AMP/Cuberite progress, DDNS testing on the way
I'm sorry to be late with this update but we -- the entire Cringely family -- were out of town doing the kind of things families with kids do this time of year. In our case that has mainly to do with roller coasters and some of us wish it didn't.
While we were on the Big Dipper, then, Michael in Bristol was grappling with a CPU usage problem in AMP, the administrative interface for our Mineservers. AMP is what you control while it, in turn, controls the actual server. So whether you are running, Vanilla, Spigot, or Cuberite, it all looks the same on AMP. But the problem in this new version is that AMP was using too much of the processor -- something you might not notice on a big Intel box but it could severely limit the number of total Minecraft players on a server like ours that's the size of an Altoids tin.
Problem solved! Mike replaced the entire web server component of AMP and all is well. Now all we have to do is solve that Cuberite arguments issue (and the Cuberite masters say they are ready to do that) and we can test the DDNS service followed by general rocking and rolling.
So we are still waiting for AMP but the Cuberite arguments problem should be resolved this week which means a general release is imminent.
We'll give you and update on Thursday.