A first announce to disclose that I am working on a Java plug-in for Area Protection and Management.
It is not a port, it is a complete rewrite from scratch. I am trying to go as much visual and GUI-ish as possible, so the progress is not very quick. A couple of screen shots to show some of the work so far.
There will be only ONE chat command, which will bring up this main plug-in menu (with clickable items):
The New Area command opens the area selection tool to create the new area; details about the area being created (centre location and sizes along the two coordinates) are displayed in real time in the info panel:
The idea is to be backward compatible with the existing areas, if possible, but this plug-in will allow to set the permissions of each area individually.