A fast, customizable and compatible open source server for Minecraft: Java Edition (by GlowstoneMC)


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3 months ago

GlowstoneMC/Glowstone is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts where Glowstone has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-01.
  • Is it possible to write a Minecraft server in a language OTHER than Java?
    You could. Glowstone is a Minecraft server written in Java (without any of Mojang's code) but it is still not feature complete from what I heard, so things are missing. When I tried it, it seemed pretty solid and fast though.
  • The Problem with Gradle | 2021-01-16
    I forked a project [1] in 2015 to remove Gradle, and it then quickly subsumed the original project, remaining under active development to this day.

    There were other reasons, but de-gradling was one of the main motivations for my fork, and among the first of the major changes I made. The project is an implementation of an API which was discontinued by the original developers, but initially was built using Maven.

    After switching from Gradle (which the project switched to in 2014) back to Maven, build times significantly decreased and development became much more pleasant. I found Gradle to be like a speed bump slowing down development, and reverting back to Maven was like a breath of fresh air. Simple, straightforward, and fast. Maven may not be perfect, but it does the job well.

    [1] An open source Bukkit server implementation, ->