Package Details: minecraft latest-29

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/minecraft.git (read-only)
Package Base: minecraft
Description: An open-world game whose gameplay revolves around breaking and placing blocks
Upstream URL: http://www.minecraft.net/
Keywords: game minecraft
Licenses: custom
Submitter: BombStrike
Maintainer: BombStrike
Last Packager: BombStrike
Votes: 635
Popularity: 7.840896
First Submitted: 2010-08-05 16:24
Last Updated: 2017-12-01 07:56

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BombStrike commented on 2018-03-26 03:57

Ok this is still getting flagged as out of date so I'll explain it again:

This package is the official stable package you get when you go through the Minecraft website, which still points to "http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/Minecraft.jar"

If you want the new launcher check the https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/minecraft-launcher package that is maintained by Mojang themselves.

And if you want this package to be the new launcher, just ask Mojang why 2.x is not deemed stable yet and if it is if they could update their links on the official website.

I trust that in time I will be able to update this package to the latest launcher but right now it will stay on this version.

Thank you for your understanding.

Latest Comments

Brottweiler commented on 2018-04-06 11:06

The source URL needs to be changed, more info here: https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/981978843178323968

Brottweiler commented on 2018-03-26 18:24

You can pin your comment and hopefully then it will stand out so no more out of date flags.

BombStrike commented on 2018-03-26 03:57

Ok this is still getting flagged as out of date so I'll explain it again:

This package is the official stable package you get when you go through the Minecraft website, which still points to "http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/Minecraft.jar"

If you want the new launcher check the https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/minecraft-launcher package that is maintained by Mojang themselves.

And if you want this package to be the new launcher, just ask Mojang why 2.x is not deemed stable yet and if it is if they could update their links on the official website.

I trust that in time I will be able to update this package to the latest launcher but right now it will stay on this version.

Thank you for your understanding.

spotlightishere commented on 2018-01-26 22:44

If you're like me and got confused about the linked issue page: it seems the permalink has stopped working. Go to the "All" comments section and read by LightWayUp; basically saying to remove "-XX:+CMSIncrementalMode" from your profile's JVM arguments, also mentioned below.

Bachsau commented on 2017-12-02 19:04

Thanks and please leave it this way. I for example have placed some separate VMs inside my .minecraft directory to run different versions of Minecraft and also would not want it to change my system wide configuration, as the launcher itself works with almost every version of Java.

BombStrike commented on 2017-12-01 07:51

@Tids If I don't force the install of java 8 I get weekly mails asking me to force the install because people expect this package to set it up for them.

What I can do though is set it to java-runtime>=8 and leave a comment telling java 9 users to check the issue you linked.

Tids commented on 2017-11-30 11:25

Please dont force installation of java 8, Set it as "optional dependency" with a nice comment. Minecraft runs very well with java 9 (look at the comment from max.bra)

Also: https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MCL-4341?focusedCommentId=411434&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels%3Acomment-tabpanel#comment-411434

max.bra commented on 2017-11-30 10:12

hi all,
minecraft is java 9 compatible by removing "-XX:+CMSIncrementalMode" from profile startup arguments. java-runtime=8 is not needed.

BombStrike commented on 2017-11-30 08:57

Scratch my last comment, I can actually use java-runtime=8. If you have both the Oracle and OpenJDK 8 versions installed, the binary will use OpenJDK by default.

BombStrike commented on 2017-11-30 08:50

Sorry about the delay, I updated java-runtime to jre8-openjdk and made the binary use it by default (initially wanted to leave support for the JRE9 but seems to crash the game).

I wish there was a more elegant solution that would be compatible with people using the oracle jre8 but I have no way to say something like "java-runtime == 8" so that will have to do for now.

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