The latest versions of Red Hat Software Collections and Red Hat Developer Toolset are available now in beta. Software Collections 3.7 delivers the latest stable versions of many popular open source runtime languages, web servers, and databases natively to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform. These components are supported for up to five years, supporting a more consistent, efficient, and reliable developer experience.

What's new in Red Hat Software Collections 3.7

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

  • PostgreSQL 13: This version provides many new features and enhancements not found in version 12. Notable changes include performance improvements resulting from deduplication of B-tree index entries, improved performance for queries that use aggregates or partitioned tables, improved query planning when using extended statistics, parallelized vacuuming of indexes, and incremental sorting.
  • MariaDB 10.5: Notable enhancements over the previously available version, 10.3, include a number of security updates, new features, and updates to the InnoDB storage engine. In addition, the MariaDB Galera Cluster has been upgraded to version 4.
  • Ruby 3.0: This version provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements not found in Ruby 2.7. This new major release brings speed improvements, introduces language to describe the types (RBS), and provides concurrent abstraction via Ractor. The new version now also separates keyword arguments from other arguments.
  • Java Mission Control 8.0.0 (update): This is an advanced set of tools for managing, monitoring, profiling, and troubleshooting Java applications. Updates to Java Mission Control include new graphs and viewers for stack traces, threads, and memory usage.

Also new in Software Collections 3.7 is Developer Toolset 10.1, which features GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 10.2.1, a new update of the popular free software compiler collection. GCC is a curated collection of compilers, toolchains, debuggers, and other critical development tools. Additional updates in Developer Toolset 10.1 center on delivering new updates of C/C++ and Fortran debugging and performance tools.

All new collections in Software Collections 3.7 are also available as Red Hat Certified Containers through the Red Hat Ecosystem Catalog. This makes it easier to build and deploy applications using the supported components of Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift environments.

Software Collections 3.7 continues Red Hat’s commitment to customer choice in underlying compute architecture, with availability across x86_64, ppc64, ppc64le, and s390x hardware.

Conclusion

Red Hat customers with active Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions can access Software Collections via the Red Hat Software Collections repository. For more information, please read the full beta release notes.

Last updated: April 30, 2021

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