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GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (August 2012)

by karl Contributions Published on Aug 31, 2012 05:54 PM
19 new GNU releases as of August 28, 2012:
  • alive-2.0.0
  • emacs-24.2
  • help2man-1.40.12
  • autogen-5.16.2
  • freeipmi-1.2.1
  • icecat-14.0
  • automake-1.12.3
  • gdb-7.5
  • mediagoblin-0.3.1
  • bison-2.6.2
  • gnubatch-1.6
  • parallel-20120822
  • ccide-0.6.5-1
  • gnuhealth-1.6.3
  • wget-1.14
  • coreutils-8.19
  • gnutls-3.1.0
  • cppi-1.17
  • grep-2.14

To get announcements of most new GNU releases, 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 Thien-Thi Nguyen as a new maintainer of alive (first release above) in addition to his work maintaining RCS, Jordi Hermoso as a new co-maintainer of Octave, and Thomas Young as the author of the new GNU package ccide.

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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