To put it simply, this is a small (under 1 MB) tool that you download and install that allows you to instantly launch Minecraft SMP using links on websites. More detailed information, source code, and downloads can be found on the website here. There are versions available for Windows, Linux (Gnome and KDE), and Mac OS X (experimental). The source is available on GitHub and licensed under the MIT license.
I encourage server admins to use McURL on their own websites. There's a form at the bottom of the page for easy link generation in HTML and BBCode formats, very easy to use in forum posts or on your own site. If you do, I'd love it if you posted here!
I can understand you might be averse to entering your username and password in a third-party tool, especially after the recent password scare. But rest assured I will never collect username or password data. Those able to do so are welcome to examine the source code and decompile all packaged versions of McURL. A regular user and still not convinced? These people support McURL:
- Nytemare3701 of Realmz Minecraft
- Giggaflop of GiggaTown
- dslip of TrixieWorld
- PhonicUK of the McMyAdmin Server List
- TkTech, the original creator of the Skindex.
- Afforess, the creator of Minecart Mania.
Enjoy! Also, please check out the thread on the Bukkit Forums.