As API version 7 is getting closer and closer to a release, many pull requests have started to be merged and various changes are being made. There are a few more changes set to be merged before the release, but not many of those should be breaking changes. I just thought I would collect some of the recent changes of the past two weeks plugin developers and server owners may be interested in or may need to make changes for. If you scroll further down I list some pull requests that could use reviews and feedback if you have the knowledge and the time.
Changes which are breaking that may require you update your code will be in bold.
Important Implement Fixes/Changes/Additions
Implemented various APIs mentioned above.
Some cleanup to entity registry registrations/defaults.
Some cleanup relating to tracking phases and phase states.
Some other general cleanup, fixes, and changes.
There are many more changes expected in the next few weeks, so be on the look out. Remember if you find an issue please report it to the proper repositories, and if you would like to see some APIs added point them out. If you want to help get various changes in that are already pull requested, please review these pull requests, or else it is hard to know what developers and users actually want and some mistakes may get through if people aren’t reviewing the changes.
Some pull requests that could use feedback and reviews now are:
Changing entity spawning return types to make them useful
Adding fastutil as an API dependency
Rewriting Color class and moving it to the implementation
A proposal for
SizeData changes and implementation
TagData for scoreboard tags
Some explosion fixes and changes
Adding location based AI tasks
Add exhaustion control to damage source
Implement pickup events for other entities than players
Refactoring inventory, fixing issues, increasing understanding, and cleaning up various code
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Some pull requests are aimed towards API 8 and/or Minecraft 1.13, and as a result are highly volatile, but could still use some feedback.
A broad pull request, making various changes to support 1.13
Adding an API for data packs
A new high-level command API, which plans to support Brigadier well
Something to remember is that one of the best ways to get changes into Sponge and support the development is to make pull requests, whether that it is to the API, the implementation, the documentation, Ore, libraries we rely on, etc.
There are hundreds of issues that are approachable, you just have to find something you feel comfortable with. If you have any questions while developing don’t forget to come on Discord and ask for help.
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