Just under a year ago, we introduced the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Toolset 1.0 which provides the latest, stable open source developer tool versions at an accelerated cadence than that of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  That version started with gcc 4.7 and gdb 7.4.  Since then, we've added V1.1 with some additional components and today we are announcing V2.0  beta that adds Eclipse, and more:

  • 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.

To get access, visit here for details.

Also, if you'd like to talk with some of the engineers about Developer Toolset, I had previously mentioned the Red Hat Developer Exchange (June 11, Boston) is a one-day, 4 track event for application developers who want to learn about advanced technical topics related to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift, and more.  See the Developer Exchange agenda here to learn more.

UPDATE:  This Red Hat Developer Toolkit is now in beta 2 phase.

Last updated: January 9, 2023