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Twenty-one new GNU releases in July 2016

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Jul 29, 2016 04:01 PM

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This month, we welcome Davin Pearson as the maintainer of the new package Java-Training-Wheels; David Pirotte as the maintainer of the new package G-Golf; Alex Burmashev and Daniel Kiper as new co-maintainers of GRUB; Mike Miller as a new co-maintainer of Octave; and Eli Zaretskii as a new co-maintainer of Emacs.

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