MariaDB Server 11.4 will be LTS

MariaDB Server 11.4 will be a long-term support release, on top of our current plan.

Early February, we announced that we were adjusting the MariaDB Server release model. As part of that, we already announced our move towards a yearly LTS cycle. To get our current features earlier into broad use, we have decided to make an LTS now, to cater for the needs of MariaDB 11 users expecting a full five years of bug fixes in a release with a locked feature set.

The goal of this additional LTS is to encourage a broader adoption of MariaDB Server 11.4.