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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    Nick Anstey

    Thanks for the update, just commenting to let you know that I and the rest of the community are behind you 100% and it's good that you don't do notch-style and hastily release buggy and unfinished versions because of community pressure. We would like a bukkit 1.5, but only when it's really finished. Quality over quantity.
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    Thanks davidavy, finally someone that respects someone elses toughts. :)
    Thanks for the like. :-D

    EDIT: And you too Simanova! :)
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    So, is Notch updating Minecraft again or something? Just wondering because I think 1.5_02 is a stable build.
  6. I'll be the first to admit I was ready to come on here and complain about the lack of an update, but this message got me thinking straight. You guys do a great job keeping up with updates and improving bukkit. So instead of another annoying "update to 1.5" message, i'll just say thank you and keep up the good work.
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    Thanks for the update :)
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    I know that the 1.5 update will be a while, so I'm in no hurry to actually update a server, but say I wanted to start reading over the bukkit API and start getting familiar with the Bukkit "Language" so to speak, would using the 1.4_01 compatible bukkit be ok to start with until the new 1.5 is released?

    I've read several times here and there on it is, because the 1.3 to 1.4 wasn't much of change, or that it won't, and so forth and so forth. (I might be posting in the wrong spot, but this is the most active thread right now LOL).

    I was just curious on everyone's thought on this, would give me something to do BESIDES play Vanilla server (which I've wasted a day doing as it is lol). And if it is in the wrong spot sorry, don't smack me to hard :(

    Btw, Bukkit devs I'm looking forward to the release, but I do want ya'll do to it right, it's easier to take a lil longer and do it right, than it is to rush it and leave nothing but more complaints and stress! Thanks for the update, this has settled me in quite a bit, I'm expecting fantastic work as always :D
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    what update?
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    Wow, we should hire you for QA at our company. You can just "check the code", and "on first sight" determine that it "seems pretty stable". Amazing. Think of the time and money we could save! :p
  11. Seriously?
    Because last i check you can't just look at code and go "Yeah thats Stable"
    That said Judging by the Patch notes on MCWiki the MAJOR bug regarding the server is fixed amoungst a couple of other SMP Crash bugs, so its possible the Bukkit team will now look into working on a UPdate Version for the New V1.5_02
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    The news update.
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    The update of whats going on. Not an actual update...
  14. You know it really doesn't matter if code is messy just makes it harder for others to Read.
    At the end of the day its The Coders Choice on how Neat they keep the code.
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    Jeremy Stuck

    Hm, can I make a suggestion to state the working minecraft version that goes with the build then? I just wasted 5 min of my life trying it out. (no biggie)
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    I think he's just full of shi..
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    Shut the f**k up, if every variable is spread trough the code, machines have a hard time finding it.
    Having a messy code can ALWAYS lead to performance Issues.
    Go learn & code.
    And now for all those smartasses out there that say I dont know anything about it,
    Go search on google about spread code and messy codes instead of just being a trolling smartass.
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    Jeremy Stuck

    sigh... can you calm down please? Its your fault with a statement like "yah it looks good" derf

    Yes messy code can lead to performance issues
    No messy code dosnt ALWAYS lead to performance issues

    The point was you can just "look" at the code to see if its stable. Stable has NOTHING to do with performance issues.
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    I just donated $10. Would've donated more if I could; that is if I had more money in my account :D

    Now get to work! ;) - Just kidding. I'm patiently waiting for the update.

    I'm running a server for a friend who has kids from his work playing on it and whenever they see a "Update now!" button they just click it like there was no tomorrow. Stupid kids >.< Maybe they'll learn now that they complain about no warps, hah.
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    Sounds like someone just got out of their intro to Java course.
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    this is the first day ive been sick this WHOLE school year and i cant play minecraft casue theres no build D: ahah its okay though i really appreciate the hard work you people at bukkit do ive only had my server for a couple days and i love bukkit anyways best of luck working out the 1.5 compatibility​
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    Just trust me when i say this guy is a first class dipstick :)
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    It says it in the log at the beginning when you run the Craftbukkit server :)

    15:40:03 [INFO] This server is running Craftbukkit version git-Bukkit-0.0.0-659-gc210f22-b684jnks (MC: 1.4)
    Although I do wish it would be specified on the jenkins website. The only way I knew that they'd updated Craftbukkit to v1.4 was by looking at the changelog!

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    Jeremy Stuck

    Well yea.. im talking about on the webpage before you download it
    Build #687 (Apr 20, 2011 5:15:38 PM) 1.4.02 <------------- THIS
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    So I wonder if bukkit will start releasing something for 1.5_01, or are they still waiting?
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    can ALWAYS


    Yes I like dipsticks. :)

    BTW. Let's drop the discussion, I obviously ment something else with "Stable".

    Donated €25
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    Hey, just have to say thanks for putting so much work into craftbukkit. MC wouldn't be the same without you!

    Thanks for letting us know how things are going!
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    Minecraft 1.5_01 is out!
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    1.5_02 since 4 hours -__-
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