Chapter 7. Red Hat Developer Toolset

7.1. What is Red Hat Developer Toolset?

Red Hat Developer Toolset is a Red Hat offering for developers on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform, and provides a complete set of development and performance analysis tools that can be installed and used on multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Executables built with the Red Hat Developer Toolset toolchain can then also be deployed and run on multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Red Hat Developer Toolset does not replace the default system tools and libraries provided with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 when installed on this platform. Instead, a parallel set of developer tools provides an alternative, newer version of those tools for optional use by developers. Applications and libraries provided by Red Hat Developer Toolset do not replace the Red Hat Enterprise Linux system versions, nor are they used in preference to the system versions. The default compiler and debugger, for example, remain those provided by the base Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.
Developers can pick and choose at any time which version of the tool they would like to use by using the scl utility. For details on how to install the product and invoke the executables, see the Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.1 User Guide.