All,

A short while ago Mojang released Minecraft 1.12.1 containing a couple minor bugfixes, and we have now also updated.

In order to get 1.12.1, simply run the latest BuildTools with the required arguments. 1.12.1 will become the default version in the coming days.
Code (Text):
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.12.1
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.

BungeeCord is also updated and can be found on Jenkins.

Enjoy,
~Spigot Team - @Spigot_MC
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All,

Our software for Minecraft 1.12 has been released for general usage. For a full summary of important changes you should see the pre-release thread, but the important changes are as follows:
  • Servers require Java 8 now because this is what Vanilla requires. Plugins compiled with older Java versions are still fine and will continue to function.
  • Server SQLite has again been updated, this time to 3.18.0, so keep backups of these databases if you think you may need to downgrade.
  • Bukkit plugins which have not been updated in > 3 years and use deprecated features may be broken by routine API removals.
  • Server Guava version is now 21.0 which may affect some plugins relying on it.
It is also a good time to point out that when seeking support from us or the community, the only supported server versions are recent CraftBukkit & Spigot 1.11.2 / 1.12 versions. Any other version puts you at risk of already fixed bugs, and exploits. Additionally as per the README.md, the server software is open source and we welcome good quality code contributions, especially during this busy time.

If you are reporting a bug to JIRA, please make sure that you have compared the results between Vanilla, CraftBukkit & Spigot, and also the 1.11.2 versions before reporting - this speeds up the process for us immensely.

EDIT 23/06/17: 1.12 is now the default version

In order to get 1.12, simply run the latest BuildTools with the required arguments. 1.12 will become the default version when we are confident that most bugs are ironed out.
Code (Text):
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.12

If you haven't used BuildTools to create a server jar yet, it is suggested you first read the 1.8 announcement and...
Edit 30 May: Pre5 has become Pre6.

Edit 19 May: Pre2 has become Pre5

Edit: Please note that since 1.12 is now the developed version, 1.11.2 builds will show as outdated when running /version. We still support these builds, but most bugfixes will only go to 1.12.

Surprise!

As of right now, all of our software is available for Minecraft 1.12-pre5! This is the first time we have done a pre-release version, so we will be watching carefully to see how it goes. It is important to remember that as this is a pre-release the API may change in response to community development, and we provide no concrete timeframe for updating to subsequent versions. The Spigot Community Server has been running stable with these versions, so we expect minimal stability or otherwise critical issues.

Please note that these builds do have a relatively short expiry of 3 days to ensure you are updated frequently with the latest and greatest versions. It is also a good time to point out that when seeking support from us or the community, the only supported server versions are recent CraftBukkit & Spigot 1.11.2 versions. Any other version puts you at risk of already fixed bugs, and exploits. Additionally as per the README.md, the server software is open source and we welcome good quality code & API contributions, especially during this busy time.
If you are reporting a bug to JIRA, please make sure that you have compared the results between Vanilla, CraftBukkit & Spigot, and also the 1.11.2 versions before reporting - this speeds up the process for us immensely.

A summary of important changes to be aware of is as follows:
  • Mojang has made Java 8 a requirement for the server. If you get an error message that says “Unsupported major.minor version” then you will need to update your server to Java 8. This is the only supported version of...