Minecraft 1.5 Update Released
The Minecraft 1.5 update is now officially released. To update to the latest version simply open the Minecraft launcher and accept the update.
The first commit to official Minecraft API (named ‘Workbench’) has been made to the official github repository which will house the code. Whilst there isn’t much there at the minute, this is the first milestone of hopefully many in the development of the API.
Mojang posted to their blog that Minecraft 1.3 would be released on August 1, 2012.
A week before the official release, a release candidate should be shared which will be a very similar version to what you will be able to see in the next version.2 notes
A new feature in the latest snapshot allows you to share your single player world with other players over LAN. There is no knowledge on how to configure a server required - just the ability to run “/publish”.
In the last few snapshots of Minecraft there has been a feature included called ‘Cheat Mode’. This mode allows you to access the chat console that you would normally have access to on an online server and use commands that you can normally use as a server op.