Spigot updates will come in the form of binary patches. These patches will be issued nightly, based on the day’s current date, and will contain a summary of all changes issued since build #1649.
Binary patches are a safe method of distributing and applying updates as they do not contain any copyrighted code, and are something which have been pioneered within the ROMhacking / homebrew community for over twenty years. In order to apply these patches you will need the special Spigot specific tool named “SpigotPatcher”, which you may download from the links below. The patching format is currently based on the beat or BPS-1 specification, however this is subject to change, and as such you should always use the official tool we have provided.
What are binary patches?(top)
SpigotPatcher 1.0: http://www.spigotmc.org/spigot-updates/SpigotPatcher-1.0.jar (33a73112e1fa90706b96cd02c87b447a)
Final Checksum: a08aaa6d7f13b648ddf40801a3343ac8
How to apply the patches(top)