The latest versions of Red Hat Software Collections and Red Hat Developer Toolset for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 are available now in beta. Red Hat Software Collections 3.8 delivers the latest stable versions of many popular open source runtime languages, web servers, and databases natively to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, 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.

Updates to Red Hat Software Collections

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

  • Nginx 1.20: A release of this web and proxy server with a focus on high concurrency, performance, and low memory usage. This version supports client SSL certificate validation with the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) and improved support for HTTP/2.
  • Redis 6: A new release of this persistent key-value database. Redis 6 now supports SSL on all channels, access control lists (ACLs), and Redis Serialization Protocol version 3.
  • JDK Mission Control (JMC) 8.0.1 (update): An advanced set of tools for managing, monitoring, profiling, and troubleshooting Java applications. This update to JMC 8 delivers a number of important bug and security fixes.

New collections in Red Hat Software Collections 3.8 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.

Updates to Red Hat Developer Toolset

Also new in Red Hat Software Collections 3.8 is Red Hat Developer Toolset 11, an updated, curated collection of compilers, toolchains, debuggers, and other critical development tools. The foundation of Developer Toolset 11 is GCC 11.2, a new update of the popular free software compiler collection. Additional updates in Developer Toolset 11 deliver new features to debugging and performance tools for C/C++ and Fortran.

In addition to the Developer Toolset, this release updates other compiler toolsets in Red Hat Enterprise Linux devtools. Go Toolset is updated to version 1.16, LLVM Toolset to version 12.0, and Rust Toolset to version 1.54.

Other enhancements

Red Hat Software Collections 3.8 continues Red Hat’s commitment to customer choice in underlying compute architectures, with availability across x86_64, ppc64, ppc64le, and s390x 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.

Last updated: January 2, 2024