Today we are announcing a technology preview for the Oracle Linux software collection library. The software collection library provides useful features to both developers and administrators, by providing access to later versions of packages and libraries commonly used in development, such as Perl, PHP and Python.
Under the software collection library, these packages can be installed on existing systems, without overwriting the base packages delivered by the platform release. The software collection library delivers the latest features and enhancements to many popular packages, which developers and administrators can easily integrate into their projects and solutions. The Oracle Linux software collection library can be downloaded today from public-yum. Please review the release notes for more information and send us your feedback and questions on the Oracle Linux forum.