this project has been put on hold until documentation on the official mod API is available, it may accomplish or finish parts of this for us
The point of this project is to provide an API to send jar files and data (png,mp3) to the client. The goal is to have a plugin that allows for the development of plugins beyond the chat window and inventory. when the user signs on to the server the first time all the necesary data files are copyied to the client. For example:
Server A has Forge Load installed and plugin-versions of BuildCraft, RedPower and Better Than Wolves.
Client X has Forgeload Client installed. When they login to the server the first time the files are copied to the client automatically. Then the user can' use the mods on the server.
The reason something like better than wolves hasn't been ported to craftbukkit is that the picture file of those blocks isnt available on the client side. If the client saw the block in the server his connection would crash. This API allows those picture (and other) files to be coppied on server login.
Me (timv) and my friend Suchir are developing the beta server-side plugin at the moment. The timeline: 1. Server/client file transfer works 2. Forge ported and implemented 3. Have some mods working Anyone willing to help develop the server side or client side plugin is welcomed. You can pm me if your interested.
Once the beta version is out people are going to need to start porting mods for this API to be any use
Java programer, robot designer, server manager, 7th grader TimVrakas