When MapBox.js Switched to Leaflet in v1.0.0,
we had bigger plans in mind - to invest in the core of Leaflet to make web
mapping better for all. The ecosystem of Leaflet
is one of the most important parts of building on an open plaform that has
wide reach and a large community of developers and mappers. We’re making
sure that Leaflet’s core is fast and flexible, so that open maps win.
Improving & Refining
Before MapBox.js v1.1.0, we relied on a post-0.5.1 version of Leaflet that
wasn’t official tagged. Now that Leaflet 0.6.1 is tagged after 5 months of development,
we can rely on a major version - and more importantly - distribute MapBox.js
as a proper Leaflet plugin, without a bundled Leaflet.
MapBox.js v1.1.0 also includes many improvements to our thorough API Documentation,
bugfixes, and improvements to the map API. This version also includes
some changes that will make SSL support simpler and easier.
Leaflet gained many improvements in the push,
including improvements from our original push on MapBox.js. Leaflet now
uses mocha for testing,
provides a wider array of layer getters and setters, and has improved behavior
around map interaction. The project is also wisely staying small and simple by
moving some previously-core functionality into plugins