Confusion about LTS versions. Any comprehensive documentation regarding everything LTS?

Geoff Simmons geoff at
Fri Mar 4 08:02:06 UTC 2022

> Batanun B writes:
>> Any info on upcoming LTS versions? I'm specifically interested in
>> new non-minor versions, like 6.6 or 7.0.
This thread has helped me notice that some things I knew about LTS don't 
appear to be stated very obviously in the docs.

LTS versions have been at an N.M.x version for years at a time. 
Currently 6.0.x, before that it was 4.1.x. That does change, but rarely. 
"Long term" is for real.

But LTS versions don't ordinarily fall very far behind current 
development, because fixes and new features are backported to LTS as 
long as they aren't breaking changes.

So if you're wondering about 6.6 or 7.0, is it because of some specific 
feature? If so, did that feature introduce a breaking change? If so, 
then you probably need 7.0.

If you're just interested in an LTS version with recent fixes and 
maintenance, then you're probably all right with the most recent LTS 
version, currently 6.0.10.

Details about features and fixes in the LTS versions are in 
doc/changes.rst in the 6.0 branch of the git repo:

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