NODE 18 UPGRADE FOR OPEN STOREFRONT FRAMEWORK
With commerce 23.08 (23C August Maintenance) version upgrade, there is an upgrade of Node version to 18LTS.
NOTE: This applies to customer who are either live on OSF (OPEN STOREFRONT FRAMEWORK) or currently implementing with OSF. No impact for Customers using Classic Storefront.
Open Storefront Framework is also being upgraded to the latest long-term support version of Node.js 18LTS. With this version of React we did not find any incompatibilities in OOTB features.
However, there are steps you should take to prepare ahead of time.
a. There can be a risk for incompatibility, where outdated NPM libraries that may be used by any customizations.