Laravel 5.5 is scheduled to be released in August of 2017 and will be the next major release.
Laravel 5.5 Responsable Interface for Responses
Laravel 5.5 Custom Validation Rule Objects
Laravel 5.5 Pivot Casting
DD and Dump Are coming to Collections in Laravel 5.5
Laravel Package Auto-Discovery
Whoops is coming back in Laravel 5.5
Laravel 5.5. Custom Validator Rules
Laravel throw_if and throw_unless Helpers
Laravel 5.5 Returns the Request Data from the Validator
Laravel 5.5 Gets Improvements with the Default Error Views
Laravel 5.5 Adds Support for Custom Exception Reporting
Laravel 5.5 Adds Frontend Presets
Laravel Migrate Fresh Command
Laravel 5.5 Adds Support for Email Themes in Mailables
In Laravel 5.5 You Can Render Mailables to the Browser
In Laravel 5.5 “vendor:publish” Gets A Provider Prompt
Laravel 5.5 Will Be The Next LTS Release
Laravel 5.5 will require PHP 7.0+
Laravel 5.5 FAQ
When will Laravel 5.5 be released?
The scheduled release date is August 2017
When Laravel 5.5 is released will 5.4 still be supported?
Laravel 5.4 will not receive bug fixes after the 5.5 release, however, it will continue to get security updates until January of 2018.
Do you have any more information on the release cycle?
Yes, you can learn more about the Laravel Release process here.
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