The beta release of Red Hat’s Software Collections 1.0 will allow developers to use newer versions of languages such Ruby and Python.
The beta includes access to the versions of Ruby 1.9.3 with Rail 3.2.8; Python 2.7 and 3.3; Python 2.7 and 3.3; PHP 5.4; and Perl 5.16.3.
It is available for use with RHEL 6 to customers using the appropriate RHEL, Workstation or developer-related subscriptions. They are functionally complete and intended for production use.
Software Collections 1.0 also includes access to MariaDB version 5.5 MySQL version 5.5 and Postage SQL version 9.2. It will not replace the default tools provided with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The bot threat
Some of the most serious threats networks face today are "bots," remotely controlled robotic programs that strike in many different ways and deliver destructive payloads, self propagating to infect more and more systems and eventually forming a "botnet."