else to say.
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    Hello EvilSeph,

    Sorry if my question is not in the right place, but I don't know where to ask.

    I am using Bukkit for almost one year now, I do appreciate the work you do!
    I know that your team now works with Mojang directly since few month, and I am asking myself why it is not possible to have an up to date Recommended Build of bukkit the same day as Minecraft, or maybe few days after...

    I mean we are waiting for a RB of the 1.4.4 or 1.4.5 and no delay is announced.

    I am running a Bukkit server on my personal Macmini Server, for just some of my friends, not a big deal, but do you recommand me to use Beta Build instead of RB ?

    Have a nice day.

  22. Awesome work!
    Does it work with 1.4.4 clients?
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    i bet we will have a recomended build in no time at this speed!!! keep up the awesome work bukkit!!!
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    YAY ;-)

    Thanks for your awesome job!
  25. Thanks again. :)
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    Good to know that there is progress happening!
    Great work, Bukkit Team!
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    please enable the entities going through portals my server really needs
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    Glad you guys updated! The last build was cutting my server off left and right and getting under my skin, great job bukkit team!
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