Judge Alba wrote:
so the 1.5 update aparently gives rain will that put my torches out? hope not might need to build a lot of covers for them
I really don't think they'd ever do an update like that. Similarly, I think Notch has abandoned the idea of making torches have a limited life. That short-lived idea of requiring more light the deeper you go was quickly retracted. I think they learned their lesson about changing such fundamental aspects of Minecraft. It would just screw so many people's worlds over ...