About one month ago we asked you, the community, for individuals to step forward to offer their time to help the community, and/or help maintain the BukkitDev system. We've had an overwhelming response to this call which just goes to show the dedication of the community. Since then, we've added 6 new faces to our staff and we're at the point where we feel we have enough for now.
However, our application process is an open-ended system, and whenever we need new staff we will be looking through applications received for those willing and able. So if you feel you would be willing to help, you are welcome to submit your application now, or at any time in the future.
We'd like to thank you for your show of support for this community, as it does make us proud to have so many willing volunteers. So thank you, and we look forward to working with some of you in the future.
We've finally setup an oft-requested system for people to get alerts whenever we promote a new Recommended Build. We used to use XenForo's alert system to send an alert out to all the Plugin Developers, but have since discontinued that system and found that it could not handle the load.
A new CraftBukkit Recommended Build (1.0.1-R1) with Minecraft 1.0.1 support is now available. This build contains some API additions, but is mostly a stable Minecraft 1.0.1 compatible CraftBukkit. We'll most likely have another RB in the near future with new things for developers to play with.
As always, please backup your server before updating, just in case. Please note: for those of you who are considering generating a new world for Minecraft 1.0.1, one of the newer snapshot builds for Minecraft contains tweaks to the world generator that could mean you may have to regenerate your world or only new chunks will see the tweaks in effect.
Will plugins break with this build?
Provided the developers of the plugins you are using are keeping up with the development of Bukkit, all your plugins should work fine.
For more detailed information on what is contained in this update, please see the Recommended Build announcement thread here: http://goo.gl/IFm6r...
I'd like to alert you to the fact that the Bukkit Forums (including bukkit.org) will be temporarily unavailable for a period of approximately one hour whilst vital networking equipment between our web server and database server is replaced and/or repaired by our hosting provider, Multiplay. I cannot at this time give you an estimate of when the work will start, but it should begin some time tonight (GMT).
This replacement should resolve the issues that many of you have been experiencing with the forums as of late.
In summary, the following services will be unavailable:
The following services may be affected:
The following services will not be affected:
I thank you on behalf of the Bukkit team for your patience whilst these important repairs are underway.