The APIs you know and love
Just because Glowstone is original doesn't mean it can't be familiar.
Use or code Bukkit plugins and they'll work natively with Glowstone, and enjoy first-class Bukkit2Sponge support for your Sponge powered plugins.
Simplicity is the mother of performance
Glowstone's simplicity affords it a performance improvement over CraftBukkit and other servers.
By design, our code is simple and doesn't have to work around the official Minecraft server in order to improve performance or functionality.
Any way you want it
Glowstone is open source and community centric.
Anyone can work on Glowstone, so it reflects what our community wants. And, with Glowstone's MIT license, you can modify it to suit your server's needs. Don't know code? Provide your input in the design process!
How to help
Glowstone natively supports plugins written for the Bukkit, Spigot and Paper APIs.
Simply place the Java archives (.jar) in your server's
plugins directory and run Glowstone.
Note that plugins that use platform-dependent code (NMS, OBC, etc.) require Linkstone, which is incomplete.
You can use Glowstone and Glowkit as Maven dependencies directly from our repository:
<!-- Glowstone Maven snapshot repository --> <repository> <id>glowstone-repo</id> <url>https://repo.glowstone.net/content/repositories/snapshots/</url> </repository>
<!-- Glowstone server dependency --> <dependency> <groupId>net.glowstone</groupId> <artifactId>glowstone</artifactId> <version>2021.7.0-SNAPSHOT</version> </dependency>