Patchwork [dpdk-dev,v2] doc: update LTS section

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Submitter Kevin Traynor
Date Feb. 7, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
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Kevin Traynor - Feb. 7, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Update the LTS section to mention the branch, how LTS support ends
and update the currently maintained LTS branches.

Signed-off-by: Kevin Traynor <>
Acked-by: Aaron Conole <>
v2: fixed typo

 doc/guides/contributing/stable.rst | 9 +++++++--
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


diff --git a/doc/guides/contributing/stable.rst b/doc/guides/contributing/stable.rst
index 2ac4f0a88..48f5f37a8 100644
--- a/doc/guides/contributing/stable.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/contributing/stable.rst
@@ -47,7 +47,8 @@  LTS Release
 A stable release can be designated as an LTS release based on community
 agreement and a commitment from a maintainer. The current policy is that each
-year's November release will be maintained as an LTS for 2 years.
+year's November (X.11) release will be maintained as an LTS for 2 years.
-The current DPDK LTS releases are 16.11 and 17.11.
+After the X.11 release, an LTS branch will be created for it at
+ where bugfixes will be backported to.
 It is anticipated that there will be at least 4 releases per year of the LTS
@@ -57,4 +58,8 @@  fixes. Releases should be coordinated with the validation engineers to ensure
 that a tagged release has been tested.
+The current maintained LTS branches are 17.11 and 18.11.
+At the end of the 2 years, a final X.11.N release will be made and at that
+point the LTS branch will no longer be maintained with no further releases.
 What changes should be backported