Magento 1.x End Of Life — not in 2018
Lately I’ve been approached multiple times with lines like “Did you know that M1 EOL is this November?”. I was quite sure it was not true and postponed but as the date of 18th November 2018 comes closer, the fuss seems to spread again.
It all started when Magento announced that they plan to stop support and updates for Magento 1. The announcement was made in Meet Magento Prague in 2017.
Later, Magento cancelled the EOL date and announced that they have 18-months notification policy for the new EOL date. No announcements regarding Magento 1 End of life were made publicly so this is already a solid indication that support for Magento 1 will not end in 2018.
In order to stop the fuss I contacted Magento themselves to check the possible EOL date. They sent me the announcement linked above and told me that EOL is not going to happen in 2018. On top of that, they also sent me this message:
I just had a call with the technical team — so support for 1.x will be till June 2020.
This may be pushed out in the course of the year- but will not be any time before that.
That being said, there is no need to worry about Magento 1 End-of-life in 2018. Sure, it might be the time to start planning migrations to Magento 2 but it is not that you will be left with an unsupported platform this year if you don’t.