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Chapter 2. What Is New in Red Hat Development Suite 2.3?

2.1. Technology Preview

Guided Development is included as a Technology Preview feature in Red Hat Development Suite.

For more information on Guided Development, see Section 2.7, “Guided Development Feature”.

For more information on Red Hat Technology Preview features support scope, see Technology Preview Features Support Scope.

2.2. New Components

Red Hat Development Suite 2.3 includes the following new components on Windows and macOS:

  • Red Hat Fuse Guided Development 1.0.0 (Technology Preview)
  • Eclipse Plug-in Guided Development 1.0.0 (Technology Preview)
  • Java Guided Development 1.0.0 (Technology Preview)
  • Guided Development On Local Openshift 1.0.0 (Technology Preview)
  • Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit CLI 4.0.0


2.3. Updated Component Versions

Red Hat Development Suite 2.3 has the following version updates:

  • Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio Central Repository 11.3.0
  • Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 11.3.0
  • Red Hat Container Development Kit 3.4.0
  • Red Hat JBoss Fuse Tooling 10.3.0
  • Kompose 1.11.0 (Technology Preview)
  • Oracle Virtualbox 5.2.8
  • Cygwin 2.10.0
  • OpenJDK 8u161


Table 2.1 Components Details shows a list of components that are updated this release and their supported platforms. See Red Hat Development Suite Installation Guide for a full list of components.

Table 2.1. Component Details

Updated ComponentsWindowsmacOSRed Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio Central Repository 11.3.0

Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 11.3.0

Red Hat Container Development Kit 3.4.0

Red Hat JBoss Fuse Tooling 10.3.0

Kompose 1.11.0 (Technology Preview)

Oracle Virtualbox 5.2.8

Cygwin 2.10.0

OpenJDK 8u161

2.4. Xhyve Hypervisor Now Supported for macOS

Red Hat Development Suite now automatically selects Xhyve as the hypervisor for macOS.

Figure 2.1. Xhyve is detected

Xhyve is detected and selected


When Xhyve is not detected, you can either enable Xhyve or use Oracle VirtualBox. Red Hat Development Suite now provides a link to step-by-step instructions.

Figure 2.2. Xhyve is not detected

Follow these steps to enable


After you enable Xhyve on the installer window, Red Hat Development Suite window now has xhyve as hypervisor.

2.5. macOS Installer Now Available as Disk Image file

Red Hat Development Suite is now available as a disk image file (.dmg) for macOS. You can now either:

  • Run Red Hat Development Suite directly from mounted disk image.

    or

  • Click and drag the disk image file to the Application folder.

2.6. Installed Components Detection Performance Improvements

The time it takes Red Hat Development Suite to detect an installed component is reduced from five seconds to almost instant detection.

2.7. Guided Development Feature

Guided Development lets you install a set of developer tools and view step-by-step instructions on how to create, build and deploy an application. The instructions are called cheat sheets. You view them in JBoss Developer Studio. The toolsets are grouped by guided development components.

Table 2.2. Guided Development Components, toolsets and cheat sheets

Guided Development ComponentsToolsetsCheat Sheets (step-by-step instructions)

Java Guided Development

OpenJDK 8u161

Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 11.3.0

Create a Hello World Java Application

Create a Hello World SWT Java application

Red Hat Fuse Guided Development

Red Hat JBoss Fuse Tooling 10.3.0

OpenJDK 8u161

Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 11.3.0

Red Hat JBoss Fuse on Apache Karaf 6.3

Create a Fuse Integration Project

Eclipse Plug-in Guided Development

OpenJDK 8u161

Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 11.3.0

Creating an Eclipse plug-in

Create Eclipse rich client application

Guided Development on local OpenShift

Cygwin 2.10.0

OpenJDK 8u161

Red Hat Container Development Kit 3.4.0

Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 11.3.0

Creating, building and deploying an application to OpenShift

2.8. Enhanced User Interface

Red Hat Development Suite 2.3 includes several new user interface changes. See Red Hat Development Suite 2.3 Installation Guide for detailed installation instructions.

2.8.1. Changes to the Get Started Window

You can now view components that are installed successfully, start JBoss Developer Studio or view documentation from the Get Started window. The installed components are now displayed by the following groups:

  • Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio and dependents
  • Red Hat Container Development Kit and dependents
  • Miscellaneous Installed Components


Figure 2.3 shows what you can do from the Getting Started window:

  • 1.Close the installer.
  • 2.Start Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio.
  • 3.View Docs and APIs documentaton.
  • 4.Learn about creating applications.

Figure 2.3. Getting Started

Get Started

2.8.2. Guided Development Channel Now Added to the Selection Window

You can select the Guided Development channel on the Selection window. The new components in the Guided Development channel are:

  • Red Hat Fuse Guided Development
  • Eclipse Plug-in Guided Development
  • Java Guided Development
  • Guided Development on Local OpenShift

Figure 2.4. Guided Development

Guided Development

2.8.3. Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit CLI Now Added to List of Components

You can select Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit CLI as a component in the Java Development Channel.

Figure 2.5. Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit CLI

Red Hat Application Migration Toolkit CLI