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.
The following collections have been added to the Software Collections for Oracle Linux 7:
Oracle Linux 7 users can find more information in the Software Collection Library 3.0 for Oracle Linux 7 Release Notes in the Oracle Linux 7 documentation library.
The following collections have been added to the Software Collections on Oracle Linux 6:
Oracle Linux 6 users can find more information in the Software Collection Library 3.0 for Oracle Linux 6 Release Notes in the Oracle Linux 6 documentation library.
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.