When will Bukkit be updated for Minecraft 1.5?

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    We have completed the update to Minecraft 1.5_02 (and have had it done for a while now) and are working out a few issues before we promote a recommended build. A TEST ONLY build is available but we highly recommend that you wait until we promote a Recommended Build before putting it on your production server.

    You can find the latest test build on ci.bukkit.org. Please note, though, that if you don't already know how to get it, you probably shouldn't be using it. Only Recommended Builds have gone through extensive testing. Anything else could result in unforeseen problems like Bukkit eating your cake or your world. You have been warned.


    Common Problems/Questions:
    What's the first build that works with Minecraft 1.5_02
    The first CraftBukkit build that works with Minecraft 1.5_02 was made available 2 days ago and is build #689. However, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that if you are running the test builds, you always stay up to date as we usually fix bugs, exploits and improve stability.

    I downloaded build 714 but got some other build!
    You're probably reading the version string incorrectly.

    Here's an example version string:
    git-Bukkit-0.0.0-686-g71ef92a-b714jnks (MC: 1.5_02)

    This version string is for build 714, as you can tell by the "b714jnks" at the end.

    Whenever I use a plugin that changes blocks, I can't see the changes until I reconnect!
    We had an issue with blocks not updating properly but this has since been fixed from build #707. This bug affected plugins that changed blocks in game, like WorldEdit.

    Help! My console keeps getting spammed with this error whenever someone gets kicked or disconnects and it lags the server!
    This is a bug we've fixed from build #701 onwards.

    I can't build or destroy anything! Help!?
    The common cause of this issue is a client mod called Single Player Commands, please try uninstalling all your client mods and seeing if this fixes the issue. If this is the case, then it isn't a Bukkit issue and you should contact the author of the mods you use.

    Every time I connect to the server and load a sign, the client crashes. What's wrong?
    Minecraft 1.5 has added limits for sign text. Plugin developers commonly used longer sign text to store extra data or add colours to signs. This is no longer possible, so we now cut off any line in a sign longer than 15 characters (as of build #712).

    I get kicked when flying and am told that flying hasn't been enabled on this server. How do I enable flying?
    Minecraft 1.5 added anti-flying checks. You can enable flying by setting allow-flight=true in server.properties.

    Whenever I try to send a long message in chat, it gets cut off at roughly two lines.
    A limit on chat has been added with Minecraft 1.5. This is one of the issues we're hoping to address before we promote a Recommended Build.

    Help! When I use the CLI arguments to set ports (or any setting), the server always starts up on 25565 or ignores the setting!
    There was a bug that prevented the server from reading settings passed through CLI arguments. This has since been fixed from build #706 onwards.

    The easiest fix for most problems is to update to the latest Bukkit test build.


    As is the case with every Minecraft update, we saw our usual influx of extra traffic from people wondering if we have a build of CraftBukkit working with the Minecraft update seconds after release (seriously). Usually, you'd see a pretty standard post from me stating we're working on an update and providing the usual advice that you aren't forced to update. However, this time there was a distinct lack of communication from the team regarding the status of the update, other than the usual "we're working on it". Couple this with the slow development occurring lately and we can forgive people for posting the expected "is Bukkit dead?" or "what's going on?" posts. I hope this post will explain everything.

    Will there be a CraftBukkit for Minecraft 1.5?
    Given the reports of showstopping bugs present in 1.5, there's a high chance a new bugfix update for Minecraft will be out tomorrow or even several times this week. As a result, it is unlikely we will be releasing a 1.5 compatible build and, instead, will be waiting for something stable to work with.

    Due to the nature of the project and the methods we use to provide Bukkit for Minecraft, any update - no matter how small - requires us to figure out the mapping of obfuscated classes and update our code. This takes a lot of time and work, so hopefully you understand our decision.

    Having said all this, we recommend that you stay on 1.4 for a while until the patch storm subsides if your server depends on Bukkit.

    Further, I wanted to apologise for the lack of communication regarding this update. I was really hesitant announcing this since it would only serve to disappoint and annoy people, however, I noticed quite a few supportive comments on here and IRC that pushed me to post this announcement because the people that have supported us through everything deserve it.

    Why are things so quiet? Why is the update taking so long?
    Before I answer this, I think it is appropriate to cover what usually happens when we're aware of an update coming soon. Whenever we recieve word of a Minecraft update (which, contrary to popular belief, is generally the same time as everyone else), we place all development in the Bukkit project under a code freeze to prepare for the update and make things easier. That being said, last week thursday we were expecting a Minecraft update and appropriately placed the project under a code freeze. Unfortunately, the update was delayed and pushed to the next week, resulting in a much longer code freeze than normally occurs. Naturally, this lead to activity within the project seeming critically lower than it really was and prompted some people to post the inevitable "what's going on?" thread.

    On top of the code freeze, we're working on some larger changes to Bukkit or CraftBukkit that require quite a bit of time to complete and will only be commited to the public code when they are ready. Quite often you'll find that, while you don't see any updates, we definitely are still working hard programming awesome things and appreciate your patience and support.

    So why is this update taking so long? After we had updated for Minecraft 1.4, we came across some annoying chunk related issues and bugs that were incredibly difficult to pinpoint due to confusion with the new obfuscated names mappings (d -> c and c -> d). Naturally, these kinds of issues were unacceptable for the project and we immediately got to work on improving our update process to avoid issues of this nature in the future. While I think we can all agree with this decision, the unfortunate result is the delay we're currently facing since we're not yet done improving the process. The good news is, we're nearly done improving our update handling process and the wait will definitely be worth it come future updates.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding!
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    Don Andi

    How about now?
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    Ah, yes, thank you all so much for giving me something I can link to my players to back up my statements! Thank you all again for your hard work and dedication, as Brutal MC Server looks forward to donating, and making all our lives happier! Keep up the good work!
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    1.5_01 is out.
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    Thank you Mentioum!
    You saved me a search :p
    And a great post!
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    w00t I have to say to notch though... nice quick work with 1.5_01 for how quickly he did it (well for how long i was expecting) haha

    does anyone reckon that craftbukkit wold be fixed by like tommorow maybe? :)
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    They were waiting for a "Stable" release of 1.5, and they've got it.
    I think a release within 48 hours is likely!
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    ahk thats good to know because I want to get my server with all my friends running before our holiday ends :) yay

    also another question... im probs gonna be called an idiot for this but oh well... Do all the plugins need to be updated because of the minecraft 1.5_01 update? or because of craftbukkit? what Im basically saying is that does the plugin break when minecraft updates?

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    not all, but some could break it depends on how the API's change throughout Bukkit and Minecraft

  10. Well, if you update bukkit, eg
    essentials works for 670 - Usually you can get away with ~10 builds leeway either way.
    Bukkit is at 684 or something, it will probs still work *essentials*
    BUT When a game build of 1.5_01 comes out, and bukkit updates to something like 690 or 700, with all the new features, the plugins need to hand le them, meaning we have to wait extra time from bukkit release -> plugin release.
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    ohk thats good to know... uhm also another idiotic question but i dont know alot about this... Whats the API? lol :L

    ooooohhhhhhk thats fair enough thanks!

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    Well, 1.5_01 released....
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    API = application programming interface.
    The classes and methods you're able to use for your selfwritten program.
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    orite thanks for clearing that up :) now just the wait for bukkit to update...
  15. what minecart bug?
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    uhh did anyone notice that as said here, there is a new bug that if you place things down in SMP... it could crash the server... doesnt anyone think thats not very stable for multiplayer...?
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    All you who are :mad: because you have no server till bukkit updates, do what I did and start a non bukkit :oops: survival server. Yes you can live without bukkit for a little plus its so fun!!! :D
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    According to this notch just broke SMP almost completely... duh...
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    Twitter? Facebook fan page? Those do just fine for those who dont have websites. Plus everyone can do it their own way. I was just suggesting mine, as I said. All the users on my server pretty much play nowhere else.
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    Guess thats why i dont see the new update :p
  21. Thank you for beeing working on Bukkit. Really, you're awesome.
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    Your welcome.
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    seriously notch needs to take down 1.5_01 and revert back to 1.4_01
    this is rediculous recheck the bugs, fix and then release
    this not bukkits fault they just want a stable release that is not alot to ask for
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    so 1.5_02 is out!
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    I agree he should do that, then wait till he has made 1.5 not so bad... then go to 1.5... :L
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    1.5_01 IS OUT :D
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    I know I planned on running a vanilla server as a temp server and with all these bugs its crazy
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    Holy damn what a mess of bugs there...I imagine we'll be waiting for _03 nevermind _02 the way those bugs are interfering.
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    no it isnt
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    There's no point in updating bukkit and spending 3-4 hours (record time) fixing all the code if they just have to do it again the next day, and from the looks of 1.5_01 there will be another release soon. Can't blame the devs for wanting to wait.

    On a side note, go play portal 2 people and let mojang give us a stable 1.5 before bukkit converts.
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