In past versions of our framework a couple of years ago, I had done this with good intentions, by setting
true, when calling
wp_enqueue_script(). However, I found that doing this caused conflicts with a surprising amount of plugins out there, doing odd things with
wp_enqueue_script(). So, to avoid confused customers in support complaining about plugin compatibility, I had decided to just to undo all this and not include theme scripts in the footer.
But now, a couple of years have gone by, and I’ve decided to take another stab at it, and include all theme scripts within the footer, starting in framework v2.5.2. At the time of writing this, this includes Jump Start 2.0.2 and Denali 1.0.0.