I have about sixty or seventy plugins I have to keep track of. Updating all of these is a gigantic pain, to the point that even thinking about doing it makes me want to turn off my computer and go outside and pretend Minecraft doesn't exist. The problem is that there is no simple, automated way to keep everything up to date, and so it's necessary for a human to sit down and update everything one by one. Every week, Minecraft admins have to spend thousands of hours collectively on this, and almost all of it is an unnecessary duplication of effort. There is one thing the Bukkit site developers could do that would make it very easy to keep almost all plugins updated on a daily basis, with virtually zero effort on the part of server admins. It would be incredibly trivial to write. Take this URL, for example: dev.bukkit.org/media/files/583/777/Essentials.zip If I want to automate updating this, I have to write something that scrapes that URL off a page. I don't know if that URL changes with new versions but I wouldn't be surprised if it does. How about this instead: dev.bukkit.org/server-mods/essentials/files/latest - Returns the URL where the latest version can be downloaded. The reason this would return the URL instead of the file itself is that scripts that are set up to automatically download and update plugins can figure out whether they are working with a .jar (which can just be dropped into place) or a .zip (which requires further processing, but since almost everyone sets up their .zip files the same way it's easy for a script to handle it.) If I had this, I could have a cron job update all of my plugins every day, or even twice a day, automatically. It would save Minecraft server administrators and GSPs a huge amount of unnecessary time and effort.