Spartacus Roadmap

This document describes what what is planned for Spartacus for Q4 2022 and later.

Last updated August 2022 by Bill Marcotte, Senior Product Manager, Spartacus


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Overview

General Release Information

New Spartacus libraries are usually published every week. Each release may contain bug fixes, improvements, and new features.

When new features are available for release, normally we will publish a pre-release “next” version of the libraries with the new features, in order to get feedback. When the final, new, minor version is ready, we usually publish a release candidate (RC), with the final new x.y.0 a few days or weeks later.

Some of the links provided in the following lists point to SAP Commerce Cloud Accelerator or platform documentation, to give an idea of what the feature is about. These links are for context only. While we strive for feature parity, the Spartacus implementation of features may not work exactly as in Accelerator.

Other Release Documentation

For an overview of what was included in a specific release, see Release Information for All Versions of Spartacus Libraries.

For information about features published in pre-release libraries, see Pre-Release Information.

For roadmap information for all of SAP Commerce Cloud, including Spartacus topics, see the SAP Roadmap Tool.

Questions? Assistance needed?

If you have technical or how-to questions about using Spartacus, try asking on Stack Overflow.

If you would like to report an issue for assistance from SAP, please use the SAP Launchpad reporting tool

Summary of Tentative Release Dates

5.0 (scheduled for Q4 2022)

User experience and feature improvements:

  • Screen Reader support for all B2C/Core features, plus addition of other accessibility requirements related to contract, labels, and more
  • Support for new PDF and Video component types introduced in SAP Commerce Cloud 2205
  • Toast option when adding to cart: Displays temporary confirmation message in top right corner, after adding to cart, instead of modal that must be closed
  • Clear Cart command on cart page

Architecture-related improvements:

  • Angular 13 framework
  • Cart and B2B Checkout libraries bringing performance by splitting modules into smaller libraries
  • Command & Queries for the checkout library, for improved developer experience
  • Schematics for “wrapper” modules
  • Strict compilation enabled
  • Removal of most deprecated code

Post-5.0 (end of 2022 and into 2023)

User experience and feature improvements:

Note that certain features require specific SAP Commerce Cloud backend releases, including future releases. For example, B2B Registration requires SAP Commerce Cloud 2105. Requirements will be documented when the feature is released.

Architecture-related improvements:

  • Lazy loading for outlets and CSS styles (performance improvement)
  • Further code splitting (modules to be determined)
  • Update of Angular framework as available