It's a big one!

After over 200 days of work and more than 500 commits, it is time for me to announce that the first 1.13 versions of CraftBukkit/Spigot/BungeeCord are now available to the public. Before continuing further I must stress the point that these are not release builds. They are not designed to be used on live servers, and if you run them without creating backups you will lose data. They are being released now to 1) allow plugin developers to begin porting their plugins, and 2) allow community members to contribute the finishing touches and improvements.

1.13 is different from any previous versions in several key aspects. As evidenced by some of the numbers above, it is the largest release of Minecraft ever, with a huge amount of changes, features, and bugs introduced. It is difficult to put an exact assessment on the scope of the changes, but a jump from 1.8 to 1.12 all at once is a fair approximation (i.e. all 4 previous updates merged together). In addition to all of these changes made to Vanilla, the Bukkit API has also had to adapt. The centerpiece of this release is that the Material API has been completely overhauled to both mirror Vanilla more closely, and also add BlockData features which have been missing for a long time. The flip side of this is that the scope of the changes means forwards/backwards compatibility is not assured.

One of the key strengths of the Bukkit API is that there is a strong emphasis on forwards compatibility and that there is a good chance you can pick up a plugin that has not been updated in many years with the expectation that it will still run on your server. This is something that we wish to maintain, so a considerable amount of time has been spent writing a compatibility layer that will...
Hi Everyone,

We are seeking to recruit a few new staff to take on a variety of positions around SpigotMC. The requirements of all roles are as follows:
  • Be an active member of the community for at least 3 months
  • Be able to dedicate an average of at least 3 hours a week to being involved with SpigotMC
  • Be present on IRC whenever possible
In addition to this, there are many other factors which we may consider when reviewing applications, including, but not limited to:
  • Extent, consistency and usefulness of involvement and contributions within the community
  • Previous warnings and reports on the forums
  • General attitude, behaviour, presentation and manner (including outside of SpigotMC)
  • Ability to speak languages other than English (working proficiency / CEFR B2)
  • Existing involvement with SpigotMC outside of the forums (IRC etc)
(Junior) Forums Moderator: Forums moderators help to keep the forums neat and tidy. They are involved in all aspects of SpigotMC and depending on other factors such as age may play a significant role in the overall governance of the project. In addition to the standard requirements you must have at least 250 posts on the forums to apply for this position.

Last Day to Apply (29 Jun): Resource Staff (Non Approval): The chosen resource staff member(s) will be responsible for dealing with reports and issues pertaining to the resources section of the website. They will not be responsible for approval / moderation of plugins. In addition to the standard requirements you must have at least 100 posts on the forums and be able to understand (but not necessarily write) Java code.

Social Media: We are considering the creation of a new role to help manage the Twitter and Facebook pages of the project. What this role will entail is largely up to you, but we envisage that it will involve sharing of outstanding quality community...
In order to adapt to a changing internet landscape we are progressively updating the various policies, rules, and terms that govern usage of this website and related services.

To begin with, a large part of the forum rules have been rewritten for clarity and conciseness. There is no (intentional) change to their overall contents or function, however some "common law" rules already enforced by the moderation team have been codified. These changes are effective immediately.

Second, we will soon be implementing Privacy and Cookie policies that govern all usage of our services. These are legal documents for which agreement will be mandatory to continue using the forums. They are not yet in effect and we are using this opportunity to solicit feedback on them. Please give them a read and email policy (at) spigotmc.org if you have any serious questions or concerns that you believe need to be addressed, and we will endeavour to look at them.

~Spigot Team
The Spigot Community Server is once again up and running. The server runs a recent snapshot build (currently 1.13-pre7) 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.

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 Spigot 1.12.2 or Vanilla 1.13-pre7. If you find any, please report them to the issue tracker linked below, after doing appropriate testing on the aforementioned versions. In particular note that there is currently a significant number of Vanilla bugs, and it is very important that you do not waste our time by reporting these.

The main world was generated on 1.12, however there is a secondary world named "aquatic" that was generated on 18w11a. Please note that due to ongoing world generation changes, this world is liable to frequent resetting.

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

E: Tester = 100 posts, Helper = 500 posts. Reply below with your MC name.
EDIT: Time has been moved an hour earlier to 04:00 UTC

This Wednesday we expect to be performing some maintenance on servers affecting both spigotmc.org (these forums) and hub.spigotmc.org. We expect that both services will be down for a period of up to 15 minutes, and that the forums will be down for up to an additional 15 minutes.

You can follow any updates on our Twitter.

~md_5