Developers rely on the right development tools in order to take advantage of technology innovations in next generation applications. For those developers, Red Hat is pleased to announce the Beta availability of Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.0. This latest version bridges development agility with production stability by delivering the latest stable versions of essential development tools to enhance developer productivity and improve deployment times.
Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.0 introduces new tools to its content set – including the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) – and updates key packages to help developers deliver new applications and functionality faster. Red Hat Developer Toolset enables C and C++ developers to compile once and deploy to multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Moreover, Red Hat Developer Toolset can be used to develop applications for deployment on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and on OpenShift, offering customers exceptional flexibility.
Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.0 delivers the following capabilities and enhancements:
- Eclipse 4.3.0 weaves together a full set of tools required for software development in the most popular programming languages into an IDE, thereby enhancing developer productivity.
- Dyninst 8.0 delivers a powerful application program interface (API) that aids the development of performance measurement tools, debuggers, and simulators by permitting the insertion of code into a running program.
- Strace 4.7 helps developers more efficiently debug programs and identify the root cause of crashes or other unexpected behaviors by tracking the system calls made and received by a process.
- MEMSTOMP provides tools to help identify code with undefined behavior at a lower runtime cost than other tools such as Valgrind.
- Updated GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 4.8 offers significant enhancements including:
Improvements in generated code quality on ia32 and x86-64 targets via a new, Red Hat contributed Local Register Allocator;
Support for the latest C++ language specification;
Ability to compile extremely large functions with smaller memory consumption in less time; and
Support for Hardware Transactional Memory on upcoming CPU architectures
Additional updates, including elfutils 0.155, SystemTap 2.1, Valgrind 3.8.1, OProfile 0.9.8 and DWZ 0.10.
In addition to these enhancements, Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.0 also continues to deliver software collections functionality, which enables the concurrent installation of multiple versions of the same RPM packages on a system.
Red Hat Developer Toolset is available for users who develop applications for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 who are currently subscribed to one of the following offerings. Interested parties with active subscriptions can access and download the Beta for Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.0 today from their RHN account:
To learn more about Red Hat developer offerings, visit the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program page.