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Edit: Please note that since 1.12 is now the developed version, 1.11.2 builds will show as outdated when running /version.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 Java for running the server.
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*** The server is now updated to Spigot 1.12-pre2 ***

The Spigot Community Server is once again up and running. The server runs a recent snapshot build (currently 17w17b) and is available for all members to play on.

You can play on it as you wish (survival, creative, plot world), but please make sure to respect the gameplay of others. That is if you have access to creative, don't leave valuable resources everywhere or target players in survival. Those with over 100 posts on the forums are eligible to be promoted to a rank which has access to creative. Being banned from the server will also lead to you being banned from the forums.

The server configuration is open source, so if you want to see something changed, consider submitting a pull request.

We are most interested in using this server to find bugs which are not present in either CraftBukkit 1.11.2 or Vanilla 17w17b.

Server: play.spigotmc.org
TeamSpeak: talk.spigotmc.org
Configuration / Issues: https://github.com/SpigotMC/SpigotCraft
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