You have waited for it. You have asked for it. You might have even drawn a few pictures about it. Well, the time has come for the 1.6 Pre-Release! So what can we expect from 1.6?
Added Donkeys, Mules
Added Horse Armor
Added Hardened Clay, Stained Clay
Added Block of Coal
Added Name Tags (item)
Added Hay Bales
Texture packs are now “resource packs” that also can hold sound etc
Food meter is now drained when healed by full food meter
WHEN 1.6 GOES LIVE:
1.6 will go live as a full update on July 1st, 2013. As always, you can get the latest update in the Minecraft Launcher. If you haven't gotten it yet, check below for the version that is right for your OS!
Hooray! I'm very happy, and surprised. I thought there would still be a few more snapshots still, with a pre-release on Thursday. Been waiting patiently for a while now, and it was worth it in the end.
added grum most likely refers to the mojang member Erik "grum" Broes, a dutch coder who is working on the Snapshots, he has a Elmo skin and has been hidden in all snapshot pictures, and in this image he is hidden behind the fence.