Today we’re releasing the first of at least two release candidates for Bootstrap 3, and along with it a slew of updates to the project and community. Buckle up.
We’ve mentioned it a few times in previous updates, but today it’s Facebook Official: Bootstrap has moved to @twbs/bootstrap. Watchers, stars, and the like are all maintained in the move, as is all Git history. New digs, same code.
Docs for v3 and v2.3.2
With today’s release we’re pushing forward 100% on Bootstrap 3, meaning when you head to https://getbootstrap.com/ you’ll see the v3 RC1 documentation. Our intention is to make BS3’s testing and development as widespread as possible so we get the best final release possible.
Head on over to https://getbootstrap.com/ to check it out. If you’re running into any broken links on the downloads, give it a bit for the DNS to sort itself out.
We’re fully aware everyone cannot simply jump right into BS3 yet, so we’ve kept the docs for 2.3.2 around for easy access. You’ll find a prominent link to the old docs in all of BS3’s documentation. If you’re in need, head over to https://getbootstrap.com/2.3.2/.
With over ~1,600 commits, ~72,000 additions/deletions, and ~300 files changed, everything has changed. We’ve added features, removed features, and cleaned up a lot more. The v3 pull request on GitHub has all the details you’ll need for a complete list of changes and some helpful migration tips.
Onward to RC2
Bootstrap 3 RC1 is just the start, and we need your help to get to RC2. Download it and give it a go, and most importantly, tell us what you find. If something new is all funky or you found a bug, let us know by opening a new issue.
This morning we pushed out a 2.3.2 patch release to address a single bug (see #7118) related to dropdowns and command/control clicking links in Firefox.
Work on Bootstrap 3 continues and we’re almost ready to do an official release candidate. We’ve addressed nearly all our chosen changes and are now at a point where we’re smoothing things out as much as possible. We’ll share more information on the RC and v3 in the coming weeks.
Download Bootstrap 2.3.2 (latest master ZIP)
Today we’re launching a new project to showcase the absolute best projects built on Bootstrap, the Bootstrap Expo.
The Bootstrap Expo is all hosted on GitHub, meaning recommending new sites is as easy as opening a new issue. It also keeps the primary Bootstrap repo focused on code and documentation, and not dozens of extraneous images.
As a side note, the Expo is the second project appearing under the twbs organization (this blog is already there in private mode). We’ll be moving Bootstrap and the Customizer over with v3 soon.
Until then, enjoy and <3.
Until then, here’s what’s new with 2.3.1:
- Fix missing event type in dropdown plugin
- Fix delegated data-attrs for popover/tooltip
- Make carousel actually pause when you click cycle
- Fix jshint ref in makefile
- Fix trying to remove backdrop when no backdrop is set
Check out the 2.3.1 pull request for more details on the changes in this release.
Download Bootstrap 2.3.1 (latest master ZIP)
Side note: Aside from the fixes in this release, future bugs will only be addressed in 3.0, or punted entirely, as appropriate. This release just fixes a few things left broken that we didn’t feel comfortable ignoring for the next several weeks.