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I noticed we have security-only patch releases, what's it and how to use it?

An example of these security-only patch releases, instead of having Magento 2.3.2 my client has installed Magento 2.3.3-p1.

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Now you have the option to take a lighter security-only patch release when you need to, which lets you remain secure for as long as six months before picking up a full release.

Security patches use the Composer naming convention 2.3.3-px. Use Composer to specify a patch. For example, to download the Magento Commerce 2.3.2-p1 meta-package you can use:

composer require magento/product-community-edition=2.3.3-p1

The security-only patch will be based on the latest prior full patch release on our most recent release line to give you a possible upgrade path like this:

Magento security-only patch release

References:

Introducing the New Security-only Patch Release

Devdocs: Upgrade to a security-only patch release

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  • does this mean that Magento no longer will provide patches in a regular format like .patch files? – underser Dec 15 '20 at 9:09
  • Hi @underser, they didn't stop the patches. – Rafael Corrêa Gomes Dec 15 '20 at 15:19

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