Magento always attracts its fans by providing even more updated technology and more features with its Magento 2 latest version. Magento released Magento 2.4.1 on October 15, 2020. And as usual, this release also made several improvements to Magento Core Quality 2.4.0. As everyone knows, Magento’s team keeps providing Magento updates from time to time to keep their lovers happy. That’s why Magento users’ expectations for Magento updates increase even more. Here you can see what Magento developers and users can expect with the new Magento 2.4.2 release since the Magento 2.4.1 release.
This release of Magento 2.4.2 includes more than 280 new fixes and more than 30 security enhancements to the core code. It also includes the resolution of around 290 GitHub issues by members of the Magento community. Security enhancements include expanding support for the semi site attribute for all cookies. Elitix search 7.9.x and Redis 6.x are now supported in this. All known issues detected in Magento 2.4.1 have been improved in this new release.
Magento Open Source 2.4.2 enhances performance and security as well as significant platform improvements. Magento 2.4.2 includes minor backward-incompatible changes. Which you can see in the BIC context.
Below you can find out the major highlights of the Magento 2.4.2 release:
Security-only patch available:
Merchants can now install time-sensitive security fixes without applying the hundreds of functional fixes and enhancements that a full quarterly release provides. Patch 126.96.36.199 is a security-only patch that provides fixes for vulnerabilities that have been identified in our previous quarterly release, Magento 2.4.1. All hotfixes that were applied to the 2.4.1 release are included in this security-only patch.
Substantial security enhancements:
This Magento 2 release includes over 35 security fixes and platform security improvements. All security fixes have been backported to Magento 2.4.1-p1 and Magento 2.3.6-p1.
- Elasticsearch 7.9.x is now supported.
- Magento 2.4.2 has been tested with Varnish 6.4. Magento 2.4.x remains compatible with Varnish 6.x.
- Redis 6.x is now supported.
- Magento 2.4.2 is now compatible with Composer 2.x.
This release of Magento 2.4.2 in 2021 includes code enhancements that boost API performance and Admin response time for deployments with large catalogs. Multiple scalability enhancements enable Magento 2.4.2 to natively support complex catalogs up to 20x larger than in previous releases.
This release contains enhancements to core quality, which improve the quality of the Framework and these functional areas: Customer Account, Catalog, CMS, OMS, Import/Export, Promotions and Targeting, Cart and Checkout, and Staging and Preview.
Other highlights of Magento 2.4.2:
- GraphQL improvements
- Adobe Stock Integration
- Magento Functional Testing Framework (MFTF)
- Vendor Developed Extensions
- AWS S3 support enhancements
If you want to know more about Magento 2.4.2 in 2021 then you can follow the link given in the release notes below.
Magento 2.4 Release Notes:
Magento Open Source 2.4.2 Release Notes
You can also see information related to the Upgrade Magento 2.4.1 in our previous post.
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