With the Redstone Update less than a day old, Mojang have already released their next development snapshot. It contains a handful of bug fixes, including one that addresses a recurring problem with unplacable paintings. Minecraft veterans might remember that one from a few years back.
Mojang have also shown off a rather unusual representation of the development of Minecraft, a sort of abstract visual chronicle of 800 days of coding.
It lets you watch Notch and Jeb as they start to shape and, I suppose, prune Minecraft’s code, before other members of the team step in to join them. It’s all represented as a glowing, slowly branching filament that the coders scurry around and about.
This cannily named snapshot 13w11a fixes bugs with…
- The Ender Dragon griefing cobblestone and chests even when mobGriefing is set to false.
- The hopper not trying to place items from other slots if it can’t from its first.
- A white stitching on the edge of some polygons, or white lines between some blocks.
- Enchanted books not combining.
- Fire doesn’t appear on 8 layered snow and hoppers.
- Objective titles can be offset if they’re too long.
- Broken containers with Items connected that were connected to comparators did not update the comparator.
- Falling blocks looked like they were falling from above their original placing.
- Paintings that popped out couldn’t be re-placed.