We would like to inform you of a change to the planned release schedule for Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source 2.4.4. To help ensure this release delivers the highest standards of security and quality, the pre-release period for Adobe Commerce customers is now planned to begin on March 29, two weeks prior to the general availability date of April 12 for both Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source. While we strive to publish updates on our planned release dates, we shift these dates when we feel it is in the best interest of our merchants.
We also want to remind all merchants of the latest security updates available here. If you are on an impacted version, we strongly recommend that you apply these hotfixes immediately. It is also recommended that you plan to upgrade as soon as version 2.4.4 is available.
Earlier this month, we held our first Adobe Developers Live: Commerce event of the year. The event featured sessions by our product and engineering teams, with topics ranging from maintaining and upgrading the platform to exciting innovations in developer tooling, APIs, and services that enable merchants to deliver amazing shopping experiences. If you were unable to attend the event live, the content is available on-demand on Experience League.
As a developer for Adobe Commerce or Magento Open Source, you may already be aware of theMagento plugin for PHP Storm— currently one of the most popular PHP IDEs. We’re excited to announce that the Adobe Commerce Upgrade Compatibility Tool is now integrated with the plugin, which will make your future upgrades much easier and faster to analyse.
Adobe Commerce Support produces a lot of quality patches by customer requests. Usually, these patches are also backported to previous releases, but they were not publicly available prior to the release of the Quality Patches Tool. The Quality Patches Tool is designed to deliver patches created by Adobe for Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source customers, with the package easily installed via Composer.
As part of our ongoing integration into Adobe Experience Cloud and building on the refresh of the Partner Portal and Partner Directory earlier this year, the marketing pages on Magento.com are migrating to business.adobe.com. Starting today, visitors to magento.com looking for Adobe Commerce or Magento Open Source content will be redirected to business.adobe.com.
Adobe Commerce would not be so successful without our belovedopen-sourcecommunity.We arelooking forthe best way to highlightand celebrateoutside contributionsto ouropen-sourceprojects.That’swhywe are excited to announce thatwecreateddashboards for topcontributorsand partnersusingBitergiaanalytics.
As announced on September 16th 2021, we will be taking big steps towards simplifying our release process and decreasing the total cost of ownership for our Merchants in 2022. Adobe Commerce 2.4.4 will be released on March 8, 2022, be powered by PHP 8.1, and will include several key framework upgrades. To best prepare our Merchants and help them reap all the benefits that 2.4.4 will offer, we’re providing a look into all the platform updates included in the upcoming release. Start planning your upgrade today to keep your stores secure, performant, and reliable.
At Adobe, we’re always striving to keep our Merchants’ eCommerce stores secure, performant and reliable by helping them stay up-to-date with the latest versions of Adobe Commerce. Just as if you were taking care of a physical store, an eCommerce store requires maintenance to make sure you are providing the best experience for your customers, but we are aware of the potential challenges that are associated with the upgrade process as well as the recurrent investment required.
The power of open source software is how it enables a global community of developers to build upon and extend the core code to address a wide range of business needs and use cases. The Magento community has always been a key source of innovation, not just for Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source, but throughout the ecommerce industry - pioneering solutions, rapidly advancing product capabilities, and enabling companies from diverse industries to achieve their customer experience visions. Over the 14 years since Magento was first released, the platform’s flexibility has enabled the largest ecosystem in all of commerce to execute on every imaginable digital business case and empowered customers, partners, and developers to succeed.
Adobe’s Developer Experience team has been committed to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals for the Magento community this year, building on the work that we did in previous years with Jill Binder from Diverse In Tech.
We began holding a training in 2020 to teach you how to hold the Speaker Workshops for your own communities. Despite the difficulties with events over the pandemic, the Hold Your Own Magento Speaker Diversity Workshop was a success. We have seen some people start doing this in their communities right away.
Now we are looking for another group of people who want to learn how to hold this workshop in your own culture, language, time zone, etc.
We are excited to announce that Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source versions 2.4.3, along with security-only versions 2.4.2-p2 and 2.3.7-p1, are now generally available. These release packages are available via composer at repo.magento.com and via account.magento.com. You must use the primary MageID associated with the Adobe Commerce account to access these downloads. For help with access, see our Help Center.
We are excited to announce thatPage Builder, our visual drag & drop content editor, will be available for Magento Open Source users as well as Adobe Commerce users with the 2.4.3 release. This change provides a unified native CMS tool across our platforms which will enable the Magento Community to develop extensions utilizing Page Builder in order to deliver value for the entire ecosystem.
Community contributions play an important role in ensuring the platform remains modern, secure, and stable. In the most recent release, the community contributed fixes to resolve over 300 GitHub issues. Currently, when contributions by the community are accepted, they are included in the next patch release. In addition, fixes are only accepted to the latest release line. Merchants and systems integrators needing to apply critical fixes have to wait for the next release or build and manage patches themselves.
While working on the PHP 8 Compatibility Community Project, we noticed interest in not only updating libraries to PHP 8 compatible versions, but also in updating all other dependencies to the latest versions. We think that's a great idea! The newest versions of libraries not only brings bugfixes and security improvements to the framework, but also allows Magento developers to take advantage of the latest functionality. We are grateful to the contributors who are paying attention to that direction and have already proposed a number of updates via GitHub issues and pull requests.
To gather all these community efforts together, prioritize them, and speed up delivery to the mainline code we are launching the Platform Health Community Project!
We have completed upgrading Magento external dependencies in the scope of the PHP 8 Compatibility project. These changes will be available in the 2.4.3 release. We are still working to update internal dependencies to provide full PHP 8.0 compatibility. Also, based on our experience we have decided to eliminate some of the least active dependencies so that we can accelerate efforts to make Magento compatible with new PHP versions in the future; particularly for PHP 8.1.
We are excited to announce the release of Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source – 2.3.7 and 2.4.2-p1. With important updates to security, we strongly recommend that you take advantage and upgrade as soon as possible to ensure your sites remain secure, compliant, and optimized for the highest level of performance.
Magento Commerce Champions is a new and expanded program for top Magento community contributors. It builds and extends on the success of the Magento Masters and is open to anyone who is active in the community, creates a positive environment, and consistently adds value to the community.
This program will allow us to better engage local commerce leaders and address the connected-but-disjointed world we currently live in, while making more space for diversity and inclusion.
Spring is in full swing and Adobe is continuing to grow our Magento community towards our shared goal of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Though this year has seen many people face different and difficult challenges, we are thankful to everyone for being dedicated to supporting diversity across our broad Magento community.
We are bringing back the popular Magento Community Speaker Workshop on May 20 and 27, 2021 so that everyone across the global Magento community, no matter your current experience in public speaking, can own your expertise and generate Magento-related topics on which to give a talk.
Welcome to the February 2021 Magento Developer Community Update. Each month we bring you up to speed with what's been happening with Magento and its community as well as upcoming events, hangouts, releases, and more.
The year 2020 was a very unusual and challenging year for all of us. This year undoubtedly changed community life and forced us to cope and adjust.
The Magento Community did a fantastic job in such difficult circumstances. Meetups, conferences, and contribution days have been held online making them even more accessible for everyone around the globe. Remote collaboration has never been so active!
Since 2015, Split Database functionality has been offered within Magento Commerce as atoolthatmerchants can take advantage of to improve performance.Thanks toenhancementsover the last few yearstothe Magento platform, merchants arenowableto matchSplit Databaseperformance via a single database method. For this reason,we're excited to announce that in the coming release of Magento 2.4.2, we will begin the process of deprecating Split Database.