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GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (April 2010)

by peterb Contributions Published on Aug 03, 2010 12:31 PM
This month we welcome Matt Lee as the maintainer of the new (and ongoing) packages goodbye, GNU FM, network, and social. We also welcome Jason Self as the new maintainer of gnutrition.

The recent GNU software releases:

bison-2.4.2 gnunet-0.9.0pre0 mit-scheme-9.0.1 cpio-2.11 gnupg-2.0.15 nano-2.2.4 cppi-1.15 gnutls-2.8.6 rottlog-0.72.2 ddrescue-1.12 grep-2.6.3 sipwitch-0.8.0 denemo-0.8.16 gsasl-1.4.4 solfege-3.16.1 dionysus-1.2.0 gsl-1.14 swbis-1.5 freedink-1.08.20100321 gss-1.0.0 tar-1.23 gcal-3.5.1 hello-2.6 tramp-2.1.18 gcc-4.5.0 icecat-3.6.3 ucommon-2.1.1 gdb-7.1 inetlib-1.1.2 wdiff-0.6.1 gecb-0.8.3 libextractor-0.6.1 xboard-4.4.3 gidfwizard-0.6.3 libgsasl-1.4.4 xorriso-0.5.2 global-5.8.2 libmicrohttpd-0.4.6 gnuedma-0.18.1 libtasn1-2.5

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