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 release of Software Collections 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 RHSCL Version
Python27 Sept 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1
Python33 Sept 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1
Ruby193 - Rails 3.2.8 Sept 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1
PHP54 Sept 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1
Perl516 Sept 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1
MySQL55 Sept 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1
nodejs010 Sept 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1 - tech preview
PostgreSQL92 Sept 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1
MariaDB55 Sept 2013 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1
Ruby20 June 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.1
Rails40 (ROR40) June 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.1
PHP55 June 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.1
Thermostat 1.2 June 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.1
MongoDB24 June 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.1
httpd24 June 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.1
nginx14 June 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.1 - tech preview
nginx16 Oct 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.2
DevToolset-2 Sept 2013 Sept 2015 DTS 2.x
DevToolset-3 Oct 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.2
Maven3 Oct 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.2
Git19 Oct 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.2
DevAssistant Oct 2014 Oct 2016 RHSCL 1.2
Dependent collections (Not supported separately, only for depending collections)
V8 Oct 2014 Apr 2018 RHSCL 1.1

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.

Scope of Coverage

The following table details the types of software maintenance performed during each phase of 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

Life Cycle Dates

Release General Availability End of Full Support Supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version
Red Hat Software Collections v1.x September 12, 2013 See Table above 6, 7