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The latest versions of Red Hat Software Collections and Red Hat Developer Toolset are available now in beta. Red Hat Software Collections 3.6 delivers the latest stable versions of many popular open source runtime languages, web servers and databases natively to the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform. These components are supported for up to five years, helping to enable a more consistent, efficient, and reliable developer experience.

New collections in the latest release of Red Hat Software Collections include:

  • Node.js 14 which introduces an upgraded V8 engine, a new experimental WebAssembly System Interface (WASI), a new experimental Async Local Storage API, and numerous bug and security fixes.

  • Nginx 1.18 web and proxy server provides a number of bug fixes, security fixes, new features, and enhancements over version 1.16, including enhancements to HTTP request rate and connection limiting. In addition, new PROXY protocol variables have been added.

  • Git 2.27 adds a number of new features for developers, such as new switch and restore commands, new configuration variables, and several new options have been added that enable users to configure SSL for communication with proxies.

  • Apache httpd 2.4 (update) fixes a number of bugs and includes an updated mod_http2 module.

  • PHP 7.3 (update) updates the PHP 7.3 collection to the latest version with multiple bug and security fixes.

  • HAProxy 1.8.24 also updates the collection and provides multiple bug and security fixes.

  • Perl 5.30 updates the collection adding perl-CGI.

Also new in Red Hat Software Collections 3.6 is Developer Toolset 10 featuring GCC 10.2, an updated, curated collection of compilers, toolchains, debuggers and other critical development tools. Forming the foundation of Developer Toolset 10 is GCC 10.2, a new update of the popular open source compiler collection. Additional updates in Developer Toolset 10 center on delivering new updates of C/C++ and Fortran debugging and performance tools.

All new collections in Red Hat Software Collections 3.6 are also available as Red Hat Certified Containers through the Red Hat Ecosystem Catalog. This makes it easier to build and deploy mission-critical applications using the supported components of Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift environments.

Red Hat Software Collections 3.6 continues Red Hat’s commitment to customer choice in terms of the underlying compute architecture, with availability across x86_64, ppc64le, s390x and aarch64 hardware.

Red Hat customers with active Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions can access Red Hat Software Collections via the Red Hat Software Collections repository.

For more information, please read the full beta release notes.


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