Red Hat Software Collections
The latest, stable updates of development technologies for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Software Collections features
Software Collections releases occur semi-annually. The collections have a two to three-year support life cycle that allows for rapid innovation without sacrificing stability. Software Collections is available with supported RHEL 7 subscriptions, all RHEL developer subscriptions, and the no-cost RHEL Developer subscription. In addition to RHEL, many of the collections with Linux containers are also available on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
Software Collections allow you to concurrently install multiple versions of the same software components on your system. Packages built as a software collection do not overwrite the base tools included with RHEL.
Building applications in Linux containers
Many Red Hat Software Collections are available with Dockerfiles, but are also distributed as full Linux container images that can be obtained from the Red Hat Container Catalog. This makes it easy to build and deploy applications in Linux containers that use Software Collections components.
The Dockerfiles used to build the Software Collections container images are provided as Software Collections RPMs on RHEL 7. These source Dockerfiles can be used for building containers with customized Software Collections components.
The Red Hat Software Collections portfolio
Software Collections includes many popular developer resources. Here are a few of the latest versions:
Languages and frameworks
Databases (learn about syspaths with some of these)
- MariaDB 10.3
- MongoDB 3.6
- MySQL 8.0
- PostgreSQL 10
- Redis 5
Web and application servers and HTTP accelerators
- Apache httpd 2.4.34
- nginx 1.18.0
- Phusion Passenger 4.0
- Varnish Cache 6.0
Complementary development tools
- Git 2.27.0
- Maven 3.5
- Eclipse IDE 4.7
Try Red Hat Software Collections today
Need a subscription? Developers can get a no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer subscription by registering and downloading through developers.redhat.com.
If you are looking for the latest stable versions of compilers, see Red Hat Developer Toolset (DTS) for the C++ GNU Compiler Collection, GDB, and numerous analysis/debugging tools.
Additional compiler toolsets are available for Clang/LLVM, Go, and Rust.