When will Bukkit be updated for Minecraft 1.5?

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    EvilSeph Retired Staff

    Update:
    We have completed the update to Minecraft 1.5_02 (and have had it done for a while now) and are working out a few issues before we promote a recommended build. A TEST ONLY build is available but we highly recommend that you wait until we promote a Recommended Build before putting it on your production server.

    You can find the latest test build on ci.bukkit.org. Please note, though, that if you don't already know how to get it, you probably shouldn't be using it. Only Recommended Builds have gone through extensive testing. Anything else could result in unforeseen problems like Bukkit eating your cake or your world. You have been warned.

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    Common Problems/Questions:
    What's the first build that works with Minecraft 1.5_02
    The first CraftBukkit build that works with Minecraft 1.5_02 was made available 2 days ago and is build #689. However, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that if you are running the test builds, you always stay up to date as we usually fix bugs, exploits and improve stability.

    I downloaded build 714 but got some other build!
    You're probably reading the version string incorrectly.

    Here's an example version string:
    git-Bukkit-0.0.0-686-g71ef92a-b714jnks (MC: 1.5_02)

    This version string is for build 714, as you can tell by the "b714jnks" at the end.

    Whenever I use a plugin that changes blocks, I can't see the changes until I reconnect!
    We had an issue with blocks not updating properly but this has since been fixed from build #707. This bug affected plugins that changed blocks in game, like WorldEdit.

    Help! My console keeps getting spammed with this error whenever someone gets kicked or disconnects and it lags the server!
    This is a bug we've fixed from build #701 onwards.

    I can't build or destroy anything! Help!?
    The common cause of this issue is a client mod called Single Player Commands, please try uninstalling all your client mods and seeing if this fixes the issue. If this is the case, then it isn't a Bukkit issue and you should contact the author of the mods you use.

    Every time I connect to the server and load a sign, the client crashes. What's wrong?
    Minecraft 1.5 has added limits for sign text. Plugin developers commonly used longer sign text to store extra data or add colours to signs. This is no longer possible, so we now cut off any line in a sign longer than 15 characters (as of build #712).

    I get kicked when flying and am told that flying hasn't been enabled on this server. How do I enable flying?
    Minecraft 1.5 added anti-flying checks. You can enable flying by setting allow-flight=true in server.properties.

    Whenever I try to send a long message in chat, it gets cut off at roughly two lines.
    A limit on chat has been added with Minecraft 1.5. This is one of the issues we're hoping to address before we promote a Recommended Build.

    Help! When I use the CLI arguments to set ports (or any setting), the server always starts up on 25565 or ignores the setting!
    There was a bug that prevented the server from reading settings passed through CLI arguments. This has since been fixed from build #706 onwards.

    The easiest fix for most problems is to update to the latest Bukkit test build.

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    As is the case with every Minecraft update, we saw our usual influx of extra traffic from people wondering if we have a build of CraftBukkit working with the Minecraft update seconds after release (seriously). Usually, you'd see a pretty standard post from me stating we're working on an update and providing the usual advice that you aren't forced to update. However, this time there was a distinct lack of communication from the team regarding the status of the update, other than the usual "we're working on it". Couple this with the slow development occurring lately and we can forgive people for posting the expected "is Bukkit dead?" or "what's going on?" posts. I hope this post will explain everything.

    Will there be a CraftBukkit for Minecraft 1.5?
    Given the reports of showstopping bugs present in 1.5, there's a high chance a new bugfix update for Minecraft will be out tomorrow or even several times this week. As a result, it is unlikely we will be releasing a 1.5 compatible build and, instead, will be waiting for something stable to work with.

    Due to the nature of the project and the methods we use to provide Bukkit for Minecraft, any update - no matter how small - requires us to figure out the mapping of obfuscated classes and update our code. This takes a lot of time and work, so hopefully you understand our decision.

    Having said all this, we recommend that you stay on 1.4 for a while until the patch storm subsides if your server depends on Bukkit.

    Further, I wanted to apologise for the lack of communication regarding this update. I was really hesitant announcing this since it would only serve to disappoint and annoy people, however, I noticed quite a few supportive comments on here and IRC that pushed me to post this announcement because the people that have supported us through everything deserve it.

    Why are things so quiet? Why is the update taking so long?
    Before I answer this, I think it is appropriate to cover what usually happens when we're aware of an update coming soon. Whenever we recieve word of a Minecraft update (which, contrary to popular belief, is generally the same time as everyone else), we place all development in the Bukkit project under a code freeze to prepare for the update and make things easier. That being said, last week thursday we were expecting a Minecraft update and appropriately placed the project under a code freeze. Unfortunately, the update was delayed and pushed to the next week, resulting in a much longer code freeze than normally occurs. Naturally, this lead to activity within the project seeming critically lower than it really was and prompted some people to post the inevitable "what's going on?" thread.

    On top of the code freeze, we're working on some larger changes to Bukkit or CraftBukkit that require quite a bit of time to complete and will only be commited to the public code when they are ready. Quite often you'll find that, while you don't see any updates, we definitely are still working hard programming awesome things and appreciate your patience and support.

    So why is this update taking so long? After we had updated for Minecraft 1.4, we came across some annoying chunk related issues and bugs that were incredibly difficult to pinpoint due to confusion with the new obfuscated names mappings (d -> c and c -> d). Naturally, these kinds of issues were unacceptable for the project and we immediately got to work on improving our update process to avoid issues of this nature in the future. While I think we can all agree with this decision, the unfortunate result is the delay we're currently facing since we're not yet done improving the process. The good news is, we're nearly done improving our update handling process and the wait will definitely be worth it come future updates.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding!
     
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    Kakyokuu

    fix'd
     
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    PvT-d00m

    No.... Bukkit is the only one for me...... I WANT BUKKIT!!!!!
    Il keep waiting for the nice people until they finish the server update :D
    I have a lot of patience you know.....
     
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    Sleepywalker

    The bukkit team probly just gone on Easter long weekend holidays and cant/wont be bothered until they have had their fill of alcohol and whatever other substances.
     
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    Unscrewed

    Before anyone hates I'd like to say: HAHA. Instead of saying: "Me is troll me is only want to say blalalala BTW me hate you because you makin' fun of people who help us". Liked. :D
    BTW That was my immitation of rule-f**kers
     
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    ninmarilynfloyd

    I agree. If it's gonna be all buggy and stuff then he should make it clear that we are purchasing a BETA version of this game, and then announce a goal release date, like 11/11/11 or something like that. Now that would be pro.
     
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    PvT-d00m

    11/11/11??? Isn't that a bit long? o.o' choose a earlyer date plz :D
     
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    Blue9

    Thats was the official release date their aiming for.
     
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    rymate1234

    I am going to have to correct you there. You seem to forget that it isn't just Notch that is working on Minecraft. most of Mojang is involved in Minecraft in some way. Saying its all Notches fault that 1.5 is bugged is like saying that it was all Gordon Brown's fault that Britain is in economic decline. And they did get a fix out the next day, so why complain?

    You brought a game that was in development, whether you brought it in beta, Alpha or the stages before that. Firefox Beta was adding new features, and that was bugged so much it was unplayable. And its only a small company as well. Yes they have nearly 2 million sales, and most people would think that means Notch has loads of money, but they don't factor thinks like Sweden's Tax Rates, or the fact that he has bills to pay. So stop complaining.
     
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  10. i need a bukkit,bukkit, a bukkit is what i need ey ey
     
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  11. Minecraft has not been released yet. It's still in beta. Do you own a TARDIS?
     
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    peterva

    Commenting on several people above me;

    tl:dr : stop whining

    I think we're forgetting the fact that Notch, the Mojang team and the bukkit team (all who have been giving us awesome software until now) are just humans as well. Lots of people couldnt wait to play Portal 2, so why should Notch be any different?
    As for the bukkit team waiting with a new release until they think the software is good enough to ship: kudos! Of course, I would rather have a working version now, but I also like stable software, so I respect their choice.
    Anyway, that's my 2 cents.
     
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    Lord Chaos

    1.5_2 is out, so hopefully they'll start working on craftbukkit now. :)
     
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    Naruchico

    they are I bet, cause some hint hints come from our friends at dnycraft...(delayed till tommorow hmm?...wait they use craftbukkit too :confused:)
     
  15. Of course Mojang won't sue or write you nasty mails or whatever. I'm just saying that it's better courtesy towards them to respect their perfectly reasonable request, rather than a swathe of childish belligerance. Saying "oh look at me navigating those loopholes, wee" is just rude.

    And bear in mind that we are all participating in a beta program. I'd think the odds of finding bugs is bigger if we actually tested the new software, yes?

    Anyway, I'm done. And no, MCWB does not have an issue with you. Me/Pixie, however...
     
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    BStramke

    I hope they didn't start anything related to 1.5_02 yet, because there seems to be another bug:

    "if you ride a booster track next to a bed the server crashes, then you have to load a backup"

    http://twitter.com/#!/notch/status/60965892841943040

    My guess is that the new bukkit will appear by the end of next week or another week later.
     
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    Mentioum

    Ok I'll bear that in mind I seriously don't know where the animosity comes from. Where did it start?

    and

    Well... I didn't do anything of the sort until you brought the issue up. I just responded to your comment with my opinion and standing. Was I just supposed to ignore your statement? You wouldn't have made it if you didn't want a response of some sort?

    Also, as far as "childish comments" go, I don't think that is applicable in either of our cases in this conversation.
     
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    KAi_B

    Ich auch xD
     
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    Simanova

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    Gallagher1997

    Hi, If anyone has updated there client to 1.5, The i have provided a patch/downgrade to 1.4_01 Its the BIN fiolder Unmodded, Clean and Fresh
     
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    EvilSeph Retired Staff

    You should only use recommended builds on production servers (and even then you should test them) so please be aware that the build linked above is ENTIRELY A TEST BUILD that we're putting out there for competent server admins to help us test it and not for general use.
     
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    Naruchico

    Happily waiting for a nice recommended build thanks guys for the update :D
     
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    troed

    Where do you want test results? I guess not in the normal bug reporting system :)

    (For those interested: Lockette cannot find unprotected chests nearby when placing a new sign with this build)
     
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    wellaman5000

    lets hope that 1.6 dosent come out ;)

    A bug that would be good fixed is that after you die on a server the mobs become invisible :/ unless you reconnect
     
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    Glitchtoast

    Great job people of Bukkit!
     
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    Fohdeesha

    build 689 working great on a dedicated freebsd box with mcmyadmin running the bukkit-compat plugin, Permissions, multiverse, and dynmap

    everything working perfectly except for multiverse, which reports "[SEVERE] D loading MukltiVerse v1.6.2"
     
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    lolligertyp

    Thank you for Updating your great Server mod, all works great! Only the flight Plugin (Wings 1.3) kicks me after 5 Seconds of flying: "Flying is not enabled on this server.". How to enable this?
     
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    MarsGlorious

    If Mojang develops a Modding API would you say that it would fix the issues that come about every update with incompatibility? Or does it only do stuff like allow modders to make entities and GUIs?
     
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