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Latest Version of Red Hat Software Collections Now Generally Available

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) , the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 1.2, delivering the latest, stable versions of essential development tools, dynamic languages, and open source databases all on a separate lifecycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The third installment of Red Hat Software Collections now includes vital open developer tools, such as GCC 4.9, Maven and Git, and, for the first time, makes the Eclipse IDE available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. In addition, Red Hat is offering Dockerfiles for many of the most popular software collections, aiding in the rapid creation and deployment of container-based applications.

Delivered on a separate lifecycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux with a more frequent release cadence, Red Hat Software Collections helps accelerate the development and deployment of modern applications. New additions to Red Hat Software Collections include:

  • Red Hat Developer Toolset 3 as a software collection, bridging development agility and production stability with the latest stable versions of essential open development tools, including the Eclipse IDE (now available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7), GCC 4.9, ltrace 0.7.91 and a number of other enhancements.
  • DevAssistant 0.9.1, a tool for setting up development environments and publishing code.
  • Maven 3.0, a build automation tool for Java projects that describes how software is built and the associated dependencies.
  • Git 1.9.4, now separate from Red Hat Developer Toolset in its own collection to allow developers to access and install Git standalone from Red Hat Developer Toolset.
  • Nginx 1.6, a fully supported web server and proxy server.
  • The latest stable versions of:
    • Dynamic languages, including Ruby with Rails, Python, PHP and Perl.
    • Open source databases including MongoDB, MariaDB, MySQL and PostgreSQL.
  • Dockerfiles for many of the most popular software collections, helping developers to rapidly build and deploy containerized applications.

As with all versions of Red Hat Software Collections, the languages, databases and tools featured in Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 can be used to build and deploy applications into production with confidence, as these components are supported by Red Hat for three years. Additionally, Red Hat Software Collections can be used to develop applications across Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift, Red Hat’s award-winning Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, providing customers with extensive flexibility and choice for development and deployment.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 is available now for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to customers and partners with select active Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions.

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Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat

“Whether operating on bare metal, maintaining a virtualized infrastructure, or designing applications for the cloud, developers, and the systems administrators who support them, need access to the latest, stable versions of the open source languages, databases, and tools that drive their operations. The newest installment of Red Hat Software Collections provides development teams with the necessary tools to develop and deploy applications into production across the open hybrid cloud while also giving them the confidence, and the technologies, to address the promise of containerized application development.”

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Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at

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