[rhelv6-announce] Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 Beta Now Available for Testing

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Santiago) announcement mailing-list rhelv6-announce at redhat.com
Mon Sep 15 23:52:10 UTC 2014

Greetings Red Hat Partners,

Red Hat is pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Software 
Collections 1.2. Delivered on a separate lifecycle from Red Hat 
Enterprise Linux with a more frequent release cadence, Red Hat Software 
Collections expedites the delivery of essential web development tools, 
dynamic languages, open source databases, C and C++ compilers, the 
Eclipse IDE, and a variety of development and performance management 
tools. As these updated components can be installed alongside versions 
included in base Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Software Collections 
is designed to bridge developer agility and production stability by 
accelerating the creation of modern applications that can be confidently 
deployed into production. New additions include:

  * Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.0, a software collection in its own 
right, is now included as a component of Red Hat Software Collections. 
Of note, Red Hat Developer Toolset is now available for use with Red Hat 
Enterprise Linux 7. This update brings the Eclipse IDE to Red Hat 
Enterprise Linux 7 for the first time and ensures that C and C++ 
developers are able compile once and deploy to multiple versions of Red 
Hat Enterprise Linux. For example, Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.0 users 
can now compile on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to run on both Red Hat 
Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Noteworthy updates to 
Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.0 include: GCC 4.9, the addition of ltrace 
0.7.91, and a number of additional bug fixes and feature enhancements.

  * DevAssistant 0.9.1, a useful tool for setting up development 
environments, publishing code, and completing other associated tasks; 
DevAssistant comes with both an intuitive GUI and CLI.

  * Maven 3.0, a build automation tool for Java projects that describes 
how software is built and all associated dependencies.

  * Git 1.9.4, formerly distributed as part of Red Hat Developer 
Toolset, has been updated and placed into its own collection enabling 
developers to be able to access and install Git without necessarily 
having to install Red Hat Developer Toolset.

  * An updated release of Nginx 1.6, giving developers access to a fully 
supported version of this high performance web server and web proxy.

  * The latest stable versions of popular dynamic languages employed to 
create modern web-based applications, including Ruby with Rails, Python, 
PHP, Perl, as well as a Technology Preview of Node.js.

  * The latest stable versions of popular open source databases, 
including MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and MongoDB.

As with previous releases, Red Hat Software Collections can be used to 
develop applications for deployment on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the 
world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, and on OpenShift, the leading 
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), offering customers the ultimate 
flexibility and choice for development and deployment. In addition, 
customers can deploy applications built using Red Hat Software 
Collections into production with confidence as most Red Hat Software 
Collections components are supported for 3 years.


Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 Beta is available now for use with Red 
Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to customers and 
partners with select active Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions. To 
access and download Red Hat Software Collections, visit: 


To access documentation for Red Hat Software Collections, visit:

Latest Red Hat Software Collections release notes: 

Latest Red Hat Developer Toolset release notes: 

Additional Red Hat Enterprise Linux documentation: 


The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team

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