I'm back, and itching to code. I had a rough last year and a half, but lately have been looking for a new project to pick up now that my father has gotten the BEATEN CANCER achievement! Woo! Let's all celebrate with something new, shall we?
PhoenixTerrainMod is dead. I want to start a ground up rewrite however. It will focus on performance and documentation so good that new guys can actually use the plugin without a college degree in computer science. It's going to start slow (the first build will only control ore), but it's going to be VERY fun, I can promise that. The first build will most likely come a few weeks from now, and will only control ore. But things will be added with time.
It will support Spout/Vanilla primarily (a ground up rewrite of the minecraft client and server designed to be fast and FREE!), with generic SSP/SMP builds a secondary goal and Minecraft workbench (the official mod api) a possibility. I will be avoiding Spout Legacy for the simple reason that it's dying.
For now, there is only a spout forum thread. I will soon have a website. Bookmark this thread for now:
The new mod will be called simply APEX. APEX stands for Advanced Programable Environment for Xeriscaping:
Xeriscape is an awesome word, you should look it up:
It basically means landscaping, only trying to be really efficient with water usage. Which makes sense, since this ground-up-rewrite aims to be really efficient with your computers horsepower. Just go with it!
Original post on the death of the old PTM:
During the funeral, my friend decided to try to rebuild the linux distro on the server and hosed it by formatting a new file system (ext4) over my old one (JFS). I don't know why he did this, but it's ok as I know at least some people have checked out the source code and the wiki and site have backups.
The bad news is I've come to a sort of revelation in my life with my grandmothers funeral. I don't really have time for this mod in the moment. That's not to say I will never pick it up again, but I have to put it on hiatus for now. As such, I'm officially "deprecating" PTM. There is no way with the amount of time I have now I could make a 1.8 release anyways.
There will be one more release this week (now out as of this writing) which is a consolidation of all current bugfixes, and it will include source code for people to fork. I won't be restoring the website but I will keep this thread for resurrections and interesting projects. If anyone is interested in taking this over please contact me.
I'm very sorry for this, I really wanted to see this through but my life is turned upside down right now. Thanks folks, it's been a hell of a ride.
The final releases are done. Here they are, they include source code and BOBs.
Also Khorn made a Bukkit Plugin here, so maybe not all is lost.
More forks here, compatible with Cubic mod:
EDIT: How we doing guys? Please see here for updates now!