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: 648
Popularity: 1.053189
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Ok this is still getting flagged as out of date so I'll explain it again: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.

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Beebo commented on 2018-11-14 00:42

Really wish Mojang would update their darn launcher to support the new JRE.

As for this package, the default behavior for most AUR helpers is to install the newest JRE greater-or-equal than jre8. While these higher JRE packages allow the launcher to work, they do not let you get in game.

So in other words, the game itself still requires a JRE no higher than 8 to work properly past the launcher. Just something to keep in mind.

Bernie_McGee commented on 2018-08-06 18:26

@rafasc It looks like for 1.13 you can still use the old launcher. I've been using it, blissfully unaware that they were planning on dropping support. This allows more time for a decision, I guess.

@BombStrike What about contacting petr about making minecraft-launcher the "meta package"? Then users using that package would be set, with it pulling in this package as a dependency. And this package could continue as the "official" package, as I feel of the two, "minecraft" is a better choice of package name.

rafasc commented on 2018-07-26 21:38

@BombStrike I asked around on #archlinux-aur, and also based on what was said in this in this request https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-requests/2018-June/024898.html, seems that this package should be updated to the new launcher and the minecraft-launcher should merged as a duplicate.

AFAIK, the old launcher will not be able to launch new versions of the game starting with 1.13, and since the new one is able to launch older versions, there's no reason for the old launcher to exist as a package. (Besides the fact it simply being available on that url which will probably go down in the future).

BombStrike commented on 2018-07-21 14:19

So now that the other launcher has become the official one, here is how I could do things:

  • Empty this thing and only have a dependency to minecraft-launcher: making it pretty much a meta-package of sort, would (probably?) be the safest option
  • Copy the existing package: not a big fan of duplicating stuff
  • Submit a request to have minecraft-launcher renamed to minecraft, and this one to minecraft-legacy: will break people who had minecraft-launcher installed

Let me know what you guys think in the comments, I'll also be doing some research on my side to make sure the updates goes smoothly for you guys.

rafasc commented on 2018-07-19 21:26

@BombStrike Minecraft website updated the launcher url.

erkexzcx commented on 2018-07-15 22:44

Updated https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Minecraft - Minecraft client (game) works fine even with java version 10, but the actual launcher starts only with java version 8.

mkolassa commented on 2018-06-13 15:44

@BombStrike My apologies. Your response to my request (and recent comment) helped me to understand why things are the way that they are between the two packages.

Brottweiler commented on 2018-06-12 14:45

@BombStrike: I see, my bad!

BombStrike commented on 2018-06-12 03:26

@Brottweiler The tweet mentioned do not talk about the download link, but about the version file and my package already points to the link requested by Dinnerbone: https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/minecraft?h=minecraft#n11

Brottweiler commented on 2018-05-24 19:18

I flagged the package out of date now because the source URL is still not updated to the new one, which means this package could break randomly at any time when the legacy URL is removed.