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GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (May 2012)

by John Sullivan Contributions Published on Jun 08, 2012 10:52 AM
New GNU releases as of May 31, 2012:
  • aris-1.7
  • autogen-5.16
  • coreutils-8.17
  • freefont-20120503
  • freeipmi-1.1.5
  • gcal-3.6.2
  • global-6.2.4
  • gmp-5.0.5
  • gnuhealth-1.6.1
  • gnutls-2.12.19
  • gsasl-1.8.0
  • guile-clutter-1.10.0
  • guile-gnome-platform-2.16.2
  • kawa-1.12
  • libgsasl-1.8.0
  • libidn-1.25
  • librejs-4.6
  • parallel-20120522
  • wdiff-1.1.2

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This month we welcome Ian Dunn as the author and maintainer of the new package GNU Aris, and Nala Ginrut as the new maintainer of GNU SXML, now renamed and generalized to GNU XMLAT.

Several GNU packages 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 GNU, see

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

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