Lifecycle of Magento software support

Magento provides clarity around all software support commitments. These commitments and announcements define the approach towards providing software support for Magento platform. Commitments help many merchants to get additional time to make the transition to the newer Magento version. According to the announced lifecycle by Magento, customers can get sufficient time to reach that confidence to upgrade when it is right to their business.

There are 3 areas in this post that deserve attention:

  1. Lifecycle of Magento Open source software
  2. Lifecycle of Magento Commerce source software
  3. Applicable Magento software support

Lifecycle of Magento Open source software (formerly known as Community Edition):

For Magento 1 open source, only security patches will be provided until June 2020 to ensure Magento 1 sites remain secure and compliant. You can refer below table to see which version of Magento 1 open source continues to receive software security maintenance. Table contains Magento 2 open source lifecycle as well. 

ReleaseRelease DateEnd of Magento-providedbug fix maintenanceEnd of Magento-providedsecurity maintenance*
Community Edition 1.0March 2008March 2009March 2010
Community Edition 1.1July 2008July 2009July 2010
Community Edition 1.2December 2008December 2009December 2010
Community Edition 1.3March 2009March 2010March 2011
Community Edition 1.4February 2010February 2011February 2012
Community Edition 1.5February 2011February 2012June 2020
Community Edition 1.6August 2011August 2012June 2020
Community Edition 1.7April 2012April 2013June 2020
Community Edition 1.8September 2013September 2014June 2020
Community Edition 1.9May 2014May 2015June 2020
Community Edition 2.0November 2015March 2018March 2018
Community Edition 2.1June 2016June 2019June 2019
Open Source 2.2**September 2017September 2019December 2019
Open Source 2.3November 2018
Open Source 2.4Q3 2020
*This policy may be updated by Magento from time to time. Ref: Magento open source software maintenance policy.
** Software version becomes unsupported by Magento after the date listed
*** Name changed from “Community Edition” to “Open Source”

Lifecycle of Magento Commerce software (formerly known as Enterprise Edition):

For Magento 1 Commerce, only security patches will be provided until June 2020 to ensure Magento 1 Commerce sites remain secure and compliant. You can refer below table to see which version of Magento 1 commerce continues to receive software security maintenance. Table contains Magento 2 Commerce lifecycle as well. 

ReleaseRelease DateEnd of Software Support
Enterprise Edition 1.9July 2010July 2012¹
Enterprise Edition 1.10February 2011February 2013¹
Enterprise Edition 1.11August 2011August 2013¹
Enterprise Edition 1.12April 2012April 2014¹
Enterprise Edition 1.13October 2013June 2020
Enterprise Edition 1.14June 2014June 2020
Enterprise Edition 2.0November 2015March 2018
Enterprise Edition 2.1June 2016June 2019
Magento Commerce 2.2September 2017December 2019³
Magento Commerce 2.3November 2018
Magento Commerce 2.4Q3 2020
*This policy may be updated by Magento from time to time. Ref: Magento open source software maintenance policy.
**Enterprise Edition was renamed Magento Commerce
***Software version becomes unsupported by Magento after the date listed

Applicable Magento Software support:

“Magento software support and/or security maintenance apply only to Magento software and does not apply to third-party extensions or customizations. Maintenance of extensions, customization or other modifications to the Magento codebase, including compliance with security and privacy standards (PCI, SOC, ISO, etc.), are the express responsibility of the merchant.”

Ref:

https://partnermarketing.magento.com/ResourceFiles/492a9f5e-5f2b-4d45-b387-937a318c36a8.pdf
https://magento.com/blog/magento-news/supporting-magento-1-through-june-2020
https://magento.com/sites/default/files/magento-open-source-software-maintenance-policy.pdf
https://magento.com/sites/default/files/magento-software-lifecycle-policy.pdf

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