Greg Kroah-Hartman, the maintainer of LTS and LTSI, announced 2 weeks ago on his blog that the next LTS and LTSI version will be 3.10. It is now time for the industry to get ready for the LTSI 3.10 release.
For those of you who are not fully aware of the LTSI release process, I would like to take this opportunity to elaborate on what you need to do to prepare for the new LTSI release.
1) The 3.10-LTSI schedule is now under discussion among the LTSI project team. We should be able to announce the schedule around the early September time frame.
2) The LTSI merge window will be open for 60 days or so, and most likely, it will be in the October-November time frame. But, again, we will formally announce the merge window schedule in September.
With this schedule, you should be able to merge the new functions that will be merged into the 3.11 and 3.12 upstream kernels.
3) After the 60-day merge window period, LTSI will take a 30-day testing period. Most likely during December.
With this scenario, it looks like around next January we will see the next LTSI kernel released. Let’s work together to build a good common industry kernel which everybody can get benefit from!
Please stay tuned for further announcements!