Adobe Commerce 2.4.4 is coming early next year (March 8th), this version will be powered by PHP 8.1 and other key framework upgrades. 2.4.4 will bring a bunch of benefits for your Commerce projects, but we are also aware that the upgrade can be challenging, for this reason, we have planned an extended beta program to help you prepare your technology and merchants for the upcoming upgrade.
This time we will be releasing 4 monthly beta versions, starting next week with beta 1 release on October, 18th.
With the 2.4.4 beta program, you'll get an understanding of where in the codebase changes are happening, and start preparing 5 months before GA (March 8th).
You will also be able to provide valuable feedback to our team and help us find and correct issues.
As we appreciate your collaboration and feedback, we will have, for the first time, a special reward for our top 3 partners and individual Beta Program contributors with mentions on our release notes, beta blog posts, and other communications.
All requirements and steps to participate in the Beta program can be found on the GitHub Beta Program page.
Make sure you do not miss 2.4.4 beta releases, you can now book your calendar with release dates to get the latest code as soon as it is available:
- 2.4.4 Beta1: October 18th, 2021
- 2.4.4 Beta2: November 22nd, 2021
- 2.4.4 Beta3: December 14th, 2021
- 2.4.4 Beta4: January 10th, 2022
- 2.4.4 General Availability: March 8th, 2022
We invite you to join our beta program slack channel #magento-beta or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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