Laravel 5.6 is scheduled to be released in February 2018.
Laravel 5.6 FAQ
When Laravel 5.6 is released will 5.5 still be supported?
Laravel 5.5 is an LTS so it will receive bug fixes after the 5.6 release.
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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