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Meet Leaflet 1.0.

Posted on 27 September 2016 by Vladimir Agafonkin

This is totally not making fun of the announcements by a company with a fruit logo.

Today marks the final release of Leaflet 1.0. It’s a culmination of several years of work by dozens of contributors from all over the world. This is the fastest, most stable and polished Leaflet release ever.

The changelog contains over 400 changes compared to the previous stable, v0.7.7. The highlights include:

This release wouldn’t be possible without such an amazing, diverse, loving community. We’re incredibly proud to be a part of it. Thank you very much for your kind support!

New release cycle

This release is a way overdue and has taken too long. In part this can be attributed to our initial ambition for 1.0 that required rewriting many parts of the library almost from scratch, in part due to perfectionism (some of the beta/rc releases were already more stable than our last stable release), and in part because we underestimated the cost of introducing big breaking changes in a library used by thousands of developers.

Starting with 1.0, we’re switching to a fast release cycle, where a new version will come out every 2–4 weeks. We’ll also prefer many small, incremental changes (with releases in between) over ambitious rewriting quests.

What’s next?

In addition to supporting the new release with fixes and improvements, the following areas will now get our close attention:

Please help us test this new release, make sure it works with your favorite plugins, get involved in discussions on GitHub, and don’t forget we’re always looking for new contributors!

And of course, let’s celebrate!

The Leaflet team.

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