Magento Open Source 2.1.x

Release Notes

Magento Community Edition 2.0

We are pleased to present Magento Community Edition 2.0.1, the next generation of the world’s leading digital commerce platform. This patch release contains several important functional updates, including official support for PHP 7.0.2.


PHP 7.0.2 Compatibility

Magento 2.0.1 adds support for PHP 7.0.2, which provides dramatic performance improvements, drastically reduces memory consumption, and supports new PHP language features.

Security Enhancements

This release includes numerous enhancements to improve the security of your Magento 2.0 installation. While there are no confirmed attacks related to these issues to date, certain vulnerabilities can potentially be exploited to access customer information or take over administrator sessions. We recommend that you upgrade your existing Magento 2.0 installation to the latest version as soon as possible.

Security fixes in this release include the following:

To learn more, see the Security Center. We recommend that you review Magento’s Security Best Practices, and make sure that all safeguards are in place to protect your system from compromise. Use this occasion to examine your system for indications of possible attack, such as strange administrator accounts, unfamiliar files on the server, etc. To receive direct notification from our security team regarding any emerging issues and solutions, sign up for the Security Alert Registry.

USPS APIApplication Program Interface: A software interface that lets third-party applications read and write to a system using programming language constructs or statements. Changes

On January 17, 2016, USPS made several changes to their services, rates, and package names. The updates are reflected in this release, and include the following changes:

  • Standard Post renamed “Retail Ground”
  • Flat Rate Box for Priority Mail Express Eliminated

Changes in This Release

The Magento CHANGELOG file itemizes the changes and enhancements specific to Magento Release 2.0.x. The file is organized into categories by minor releases, with the most recent release first.

Fixed issues

Magento 2.0 Resources

Magento provides the following resources to support your migration and development projects:

Code Migration Toolkit

The Code Migration Toolkit helps transfer existing Magento 1.x store extensions and customizations to Magento 2.0.1. The command-line interface includes scripts for converting Magento 1.x modules and layouts.

Data Migration Toolkit

The Magento Data Migration Toolkit, which allows to migrate store data from 1.x CE or EE to 2.x EE, is currently available to users of Magento 2.0.0 EE. This toolkit will be available soon to users of Magento 2.0.1 CE. The Magento Data Migration Toolkit helps transfer existing Magento 1.x customer, product and other data to Magento 2.0.x. The command-line interface includes verification, progress tracking, logging, and testing functions. To learn more, see Data Migration, and check out Data Migration Tool.

Code Samples

We provide a rich set of code samples, such as modules and other components, that demonstrate how to customize Magento 2.0.

Technology stack

Our technology stack is built on PHP and MySQL. Magento 2.0.1 supports PHP 5.5, 5.6x, 7.0.2, and MySQL 5.6.

New Installations

Upgrading Existing Installations