Linux 4.9 Planned As The Next LTS Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 6 September 2016 at 08:59 AM EDT. 2 Comments
Greg Kroah-Hartman announced he's planning on Linux 4.9 to be the next long-term supported kernel that he will maintain for a period two years.

Confirmed via his blog, the Linux 4.9 kernel should be the next LTS release. However, he reserves the right to change that should Linux 4.9.0 not shape up as well as he would like where he could decide to fallback to Linux 4.8 as an LTS release or hold off until Linux 4.10.

Linux 4.9 will officially enter development in the next few days once Linux 4.8 ships. There is already a number of exciting features we're looking forward to with the 4.9 kernel.

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