Laravel 5.4 will be the next version of Laravel. It's currently in development and the estimated release date is January 2017.
Laravel 5.4 Includes Two New Middleware
Automatic Facade’s coming to Laravel 5.4
Laravel Dusk Is Coming to Laravel 5.4
Laravel Elixir Will Be Renamed To Laravel Mix
In Laravel 5.4 You Can Use Markdown in Your Emails
Route improvements are coming to Laravel 5.4
Laravel 5.4: JSON Based Language Files
Laravel Blade Components and Slots are coming to 5.4
Laravel 5.4 – Higher Order Messaging for Collections
Laravel 5.4 FAQ
When will Laravel 5.4 be released?
The scheduled release date is in January of 2017, and this version will get six months of bug fixes and one year of security updates.
When Laravel 5.4 is released will 5.3 still be supported?
Laravel 5.3 will not receive bug fixes after the 5.4 release, however, it will continue to get security updates until July of 2017.
Do you have any more information on the release cycle?
Yes, you can learn more about the Laravel Release process here.
Will Laravel 5.4 be an LTS release?
No. Laravel 5.1 is currently the only LTS release and it receives bug fixes until June 2017 and security patches until June 2018
What is the best way of being notified when 5.4 is released?
We offer an instant notification email for new posts on this site and a weekly Laravel newsletter that you can join and be notified as soon as it's released.