Given that there has been zero activity in Vanilla minecraft over the last while... I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that one week from today (on the 4th), Vanilla minecraft 1.7 will be retired. The good news is we have something planned as a replacement. I've been working hard on it to ensure it will be something that sticks around for a while... but I can't tell you quite yet what it is. Stay tuned, more info will be posted next week!