Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of these three compiler toolsets now in beta for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.  Upon the GA release, these versions will become officially supported Red Hat offerings:

  • Clang/LLVM 6.0
  • Go 1.10
  • Rust 1.29

These toolsets can be installed from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Devtools channel.  See the "New compiler details" below to learn about the new features.

About Red Hat compiler toolsets for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Twice a year, Red Hat distributes new versions of compiler toolsets, scripting languages, open source databases, and/or web tools providing application developers with access to the latest, stable versions. These Red Hat supported offerings are packaged as Red Hat Software Collections (scripting languages, open source databases, web tools, etc.), Red Hat Developer Toolset (GCC), and the recently added compiler toolsets Clang/LLVM, Go, and Rust. All are yum installable, and are included in all Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Subscriptions and most Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions. Most components are also available as Linux container images for hybrid cloud development across Red Hat platforms including: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenStack, etc.Compiler Toolsets details

New compiler details

Rust 1.29

Rust is an open-source systems programming language created by Mozilla and a community of volunteers, designed to help developers create fast, secure applications which take full advantage of the powerful features of modern multi-core processors. It prevents segmentation faults and guarantees thread safety, all with an easy-to-learn syntax.

In addition, Rust offers zero-cost abstractions, move semantics, guaranteed memory safety, threads with no data races, trait-based generics, pattern matching, type inference, and efficient C bindings, with a minimum runtime size.

Cargo is Rust’s package manager and build tool.  It allows Rust projects to declare dependencies with specific version requirement. Cargo will resolve the full dependency graph, download packages as needed, and build and test the entire project.

The following components are included in this release:

  • rust-toolset-1.29
  • rust-toolset-1.29-cargo 1.28
  • Container image: devtools-beta/rust-toolset-1.29-rhel7

Rust 1.29 runs on RHEL 7 (x86_64, Power LE, aarch64,S390x)


Clang/LLVM 6.0

This release is based on LLVM version 6  and will become the first fully supported version upon its general availability.  

The LLVM Project is a collection of modular and reusable compiler and toolchain technologies. The LLVM Core libraries provide a modern source- and target-independent optimizer, along with code generation support for the RHEL CPU architectures.

Clang is an "LLVM native" C/C++/Objective-C compiler, which aims to deliver amazingly fast compiles, extremely useful error and warning messages and to provide a platform for building great source level tools. The Clang Static Analyzer is a tool that automatically finds bugs in your code, and is a great example of the sort of tool that can be built using the Clang frontend as a library to parse C/C++ code.

The following components are included in this release:

  • llvm-toolset-6.0-llvm-6.0.1
  • Llvm-toolset-6.0-clang-6.0.1
  • Container image: devtools-beta/llvm-toolset-6.0-rhel7

Clang/LLVM 6.0 runs on RHEL 7 (x86_64, Power LE, aarch64,S390x)


Golang 1.10

This Go toolset is based on Golang 1.10 and will become the first fully supported version upon its general availability.

Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

The following components are included in this release:

  • go-toolset-1.10
  • Go-toolset-1.10-golang-1.10
  • Container image: devtools-beta/go-toolset-1.10-rhel7

Golang 1.10 runs on RHEL 7 (x86_64, Power LE, aarch64,S390x)


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Last updated: October 23, 2018