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GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry

by Libby Reinish Contributions Published on May 08, 2013 10:29 AM
35 new GNU releases this month (as of April 30, 2013)
  • archimedes-2.0.1
  • autoconf-archive-2013.04.06
  • autogen-5.17.3
  • barcode-0.99
  • binutils-2.23.2
  • bison-2.7.1
  • dbuskit-0.1.1
  • denemo-1.0.0
  • diffutils-3.3
  • ed-1.8
  • freeipmi-1.2.6
  • gcal-3.6.3
  • gcc-4.7.3
  • gdb-7.6
  • glpk-4.49
  • gnu-linux-libre-3.9-gnu
  • gprolog-1.4.4
  • gsrc-2013.04.06
  • guile-2.0.9
  • guile-ncurses-1.4
  • guile-sdl-0.4.3
  • help2man-1.41.2
  • hyperbole-5.0.4
  • libcdio-paranoia-10.2+0.90+1
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.26
  • libtasn1-3.3
  • macchanger-1.6.0
  • nettle-2.7
  • parallel-20130422
  • pyconfigure-0.2
  • rcs-5.8.2
  • serveez-0.2.1
  • sharutils-4.13.5
  • shishi-1.0.2
  • smalltalk-3.2.5

To get announcements of most new GNU releases, subscribe to the info-gnu mailing list: Nearly all GNU software is available from, or preferably one of its mirrors ( You can use the url to be automatically redirected to a (hopefully) nearby and up-to-date mirror.

This month, we welcome Arjun E as the new co-maintainer of GNU Ferret, H.S. Rai as the new maintainer of libredwg, and Jeffrin Jose as the author and maintainer of the new package GNU guile-sdl (in addition to already maintaining GNU rcs and GNU alive).

A number of GNU packages, as well as the GNU operating system as a whole, are looking for maintainers and other assistance. Please see if you'd like to help. The general page on how to help GNU is at To submit new packages to the GNU operating system, see

As always, please feel free to write to me,, with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.

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