CraftBukkit 1.4.5-R0.1 is now available!

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    A new CraftBukkit Beta Build (1.4.5-R0.1) 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.

    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:
    • Torch flame graphical glitch resulting in a torch's flame flickering randomly on the screen. This is a Minecraft bug that can't be fixed by Bukkit.
    • 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-R0.1 here
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    Wow Nice work. i never thought id see the day that bukkit has a beta build b4 minecraft even updates. You know the kids will demand this from now on >_> you spoiled us XD
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    There were two "actual" beta's for 1.4.2. There is an "actual" beta for 1.4.5 now.

    We will be releasing Betas far more often than Recommended Builds now.
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    Thanks for the update Bukkit Team. I love running Beta builds over Dev builds any day. Hope a Recommended Build comes soon. :)
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    The releases out of Mojang have been a disaster as of late. Congrats to Bukkit for trying to make sense of it all. Do you think we will see a recommended build or will it be postponed due to the known issues?

    Check the mojang blog and you'll understand why there won't ever be a 1.4.2. I summarized the whole thing on our server page.
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    Your blog isn't entirely accurate. The many releases in 1.4.x have been due to a brand new bug tracker for Mojang (managed by our very own EvilSeph), which has helped immensely in getting good, accurate bug reports for Mojang to work on. Its incredible what a good bug tracker can do for developers.

    As for Betas not being stable, I disagree. Our Beta releases are as stable as any initial RB has been in the past. Recommended Builds should be feature complete, including API additions. In the past, our community often would get upset with the initial RB's that came out following a Mojang release, due to not having all the APIs that people craved. That put immense pressure on the team. Combining that with not utilizing Beta builds as often as we perhaps should have, we decided it was a better idea to go for Beta builds following a Mojang release first, instead of RBs.

    We will still be releasing RB's, but not as often as Beta's.
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    GOOD JOB! YOU ROOOOOCK! craftbukkit will makes faster and faster!! woohoo

    you writed first :O cooooool....
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    any push for 0.2 ?
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    What the heck? :confused:
    I didn't say "First!!!!!!" I hate those posts.

    I'm just on top of Github always grabbing the builds as soon as its out.
    But if it makes you feel better saying something to who ever first replies than glad I made your day.

    Seriously they just pushed this and your asking for another in less than 24 hours?
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    umm, am i the only one that doesn't understand this: this is a build for 1.4.5 . But where is the minecraft 1.4.5? Latest i have seen is 1.4.4 and 10 "Force Updates" say the same....
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    sorry, wheres the github?
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    1.4.5 is a pre-release only at the moment, however 1.4.4 clients can still connect to a 1.4.5 server.
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    I read it but I have to agree with TnT. I'm running the Beta builds right now and they seem pretty stable.

    Also, on your 2012-11-03 post, you posted a link to your Minecraft 1.3.2 folder, which I can only assume contains a copy of minecraft.jar. This has been stated time and time again to be against the Terms and Services (here). If you need to link your clients to a clean copy of an older version of Minecraft if they accidentally upgraded to 1.4, I would recommend using the direct link from the Mojang blog (here) to pull the file directly off the server (here).
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    Yay a beta build for 1.4.5!
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    Mojang says that the update only affected clients. Can 1.4.4 clients also connect to 1.4.5 servers?
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    Read 3 posts above yours. :)
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    nice work bukkit.
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    I am by no means whining about "when will X be done?' but I have to ask...

    With the frequency of releases from both Mojang and Bukkit, HOW the heck will you guys ever get to a recommended build? I've been updating my server all along and if something gets broke, meh. I update my server Cowboy Style with guns a'blazin'. (I do make regular backups.) So I don't really need the recommended. But I imagine it must be driving you guys crazy having just finished a ton of work only to have to do it all over again in a week or sometimes less.
    Hats off to you guys. If I were in your position somebody would have been murdered already and I'd be in a padded cell.

    Cheers! And thanks again for all your work.
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    Can't wait to put this on without testing it whatsoever :D
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    Is this compatible with 1.4.4 clients?
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    Read 4 posts above yours.
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    Dear Bukkit Team,

    I love you like the fluffy marshmallow I put on my ice-cream =) (that's a lot btw)


    Midas Valo
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    You've made me laugh
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    Yay! At this rate, we might have a recommended build of 1.4.5 by the official client release!
    Great work!
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    Great build, not sure which of the changes reduced CPU usage as I was updating each dev build but this has been really stable for me.
    No hiccups since last night! :)
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    Nice work bukkit, thanks!
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    very goooooooood job! thanks you Bukkit Team! :) ;)
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    Thank you so much! Keep up the great work!
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    Fantastic, thank you Bukkit team.
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