Jomres and the Bootstrap versions
In 2011 Aladar and I attended the Joomla and Beyond event in Germany.
Joomla 4's release has been slow (quite honestly, that's been a godsend to me, I've been so busy with real life that I would have been hard pressed to finish the BS4 template set last year), and at the beginning of this year (2021) it was announced that Joomla 4 will be released with the newest flavour of Bootstrap, Bootstrap 5.
This is, in my opinion, an excellent idea, and one that I fully support. BS5, although it's still in Beta should be feature complete and it's right to include it in J4. It resolves the problems that we saw 10 years ago with trying to support multiple versions of Bootstrap, and will be far less confusing for users of Joomla.
Where does this leave Jomres?
As I said, right now Jomres has a Bootstrap 4 template set that is not working entirely to my satisfaction. Because of the J4 announcement I have instead started working on a BS5 template set which is already in the Nightly build. Again, this set still needs some work, but thankfully a lot of the BS4 work I did can be ported to the BS5 template set so the workload shouldn't be as heavy. Once Joomla 4 goes to Release Candidate I will be able to be confident that nothing will change significantly and I can finish the Bootstrap 5 template set. Once that has happened, I will remove the Bootstrap 4 template set. This means, at that time Jomres will formally support Bootstrap 2, Bootstrap 3 and Bootstrap 5.
I hope that that's not too confusing for you.
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