Linux 4.14 kernel will be a Long Term Support branch

Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced that the Linux 4.14 kernel series will be a Long Term Support version.

This means Kroah-Hartman will support the kernel for at least two years.

Softpedia noted that the development of the Linux 4.14 kernel has not begun yet.

Currently, development is underway on Linux 4.12, which should be promoted to a stable release in the coming month. Development of the Linux 4.13 branch will then begin.

If the same pattern of release holds, the first release candidate of Linux 4.13 should be available by the end of July – promoted to a stable release in early September.

Development on Linux 4.14 may therefore begin from mid-September, reported Softpedia.

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