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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and previous supported releases. Starting with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, the content traditionally consumed via Software Collections is now part of Application Streams. Please see the Application Streams Life Cycle documentation for that release.

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 Release Life Cycle

Support will be provided for the most current release of each collection. Please follow the links below for support information for each collection, when installed to the applicable Red Hat Enterprise Linux revision:

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