According to a tweet from the Linux Foundation, it appears that the next Long Term Support version of the Linux kernel will be 4.1.
Linux kernel 4.1 is currently in development & is expected to be released later this month. Earlier this week Linux kernel version 4.1-rc6 was released.
Linux kernel 4.1 will have a number of new features and of course the nescessary bug fixes.
Here are some highlights of version 4.1:
- Hardware support: Intel XenGT vGPU support for Intel graphics virtualization and better performance for Cherry Trail / Bay Trail Intel hardware.
- File-Systems: Btrfs improvements for massive file-systems and TraceFS will be added to the kernel.
- Optimizations: x86 / ASM code cleaning and eBPF improvements.