Dear SpigotMC Community,

It is my pleasure to announce that development builds for the Minecraft 1.14 are now available. Hopefully most of you are now familiar with how these releases work, so I will try to be brief with the details, but please still make sure you read this post in its entirety.

This is a Development Build
The software released today is the product of several months work. Although the API changes are small compared to 1.13, this is not a small release. In fact it is almost as large as 1.13. Accordingly the software has no doubt inherited many bugs from Vanilla and a few of its own, meaning it is not ready for use on a production server. If using this software you must keep backups, and you must be prepared to use them. As always, downgrading is not possible, and successful upgrades from development versions are not assured either.

Upgrading
Although upgrades from between any two version pairs are technically possible, it is recommended that all upgrades are conducted from 1.13.2. This means that you should first upgrade your world completely on 1.13.2 using the --forceUpgrade server argument, and then do the same on 1.14.

A Note on CraftBukkit
It has come to my attention that many users are running the craftbukkit.jar produced by BuildTools rather than the spigot.jar. The two different jars exist for a variety of (primarily development-related) reasons, however it must be made clear that Spigot is the supported product on SpigotMC.org. Starting from 1.14 BuildTools will no longer be copying CraftBukkit jars to the output directory, however you may still find them in CraftBukkit/target for the time being. If you feel there is some sort of incompatibility preventing you from using Spigot, then you should treat this is a bug and open a report accordingly.

Bug Reports
Every release I make a statement about bug reports, and every release people...
All,

This is a message to let you know that Ubuntu has recently pushed what appears to be a bad kernel update to Ubuntu 18.04 users.

If you are using Ubuntu 18.04, please note that the following kernel appears to have issues handling console input:
4.15.0-44-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jan 14 11:26:59 UTC 2019.

Older (e.g. 4.15.0-43-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 6 14:45:28 UTC 2018) kernels are not affected.

If you are using this kernel and have a message along the lines of "java.io.IOException: Resource temporarily unavailable", this is the reason.

We are still investigating the exact cause / reason for this.

If you are affected by this issue there are a number of workarounds available (you only need to use one).
  1. Spigot / BungeeCord: Add -Djline.terminal=jline.UnsupportedTerminal to your Java arguments
  2. Spigot: Add --nojline to your Spigot arguments
  3. Reboot your server and select 4.15.0-43, or any other non broken Linux kernel.
  4. Install a non broken kernel: apt install linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic, remove the broken one: apt remove linux-image-4.15.0-44-generic, and reboot.
Please direct any queries to the 1.13.2 discussion thread, or general forums:
https://www.spigotmc.org/threads/344189/

EDIT: Please see the below post for updates.
The Spigot Community Server is once again up and running. The server runs a recent snapshot build (currently 1.14-pre5) 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 1.13.2 or Vanilla snapshots. 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 19w03b. Please note that due to ongoing world generation issues, it is possible the world will be reset frequently.

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.
As the calendar rolls over to 25th of December around the world, I would like to take this time to wish the entire community a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hopefully Santa has stocked the Christmas Tree well and you all get to spend some good times with friends and family.

Happy holidays from all the Spigot Team, and looking forward to 2019.
~md_5
All,

This is a short message to let you know that the latest versions of 1.13.2 required BuildTools #84 (or later) to be built. If you do not have this version BuildTools will let you know, and you can download a new copy here: https://www.spigotmc.org/go/buildtools-dl

As an aside these updates mean that the first run of BuildTools will be 30 (or more) seconds quicker than previously.

Please direct all discussion to the forums at large, or the 1.13.2 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).