LTS kernel release for 2019
As I had this asked to me 3 times today (once in irc, and twice in email), no, the 5.3 kernel release is NOT the next planned Long Term Supported (LTS) release.
I've been saying for a few years now that I would pick the “last released” kernel of the year to be the next LTS release. And as per the wonderful pointy-hair-crystal-ball, that looks to be the 5.4 kernel release this year.
So, count on it being 5.4, unless something really bad happens in that release, such as people throwing in loads of crud because they “need” it for the LTS release. If that happens again, I'll just have to pick a different release...