If you haven't been watching our Downloads pages closely, you may not have noticed that both SpongeForge and SpongeVanilla for Minecraft 1.10.2 are out! Due to this, SpongeAPI 5.0 will be targeting 1.10.2, while 1.9.4 support will be dropped in favor of development on the latest version of Minecraft. While SpongeForge should work with most Mods, we'd love to further improve compatibility, so if you encounter any issues we encourage you to inform both the Sponge Team and the Mod Author.
API 4.x and SpongeForge for 1.8.9 both remain in Long Term Support and will continue to be supported by the SpongeTeam. These releases will be maintained until the Sponge Team officially declares otherwise.
With Sponge 1.10.2 builds now available, now is the perfect time to work on brand new plugins for the Sponge Plugin Competition for the chance to win some awesome prizes!
If you need help setting up Sponge, check out the Documentation here: