Minecraft API Discussion - Sat, 20:00 CEST, #minecraftdev on Esper

Note: This is a post from EvilSeph, part of the Minecraft development team.


Hi everyone!

While we continue working on the foundation of Minecraft itself, we'd like to get started on our promise to involve the community in shaping the official API by having our first planned Minecraft API discussion. This Saturday we're hoping to have an informal discussion on the community's thoughts and ideas on what they feel the API should provide and how it should be shaped. We already have some topics in mind of our own that we'd like to cover, but we encourage you to prepare some of your own topics of interest for the discussion for you and us to get the most out of the opportunity.

To keep things manageable, we'll most likely have to limit the amount of people that are able to talk. As such, we'll be giving representatives from modding groups that develop a modding platform, like Bukkit, Spout, etc. priority when selecting who will be provided with voice. If you're a part of a group that is interested in attending, please elect two representatives (one backup in case the first can't make it) and RSVP in a post below.

If we feel that more participants will be manageable, we'll provide other modders with the ability to participate. We wish we could just let everyone talk, but that would be a bit too crazy, sorry. If you believe that there is a better way to go about doing this, feel free to mention it in a post below and we'll take it into consideration.

If you're interested in joining us for the discussion, we're planning to hold the meeting this Saturday at 20:00 CEST on the Esper IRC network in the channel #minecraftdev. If you can't make it, we'll be providing logs of the meeting after the fact. For people who won't be actively participating in the meeting, we'll have another channel #minecraftdev-discuss where anyone is able to discuss the current topic in the meeting.

Who:
To keep things manageable, we'll most likely have to limit the amount of people that are able to talk. As such, we'll be giving representatives from modding groups that develop a modding platform, like Bukkit, Spout, etc. priority when selecting who will be provided with voice. If we feel that more participants will be manageable, we'll provide other modders with the ability to participate. We wish we could just let everyone talk, but that would be a bit too crazy, sorry.

If you're a part of a group that is interested in attending, please elect two representatives (one backup in case the first can't make it) and RSVP in a post below.

What:
An informal discussion to get an idea for what future discussions should be about, a feel for what ideas people have regarding the API and so on.

When:
This Saturday, June 30th 2012, at 20:00 CEST (check what time this is in your time zone).

Where:
Moderating meeting will take place in #minecraftdev on the Esper IRC network, irc.esper.net. Regular discussion will be taking place in #minecraftdev-discuss.

List of Attendees:
  • Afforess from Spout
  • Searge from MCP
  • Amaranth from Bukkit
  • UltraMoogleMan of WEDGE fame
  • RoyAwesome of Spout GUI fame
  • TkTech of #mcdevs and MCEdit fame
  • Jarvix from Canary
  • LexManos from Minecraft Forge
  • FlowerChild of Better Than Wolves fame
  • ShaRose of GuiAPI and ID Resolver fame
  • Cojo of Tropicraft fame
  • Corosus of ZombieCraft and Tropicraft fame
  • medsouz of SocialMiner fame
  • Xie of Xie's Mods fame
  • Snowl of MCForge (classic) and LibMinecraft fame
  • DV8FromTheWorld from Minecraft Port Central
  • Kulttuuri from MinecraftEDU
  • Eloraam of Minecraft Forge and RedPower fame
  • sk89q of WorldEdit, WorldGuard and CraftBook fame

Agenda:
  • Our plans for involving the community in the API development process for the future.
  • Our considerations on how we might handle contributions.
  • Our plans for keeping the community in the loop.
  • The direction we're taking to prepare for the API.
  • General Q&A.

Hope to see you there!

// The Minecraft Team

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