Red Hat Software Collections Product Life Cycle
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.
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:
|Unlimited-incident technical support1||Yes|
|Asynchronous security errata2,4||Yes|
|Asynchronous bug-fix errata3,4||Yes|
- Full details of support services are provided as part of the subscription agreement.
- See the Issue Severity Classification page for security severity.
- 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.
- 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|