I’m kind of on the fence about updating to 1.17 right now. My server isn’t live yet, but I’ll definitely be updating my server to 1.17 and 1.18 in the future.
I want to update my server to a stable version of 1.17 before my server is live because at the very least I want all of the new world changes to be part of the world when players start playing.
The caves and cliffs update was my ideal but unfortunately it was pushed back to 1.18.
My concern is whether it’s a wise idea to host a server on 1.17. The whole Java 16 thing seems a bit weird to me. I see that J16 doesn’t have LTS, so is it too detrimental in the long term to host a server on 1.17?
I assume that Minecraft won’t utilize J16 for much longer, so will the Java version change again for 1.18?
If it does, will the process of updating a server corrupt a lot of files or cause problems otherwise?
Are there plugin developers who plan to skip updating their plugin to support 1.17 altogether?
Would it simply be best if I keep my server on 1.16.5 and wait for a stable version of 1.18?