I have to admit, seeing this PR pulled at my heart strings a bit. Goodbye MDG Blaze, thanks for your awesome years of service. Long live Community Blaze.
I'm glad. This seems to indicate less/no Blaze dependencies in any of the core packages in the future? Meaning it should be safer to end up without Blaze & jquery?
Yes, that's the plan - and given that MDG has added a 1.4.1 release milestone to the PR, it's going to be happening soon(ish).
Please also try to get rid of underscore in the future if you're reading this MDG