** Bukkit has been updated unofficially by the developers at Spigot! ** http://www.spigotmc.org/threads/bukkit-craftbukkit-spigot-1-8.36598/ Okay, before we do anything else, I'm going to tell you directly that there is no established time of release. Let me digress; Right, we all know and love CraftBukkit, but what goes into the making of it? Bukkit is the core API of the CraftBukkit server and is the first thing to be updated as CraftBukkit is then updated around the core. There are hundreds of thousands of lines of code and hundreds of thousands of man hours put into making CraftBukkit, it takes a long time to update. It really does, if it was simple, they could have builds out in a matter of minutes. CraftBukkit was issued with a DMCA takedown notice by Wesley Wolf, better known as Wolverness. He issued that the code he'd contributed was to be taken down from any download server to protect his copyright. There are mixed opinions and feelings over this but that's not a discussion for this thread. Here are a few useful links which will help explain the situation: http://forums.bukkit.org/threads/bukkit-its-time-to-say.305106 http://forums.bukkit.org/threads/mojang-and-the-bukkit-project.309715 Now, onto the answer. As of the time of writing, Bukkit will be updated by Mojang, should the DMCA dispute get settled between Bukkit and Wesley Wolf. This however, looks unlikely. Wesley Wolf himself will have to redact the notice. As of right now, Bukkit has no ETA, will never have one and asking is just going to get your thread locked. The best way to "update" is either go Vanilla or look for other successors. Can I update Bukkit? Sure, but you can't update CraftBukkit. That's where the code that Wesley Wolf issued a DMCA takedown on so by doing so would be breaking the DMCA request, breaking the law and breaching copyright. How do I download CraftBukkit? You can't. The download page was affected by the DMCA takedown so you cannot download any version of CraftBukkit. If you have access to any other download, this will not be supported as an official build as it is not able to be verified as a legitimate build of CraftBukkit and caution should be taken when using it on a public server as some people take the time to make things like this malicious. My advice is to use something such as Spigot or the other Bukkit/Server alternatives. I hope this short and sweet thread has answered your question.