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At Red Hat, we're big supporters of Python. We code in Python and provide great tools to get your Python applications up and running. We also offer you—the Python developer—projects you can get involved in to further hone your Python skills.

Python logoRead on to learn how:

  • We use Python in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
  • We support your Python coding with Red Hat Software Collections.
  • You can get your applications up and running in the cloud with OpenShift by Red Hat.
  • The Fedora project can use your Python skills as a contribution to a global, free software movement.

Using Python in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack provides an open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. Through a series of components, this Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform allows organizations to deliver a comprehensive, robust cloud computing platform. The components in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform offer features for virtual machine provisioning and management, object storage, block storage, networking, a dashboard, identity management, image services, billing, and orchestration. And it's all written in Python.

Red Hat has offered a distribution of OpenStack since 2012 and has been the largest contributor to the 2 most recent releases of the OpenStack project.

Learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

Support your code with Red Hat Software Collections

Red Hat Software Collections provides access to recent, stable versions of some of the most popular dynamic languages and open source databases. Red Hat Software Collections gives you:

  • The ability to have multiple versions of software on one operating system.
  • Certainty that the software is consistent across operating system versions.
  • The option to refresh components more frequently than the underlying operating system.

Among the components offered in Red Hat Software Collections are Python 2.7 and Python 3.3. With these releases, you can build and deploy your Python applications with Red Hat Enterprise Linux on-premise or in a hybrid cloud using OpenShift.

Learn more about Red Hat Software Collections in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program.

Get your applications running on OpenShift

OpenShift is a cloud computing platform offered as a service—publicly, or within your enterprise. With OpenShift, you don't have to worry about how to provision, manage, and scale your applications, because OpenShift does it for you. This frees you up to focus on your code and delivering the best features and functions to your users.

Because OpenShift is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you can use it to host your Python web applications. Run everything from commercial and open source Python applications—such as Flask, DevAssistant, and Django—to your own custom code and applications. For smaller applications, OpenShift is free.

Learn more about OpenShift.

Hone your skills in the Fedora community

The Linux-based operating system Fedora is created through a community project to offer a free operating system, and is the foundation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It can also be the starting point for new products. For example, Fedora is the basis of One Laptop Per Child XO and the Creative Commons Live Content DVDs.

The Fedora community uses Python for many of its applications, utilities, tools, and in the infrastructure that creates Fedora. For example, Python is used in the following components, which are also used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

  • The operating system installer
  • The package manager
  • System-config-firewall and system-config-services
  • Most of the virt-* tools

Additionally within Fedora, Python is used in:

  • Fedup.
  • Several abrt components.
  • Core packaging tools—such as rpmlint, mock, and fedpkg.

On the server side, Python powers:

  • Koji, the build system.
  • Beaker, a test system.
  • Copr, a recently released alternative to Koji.

As a Python developer, you can modify these Python components as part of your own remix of Fedora, contribute to Fedora’s development, or both.

Learn more about the Fedora Project.

via Red Hat supports Python.

Last updated: January 11, 2023