~ modcraft install <package>
# installs <package> to your minecraft server
~ modcraft create <some_new_package_you_wanna_make>
# creates a new package with your .gitignore already setup so you can make your own mod
Years ago when I played minecraft I remember someone was hired specifically to make Minecraft have an API to make modding easier. What happened to that?
Minecraft's mod scene is a mess. Whatever Mojang's efforts were to make the game mod friendly have never seen the light of day. It's really sad because mod authors have done some really amazing stuff with the engine, but because every update breaks everything its too hard to keep most of the running for more than a version or two.
I've heard anecdotal reports of malware being spread through these unofficial mirrors too.
Can you imagine if there had been mods.minecraft.com from the start with some kind of central organisation?