This may seem counterproductive at first but hear me out. First of all my main gaming machine has two screens so the idea of playing Minecraft Pi on one while programming for it on the other seems right. The second reason is I own a low end netbook using an Atom CPU which can't handle minecraft yet! My phone can play Minecraft but my netbook cannot - this must be rectified
I believe Johan tests Minecraft PE on a PC, but I don't think there are plans to release x86 builds.
I support this idea though - schools, for example, could integrate Minecraft in their curriculum and install it free for all their machines.
Good to know - perhaps they will eventually release the x86 builds. As for schools, this was one of the original founding ideas of the Raspberry Pi and at $35 each it wouldn't take too much for a school to purchase a room full for Minecraft/programming.
There is program called PuTTY i think, which lets you connect to linux computer and use it console remotely. It's possible to connect your PC with RasPi using PuTTY.
PuTTY does work for console purposes using the Telnet and SSH protocols. I use PuTTY quite extensively for both my linux based server as well as my Raspberry Pi when I need to make configuration changes. Just to clarify your point sir (and not implying you were unaware) using PuTTY with Minecraft:PE would allow one to do the programming from an external computer but not run the actual game interface at all.
You want to play minecraft Pi on too screens (if I understand you correctly). First screen - console screen for writing world editing codes, second screen - Minecraft pi game (again, if I understand you correctly).
So my idea is to plug one screen to pc and use PuTTY to connect to RasPi console and write code in it, and other screen to RasPi to run actual game on it.
This would work fine if my RPi wasn't built into the TV case for its primary purpose as an HTPC. If I picked up a second RPi it would work - or if I used the aforementioned netbook from my lounge chair utilizing a 360 controller for the game and the putty session for the coding