Software Collections 2.0 available

I finally finished the builds of Software Collections 2.0 and released them on www.softwarecollections.org.

Software Collections bring new versions of software to stable platforms like CentOS without affecting the system or other packages that are installed. Software Collections have their own life cycle that is independent of the system. For example, that allows you to run your application on CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 with the same version of stack underneath.

There are plenty of new components as well as updates of the current ones. Description of each component can be found in the Software Collections Directory.

Components New in Software Collections 2.0
Component Name Software Collection
Perl 5.20.1 rh-perl520
PHP 5.6.5 rh-php56
Python 3.4.2 rh-python34
Ruby 2.2.2 rh-ruby22
Ruby on Rails 4.1.5 rh-ror41
MariaDB 10.0.17 rh-mariadb100
MongoDB 2.6.9 rh-mongodb26
MySQL 5.6.24 rh-mysql56
PostgreSQL 9.4.1 rh-postgresql94
Passenger 4.0.50 rh-passenger40
Common Java Packages 1.1 rh-java-common
Components Updated in Software Collections 2.0
Component Software Collection
PHP 5.4.40 php54
PHP 5.5.21 php55
Python 2.7.8 python27
Node.js 0.10 nodejs010
nginx 1.6.2 nginx16
Apache httpd 2.4.12 httpd24
Thermostat 1.2.0 thermostat1
DevAssistant 0.9.3 devassist09
Maven 3.0.5 maven30
V8 3.14.5.10 v8314

Community release of Software Collections 1.2

The community version of Software Collections 1.2 has been released today! It brings some updates, bug-fixes and also four new components:

 Other changes

  • Nginx: upgraded to version 1.6.1 and the collection has been renamed to nginx16. Changelog: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES-1.6
  • Ruby on Rails 4.0: ror40-rubygem-jquery-rails package has been upgraded to version 3.1.0 which brings jQuery JavaScript framework version 1.11.0.
  • Thermostat: upgraded to version 1.0.4 providing a number of bug fixes over the previous version.

The community release of Software Collections 1.2 is now available for CentOS 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Builds for Fedora are coming!

Software Collections: new look and documentation

SoftwareCollections.org website has been given a new fresh look to make your browsing experience a bit better. We have also integrated the full documentation into the website to make it more accessible. Questions? Ask them directly on the web.

Software Collections website

What are Software Collections?

Software Collections allow you to use multiple versions of software on the same system. And it doesn’t affect the system packages which are already installed.

In traditional packaging it’s up to the distribution to choose what packages in which versions they want to include. And a life cycle of the packages is often chosen to fit the distribution’s release cycle.

Software Collections allow you to go the opposite way. Developers can package their software in a version of their choice for the distributions they like. That means it’s the developer who decides about new releases. Life cycle of their packages is independent of the distribution.

Available for Fedora, RHEL and CentOS.