me.c55.post(dev.minetest.get_status())

It has been three months since 0.4.4. I feel a need to summarize things that have happened since December.

First of all I’ll note that I really am not “the developer” anymore; there are people who are more involved in Minetest than me, and I’m mostly trying to keep out of the way doing other projects. Anyhow, I still have a chunk of things I’m responsible for.

Kept I have, an eye on things, enough to post something.

Website

Website-wise, the minetest.net VPS encountered bad problems (later diagnosed to be failing hardware), and we (me and xyz) moved the forum out to forum.minetest.net on xyz’s servers (2013-01-13). The forums are now automatically securely backed up over to me and xyz. The main minetest.net website is now temporarily hosted on c55.me.

xyz made the http://dev.minetest.net wiki, into which the existing Lua API documentation was moved, and later much Core documentation was written too. It now serves as the main source of documentation for developers and advanced users.

Releases

Many bugs have been fixed since 0.4.4 and I would have hoped for 0.4.5 to be released a month or two ago, but we have ended up on somewhat a rolling release model with mods already using features from unreleased versions and many people making unofficial Windows builds. We’ll try to make a proper release in a month or so, as/if a more suitable time is found. Until then, daily/unofficial builds (xyz’s, PilzAdam’s, sfan5′s) are recommended and I probably need to update the main site accordingly.

Development

So… after 0.4.4,

I’ve granted thexyz, PilzAdam, darkrose and hmmmm upstream access a couple of months ago, so (yay!) I don’t have to wade through all this myself.

*Screams loudly in order to distract this boring officialness*

So, umm… many things are going well and not many things are going badly. Good it is!

On a completely unrelated note, and as a not really active movie watcher at all, I recently watched all the 6 worthy Star Wars movies, in the order of releases. I completely agree with the IMDB ratings.

One Response to “me.c55.post(dev.minetest.get_status())”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Don’t watch the Star Wars movies in release order! You’ll disrupt the canon!

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