We are proud to announce that Spigot now has a Teamspeak Server!
It is hoped that this server will be valuable in providing support, discussion, and just hanging out with other members of the community.

Teamspeak is a VOIP program that can be used to communicate with others - in particular, our community!

Please make sure to keep all conversations relatively civilized and polite - this server isn't for raging.

I have been put in charge of managing this server so if you want a new channel added, have a concern or suggestion or just need someone dealt with, reply to this thread or message me privately on the forums or IRC.

Server Information:
IP: talk.spigotmc.org
Port: 9987 (default)

Download Teamspeak 3:
http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads

Hope to see you awesome people soon!
~Spigot Team
In the interests of transparency, I would like to let you know what happened last night. We were DDOSd, and a fairly large one at that - one which our server could not cope with. The attack started at approximately 3am GMT and ended at about 11am GMT. The attack peaked at approximately 1.6gbps, or 232,311 packets per second.

EcoCityCraft also suffered a similar attack at around the same time, however we are unaware if these events are connected.

Thanks for sticking with us!
~Spigot Team
As you can see in this commit: https://github.com/EcoCityCraft/Spigot/commit/d212863aa7d03df4c33552f8ec75d96b32d87bce I have rewritten the entire Minecraft network engine. Needless to say there are bugs. First read the commit message below:
Hey, its that time again, and I am quickly dropping a new recommended build so that you guys have a stable platform whilst we build out next changes.

Promoted Build: 485
Spigot Changes:
  • Enhanced timings command
  • Inbuilt anti xray
  • Fix for massive lightning storms
  • Half a dozen minor performance boosts
Bukkit Changes:
  • Entity portalling
In this next development phase, our primary goal will be the implementation of a new network engine based on Netty. This will be released very soon to our dev builds, we are just waiting for TagApi to become compatible without the use of ProtocolLib (which has already updated).
This new networking engine is a godsend as it reduces a huge amount of load on the server used for costly IO operations.

Thanks as always for supporting Spigot, we are pleased to announce that approximately 4% of CraftBukkit servers now run Spigot. A big shoutout for MCPC-Plus / Tekkit for choosing Spigot as the platform to build their server / modpack, keep spreading the word!

~Spigot Team
ATTN: Anyone using build 389 or above please upgrade to 396 or above, fixes crucial crash bug.

I know there was no announcement for 1.4.6, but you guys all seemed to find it pretty well :), but I would like to use this post to promote both builds 387 and 396 as our 'recommended builds'.
Build 387 is based on the same codebase you have seen in all prior builds, whilst 396 introduces fixes for two things which have plagued Spigot for a while:
  • Growth
  • Mob Spawning
Thanks a heap to Aikar for these fixes.

The Future
The other reason I am promoting these builds now is so that you can have a stable build to stick to for as long as need be. Tomorrow the mainline Spigot repo will be transformed into a patch based repository, enabling you to see exactly what changed each and every Spigot commit, and enabling us to apply small fixes to the Bukkit codebase to where necessary (no new API functionality is planned).
This change is expected to be messy and no doubt there will be some hiccups, but it is for the better.

A huge thanks to Aikar whom is assisting us with this process, normal Spigot builds will be resumed and announced ASAP.

I hope all of you and your communities had a great festive season / break, and together in 2013 we can help make Spigot even better!

md_5 & the Spigot team


PS: Inbuilt anti-xray is looking really efficient and nice, hope to have it up shortly after our patch migration is complete.