Many of us have been patiently waiting for the official release of Bootstrap 4 since their first Alpha release in August 2015. In September 2016 they released Alpha 4 for Bootstrap. Many people (including us) thought it might be the final release since it had been over a year since they launched the first Alpha. Sadly, that wasn’t the case, however we think there might be some good news.
Bootstrap 4 in 2017
On January 6th 2017 Bootstrap released Alpha 6 for Bootstrap 4. They said it’s one of their biggest ships to date. It drops support for IE9 with the default flexbox layout and sports a spiffy new navbar. The list of technical improvements is impressive, but we found what we think is a big hint, and it was within their themes.
In the same month Bootstrap gave us another huge update – all Bootstrap themes have been upgraded to Bootstrap 4! Why would they do that if Bootstrap 4 just entered Alpha 6? We’re thinking that means Bootstrap 4 development must be coming to finalization’s. It’s been about a year and a half since the first release, plus it’s on Alpha 6 and they just upgraded all Bootstrap themes to use Bootstrap 4.
Hopefully these are some good hints that the official version of Bootstrap 4 will be released soon. If we had to take a guess, we’d say it should be out summer 2017. Of course that’s just our speculation, so if it doesn’t come true we should see Bootstrap Alpha 7 next.