I am with Jo on this. the BSS devs can always remove JQuery as Bootstrap 5 matures, but there should be a transitional process when major things change, because as a general rule, people are not comfortable with (even minor) change. Newbies are confused especially easily.
This is not to say I don’t get @bss_user 's mentality. JQuery is gone, so throw the kids into the deep end of the pool, and whomever swims, swims, and whomever sinks, sinks.
But my thinking is this… I love BSS. It has totally changed my business, and I’ve made hundreds of thousands of dollars thanks to this software. I won’t lie. I have machiavellian motives. I want this software to continue to evolve. I don’t want people to buy it, and then abandon it out of frustration, switching to Wix or Wordpress or Webflow.
As a business owner, I know that in order for BSS to keep improving, the developers have to keep selling new copies of the software so they can keep reinvesting in its development (unless Martin is secretly a billionaire and is doing this for relaxation .)
The website builder marketplace is already flooded with competing products, but BSS occupies a fairly unique niche. It’s very inexpensive (basically a steal.) It’s very powerful. It’s not cloud-based or subscription-based (both big pluses in my book.) It’s comprehensible for beginners, and powerful for experienced developers. The BSS development team is clearly passionate, and super responsive to the users. This is a dying business ethic in this day and age. It’s almost like we who use BSS are like a small family.
So while it can be time consuming, (and occasionally frustrating,) I know that my “helping” new users here in the Forum is ultimately benefiting me, because every person who becomes a BSS “convert” also becomes an advocate for the software. I have recommended this program to many people, and at least 2 of them have purchased it. Two copies sold maybe means Martin makes his payroll this week. Ten copies sold maybe means he is able to hire a new developer, and in the end, that benefits all of us who use the software.
So the easier it is for people like me and you and Jo and Kuli and Twinstream and some of the others (please don’t feel neglected if I didn’t mention your name) to guide newbies into becoming devotees, the better it is for us all in the long run. They can always yank JQuery 6 or 12 months down the road, once Bootstrap 5 has really become mainstream.
Personally, I still haven’t even built a new site in BS5. I have two sites under construction that I started in 4.x about 2 months ago, and I’ll probably keep them in 4.x until I really have some free time to look over all the new features in BS5. It seems like I always have a mountain of reading to do just to stay relevant in this profession .