The Minecraft Title Update 9 has been released today, slightly earlier than was expected but welcome nonetheless. You should get the update next time you boot up Minecraft but may take a while before it rolls out completely for everyone. The full list of changes, additions and fixes is listed below
Changes and Additions - Added 'The End', with new layout, and new Enderdragon behaviour. - Added Climbable Vines. - Added Fire Charge, Wooden Button, Item Frames, Spawn Eggs, Sandstone Stairs, Spruce Stairs, Birch Stairs, Nether Bricks, Spruce Planks, Birch Planks, Nether Brick Slab, Spruce Slab and Birch Slab. - Added new music for The End and The Nether from C418 - Made buckets and signs stackable. - Sheep now re-grow their wool after shearing. - New gravel texture. - Can now smelt Netherrack into a Nether Brick in a Furnace. - Blacksmith buildings in Villages now hold chests with loot of the same type as found in Strongholds. - Crafting recipe change - Sign recipe gives three Signs. - Crafting recipe change - Half Slab recipes give six Half Slabs. - Crafting recipe change - Stone Button now requires one block of stone instead of two. - Added smoother color transitions between biomes. - Added beaches to terrain generation. - Fence Gates can now be opened and closed with Redstone. - Changed Nether Fortress to make Nether Wart rooms more likely. - Made Nether Wart spawn randomly wherever Soul Sand is generated in the Nether. - Nether Wart will now grow in the Overworld. - Made Dispenser dispense mobs from Spawn Eggs, rather than the egg itself. - Dispenser will dispense lava/water from a Bucket of Lava/Water. - Dispenser will shoot Fire Charges. - Trapdoors can be placed on half slabs and stairs - Allow players to block with a sword when the ?Can Build And Mine? option is unchecked by the host. - Moved six of the twelve music disc quests in the Tutorial World - Changed the Tutorial world to add climbable Vines, and some of the new items, and removed/reduced the items in the Brewing, Farming and Breeding chests. - Don't show the achievements warning when loading a creative map that has already been saved in creative mode. - Reduced the volume of the Ghast sound effects. - Increased the distance jukeboxes can be heard from. - Improved lighting code performance. - Improved the loading/saving time. - Changed the display order in the Minecraft Store to show newest DLC first. - Added How To Play for The End and Farming Animals - Added HUD size options for both splitscreen and full screen modes. - Added Reset Nether option to force regeneration of The Nether. This is helpful for older saves that didn't have a Nether Fortress. - Added a toggle for Death Messages. - Added a toggle to hide or display the animated character in the User Interface. - Allow individual splitscreen users to have their own settings for HUD. Fixes - Fix for a Nether portal crash due to Ghast fireballs - Fix for Cave Spider size. - Fixed Experience Orb pickup sound not having pitch variance. - Fixed a crash when attaching Glowstone to Pistons. - Fixed a render update problem on the end of world chunks - Fixed a crash with players throwing Enderpearls and leaving the game. - Stop the player animation for eating happening in the Change Skin menu

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