Magento Open Source 2024 Release Schedule & Security Updates!
Adobe is excited to introduce the 2024 schedule for the release of Magento Open Source. Their commitment to enhancing support for critical customer requirements while streamlining costs remains unwavering. In the 2023 release approach, they extended the support window to offer more security updates and facilitate quicker adoption of innovations, thereby enhancing predictability.
Building on these advancements, 2024 brings further enhancements for Adobe’s valued customers. To provide a concise overview, we compare the similarities and differences between the 2023 and 2024 strategies.
What Stays the Same?
- Core patch releases focused on security, performance improvements, GraphQL coverage, and high-severity bug fixes.
- 1 full core patch release in April 2024 – version 2.4.7 – with an expanded 3-year support window.
Increasing to five security-only patch releases for all currently supported Magento Open Source versions to keep your business secure and compliant.
Taking into account these strategic adjustments, their 2024 release calendar comprises a total of five releases.
Adobe remains committed to issuing patches for each supported release iteration of the core Adobe Commerce PHP application. These patch releases present opportunities to update the fundamental codebase, ensuring the security, dependability, and performance of your platform. Notably, features are distinct from the core codebase and are made accessible through external modules, extensions, tools, or web services.
Reference article: Adobe Release Schedule
Adobe trusts that incorporating this schedule into your yearly planning processes will enhance your ability to effectively prepare and distribute resources during these timeframes. Alongside the revised release schedule, they are introducing fresh Adobe Commerce security-only patches for all supported and extended support versions.
Beginning in 2024, Adobe no longer provides “pre-release” access to patches. Instead, for 2.4.7 and later, Adobe Commerce customers can use beta releases to access pre-general availability code for testing and development purposes. Pre-release access is still scheduled for the following 2023 releases:
August 8, 2023, pre-release access is July 25, 2023
October 10, 2023, pre-release access is September 26, 2023
Commencing this year (2023), a modification in the frequency of security and core application patch releases has been introduced. The tally of scheduled security patches has been elevated from three to four, aimed at bolstering customer security. These patches are designed to be lightweight and straightforward to implement. Moreover, a shift to an annual release of one core application patch is being implemented.
This elongated gap between core patch releases results in reduced upgrade expenses, and simplified planning, and enables customers to channel more attention towards optimizing their commerce experiences
Furthermore, supplementary beta releases for the forthcoming 2024 core application patch (2.4.7) will be provided within the year, aiding partners and customers in readiness for the subsequent launch. Comprehensive information can be found in the Adobe Commerce 2023 release schedule.
|Q1||-||2.4.4, 2.4.5||2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.4.6 ||2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.4.6 ||2.4.6|
|Q2||2.4.4||2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.4.6||2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.4.6 ||2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.4.6 ||2.4.6|
|Q3||2.4.4, 2.4.5||2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.4.6||2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.4.6 ||2.4.5, 2.4.6 ||-|
|Q4||2.4.4, 2.4.5||2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.4.6||2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.4.6||2.4.6||-|
Support periods for Adobe Commerce 2.4.4 and later releases
Adobe's ongoing endeavor is to strike a harmonious equilibrium between facilitating seamless and predictable product upgrades, while also expediting the delivery of enhancements and novel features to early adopters. The primary intention of this schedule is to furnish dates on which Adobe intends to unveil significant new features.
These features may exhibit variations over the course of the year. Nevertheless, Adobe maintains a consistent stream of enhancements for extensibility tools, infrastructure, and SaaS products (services) between the stipulated dates provided on this page.
The Bottom Line
In conclusion, the Magento Open Source 2024 release schedule underscores Adobe's unwavering commitment to providing a well-balanced approach to product enhancements and new feature introductions. By maintaining a strategic rhythm of patch releases and delivering substantial improvements, Adobe aims to empower users with a secure, reliable, and innovative commerce platform.
Related Article: Check the Adobe Security Bulletin
The scheduled release dates serve as a roadmap for users, outlining the planned unveilings of significant new features throughout the year. As Adobe continues to refine its approach to versioning and upgrades, the 2024 release schedule embodies the company's dedication to enhancing user experiences while ensuring the stability and performance of the Magento Open Source ecosystem.
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