[rhelv6-announce] Red Hat Software Collections 2.1 Beta & Red Hat Developer Toolset 4.0 Beta - Now Available for Testing

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Santiago) announcement mailing-list rhelv6-announce at redhat.com
Thu Oct 15 20:04:15 UTC 2015

Red Hat is pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Software 
Collections 2.1. 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, and open source databases. 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:
* Varnish Cache 4.0.3, a caching HTTP reverse proxy that is able to 
accelerate web applications
* nginx 1.8, an updated version of the popular HTTP and reverse proxy server

Updated collections include:
* Red Hat Developer Toolset 4.0 (see below)
* Node.js 0.10.40
* Maven 3.0.5
* Common Java Packages Collection 1.2

Red Hat is also pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat 
Developer Toolset 4.0. Available through the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 
Developer Program and related subscriptions, Red Hat Developer Toolset 
continues to streamline application development on the world’s leading 
enterprise Linux platform, enabling developers to compile applications 
once and deploy across multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Updates include: GCC 5.2 (the latest stable upstream version of GCC), 
GDB 7.10, Eclipse Mars (4.5), and a number of updates to toolchain 
components and performance tools, like binutils (2.25), dwz (0.12), 
elfutils (0.163), SystemTap (2.8), and OProfile (1.1.0).

In addition to the provision of Dockerfiles[1], many of the most popular 
Red Hat Software Collections are now available as docker-formatted 
container images via the Red Hat Customer Portal[2].

Red Hat Software Collections 2.1 Beta and Red Hat Developer Toolset 4.0 
Beta are now available to customers and partners with select active Red 
Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions. For more information on installation 
or to view the complete release notes, please visit the Red Hat Customer 

To access documentation for Red Hat Software Collections and/or Red Hat 
Developer Toolset:
* 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

[1] https://github.com/sclorg/rhscl-dockerfiles
[2] https://access.redhat.com/search/#/container-images
[3] https://access.redhat.com/documentation/

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