JavaScript GUI Lib: Twitter Bootstrap bundle

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More information about the cause of this deprecation, and suggestions on how to proceed may be found in the documentation below.

Twitter Bootstrap module bundle (see jenkins-js-modules).

Note: DEPRECATED This JavaScript library can now be easily externalized via the package.json.

import this bundle (see jenkins-js-modules) into your application bundle (in your plugin etc) instead of bundling Twitter Bootstrap (and therefore jQuery) in your application bundle, making your app bundle considerably lighter.

importing this bundle will also result in the Twitter Bootstrap CSS being added to the page (namespaced). See below for more details.

HPI Dependency

Your plugin needs to add a dependency on this plugin (to ensure it gets installed in Jenkins).


See to get the latest version.

Using Bootstrap v3:

  • Bundle Id: bootstrap:bootstrap3
  • CSS Namespace: bootstrap-3 (see below for more details)

There are 2 ways of using bootstrap:bootstrap3 in your app bundle:

  1. Normal require syntax (synchronous) on the bootstrap-detached NPM module, and then using a withExternalModuleMapping instruction (jenkins-js-builder) in the app bundle's gulpfile.js.
  2. Lower level import syntax (asynchronous).

require (sync)

If using jenkins-js-builder to create yor application bundle, you can code your application's CommonJS modules to use the more simple CommonJS style require syntax (synch), as opposed to the lower level import syntax (async) of jenkins-js-modules.

When doing it this way, your module code should require the bootstrap-detached NPM module and call getBootstrap to get the Bootstrap instance (a clean/pristine jQuery instance decorated with the bootstrap plugin) e.g.

var $bootstrap = require('bootstrap-detached').getBootstrap();


Note: You should install bootstrap-detached@3 as a dev dependency i.e. npm install --save-dev bootstrap-detached@3

The above code will work fine as is, but the only downside is that your app bundle will be very bloated as it will include both jquery and twitter bootstrap. To lighten your bundle for the browser (by using a shared instance of bootstrap), use jenkins-js-builder to create your app bundle (in your gulpfile.js), telling it to "map" (transform) all synchronous require calls for bootstrap-detached to async imports of the bootstrap:bootstrap3 bundle (which actually exports bootstrap-detached@3) e.g.

var builder = require('jenkins-js-builder');

// Use the predefined tasks from jenkins-js-builder.
builder.defineTasks(['test', 'bundle']);

// Create the app bundle, mapping sync require calls for 'bootstrap-detached' to 
// async imports of 'bootstrap:bootstrap3'.
    .withExternalModuleMapping('bootstrap-detached', 'bootstrap:bootstrap3')

All of the above "magically" translates the appropriate bits of your app bundle's JS code to use async import calls (see below) in a way that just works.

import (async)

You can also use the lower level asynchronous import call (jenkins-js-modules) to get your $bootstrap reference.

    .onFulfilled(function(bootstrap3) {
        $bootstrap = bootstrap3.getBootstrap();

Note: Using this async import approach makes unit testing of your JavaScript modules more tricky because your test scaffolding code will need to manually export the bootstrap-detached module as bootstrap:bootstrap3 in order for the subsequent import to work without failure. This is not an issue when using the synchronous require approach (see above) because the bundle import is only introduced to the JS code as the bundle is being created.

CSS Namespacing

This bundle includes a pre-canned namespaced CSS scoped in a HTML class value of bootstrap-3.

Note: Namespacing the CSS rules makes it safer to use multiple versions of the same CSS lib on the same page.

To use it, you need to specify the addDefaultCSS: true option when specifying the withExternalModuleMapping config during bundle generation.

    .withExternalModuleMapping('bootstrap-detached', 'bootstrap:bootstrap3', {addDefaultCSS: true})

To use it, simply wrap the content in a bootstrap-3 classed element as follows.

<div class="bootstrap-3">
   <!-- content in here can use Bootstrap 3 CSS rules. -->


The $bootstrap instance (in the above examples) is a clean jQuery v2, with the Bootstrap 3 plugins installed onto it i.e. it can be safely used in the browser alongside other jQuery instances of different versions, or with different (and possibly conflicting) jQuery extensions. See jquery-detached.