Talk:Java Edition version history
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Should the download link to the minecraft_server.jar be removed on all non-current versions? Almost all of the links just take you to the current download, in this case, 1.8.5 JNRM3 (talk) 17:53, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
- I would leave it as a default. We might as well send the user to the latest server over no server. –KnightMiner t/c 23:48, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
Merge PC version history pages
Frequently enough on https://www.reddit.com/r/minecraft, I see people being referred to this page whenever they ask "what did I miss in the last several years".
I can imagine people must be clicking links in this giant set of tables here, to get any idea at all.
I wonder if we could put in a third column, after 'Release Date', that would list out maybe some BlockLinks and ItemLinks of what was added in that version, maybe some short prose. So that a person could, at a glance, see the key highlights of what was changed or added since they last played. With the aim of making this page more helpful as a guide when they are pointed here. – Sealbudsman talk/contr 18:34, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
So with the new names, how are we going to structure this? If we add Java Edition to the beginning of all current update pages, what will the PE, Minecraft, etc pages be called? Minecraft 1.1? How can we fix this? – Nixinova • • 07:31, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
The way we currently do is to add Bedrock Edition in front of every one of them. See the style guide. This is to prevent confusion between original Java and Bedrock. Skylord wars (talk) 08:25, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
This page was moved, but the redirects that link to the subpages were not, so now there are 150 items in Special:DoubleRedirects. Could someone create a double-redirect-fixer bot? Majr? – Nixinova 07:44, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
- This looks like some tedious task I'd find fun to do manually. I'm crazy like that, but the report is empty by now. – ] 19:05, 22 April 2018 (UTC) [
"Snapshot 1.x.y" vs "1.x.y-pre"
In the launcher, versions such as 1.4.3-pre are labelled as just "snapshot 1.4.3", and ingame it just says "Minecraft 1.4.3". Even the jar files on the article only say 1.4.3. This is the same for 1.6-pre and others. Should these pages have "pre" in their name? If so, should the lead sections remove the pre? This is a bit confusing. – Nixinova 05:58, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
What's the obsolete Minecraft version for Java Edition
The obsolete Minecraft versions are the Minecraft versions discontinued more than ten years ago (as roughly). The Minecraft versions older than the release can be defunct, and defunctions are terminated at Alpha. --184.108.40.206 04:23, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
- Those sentences don't make any sense and there are no versions of MC older than a decade (yet). What are you talking about when you say "obselete" and "defunct"? – Nixinova 04:56, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Wouldn't it be better to use ymd in these small tables? they easily sort and it's just easier to see the release dates, as ymd gives the order of importance. – Nixinova 08:12, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
- But we don't need to sort here, and the used format is the default of the wiki. I think it's fine right now. – Jack McKalling [ ] 08:22, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
For some reason I can't tell the difference between the background colours of "Unavailable in the launcher, but archived elsewhere" and "No direct evidence/proof exists". Both are grey to me, and although one is probably a bit darker when used in the table, I cannot see this difference in the legend because it is so small. This applies to both the main Classic legend as well as the Pre-Classic one. – Jack McKalling [ ] 07:31, 15 May 2019 (UTC)