paramat wrote:A new feature 'settable player collision box' has been merged in MT 0.4.16dev and this is a breaking change that can be considered part of 0.5.0 breakage, old clients will not be usable with new servers (and the other way around).
Am I to understand that if a server owner updates to version 0.5, then they will lose players with version 0.4 clients? Similarly, if a player updates to version 0.5, then they will no longer be able to connect to any version 0.4 servers?
For the first few months, such an abrupt transition is sure to alienate many players. This impact would be most significant in the case of unofficial builds for mobile devices (such as Multicraft) for which a 0.5 compatible release could take months.
This sounds like a no win situation for all involved.