Maybe outlining the steps will help people understand the level of expertise and dedication that is needed to get an update out for bukkit. People started working on this seconds after the update dropped (before Mojang even announced it!) Download the new official minecraft_server.jar Convert it back to text files. These contain code that is barely readable, every thing in them is renamed to meaningless letters before they even leave Mojang. Sheep for example could be "gh" and Chunk could be "qw". Figure out the translation from these short letters back to the things they represent. The translation changes on every release from Mojang! Figure out where the existing bukkit modifications go and change them if needed - With new things added and old things changed some of the modifications that make up bukkit will now be in the wrong place, make no sense, be completely broken, or be broken in subtle ways that can only be found through testing. Add new bukkit modifications so that existing bukkit features still work for new stuff in the update. Test it! The nature of these steps make it IMPOSSIBLE to estimate when it will be done. You don't know what will be broken, or how long it will take to fix. Steps 1 to 3 are already done as far as I'm aware, amazing! I'm just an thankful user not a bukkit dev - so if I got anything wrong please correct me.