Magento recently released Magento Open Source 2.2.0 Release Candidate 2.x (formerly Community Edition). This version includes significant new features as well as many bug fixes.
- Enhanced B2B feature set
- Removes points of friction from the B2B purchasing process.
- Magento reduces the cost and complexity of building a B2B site on Magento by providing company account management features out-of-the-box.
- B2B companies can easily view and manage all of their quotes in the Magento Admin Panel.
- B2B APIs enable backend integration.
- Advanced Reporting
- Now merchants can view their products, orders, and customers reports with an improved, reliable, and compelling way.
- Signifyd fraud protection is now integrated with Magento
- Signifyd identifies and rejects potential fraudulent orders and provides 100% chargeback protection
- Significant enhancements in platform security and developer experience
- Security improvements include the removal of specific un-serialize calls and changes to hashing algorithm to improve security for sensitive values.
- Developers will appreciate improvements in debugging, customization, and logging.
- Magento introduced Mass Asynchronous Operations as a framework feature that leverages their queuing system to provide increased scalability for long running business processes.
- Upgraded technology stack
- Magento has dropped support for PHP 5.6 and Varnish 3.
- Magento now supports PHP 7.1, along with Redis 3.2, MySQL 5.7, Varnish 5 support.
- All third-party libraries have been upgraded to the latest stable version.
- Pipeline deployment
- A new deployment process, enables multiple build and deployment stages that can run separately.
- Resource-intensive processes can run on the build server.
- Pipeline deployment supports easy management of configuration between environments.
- Substantial performance gains from improvements in indexing, cart, and cache operations
- Customers can browse and shop on a storefront while indexers are running.
- Cart improvements enable a buyer to create a cart with more than 300 line items, and merchants can process a cart with at least 300 line items.
Steps for submitting an extension on Marketplace
With the updated version of Magento Open Source 2.2 release, nearly all major issues have been addressed and the code is now stable and ready to submit the most updated versions of your extension to the marketplace.
Steps for Submitting your extension on Marketplace:
- Review Magento Commerce 2.2 release information
Visit the Magento 2.2 Quick Start Site. This site includes release notes, documentation, a list of backward incompatible changes, and much more to help you prepare for the release.
- Download Magento Open Source 2.2
- Test Release
Test this latest version and submit any issues via GitHub by August 21, 2017
- Test and submit your Marketplace extensions
- To list your extension in the Marketplace in time for GA, Magento recommends that you limit your updates to the composer.json and module.xml files.
- Review your extension’s compatibility and verify your code still functions as designed with both functional and automated testing
- Submit to Marketplace EQP
Let us know your feedback or questions about Magento Open Source 2.2.
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