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The latest editions of Red Hat Software Collections and Red Hat Developer Toolset are generally available. Red Hat Software Collections 2.4 provide the latest set of open source web servers, web development tools, dynamic languages, and databases. Red Hat Developer Toolset 6.1 provides access to some of the latest, stable open source C and C++ compilers and related development tools.
New additions to the Red Hat Software Collection with 2.4 include;
- Nginx 1.10
- Node.js v6
- Ruby 2.4
- Ruby on Rails 5.0
- Scala 2.10
Runtime languages and databases updated in Red Hat Software Collections 2.4 include:
- Apache HTTP Server 2.4
- Apache Maven 3.3
- Eclipse 4.6.2
- Python 2.7
- Thermostat 1.6
In Red Hat Developer Toolset 6.1 you'll find GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 6.3.1 and GNU Debugger (GDB) 7.12.1. The Red Hat Developer Toolset is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for z Systems and available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for ARM Developer Preview, as well as x86_64.
How to Get Red Hat Software Collections and Red Hat Developer Toolset
Applications built with Red Hat Software Collections can be deployed into production with confidence, as most software collections and components are supported for up to three years, including security patches and bug fixes. In addition to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7, applications built with Red Hat Software Collections can also be deployed to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, giving more choice and flexibility for application portfolios.
Red Hat Software Collections 2.4 and Red Hat Developer Toolset 6.1 are available now to customers with select active Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions, as well as through the Red Hat Developer Program via the no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Subscription.
Getting Red Hat Software Collections and Red Hat Developer Toolset as Container Images
For developers looking to take advantage of Linux containers, many of the most popular Red Hat Software Collections are also available as dockerfiles or docker-formatted images, made available through the Red Hat Container Catalog. To view the container images, click Explore the Catalog, and then (for example) Programming Languages and Runtimes. This makes it easy to build and deploy applications in containers that use Red Hat Software Collections components.
About the author
Joe Brockmeier is the editorial director of the Red Hat Blog. He also acts as Vice President of Marketing & Publicity for the Apache Software Foundation.
Brockmeier joined Red Hat in 2013 as part of the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) group, now the Open Source Program Office (OSPO). Prior to Red Hat, Brockmeier worked for Citrix on the Apache OpenStack project, and was the first OpenSUSE community manager for Novell between 2008-2010.