Update/rewrite 1.13 progress

1.13 is a huge and wonderful change that brings many many overdue changes both gameplay wise and on the backend. My question is how is the update coming thus far?

Coming from making mods and being here during Sponge’s inception I understand it’s long and very complicated but there’s been no update to the community in 5 nearly 6 months now despite claims that there will be an update in the announcement section soon. It would be nice to hear something, even if it is a bit technical.

Sponge releys on the MCP (Minecraft Mod Pack) which is developed by Forge. Sponge can not really do much development when there is no code to work ontop off.

That being said, development has started on 1.13/4 by using the mcp code that is released so far, 1.13 itself. You can see development of 1.13 sponge here

API: https://github.com/SpongePowered/SpongeAPI/commits/update/bleeding

Common: https://github.com/SpongePowered/SpongeCommon/commits/update/bleeding

You can also see forges progress here: https://github.com/MinecraftForge/MinecraftForge/commits/1.13-pre

SpongeForge needs Forge for 1.13, which is still being worked on.
SpongeVanilla could theoretically release a build relatively soon, as it only relies on MCP, but it will still need a lot of work and testing. However, the impending release of 1.14 may complicate things.

Thanks for the update guys! I know Forge is coming and that’s even more complicated but I was unaware SpongeVanilla still depended on MCP since originally it wasn’t supposed to indefinitely to my memory. Looking forward to 1.13 on sponge.