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[rhelv6-announce] General Availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite Bridges Development Agility with Production Stability



Today Red Hat announces it has expanded its Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program with significant enhancements to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite, including a new toolset for software developers worldwide. Through the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite, Red Hat delivers the latest, stable open source developer tool versions at an accelerated cadence than that of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Developers now have access to a robust suite of tools with synchronized availability on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift, allowing developers to deploy applications freely to either environment.

For developers, having ready access to the latest, stable development tools is key to taking advantage of new Linux advancements. By providing affordable access to essential development tools in addition to the industry’s leading open enterprise platform for development use, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite helps maximize developer productivity and speed time to deployment.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite includes:

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including its specialized variants, and related Add-On software for development use. This includes: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, High-Availability Add-On, Load Balancer Add-On, Resilient Storage Add-On, Scalable File System Add-On, High-Performance Network Add-On, Extended Update Support, and MRG Real Time and Smart Management Add-on.

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Toolset, a collection of development tools to create highly scalable applications. Red Hat plans to accelerate the release cadence of these tools to deliver the latest, stable tool versions on a separate life cycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases.

The first version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite includes a toolset that makes developing Linux software applications faster and easier by allowing users to compile once and deploy to multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Using the Developer Toolset, software developers can now develop Linux applications using the latest C and C++ upstream tools. These tools include:

 * The latest GNU Compiler Collection (GCC 4.7) with support for C and C++

* The latest version of the GNU Project Debugger (GDB 7.4) with improvements to aid the debugging of applications

* GNU binutils collection of binary developer tools, version 2.22, for the creation and management of Linux applications

This version of the GNU development tool chain is an alternative to the one bundled in Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases. Compatible with all supported versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Developer Toolset is available for users who develop applications for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. Of course, developers can continue to use the version of the toolchain provided in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Please see the release notes for support of specific minor releases.

There are several ways to obtain the Developer Toolset:

 * The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite

 * Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Support Subscriptions

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Workstation. Note that Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation subscribers can migrate to a new Red Hat Developer Workstation at no additional charge.

Developer Toolset beta participants are encouraged to visit the Red Hat Customer Portal to select the Red Hat developer product that is right for them.

To access documentation (requires login), visit:
* Developer Toolset: https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/Red_Hat_Developer_Toolset/

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux: https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/

To learn more about Red Hat Developer Support Subscriptions, visit:
 * http://www.redhat.com/developers/rhel

It’s easy to take advantage of all the benefits of a Red Hat Partner Program. For more information on the Red Hat Partner Program, visit:
 * http://www.redhat.com/partners

Sincerely,

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux team


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