When will Bukkit be updated for Minecraft 1.5?

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    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.


    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.


    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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    And this will work with 1.4? (sorry, just a little confused.)

    What would I do now once I've installed this?
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    this is a copy from before the 1.5 update...
    once you know where your Bin folder is. you drop it in.. and when it ask you again.. if you want update..
    say not now... it should not do an update..

    There are two links there... 1 for a 43 Mb file..has HD texture pack 256x256

    the other smaller fill is a default copy...
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    Sorry, but drop it in where and do I have to extract the files?
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    I dont have a problem with waiting, i have a small server for just my friends, we all updated our minecraft clieints. but minecraft has singleplayer for a reason! thanks... Keep it up!
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    in ur minecraft folder. but idk how this would work with mac, as i am guessing u use macs from ur avatar.
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    If you are on Mac OS..i don't know where it stores the files.
    Yes. you do have to extract it..... do a seach for minecraft.jar.... you will find your Bin folder.
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    I just saw the changelog from 1.5 and there are much more bugs than "news".... :confused:
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    now it is a new version for server:

    2011-04-20 16:32:33 [INFO] Starting minecraft server version Beta 1.5_02

    Release was 1 hour ago :) so 5 for craftbukkit *joking*

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    yea, notch said that there were just server updates and theres no reason for 1.5_02 client version :D
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    I'm using a Vista PC right now, and when I dropped the bin file into the Minecraft launcher file, it still opened up 1.5.
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    Keep up the good work guys! bukkit is an amazing project and has made minecraft so much more fun to play and to admin. I'm confident you have everything under control. Thanks for all your efforts!
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    Thank you for this information. glad we have developers that care for us here.
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    thank you Simanova.....
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    1.5 is already out by now, I think the Bukkit team has made a grat job so far, and there should be no rush in getting a new version, people can wait a little bit, because I'm sure it won't take that long.

  18. Thanks for keeping up the good work guys! SOme people dont understand why you cant rewrite code in a matter of seconds lol.

    I dont understand why the creators of minecraft dont help you guys out! I cant believe they obfuscate the code to make things more difficult. Ive tried to look through it myself to write my own mods, and didnt hav ethe time to try to work out which objects were what.

    +10 points for you guys. Keep up the good work!
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    Thanks for the news!

    I completely understand the problems you guys face with updates. Thanks for sticking with it and continuing to give us quality bukkit releases!
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    I removed the old bin file and added the new one, but now it only shows the company logo and then a blank black screen, then freezes. What would I do now?
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    That said, my Minecraft copy shows they've already updated to 1.5.01 Glitch? Or have they already updated.
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    minecraft 1.5_01 came out! why did you update yet? Im just kidding i under stand! im not one of the idiots who expect you to be able to update it within literally 5 seconds. By the way anyone know whats differant in 1.5_01?

    maybe they fixed it so when i add redstone to a normal track intersecttion it doesnt crash the game.

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    Kelly Becker

    Thank you very much guys! your hard work is much appreciated. And im all for the delays i dont have time to update my server atm anyway. Although my players are complaining lol... whatever they can complain.

    Keep of the amazing work! I gotta admit i been really impressed with these past couple builds!
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    did you d/l the 43mb Ver... if you did..try the smaller one..I think its 1.2 mb or something..

    The textrue packs might be messing with your computer.
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    bout 4 major bugs that cause your client to crash while doing anything on a SMP server running 1.5.

    This is fixed with server 1.5_02

    are you using the new launcher or the old one? because the old launcer auto updates.

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    Link can you please try to help him.. I am at work. I can't do much from here.

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    1.5_02 is out for server, removing most, if not all crashes. Would the bukkit team update to this?
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    I think I'll just stay with 1.5 with Single Player until Bukkit comes out with a 1.5 compatible version.
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    SummerForce, I think so! :p
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    When did that come out?
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    The PC Tech Guy

    I actually liked the fact of less Bukkit updates - keeps things more stable. So on the subject of stability, take you time and make a nice stable RB.

    Also can't wait for fill!
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