Hello and welcome to the Legacy Fabric Discussion Thread:
This thread will focus on versions before 1.14 that Fabric will have support for. This will be either for showing off what is available for it or just point out it's existence. These I see as more experiments for the most part, not highlighted important versions to be supported long term (but we will see).
Note: A thing to note is that it is not large on support of mods just yet and only so far into development but plans for the following versions have been considered (these will be most likely the main versions as far as I can tell):
1.12.2 (getting there)
But others like:
are possible projects, I don't know the status of them though.
For any information look to the Discord here: https://discord.gg/yBTpRXe but PLEASE don't ask for anything crazy (mods being backported or other types of requests).
There is also a wiki but it's more development focused:
Note 2: Also as Legacy Fabric isn't going to be as regularly updated like with the newer versions there will be very few posts to this thread regarding mods or anything, this thread is to sort of just give awareness that it's a thing and show what has been made possible so far.
My guess is to either just experiment or allow for people to develop for those versions, I don't really know otherwise. I mean Liteloader exists and its a lightweight modloader. I don't know the actual motivations with this so I can only assume.
I don't know how much developing for Fabric on older versions is compared to 1.14+ Fabric (and I only have a bit of experience with learning how to make mods for Fabric, I've never made one completely) but I'd say it's similar (or slightly different enough in comparison to Liteloader which uses similar but I think older aspects while Fabric's might be newer but adapting to the older versions, again I have no idea).
I don't think many mods on Forge will be ported to Legacy Fabric though (and definitely not straight away), I see mods with similar ideas and certain others like with current Fabric for the most part but nothing crazy big ported to it like people will expect, or at least not yet. It is still early and the first two mods are all I've seen, the rest is just still creating the modloaders for different versions so far so it's hard to say. I'd ask the devs themselves in the Discord for better answers as I'm just someone that is part of the Fabric community (a mod spotlighter) not a developer that knows enough about this stuff.
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