In the years which SpigotMC has been around many members of the community have had the pleasure of being able to share significant moments of their lives with all of their online family around the world. We have all taken great joy in witnessing everything from births and marriages to graduations, first cars and new pets. We have also less frequently taken solace in the loss of friends, family, relationships and property.

Today however we mourn the loss of one of our own, @Shortninja or better known to his friends as Gavin. Gavin was an active member of the community for more than two years and became well known for both his popular Staff+ plugin and also the freelance work which he did for many servers. His commitment and passion for this community is shown in that he last logged in on the day of his death. Minecraft and programming were a key component of Gavin’s life, but he also had diverse interests in art and history at school, and was a talented musician who played the piano, guitar and bass.

Only 17 when he passed away, Gavin leaves behind his parents, siblings, extended family, and of course his four dogs. As we offer our condolences together, his family suggests that a meaningful way for you to honour his memory would be to do something nice for someone. We would also like to invite you to write your own wishes in this thread or on his profile and we will ensure they are passed on appropriately - Minecraft was a big part of life and we hope to honour that together.

~Spigot Team
Due to popular demand, today we are launching the "Web" section of the resource manager.

This is a place to submit free Minecraft related web resources, predominantly those written in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. We encourage all authors who have previously attempted to submit such resources to resubmit them in this new dedicated section. Please ensure that you include screenshots or demo links for at least 50% of the pages included within your resource.

Enjoy & we hope you can all make use of this section,
~Spigot Team
Just a quick note to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Hopefully Santa has brought you everything you wished for and you all get to spend some quality time with your friends and family.

Thanks for a wonderful 2016, and we're all looking forward to an even better 2017. Until then most staff will be taking a much deserved break, so we suggest you all do the same.

Happy Holidays
~Spigot Team
All,

Our software has been updated to Minecraft 1.11.2.

In order to get 1.11.2, simply run the latest BuildTools.
Code (Text):
java -jar BuildTools.jar
If you haven't used BuildTools to create a server jar yet, it is suggested you first read the 1.8 announcement and the additional BuildTools info thread.

Enjoy,
~Spigot Team - @Spigot_MC
As of this post, Minecraft 1.11 is now the default version generated by BuildTools. This means that bug reports will only be accepted from a recent 1.11 version and our community volunteers will be preferring to give help and support for this version.

The promotion of the 1.11 series to default, two weeks after release, means that we feel it is more stable / feature complete than any prior 1.10.x series release, and that your server would be at a disadvantage in terms of features/bugs/exploits by running an older version. You should also keep in mind that the majority of plugins requiring updates will have been updated by now (if only in development builds), and if not then it may be time to begin investigating alternatives as it is likely they will never do so.

We have kept the outdated startup delay for the time for the time being, but reduced its impact even further. If you do not update your server after 10 days, there will be a 15 second delay and warning message before it starts. Remember that new versions are released daily, and getting them is as simple as re-running BuildTools and replacing your server jar.

~Spigot Team
@Spigot_MC