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Date:01/27/2015 3:00 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: plug Digest, Vol 122, Issue 18

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Today's Topics:

   1. [plug-announce] Speakers Needed! (Paul L. Snyder)
   2. Pocketmine-mp server (think minecraft) (Joe Rosato)


Message: 1
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:16:34 -0500
From: "Paul L. Snyder" <paul@pataprogramming.com>
To: plug-announce@lists.phillylinux.org
Subject: [PLUG] [plug-announce] Speakers Needed!
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PLUG needs speakers! We have open slots, so chime in if you've been working
on something interesting that you'd like to talk about. Currently, speakers
are needed for:

  Wed, Feb 4  - PLUG Central
  Tue, Feb 10 - PLUG North
  Tue, Mar 10 - PLUG North
  Mon, Mar 16 - PLUG West

If you have an idea for a talk you'd like to do at a meeting in April or
later, that's great...let us know, and we'll get you onto the calendar.

Don't want to talk, but there's a topic you'd like to hear about? Toss it
out, and we'll see if we can find a speaker.

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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:42:58 +0000
From: Joe Rosato <rosatoj@gmail.com>
To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List"
Subject: [PLUG] Pocketmine-mp server (think minecraft)
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Thought I would share this information for people with young kids.

While watching my two nephews this past week I decided to mess with some
free software since they both spend a good amount of time playing Minecraft
PE (for ipad/android). It costs $6 which seems a little expensive on google
play but my little girl wanted to get into the fun so.. ehh..

There is free server software called PocketMine-MP (
https://www.pocketmine.net). The kids point their Minecraft PE there by
entering an IP and port number.

I found the software on the docker repository and ran the following
command. The -v lets me keep the data outside the docker container so I can
edit it on my system without entering the container.



docker run --name=pocketmine-mp -d -v $DATAOUT:$DINSIDE -e
"UPDATE_LATEST_BETA=YES" -p 19132:19132/udp 5t111111/pocketmine-mp:latest

The 19132 port is how the ipad/androids connect. After giving it time to
pull and configure we were good. They could get on and play together.

Having more time to kill I dived a little deeper. You can add plugins to
pocketmine-mp. There are many and you can find them on the website. I added
something called PocketDockConsole which allows me to connect to a console
and control the world. It is a little clunky but it works.

Adding plugins is easy. You download the plugin file, all of which end with
a *.phar, and drop them in (you guessed it) the plugins directory. So
sticking with my setup above would be this:


Then I just needed to stop and restart the whole thing, and since the new
plugin uses port 9090.. add that in also:

docker stop pocketmine-mp

docker rm pocketmine-mp

docker run --name=pocketmine-mp -d -v $DATAOUT:$DINSIDE -e
"UPDATE_LATEST_BETA=YES" -p 19132:19132/udp -p 9090:9090

I had to edit a config file for PocketDockConsole to set the password which
you will find inside the exploaded *phar in the plugins directory. I think
I had to restart again after that.. oh, and the plugin above also has an
easy to use plugin manager that saves you from downloading and dropping
files like we just did..

that is all.. oh, one last thing on that clunky plugin. When you point your
browser to {IP}:9090 it will ask for your password but does not give you a
box. Just type away and hit return. It looks like you are typing in the
terminal/console but it works.

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