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  • Snapshot server auto-update

    The HappyDiggers Snapshot server used to be updated manually every so often. Now all of that has changed!

    I have modified the server startup script to periodically check with Mojang to see if they have released a new snapshot. And if a new snapshot is found, the server is automatically updated. The same rules apply as before, meaning that with each upgrade the server starts with a brand new world.

    You can join the Snapshot server on this IP:
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Rainnmannx's Avatar
      Rainnmannx -
    1. Heptagon_ru's Avatar
      Heptagon_ru -
      Wow, this is awesome!
    1. InsaneJ's Avatar
      InsaneJ -
      This seems to be working well so far. The Snapshot server has been automatically updated twice in the last two days:

      2020-03-25 18:41:42 Current server version: 20w12a
      2020-03-25 18:41:42 New Minecraft snapshot found: 20w13a
      2020-03-26 15:00:17 Current server version: 20w13a
      2020-03-26 15:00:17 New Minecraft snapshot found: 20w13b

      I've also updated the server script to poke Botje into making a post on the forum when the Snapshot server is updated. We'll see if that works the next time the server updates
    1. Heptagon_ru's Avatar
      Heptagon_ru -
      This automation is getting out hand I wonder what marvels gonna be there in a year

      Here is an idea: a text-only widget on HD website, kinda a window into an MC server, e.g. Vanilla, so I can control my char by text commands in game, like those ancient games did:

      You spawned on the server
      > look left
      A zombie is walking towards you, distance 5 blocks
      > start swinging sword
      Zombie died. You picked up zombie flesh and 1.6 XP
      > look right
      A wall under construction in 5 blocks, looks like:
      # # # 
      > select cobblestone
      Selected, slot 7
      > place cobblestone on wall
      Placed, here is your wall now:
      # # # #
    1. InsaneJ's Avatar
      InsaneJ -
      Does anyone know if Mojang puts up a list of added features automatically? I've just added a function to get the list of fixed issues from https://bugs.mojang.com but I can't seem to find something similar but for the new features.

      I know there's a Knowledge Base article, but I think that's updated manually and there doesn't seem to be an easy to parse feed for it. I could just parse the HTML, but if they drastically change that page it'll get messy pretty quickly.
    1. InsaneJ's Avatar
      InsaneJ -
      Fixed a small bug where not all parameters were passed to the web server resulting in the forum post not getting through. I still need to manually add the part that describes the snapshot, the fixed issues I can pull automatically.
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