You can update to 1.8 now!
The Bukkit incident
If you are not yet aware, the bukkit project, in recent weeks has seen a huge amount of instability and turmoil. In wake of an (almost) shutdown of the project by EvilSeph, and a DMCA takedown issued against it, along with the retirement of much of the bukkit team, the future of the bukkit API is not certain. Since all of MelonCraft runs on spigot, a fork of CraftBukkit, which in turn is based on Bukkit, the server software we run on may not be updated in a while, and plugins will not/cannot be developed for it in the immediate future. This means that we are now in the process of evaluating the situation, and determining the best course of action. This course is not yet clear, and we must wait until the situation unfolds more before we are able to make a decision regarding the future of MelonCraft. Please note that MelonCraft will continue to stay up and will be available for play in its current state. This only concerns updates.
The server is now compatible with 1.8 clients, but 1.8 features (new blocks, etc) are not available for use yet.
New items/blocks in 1.8:
Diorite, Andesite, Granite, Slime Block, Barrier, Iron Trapdoor, Multicolored Wood Items.
To play: Enter your username and a random password (it can be anything, as long as it's not blank) and click "Login". It will say failed login, then click "Play Offline". This launcher allows you to create profiles and install mods with ease. Magic!