Yay, minecraft is updating! To 1.8! And then again soon after with more features! :D
I both love and hate these periods where updates are coming. I love them because I actually have stuff to do, it's always interesting reading all the new changes in the code, and it's actually quite fun (in a sadistic manner, I guess) racing to be the first mod to release.
I hate it, because I always see complaints like "omg bukkit will take forever to update, I'll have to make a backup then switch to vanilla and wait for bukkit then restore the backup and then update bukkit and then update bukkit plugins it's so much work!"
Our update times lately are within the hour, sometimes minutes for experimental releases. Updating to bukkit will take you all of 1 minute, and updating your plugins is not needed (except for the VERY few that stupidly use native api which guarantee them to break very often. But that's true of other mods too). This puts the consumer amount of work to about 5 minutes, and seeing people complain about that when I'm about to spend an entire week crawling through obfuscated code line by line to actually make it possible... it does make me sad :(
But we'll still keep at it! And hopefully, we'll make this update as seamless as possible and as fast as you can imagine :)