When will Bukkit be updated for Minecraft 1.5?

Discussion in 'Bukkit News' started by EvilSeph, Apr 20, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Offline


    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!
    Azukay, Nuinbot, pcgames3112 and 54 others like this.
  2. Offline


    A couple hours ago.
  3. Offline


    Ah, so that's why 1.5_1 runs at 100% CPU and about 0 FPS? And sure, fixing 3 bugs while introducing 4 new ones isn't bad either...
    Or the 1.5 update: 9 bugs fixed, 27 bugs introduced. Sure sounds like a healthy dev cycle to me. :D
  4. Offline


    Hey look, someone speaking on behalf of the internet.
    Game is running fine for me, thanks.
  5. Offline


    The client is indeed running fine - pretty neat performance optimizations - but that's just the client. The server on the other hand has had a HEAP of problems: From crashes when using rails (wtf?) to the mentioned 100% CPU load.
  6. Offline

    Peter Veldman

    Hi Bukkit team,

    I would like to say a word of thanks to you for the great work you guys do!
    Also i would like to say how happy i am you gave an status update. Even though it says we have to wait. The status update gives me an easy way to see i don;t have to update and gives the signal you guys are working on it.
    So please continue your great work and continue the great status updates!
  7. Well Said :)
    I agree with this post :)
  8. Offline


    is it possible for them to release a stable Minecraft update for once? Or is Mohjang just incompetent. Also great work guys. Glad to see the bukkit team's hanging back and waiting for something stable to work with instead of releasing an update on 1.5
  9. Offline


    Sorry guy.....i go with you on bukkit...but on your dumb "question" about competence of a indi software company which had made over 10million dollars in a few of month with a NOT release beta product.....please EDIT: not worth to discus about....
  10. Offline


    First of all bukkit. Some things I couldnt spawn: Cookies, please, fix that. Roflmao.
    Just kidding but awesome work guys! I looked at the code of 1.5_02 and they cleaned it up a little.
    BTW Spiderwebs (ID: 30) are awesome. =D

    EDIT: Again, keep up the good work, take ur time because my server loves to play and relax with vanilla. "Finally, TNT is enabled". lololol
  11. Offline


    le sigh
  12. Offline


    my server population has declined by half :( stupid updates ruin this game.
  13. Offline


    Thanks for the info Bukkit! :)
  14. Offline


    here http://lpminecraft.com/forums/showw...Downgrade+your+Minecraft&&highlight=downgrade

    you can get an unmodded one here as well http://lpminecraft.com/forums/showw...Downgrade+your+Minecraft&&highlight=downgrade

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 13, 2016
  15. Offline


    minecraft is already at 1.5_01!
  16. Offline


    people need to read a lot of these post before posting... its funny how they keeps saying the same thing over and over..

    Post if you need help in something... and read the past post and see if anyone said what you are about to type.
    Most of us here are Server owners waiting for the Bukkit update. And we help were we can.

    I wish I knew Java, i would help.
  17. Offline


    i just found this out by accident, i force updated because of a texture pack screwing up my minecraft and i saw 1.5_01 :D
  18. Offline


    done in 6ish hours. Client is already at 1.5.01. Server is already at 1.5.02. Bukkit's decision justified.

    Thanks for making the tough call, guys. You knew it wouldn't be popular, but it was the right thing.
  19. Offline

    Gary Heaton

    Good call on the tough choice Bukkit team. I know it's hard but we just need to be patient. I would rather have a solid stable release after a longer period of time than several less than adequate ones that could cause problems.
  20. Offline


    Well I hope the update comes out at a reasonable time at least by Friday. Personally I am not worried out it for my server since I started running a temp server for 1.5 with a open world anyone could join. But for the hosting company that I am a part of all the clients are starting to wonder were the update is and why its taking so long ect.. Its hard to tell people who know little to nothing about bukkit that we can't control when the updates come out.
  21. Offline


    @EvilSeph Thanks for this great post. I'm sure you saw my ffa spam thread. All I was asking was what you told us in the bottom half of your post.

    Anyways keep it up guys and get some Portal 2 Play in :)
  22. Offline



    Keep the good work you are doing guyss !

    This project is the most important for the servers community of MineCraft !

    We know how it's hard to work, especially with Mojang is quick and no optimised updates I think

    We will be patient ;)
    Peter Veldman likes this.
  23. Offline


    Another voice in the fray saying thanks for making the right call. My small, private server will just be Vanilla 1.5.01 for now. I can patiently wait for bukkit to get updated. Thanks again. And for those of you complaining about "stable release", you paid money to beta test this product, I suggest you look up what a software beta is. Bugs are part of the story here folks. Now if this was the FINAL version you might have a case.

    EDIT: 1.5.01 client and 1.5.02 server still seem to have major SMP issues, at least for me. Placing blocks still crashes me everytime. Looks like a downgrade back to 1.4.01 is in order for the server until 1.5 gets worked on. Hard to test if you cant play!

    Yet Another Edit: Well, seems the issue was caused by my texture pack. Going back to default fixed the crashes when placing blocks. Weird in that it was working just fine with 1.5, mc bugs non-withstanding.
  24. Offline


    Makes perfect sense, I'd rather have everything working right the first time than have to update twice. I think everyone who played my server has updated their client though, lol - it's completely vacant. Hope it's stable enough to update soon - or, hell, hope actual support for mods is added so every update doesn't break everything.
  25. Offline


    Do you know that posting sources or link to sources, even of older versions, can cost you tu be sued and /or loose your account?

    Oh, well, anyway, bukkit is the best server mod we can fin, so waiting a day or two for each update won't be so bad compared to the quality we have the rest of the time.

    You guys do a great job, so keep being so good and eventually you'll last until the release with a great population of servers using your work.
  26. Offline


    <3 Bukkit team :) Keep doing the right thing.
  27. Let me just refer you to this: http://www.minecraft.net/copyright.jsp

    Specifically the bit that reads:

    And before you jump in and say "But what about Bukkit?" - the Bukkit team are addressing these issues with Mojang.
  28. Also note that bukkit is a wrapper and does not modify the server directly.
  29. Offline


    People need to CHILL THE F OUT. Most of the people who whine about it not being out now are the little kids who have no idea of the meaning of the word "code" or "work" . Thankfully you guys are awesome, and provide a great product that is supported. Btw.. how do I donate to you guys? How are you funded?
    RonnSama likes this.
  30. Offline


    An update just came out for 1.5_01. I'm not sure what bugs it fixes, though.
  31. Offline


    From the Minecraft Forums:

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page