Red Hat Software Collections Product Life Cycle

Overview

Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL) is intended to give Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers the latest stable versions of dynamic languages and open source databases for users to create modern applications that can be confidently deployed into production. These fast-moving collections are expected to be updated frequently and will have a shorter life cycle and support term than Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Software Collections is available for all active supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions.

Details

Each Software Collection will be supported for two or three years. Developer Collections are supported for 2 years. Production Collections are supported for 3 years.

New versions will be available only during the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Production 1 Phase.

Releases and Support

Red Hat will support Software Collections for the Collection life cycle, after which customers are encouraged either to upgrade to a later release or continue on as self-supported without official Red Hat Support. Software Collections will not have a corresponding Extended Update Support (EUS) nor an Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS) offering.

Software Collections Release Life Cycle

Support will be provided for the most current release of each collection. See the table below for the applicable retirement date for each collection.

Collection Release Date Retirement Date Release
Python 2.7 Life Extension Sep 2013 Apr 2020 RHSCL 1.0
Python 3.3 Sep 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.0
Ruby 1.9.3, including Ruby on Rails 3.2.8 Sep 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.0
PHP 5.4 Sep 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.0
Perl 5.16 Sep 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.0
MySQL 5.5 Sep 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.0
Node.js 0.10 Sep 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.0
PostgreSQL 9.2 Sep 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.0
MariaDB 5.5 Sep 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.0
Ruby 2.0 Jun 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.1
Ruby on Rails 4.0 Jun 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.1
PHP 5.5 Jun 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.1
Thermostat 1.x**** Jun 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.1
MongoDB 2.4 Jun 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.1
Nginx 1.4 Jun 2014 Oct 2014 RHSCL 1.1
Nginx 1.6 Oct 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.2
Red Hat Developer Toolset 1 Jun 2012 Jun 2014 DTS 1.x
Red Hat Developer Toolset 2 Sep 2013 Sep 2015 DTS 2.x
Red Hat Developer Toolset 3 Oct 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.2
Maven 3.0 Oct 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.2
Git 1.9 Oct 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.2
DevAssistant 0.9 Oct 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.2
HAProxy 1.8 May 2018 May 2021 RHSCL 3.1
Python 3.4 Apr 2015 Apr 2018 RHSCL 2.0
Ruby 2.2 Apr 2015 Apr 2018 RHSCL 2.0
Ruby on Rails 4.1 Apr 2015 Apr 2018 RHSCL 2.0
PHP 5.6 Apr 2015 Apr 2018 RHSCL 2.0
MongoDB 2.6 Apr 2015 Apr 2018 RHSCL 2.0
Perl 5.20 Apr 2015 Apr 2018 RHSCL 2.0
Passenger 4.0 Apr 2015 Apr 2018 RHSCL 2.0
MariaDB 10.0 Apr 2015 Apr 2018 RHSCL 2.0
MySQL 5.6 Apr 2015 Apr 2018 RHSCL 2.0
PostgreSQL 9.4 Apr 2015 Apr 2018 RHSCL 2.0
PostgreSQL 10** May 2018 May 2021 RHSCL 3.1
Red Hat Developer Toolset 4 Nov 2015 Nov 2017 RHSCL 2.1
Nginx 1.8 Nov 2015 Nov 2018 RHSCL 2.1
Varnish Cache 4.0 Nov 2015 Nov 2018 RHSCL 2.1
Varnish Cache 5.2** May 2018 May 2021 RHSCL 3.1
Node.js 4 May 2016 May 2018 RHSCL 2.2
Maven 3.3 May 2016 May 2019 RHSCL 2.2
MongoDB 3.2 May 2016 May 2019 RHSCL 2.2
MongoDB 3.0 upgrade collection May 2016 Apr 2018 RHSCL 2.2
MariaDB 10.1 May 2016 May 2019 RHSCL 2.2
Ruby 2.3 May 2016 May 2019 RHSCL 2.2
Ruby on Rails 4.2 May 2016 May 2019 RHSCL 2.2
PostgreSQL 9.5 May 2016 May 2019 RHSCL 2.2
Python 3.5 May 2016 May 2019 RHSCL 2.2
Redis 3.2 Nov 2016 Nov 2019 RHSCL 2.3
Perl 5.24 Nov 2016 Nov 2019 RHSCL 2.3
Perl 5.26** May 2018 May 2021 RHSCL 3.1
PHP 7.0 Nov 2016 Nov 2019 RHSCL 2.3
MySQL 5.7** Nov 2016 Nov 2019 RHSCL 2.3
Red Hat Developer Toolset 6* Nov 2016 Nov 2018 RHSCL 2.3
Eclipse 4.6 Nov 2016 Nov 2018 RHSCL 2.3
Git 2.9 Nov 2016 Nov 2018 RHSCL 2.3
Ruby 2.4 Apr 2017 Apr 2020 RHSCL 2.4
Ruby 2.5** May 2018 May 2021 RHSCL 3.1
Ruby on Rails 5.0 Apr 2017 Apr 2020 RHSCL 2.4
Scala 2.10 Apr 2017 Apr 2020 RHSCL 2.4
Node.js 6 Apr 2017 Apr 2019 RHSCL 2.4
Nginx 1.10 Apr 2017 Apr 2020 RHSCL 2.4
V8 3.14*** Oct 2014 Apr 2018 RHSCL 1.1
Common Java Packages*** Apr 2015 May 2019 RHSCL 2.0
PostgreSQL 9.6** Oct 2017 Oct 2020 RHSCL 3.0
MariaDB 10.2** Oct 2017 Oct 2020 RHSCL 3.0
MongoDB 3.4** Oct 2017 Oct 2020 RHSCL 3.0
MongoDB 3.6** May 2018 May 2021 RHSCL 3.1
Python 3.6** Oct 2017 Oct 2020 RHSCL 3.0
PHP 7.1** Oct 2017 Oct 2019 RHSCL 3.0
Node.js 8** Oct 2017 Oct 2019 RHSCL 3.0
Nginx 1.12** Oct 2017 Oct 2019 RHSCL 3.0
Apache httpd 2.4 update** Oct 2017 Oct 2020 RHSCL 3.0
Maven 3.5** Oct 2017 Oct 2020 RHSCL 3.0
Red Hat Developer Toolset 7* Oct 2017 Oct 2019 RHSCL 3.0
MySQL 8.0** Nov 2018 Apr 2023 RHSCL 3.2
PHP 7.2** Nov 2018 Nov 2020 RHSCL 3.2
Node.js 10** Nov 2018 Apr 2021 RHSCL 3.2
Nginx 1.14** Nov 2018 Nov 2020 RHSCL 3.2
Varnish Cache 6.0** Nov 2018 Nov 2021 RHSCL 3.2
Git 2.18** Nov 2018 Nov 2020 RHSCL 3.2

* Available for the following architectures: 64-bit Intel and AMD; 64-bit ARM; IBM z Systems; IBM POWER, little endian; IBM POWER, big endian

** Available for the following architectures: 64-bit Intel and AMD; 64-bit ARM; IBM z Systems; IBM POWER, little endian

*** Dependent collections (not supported separately, only for depending collections)

**** All Thermostat collections are no longer supported.

Note: All other collections are available only for the 64-bit Intel and AMD architectures.

Scope of Coverage

At minimum, Critical and Important Security errata advisories (RHSAs) and Urgent Priority Bug Fix errata advisories (RHBAs) will be issued if and when available. Lower-impact security advisories may be made in the next point release. All errata are provided at Red Hat's discretion.

The following table details the types of software maintenance performed during the life cycle:

Description Support
Unlimited-incident technical support1 Yes
Asynchronous security errata2,4 Yes
Asynchronous bug-fix errata3,4 Yes
Software enhancements Yes
  1. Full details of support services are provided as part of the subscription agreement.
  2. See the Issue Severity Classification page for security severity.
  3. Red Hat may address catastrophic issues with significant business impact for customers through a temporary fix (aka "hotfix") while the bug-fix errata is being created.
  4. All errata provided at Red Hat's discretion
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