It has been confirmed that linux 4.14 Is going to be the next LTS Kernel Branch. Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has confirmed this latest development. In his google plus post he said:
As no one seemed to make 4.9 blow up too badly, let’s try this again!
4.14 == next LTS kernel I support for at least 2 years.
/me hops on a 12 hour flight to avoid the discussion…
Meanwhile let’s have a look at some of the existing Linux LTS:
|4.9||Greg Kroah-Hartman||2016-12-11||Jan, 2019|
|4.4||Greg Kroah-Hartman||2016-01-10||Feb, 2018|
|4.1||Sasha Levin||2015-06-21||Sep, 2017|
|3.16||Ben Hutchings||2014-08-03||Apr, 2020|
|3.10||Willy Tarreau||2013-06-30||Oct, 2017|
|3.4||Li Zefan||2012-05-20||Apr, 2017|
|3.2||Ben Hutchings||2012-01-04||May, 2018|