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.
As previously announced, the Plugin Developer tag system had become difficult to maintain and was frozen as a result of this. Since then, we’ve been actively discussing the future of the Plugin Developer tag and, consequently, the Bukkit+ forum.
We do have a couple of possible systems in mind that will take the place of the Plugin Developer tag and will be making an announcement as soon as we decide on which we feel is best for the community.
Until that time, we have decided to remove the developer tag from all existing profiles, while still keeping Bukkit+ available and in use. Any developers who have access to the Bukkit+ forum will retain that access and for those of you who don't have access, we'll be providing a way to get access to Bukkit+ provided you are an upstanding member of the community.