ZenCraft is Bukkit converted to run on Mono/.NET--that is, Java-less. It will automatically convert plugins on-the-fly. It is, as you would assume, much more efficient. I expect a ZenCraft server to hold at least three times the number of players as a normal server with the same RAM.
On Windows, run craftbukkit.exe. On Linux, double-click craftbukkit.exe or run "mono craftbukkit.exe". You will need Mono installed.
The DLLs in this distribution are licensed according to ikvm.net.
Could you post a small guide about how to get this working on ubuntu? We might have to try this out. Does this make the overall performance of the server better? Or just that capacity? Email me directly if you want to talk. [email protected]
What version of Bukkit?
How often will this be updated?
Will it update with daily builds? Or only with "stable" (recommended) releases?
As an avid Bukkit user, I and many others are painfully aware of how often Bukkit builds are produced. The trick being balancing which build to use vs. which plugins we want to use coupled with a heaping amount of prayer and ritual sacrifice in the hopes that the plugins are - if not up to date - not beating the crap out of our servers with endless streams of errors.
I'm all for trying this out because I think it's a brilliant idea! I applaud you, Sir, for your hard work and effort!
I have the zencraft folder. Where do I put it? Where do I put the dlls? Do I simply replace the bukkit.jar with this exe and start it with the same batch file I'm still using or??? Could do with a help.txt within the archive to save stupid questions like mine.
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