Open Source business Red Hat has rolled out the beta availability of Red Hat Software Collections 2.1, the newest instalment of their open source web development tools, dynamic languages, and databases and Red Hat Developer Toolset 4 Beta, which helps to streamline application development on Red Hat’s enterprise Linux platform.
Additionally to appease those developers demanding everything be supplied as a Linux containers, some of the most popular Red Hat Software Collections have been made available as Dockerfiles, and are also now available as Docker-formatted container images via the Red Hat Customer Portal.
Delivered on a separate lifecycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux with a more frequent release cadence, Red Hat Software Collections is aimed at bridging the gap between developer agility and production stability. New additions in Red Hat Software Collections 2.1 Beta include Varnish Cache 4.0.3, a caching HTTP reverse proxy that is able to accelerate web applications, and nginx 1.8, an updated version of the popular HTTP and reverse proxy server. Updated collections include node.js 0.10.40, and Maven 3.0.5. As with past instalments of Red Hat Software Collections, Red Hat Developer Toolset also continues to be available as a software collection.
Red Hat Developer Toolset 4 Beta helps to streamline application development on Red Hat’s enterprise Linux platform, enabling developers to compile applications once and deploy to multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the open hybrid cloud. Updated components include the latest versions of: the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 5.2, the GNU Project Debugger (GDB) 7.10, Eclipse Mars (4.5), and a number of updates to toolchain components and performance tools, like binutils (2.25) and SystemTap (2.8).
Applications built with Red Hat Software Collections can be deployed into production with greater confidence, as most software collections and components are supported for three years. In addition to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7, applications built with Red Hat Software Collections can also be deployed to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host and OpenShift, Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, giving more choice and flexibility for application portfolios.
Red Hat Software Collections 2.1 Beta and Red Hat Developer Toolset 4 Beta are now available to customers and partners with select active Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions.