All,

Our software for Minecraft 1.15 has been released for general usage. This is a minor update with few server changes. Accordingly the API changes are minimal and full compatibility with 1.14.x API plugins is expected. The only API changes are as follows:
  • Achievement, FlowerPot (BlockState) and NoteBlock (BlockState) classes have been removed. Plugins attempting to use these classes on 1.13.x or 1.14.x would not have worked as intended, but now they will error.
  • Several long deprecated spigot() APIs (isInvulnerable, getLocale, isUnbreakable) have been removed since they are now present in the main API.
  • Complex recipes (ie those with dynamic outputs such as armor dyeing) will now return a placeholder ComplexRecipe class, rather than a dummy ShapedRecipe.
  • Block biome information is now 3-dimensional, not just column based.
  • SnakeYAML has been updated to 1.25.
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 1.14.4 / 1.15 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 read the guidelines and have compared the results between Vanilla, CraftBukkit & Spigot, and also the 1.14.4 versions before reporting - this speeds up the process for us immensely.

Upgrading
Although upgrades from between any two version pairs are technically possible, it is recommended that all upgrades are conducted from 1.14.4. This means that you should first upgrade your world completely on 1.14.4 using the --forceUpgrade server argument,...
The Spigot Community Server is once again up and running. The server runs a recent snapshot build (currently 1.15-pre6) and is available for all members to play on.

You can play on it as you wish (survival, creative), 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.

We are most interested in using this server to find bugs which are not present in either Spigot 1.14.4 or Vanilla snapshots. If you find any, please report them to the issue tracker linked below, after doing appropriate testing on the aforementioned versions.

The main world was generated on 1.15-pre3.

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

Ranks available are based on number of posts:
  • Tester = 100 posts
  • Helper = 500 posts
To request a rank, please use the rank request thread: https://www.spigotmc.org/threads/344229/ not this one.
All,

As of today, Spigot 1.14.4 is the default Minecraft version built by BuildTools.
As usual you can access older versions by using the --rev flag.

Make sure that you keep backups and thoroughly test your server when updating across large numbers of builds - this can, and do change.
Please direct all discussion to the forums at large, or the 1.14.4 release thread.

If you have a bug report to make, you should please do so using the bugs tab above (please read the guidelines when prompted to do so).

In order to get 1.14.4, 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.
All,

A short while ago Mojang released Minecraft 1.14.4 to which Spigot & BungeeCord are now updated.

As this is the final (planned) version for 1.14.x, it will be made the default in the coming week. In the meantime you can retrieve it by running BuildTools with the appropriate arguments.

If this is your first time using Minecraft 1.14.x, please also ensure you read the original release notes first: https://www.spigotmc.org/threads/369724/. The additional information from 1.14.1-1.14.3 may also be helpful: https://www.spigotmc.org/threads/372809/.

Code (Text):
java -jar BuildTools.jar --rev 1.14.4
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 can be found as usual on Jenkins.

Thanks
~md_5
With the availability of development builds for Minecraft 1.14.3, I would like to take this opportunity to provide some key information that supplements what has already been said about 1.14.

Minecraft 1.14 Information (Read First!): https://www.spigotmc.org/threads/369724/

In particular, it is often still asked "when will Spigot 1.14 be released?". The simple answer to this question is that it is already available for public access. The more nuanced answer is that it is available as a "development build". The characteristics of a development build include the following:
  • It is not the default version available. You are required to use the --rev argument to BuildTools to retrieve it.
  • It is aimed primarily at developers and experienced server owners.
  • There is a higher than usual chance that running such a version may cause irreparable damage to your map. Even if the damage is not irreparable, it is unlikely that attempts to fix such damage will be made - you must restore from a backup.
  • The usual API stability guarantees do not apply. A previously valid plugin using new API features may be broken from one build to the next.
  • Similarly a previously valid server configuration may not be valid in a later build.
    • eg the current requirement that all world names be lower case
  • Updates are very frequent, usually several versions a day.
The followup question is usually "well when will it not be a development build?". In 1.13.x we tried a graduated colour system of stability, but for various reasons this did not work out. Instead for 1.14.x we suggest that you take a look at the Spigot (and to a lesser extent Mojang) issue trackers to decide when the build is right for you, keeping in mind the above points.

In terms of upgrading the build to "default" status, this is done very...