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GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (November 2013)

by William Theaker Contributions Published on Nov 27, 2013 04:12 PM
44 new GNU releases!

44 new GNU releases in the last two months (as of November 25, 2013):

To get announcements of most new GNU releases, subscribe to the info-gnu mailing list: https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/info-gnu. Nearly all GNU software is available from https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/, or preferably one of its mirrors (https://www.gnu.org/prep/ftp.html). You can use the url http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/ to be automatically redirected to a (hopefully) nearby and up-to-date mirror.

We welcome quite a few new maintainers for this time:

  • Bruce Korb as the maintainer of his new package gnu-pw-mgr; Bruce also maintains autogen, complexity, and sharutils.
  • Carsten Reith as the new maintainer of GNU UUCP.
  • Luis Falcon and Sebastian Marro as co-maintainers of the new package GNU LIMS, adding to Luis's work maintaining GNU Health.
  • Paul Hardy as the maintainer of the new package Unifont (finally officially GNU!).
  • Sami Kerola as a new co-maintainer of GNU Hello.
  • Yann Dirson as the new maintainer of GNU Shogi.

Thanks to all.

A number of GNU packages, as well as the GNU operating system as a whole, are looking for maintainers and other assistance. Please see https://www.gnu.org/server/takeaction.html#unmaint if you'd like to help. The general page on how to help GNU is at https://www.gnu.org/help/help.html. To submit new packages to the GNU operating system, see https://www.gnu.org/help/evaluation.html.

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

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