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What has changed between the 1.8 prereleases, and the new, actual release?

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probably the actual release is just to make it official –  ProSay Sep 14 '11 at 14:58
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Jens and Notch fixed a ton of bugs between the pre-release and the release, including:

  • SSP chunk memory leak
  • Mineshaft density (half now)
  • Increased stronghold count to 3 per map instead of one
  • Furnace tile entity crash
  • Crafting bench ghost items
  • Vines (and leaves) crash in nether
  • Use item animation in SMP (blocking and eating)
  • Blocking in SMP
  • Sprinting with right-click or sneaking
  • Added some blocks to creative mode
  • Fixed dropping items
  • Nothing can be eaten in creative mode
  • Enderman client-side problems
  • Chicken and cow drop burned food
  • Squids drop exp
  • 1.7 worlds should get structures
  • Farmlands rejecting melon and pumpkin seeds
  • Bonemeal on melons and pumpkins
  • Bonemeal on mushroom only works on dirt or grass
  • Added item drops for cracked and mossy smooth stone brick
  • Adjusted fog strength at low positions

Changes reported by Jens on Twitter:

Changes reported by Notch on Twitter:

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Nerfed sprint speed? :( –  John the Green Sep 14 '11 at 17:32
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