GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (July 2012)
New GNU releases as of July 30, 2012:
aris-1.8 grep-2.13 linux-libre-3.5-gnu automake-1.12.2 guile-2.0.6 mpc-1.0 bison-2.6 help2man-1.40.11 mpfr-3.1.1 gama-1.12 icecat-13.0.1 nettle-2.5 gcc-4.5.4 libmicrohttpd-0.9.21 source-highlight-3.1.7 gnujump-1.0.8 libobjc-1.6.1 xorriso-1.2.4 gnutls-3.0.21 librejs-4.8 zile-2.4.8
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This month we welcome Tassilo Horn as a new co-maintainer of auctex, and Graham Percival as a new co-maintainer of Lilypond.
Several GNU packages are looking for maintainers and other assistance. Please see http://www.gnu.org/server/takeaction.html#unmaint if you'd like to help. The general page on how to help GNU is at http://www.gnu.org/help/help.html. To submit new packages to GNU, see http://www.gnu.org/help/evaluation.html.
As always, please feel free to write to me, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.