1.3 GNU Utilities, Popular Developer Tools, and Open Source Software

Given that Oracle Linux provides a significant baseline in terms of commands, tools, libraries, platform services, and software development environment, the task of porting an application to Oracle Linux boils down to migrating the actual native code that needs to be modified. If the same development tools and compilers are used on both sides, the tool-related complexities during porting become minimal. Oracle has made Oracle Solaris Studio 12.x compilers and tools available on Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux platforms. The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and other GNU tools are also available on these platforms.

Most popular open source software is either already available on Oracle Linux, or the ported binaries as well as source code are available from various popular open source repositories.