At the Open Source Summit Europe, Jonathan Corbett, Linux kernel developer and executive editor of Linux Weekly News, caught everyone up with what’s new in the Linux kernel and where it’s going from here.
Here’s one major change coming down the road: Long-term support (LTS) for Linux kernels is being reduced from six to two years.
Currently, there are six LTS Linux kernels — 6.1, 5.15, 5.10, 5.4, 4.19, and 4.14. Under the process to date, 4.14 would roll off in January 2024, and another kernel would be added. Going forward, though, when the 4.14 kernel and the next two drop off, they won’t be replaced.