Hello, given recent developments in the Minecraft multiplayer scene, the future of Livecraft and many other servers is in question. The Bukkit project is no longer providing downloads or source code, leaving servers and developers to find another project or move on from Minecraft. In light of this, there have been groups that have formed to create a replacement for Bukkit. One such project is called “Sponge“, which is a project which aims to continue where Bukkit left off, using a clean codebase and an improved API. As a result, I have decided that Livecraft will use the Sponge server software once it is stable enough for daily use. Consequently, the Minecraft 1.8 update has been delayed considerably, and may not even happen before the year is out. Here’s to a brighter, yellow, and more absorbent (ba dum tss) future for Livecraft.
tl;dr: Bukkit is dead, Spigot is on life support. A new project called Sponge has potential to succeed Bukkit. Livecraft will most likely not update to Minecraft 1.8 before the year ends.
Jonathan Alfonso (alfonsojon)