Red Hat is updating its open-source development tools with a focus on developer productivity and production stability. The company has announced the availability of Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1, a selection of stable C and C++ compilers and development tools.

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“Across the open hybrid cloud, developers seek to leverage the latest and greatest development tools, but must balance this with the business’ requirements for stable and reliable applications and systems,” said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager for the platforms business unit at Red Hat. “Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 helps bridge these needs, delivering developer innovation while retaining a stable foundation for the creation and support of mission-critical applications, helping to bring forth the next generation of enterprise applications.”

The latest release features:

  • GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 4.9.2, which provides a number of improvements and bug fixes
  • Eclipse 4.4.2, with support for Java 8 and updated versions of Eclipse CDT, Eclipse Linux Tools, Eclipse Mylyn and Eclipse EGit/JGit
  • Additional updated packages such as GDB 7.8.2, elfutils 0.161, memstomp 0.1.5, SystemTap 2.6, Valgrind 3.10.1, Dyninst 8.2.1, and ltrace 0.7.91

With Red Hat Developer Toolset, developers can create apps compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

In addition, the company released the beta of Red Hat Software Collections 2, the latest version of its collection of open-source Web development tools, dynamic languages and databases. Red Hat Software Collections 2 includes new languages, tools, databases and support for multiple versions of the same language.

“Red Hat Software Collections strikes the right balance for developers by providing the latest stable versions of many tools while still supporting previously released versions,” the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team wrote in a blog post.