I have edited the minecraft builds database too, we will start using this more to drag out the best projects and showcase stuff around JR.
While it is a mess right now, the functionality is there, I am trying to really improve it and I will if I get stuck get other developers to help boost the functionality of the system.
Another new feature I have added is an online side block showing the Online Users, this is in beta testing and I need to tweak it slightly but it's getting there.
Caching at JR.
To improve speeds of loading and processing JR will be caching more information, this means it doesn't have to re process it every page load, Every side bar block will be cached for a period of 5 minutes, meaning it will only update and add new content every 5 minutes. This is to calm down server load from JR
I heard about a charity event?
Well yes, I have come up with a charity event idea, while the charity is unknown currently we will be having a 24 hour non stop minecraft event on JR of adventure. Where I will basically play the game fully for the first time as, I never get time to play minecraft I thought it'd be a good way to interact in the community and show some publicity to JR, I will also be inviting anyone to come and stick around and help out.
I will be contacting parties such as Bebopvox and the Yogscast to see if they are interested in helping out raise some money, I'm sure they'd love the idea.
The event will most proberly live streamed.
When would it start? As soon as we have migrated to 1.3 and upgraded our server to the new hardware found at: http://jrurl.at/11 we will announce a date.
Minecraft 1.3 Information
Minecraft 1.3 is to be released on August the 1st. JR will be able to start upgrading and working on the server a week before as there will be a release candidate for us to test with.
When Minecraft 1.3 is out please don't update till we tell you too as it could limit your access to the server till we fully update, Which will be around 2 days after release.
OMG, UPDATE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AT JR?
Don't fret JR has an update proceedure we are going to follow as always and get us running as soon as possible, we are ready and waiting for the update and as soon as it is released we will be working on the server non stop to get it ready for you guys.
What will change?
Nothing, Same map, same items (and new items), JR should still function as it was on 1.2.5 but with the additional features of 1.3, Remember 1.3 isn't the mod API update, that's postponed to 1.4.
JR has always been the best to help users transition to the new update of minecraft, we know you don't like map changes and we try to avoid map resets if possible, there may be a compulsory map change for 1.4 / 1.5 but for now we will have to wait and see. We also know you like JR to be running asap with most of the plugins, we work non stop to get our plugins up to date and we do this live while JR is online. Functionality as normal is normally restored fully within a week.
We hope you like the information and the new resources we are developing for you