Thanks wizards for making another thread letting us know.
Hope you like 1.8 on Craftbukkit. I also know that. I said they're the best ones out there at the moment.
Ok. Let's all use Craftbukkit. Oh wait.
Alternative could be CanaryMod. They're quite good however they lack plugins and devs to make them.
Since Bukkit is not allowed to create the API anymore, then they can't create a Bukkit 1.8 API. You just answered your question before even asking...
There's no other way I believe. It must have a unique name, making it impossible to trigger.
Just put a suitable image in the root directory of the server, I believe it must be a 64x64 px image in jpeg or png file format.
I guess... only at Hogwart.
Took a lot of effort to make every word start with capital letter ? xD
Separate names with a comma.