Second installment of Red Hat Software Collections delivers comprehensive suite of dynamic languages, open source databases and web development tools

Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 1.1, the second iteration of Red Hat’s comprehensive suite of powerful web development tools, dynamic languages and open source databases. Delivered on a separate life cycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux with a more frequent release cadence, Red Hat Software Collections puts the latest stable open source runtime components, as tested and verified by Red Hat on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in the hands of developers faster, accelerating the creation and deployment of modern web applications.


Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 bridges developer agility and production stability by providing a compelling solution to organizations seeking to leverage agile methods as a means of boosting the pace of software delivery. Enterprises and Red Hat Partners can deploy applications built with Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 with confidence, as each release of Red Hat Software Collections is backed by Red Hat’s award-winning support for three years.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 release candidate.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 includes (bolded items are new in RHSCL 1.1):

  • Dynamic languages and platforms, including:

    • Ruby 1.9.3 with Rails 3.2.8

    • Ruby 2.0 and Rails 4.0 (NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

    • Python 2.7 and

    • Python 3.3

    • PHP 5.4

    • PHP 5.5 (NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

    • Perl 5.16.3

    • Node.js 0.10 as a Technology Preview

  • Open source databases, including:

    • MySQL 5.5

    • MariaDB 5.5, an easy-to-adopt alternative to MySQL

    • PostgreSQL 9.2, popular open source databases for web applications

    • MongoDB 2.4 (NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

  • Open source HTTP server options:

    • Apache HTTP Server 2.4(NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

    • Nginx 1.4.4 (Technology Preview)(NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

  • Thermostat 1.0, a useful tool for monitoring JVM instances on multiple hosts. (NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

  • The software collections utilities have been enhanced to simplify extending software collections through the use of dependent collections. (NEW IN RHSCL 1.1)

Organizations seeking to leverage the open hybrid cloud also benefit from Red Hat Software Collections 1.1, as applications built using Red Hat Software Collections can be deployed across multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift by Red Hat, providing flexibility across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

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Last updated: November 2, 2023