The latest versions of Red Hat Software Collections and Red Hat Developer Toolset are now generally available. Red Hat Software Collections 3.7 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 for a more consistent, efficient, and reliable developer experience.

What's new in Red Hat Software Collections 3.7

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

  • PostgreSQL 13: This version provides a number of new features and enhancements over version 12. Notable changes include performance improvements resulting from de-duplication of B-tree index entries, improved performance for queries that use aggregates or partitioned tables, improved query planning when using extended statistics, parallelized vacuuming of indexes, and incremental sorting.
  • MariaDB 10.5: Notable enhancements over the previously available version 10.3 include a number of security updates, new features, and updates to the InnoDB storage engine. In addition, the MariaDB Galera Cluster has been upgraded to version 4.
  • Ruby 3.0: This version provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previously released Ruby 2.7. Being a new major version, it brings speed improvements, introduces language to describe the types (RBS), and provides concurrent abstraction via Ractor. The new version now also separates keyword arguments from other arguments.
  • Java Mission Control 8.0.0 (update): This is an advanced set of tools for managing, monitoring, profiling, and troubleshooting Java applications. Updates to Java Mission Control include adding new graphs and viewers for stack traces, threads, and memory usage.

Developer Toolset 10.1

Also new in Red Hat Software Collections 3.7 is Developer Toolset 10.1, which features GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 10, an updated, curated collection of compilers, toolchains, debuggers, and other critical development tools. Forming the foundation of Developer Toolset 10 is GCC 10.2.1, a new update of the popular open source compiler collection. Additional updates in Developer Toolset 10.1 center on delivering new updates of C/C++ and Fortran debugging and performance tools.

All new collections in Red Hat Software Collections 3.7 are also available as Red Hat Certified Containers through the Red Hat Ecosystem Catalog. This makes it easier to build and deploy applications using the supported components of Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift environments.

Red Hat Software Collections 3.7 continues Red Hat’s commitment to customer choice in terms of the underlying compute architecture, with availability across x86_64, ppc64, ppc64le, and s390x hardware.

Conclusion

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 release notes.