If 5.10 is the new lts kernel

then why is linux-lts still on 5.4?

It will switch in time.
Then 5.4 will go to the grave. RIP

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5.10 won’t become the LTS until after 5.11 (probably 5.11.1) is released

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Wouldn’t that defeat the “purpose” of (separate) lts kernel if current linux and linux-lts had the same version?
I prefer the current state.

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It would indeed. Would be 5.10.4 (linux) and 5.10.3 (linux-lts)

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5.10.X is still marked as stable and not yet longterm at https://www.kernel.org/

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Which makes total sense.

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It will not. 5.4 will be supported until Dec, 2025. And even the older LTS kernels like 4.19, 4.14, 4.9 and 4.4 are still supported for the next years.

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each lts kernel is 2 years. linux-lts 5.4 will keep that version for 1 year then it goes to the aur for another year. the 5.10 version is the same one year and year later to the aur :slight_smile: total of 2years life spend before was 5. but if opensuse or RH decide to SLS it they prolonge it.

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For the records:
You can still get the linux 4.4 LTS kernel in the AUR and this kernel was released Jan. 2016: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/linux-lts44/

The official kernel support schedule can be found here: https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html

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:ok_hand: neverthought they rechange there schedule… it is just weird they plan to do 2 years support and some year later 3 years extra … but you’re right i hardly watch the site… was asuming they wil take the 2 years schedule…

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