Announcements | Monday, August 14, 2017

MONDAY SPOTLIGHT: Announcing Software Collections 2.4

By: Avi Miller | Product Management Director, Oracle Linux

We are pleased to announce the release of Software Collections 2.4 to the Unbreakable Linux Network and the Oracle Linux Yum Server.

Software collections are primarily intended for development environments which require access to the latest features of software components such as Perl, PHP, or Python.  For these environments, you need to minimize the disruption of system processes that rely on the versions of these components. The Software Collections library allows you to install and use several versions of the same software on a system, simultaneously, and without disruption.

You use the software collection library utility (scl) to run the developer tools from the software collections that you have installed. The scl utility isolates the effects of running these tools from other versions of the same software utilities that you have installed.

New and Updated Software Collections for Oracle Linux 7

The following collections have been added to the Software Collections for Oracle Linux 7: 

  • rh-nginx110
  • rh-nodejs6
  • rh-ror50
  • rh-ruby24
  • rh-scala210

The following collections have been updated in the 2.4 release: 

  • httpd24
  • python27
  • rh-eclipse46
  • rh-maven33
  • rh-java-common
  • devtoolset-6

New and Updated Software Collections for Oracle Linux 6

The following collections have been added to the Software Collections on Oracle Linux 6:

  • rh-nginx110
  • rh-nodejs6
  • rh-ror50
  • rh-ruby24

The following collections have been updated in the 2.4 release: 

  • httpd24
  • python27
  • rh-maven33
  • rh-java-common
  • devtoolset-6

How to use Software Collections on Oracle Linux

The Software Collections Library 2.4 for Oracle Linux guide covers installation and use of all the Software Collections on Oracle Linux 6 and 7.

Support

Support for Software Collections is provided at no extra cost to customers with an Oracle Linux Premier Support subscription.

If you do not have paid support, you can get peer support via the Oracle Community forums at https://community.oracle.com.

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