2.10. Developer Tools

Read this section for a summary of updates to developer tool support and changes that may affect developers between Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

2.10.1. Red Hat Developer Toolset

Red Hat Developer Toolset provides access to the latest stable versions of open source development tools on a separate, accelerated life cycle. It is available to Red Hat customers with an active Red Hat Developer subscription.
Red Hat Developer Toolset 2 does not currently support developing applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. However, Red Hat Developer Toolset does support developing applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, for deployment on supported minor releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

2.10.2. Compatibility Libraries

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 contains some compatibility libraries that support interfaces from previous releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. These libraries are included in accordance with Red Hat’s Compatibility Policy, and at Red Hat’s discretion. For further details, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Application Compatibility Guide.
The following compatibility libraries are included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Table 2.5. Compatibility libraries

Library
Last release where this interface was the default
compat-db47
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
compat-libcap1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
compat-libf2c-34
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
compat-libgfortran-41
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
compat-openldap
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
libpng12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
openssl098e
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
compat-dapl
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
compat-libtiff3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
compat-libstdc++-33
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (in optional repository only)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 also includes the compat-gcc-44 and compat-gcc-44-c++ packages, which represent the system compiler shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and can be used along with the compat-glibc package for building and linking legacy software.