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.