With Minecraft’s 1.5 update coming in January next year, the Mojang team have decided it’s time to bring some holiday spirit to the game in time for Christmas and New Year. A smaller update, 1.4.6, is going to be made available in time for the jolliest day of all, and will introduce some fireworks and enchanted books for enchanting items. Various bug fixes will also be present in patch 1.4.6, so even if you’re not feeling the spirit of the holidays, you should still download it.
Changes since 1.4.5:
Added fireworks (sound effects will come soon)
Added enchanted books for enchanting items
Plenty of bugs addressed!
“What’s this? This doesn’t sound like a redstone update at all!”, you say. “Indeed,” we say. Thing is, we* suddenly decided we wanted to make sure that you have fireworks for New Year’s Eve, so we’re working in several parallel branches of the code now. One is for the 1.5 “Redstone Update,” and one is now for a 1.4.6 patch update. This update will be out before Christmas, and 1.5 will wait until January (or possibly February).
If you’re interested in testing this beforehand and don’t mind the risks, you can click here to download the snapshots for the client and here for the server. This is the page you should go to in order to report any bugs you might encounter.
Article from Gamersyndrome.com