Introducing dl.bukkit.org!

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    EvilSeph Retired Staff

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    As our project has grown, we've noticed areas where we need to work on and have actively been listening to the community in order to improve. When CI began experiencing difficulties keeping up with the heavy load we experience on update days, I saw this as an opportunity to update our distribution model to bring it more in line with the level of quality that the community has grown to expect of us. The fact of the matter is, CI / Jenkins was not designed to be used as a means to distribute our work to non-developers. This is clearly evident the moment you visit the site as it isn't clear what is the latest download and how do you go about getting to it, among other things.

    Introducing dl.bukkit.org, our solution specifically designed to provide what CI did and more, wrapped in polish, ease of use and an intuitive setup and efficient enough to handle the high amounts of traffic we regularly see from day to day. I am absolutely proud and honoured to finally be able to unveil what we've been working on the past month or so and hope to explain why our new solution is better suited for the community.

    On the surface, dl.bukkit.org, presents you with a landing page that gives you precisely what the average user of our product or prospective users of our product want: a link to the latest download and some helpful links in an attractive design. When designing the landing page, we wanted to appeal to the consumer, rather than the developer. We wanted to provide consumers with a clear indication of where they need to go to get the latest download link and feel we have achieved that with inspiration from Mozilla's Get Firefox page. On top of this, we wanted to provide users with obvious links to answer their most pressing questions so that no one feels lost when trying to get started with Bukkit.

    Of course, we've made sure to provide the resources people have come to rely on:
    Latest Recommended Build RSS Feed:
    http://dl.bukkit.org/downloads/craftbukkit/feeds/latest-rb.rss

    Latest Recommended Build download permalink (wget friendly!):
    http://cbukk.it/craftbukkit.jar

    Check out http://dl.bukkit.org and let us know what you think, or read the rest of the article to find out what it has to offer.

    Thanks for your continued support and we hope you like our new download site as much as we do! As is the case with anything Bukkit, we intend to actively iterate and work on dl.bukkit.org and value any feedback, comments and constructive criticism you may have.



    But that's just the tip of the iceberg. We knew that we had to out-do everything that CI had to offer or the advanced users and our developers would never feel inclined to switch over. With the large feature set that we've developed on DLB, I can confidently say we've done that and more and I am sure you'll agree. By clicking on the small "Alternative Versions" link, you'll get access to the true power of DLB. The problem with CI was that it was designed as a build manager, whereas DLB was designed, from the ground up, with the needs of our community in mind.

    Every build we compile is made available in a helpful list with colour coding corresponding to the type of build, clear markings if we consider a build broken and recommend you do not use it and an easy to access download button so you can get the build you want and go right back to running your server. Instead of having to navigate to each individual build to get useful information and access to the downloads like you had to on CI.
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    Clicking on a specific build brings you to a page filled with useful information and links: the Git commit associated to the build (with a link to it), the MD5 checksum for the build and the status of the build. Unlike CI, we made sure to provide next and previous buttons that didn't change their position, so that it is easy for you to switch between builds without having to continuously chase those buttons around.
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    As well as a Git commit log and API changes listing:
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    For those of you who relied on CI for its changes view, don't worry, we provide that too:
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    Another awesome feature DLB provides is the ability to compare any two builds:
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    DjTechnox

    server is not starting with R6 about R4 is starting
     
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    Bertware

    just a question, but will the RSS feed with latest versions at bukkit.org be restored?
    I liked it as I could see rapidly if I was up to date.

    Edit:
    Thanks to the staff that placed it back! :D
     
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    LinkterSHD

    Love http://dl.bukkit.org. Just love the interface and ETC
     
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    Bertware

    The rss feed is put back, but the title doesn't fit in the box...
    just mentioning
    lukegb
     
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    Tanite

    The change list seems to be borked again again again:

    Code:
    Just fetching that...
     
    We're just getting the CraftBukkit recent change list in the background...
    The comparison you selected is not in our cache, so it is currently being performed in the background.
     
    This page will automatically refresh periodically, and will update when complete.
     
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    TempArea

    Hi,

    Where can I find older verions of Bukkit ? Because Jenkins is no longer online :/
    I'm looking for the old stable versions (all)

    Build 1337 : b1.8.1
    Build 1060 : b1.7.3
    Build 953 : b1.7.2
    Build 935 : b1.6.6
    Build 803 : b1.5_02
    ...

    Thanks ;)

    (Sorry for my bad english, i speak french ^^)
     
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