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GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (October 2010)

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Nov 08, 2010 04:29 AM
A monthly look at updates and new releases in the GNU operating system.

New GNU releases for October 2010:

  • autoconf-archive-2010.10.26
  • coreutils-8.6
  • denemo-0.8.20
  • dfarc-3.8
  • gcc-4.4.5
  • gnubatch-1.3
  • gnupg-1.4.11
  • gnuspool-1.8
  • gnutls-2.10.2
  • icecat-3.6.11
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.2
  • mdk-1.2.6
  • mtools-4.0.15
  • myserver-0.10
  • solfege-3.18.6
  • tar-1.24
  • ucommon-4.0.3
  • websocket4j-1.3
  • xnee-3.07
  • xorriso-0.6.4
  • zile-2.3.20

To get announcements of most new GNU packages, 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 Chris Bryant as the new maintainer of vmslib.

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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