GNU's Bulletin, vol. 1 no. 11, June, 1991
Table of Contents
The GNU's Bulletin is the semi-annual newsletter of the
Free Software Foundation, bringing you news about the GNU Project.
Free Software Foundation, Inc. Telephone: (617) 876-3296
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Michael Bushnell is working on the GNU operating system and
tar. Jim Blandy is preparing Emacs
19, and Joseph Arceneaux is implementing active regions for
a future release. Roland McGrath is polishing
the C library and maintains GNU
make as well as the Emacs 19 Lisp
Jay Fenlason continues with the GNU spreadsheet, Oleo, and maintains
sed and the GNU assembler. Brian Fox is maintaining
various programs that he has written, including the
info programs, BASH, and GNU
Kathy Hargreaves and Karl Berry are making fonts, developing
various utilities for dealing with them, and also working on
Ghostscript. Mike Haertel, who has been working on a C
interpreter and on various "bin" utilities, is going to graduate
school this fall. Per Bothner has taken over
maintenance of the "bin" utilities. Amy Gorin is
writing the manual for
tar. Sandra Loosemore is
writing the C Runtime Library manual.
S. Opus Goldstein continues to run the business end of FSF.
Miria Brigid is answering phone calls, handling
correspondence, and making distribution tapes. Robert J.
Chassell, our Treasurer, is working on his introduction to
programming in Emacs Lisp, in addition to his many other Foundation
duties. Noah Friedman is our system
Richard Stallman continues as a volunteer who does countless tasks,
including refining the C compiler, Emacs, etc., and their
documentation. Walter Poxon coordinates volunteer
work. Finally, volunteer Len Tower remains our electronic JOAT
(jack-of-all-trades), handling mailing lists and gnUSENET, information
requests, et al.
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The simplest way to make a program free is to put it in the public
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for all users would have been undermined.
To prevent this from happening, we don't normally place GNU programs in
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Let users, management and friends know! And send us a copy. Thanks!
New library license
We recently published a new alternative Library General Public License
to cover certain GNU libraries. This license permits linking the
libraries into proprietary executables on certain conditions.
The new library license actually represents a strategic retreat. We
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So, while we hope the new library license will help promote the
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Version 2 of the ordinary General Public License was released along
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particular program to countries where no patents apply.
We have decided to use the Mach message-passing kernel being developed
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file systems and signals.) Earlier, nonfree version of Mach were
covered by export restrictions, but there are no restrictions
Mike Bushnell is writing a set of servers to run on top of Mach to
provide a full GNU OS. It is far from finished (see "GNU Status
Improved binary file interface
Cygnus Support has written BFD, a set of routines for reading and
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Version 1.39.1 of GNU C
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Fortran front end for GCC
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finish the compiler itself. Current plans (and the current compiler)
call for using the same library functions used by
gf77-compiled subprograms to be linked
together and run. (Please do not ask for more information on Fortran
until we announce its release.)
A Russian Connection?
The GNU Project seems to have grown a branch in Russia.
Computer exporter Anwar Fancy plans to sell thousands of computers in the
Soviet Union, and hopes that the GNU system will make this more feasible
by saving the purchasers multi-user Unix license fees. He has hired ten
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donated to FSF.
Their first project may be a desktop system.
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Copyrighted Programming Languages
by Richard Stallman
The GNU project has produced one of the best C compilers now in
existence. The reason I decided to write a C compiler, rather than
designing a new, completely clean language, is that C is the language
users' programs are written in. For a Unix-like system, a compiler for
C is absolutely essential.
If a new language becomes equally essential for a useful computer
system, will we be allowed to write a compiler for it? Not if we want
people in Europe to use the compiler. On May 15, the European Community
adopted a new directive for software copyright. It establishes not
only copyrighted user interfaces, but also copyrighted protocols,
copyrighted data formats, and copyrighted programming languages.
Here is what the law says about interfaces:
Whereas for avoidance of doubt it has to be made clear that only the
expression of a computer program is protected and that ideas and principles
which underlie any elements of a program, including those which underlie
its interfaces, are not protected by copyright under this directive;
Nothing prevents the details of an interface--as opposed to the
underlying ideas--from being copyrighted.
The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament recommended
adding these words to solve this problem for certain kinds of
Whereas, these unprotectible items include, for example, protocols
for communication, rules for exchanging or mutually using
information that has been exchanged, formats for data, and the
syntax and semantics of a programming language;
This amendment was rejected after serious debate in which the
conservative party particularly opposed it. The importance given to the
question shows that it was regarded as a substantive change--that
Parliament believes the law as written permits copyright on the
protocols, formats, and languages.
The principal supporters of these broad and dangerous monopolies were a few
large computer companies: IBM, Digital, Apple, and Siemens. (Only one of
them is a European company.) Many smaller companies formed the European
Committee for Interoperable Systems to lobby against interface monopolies,
but had little success.
What about the United States?
Ashton-Tate is once again pushing its case for a copyright on the
programming language used in DBase. Last winter, the judge ruled that
the copyright on DBase was invalid because Ashton-Tate had failed to
inform the copyright office that part of the program was copied from an
earlier, public domain program written at JPL. It turns out that the
"part" in question was the programming language--not part of the
program at all!
Later, the judge reversed his own decision. The case is now
The latest version of the System V Interface Definition claims that the
interface is copyrighted. Adobe says the Postscript language is
copyrighted. You can bet that IBM, Digital, and Apple are telling Congress
loud and clear that programming languages should be copyrighted. And they
will point to the European law as proof this is sound policy.
So, the next time you adopt a new language, will we be allowed to add
support for it in the GNU compiler? Not in Europe, and probably not in the
Since surveys show most programmers disapprove of these restrictions, most
likely you do too. The question is whether you want to do anything about
it. You can speak up and have an effect on the decision, or you can do
nothing and let IBM, Digital, and Apple do all the talking.
The FSF is doing what it can. We joined the League for Programming
Freedom as an institutional member, as seven companies have also done.
Some of the FSF staff number among the 600 individual League members.
But, it takes more than 600 people to win this battle. So, the next
step is up to you.
From the League membership form:
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AT&T Threatens Users of X Windows
by Richard Stallman
This spring, AT&T sent threatening letters to every member of the X
Consortium, including MIT, saying they need to pay royalties for the X
Window server. This is because AT&T has patented the use of "backing
store" in a multiprocessing window system (patent number 4,555,775).
MIT is looking into how to fight AT&T in court if necessary, but we
don't know whether this can succeed.
Meanwhile, Cadtrak continues to demand royalties from the users of X
Windows for using exclusive-or to write on the screen, which is covered by
patent number 4,197,590.
The GNU system won't be terribly useful if it can't have X Windows. But
that isn't the only essential system feature which is in danger. Emacs
is threatened by IBM patent number 4,674,040 which covers "cut and
paste between files" in a text editor. Many Emacs features are
threatened by patent number 4,458,311, which covers "text and numeric
processing on same screen." Patent
4,398,249 covering the general spreadsheet technique known as "natural
order recalc" stops us from using it in GNU software.
There is little the FSF itself can do about these threats. Fighting
just one patent in court would use up all our funds. So we have added a
provision to version 2 of the GPL so that we can prohibit distribution
of one of our programs in certain countries if it is covered by patents
there. Most likely, one of those countries will be the United
Beyond that, we have joined the League for Programming Freedom, which is
trying to get patents out of the software field. If you develop
software for wide use, chances are you, too, will find you can't do your
work without infringing these patents. Not to mention the thousands of
other patents that apply to software. Doesn't it make sense for you to
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GNU OS Work: The Hurd
We have begun development of the kernel-related aspects of the GNU
Operating System. This job consists of writing a set of servers, called
the GNU Hurd, that run on top of the Mach 3 microkernel from CMU. The
Mach microkernel provides a task abstraction, with multiple threads
within a single task, and powerful IPC and virtual memory
The Hurd consists of the filesystems, the terminal driver, the process
server, the network protocol servers, and the system call interpreter.
The filesystems use a separate Mach task for each mounted filesystem,
and provide a superset of Unix functionality. Unprivileged users will
be able to add filesystems of their own design to the directory tree in
a secure manner. Mike Bushnell has written an implementation of the BSD
Fast File System and is now debugging it. This implementation provides
access to files as shared memory, which permits faster access, and if
directly used by
stdio in the C library, eliminates a data
copy in a large number of I/O intensive programs. A future release of
the GNU C library will provide such support.
Eventually, we will implement other filesystems, including traditional
ones, like NFS, as well as non-traditional ones such as transparent
access to FTP,
The Hurd terminal driver looks like a file server to user programs, but
it supports a greater variety of
ioctl calls as well as providing
both BSD and POSIX terminal functionality. The terminal driver will
support terminals layered on serial lines, network ports, and other
The process server offers a process abstraction; it provides process and
host id's, sends signals to other processes, fetches information for
ps-like programs, and so on. The server's primary purpose is to
function as an information repository; the system call interpreter
handles complicated aspects of signal delivery.
Initially, the GNU system will offer only one network protocol server,
which will provide local domain sockets (called the `Unix domain' in
BSD). Eventually, we will add a TCP/IP implementation, with major
portions of the code borrowed from the BSD implementation.
In the GNU system, system calls are all redirected by the Mach
microkernel into a shared region of each task's address space, the
system call interpreter. It is responsible for
the details of system call semantics, and performs calls to the various
Hurd servers to perform the user's request. The most complicated parts
of the system call interpreter are those dealing with signals and with
memory mapped I/O.
The system is intended to be both source and binary compatible with 4.4
BSD, and POSIX.1 compliant (when used in conjunction with the GNU C
Library). We have a mailing list for discussion of the design of Hurd.
Experts in OS design and seasoned Unix wizards are welcome to assist in
hashing out the details of the interface.
GNU Emacs 18.57 is the current version. The undo facility has been
completely rewritten and now holds unlimited data temporarily, and a
user-specified amount for the long term.
Berkeley is distributing GNU Emacs with the 4.3 BSD distribution, and
numerous companies distribute it also.
Emacs 18 maintenance continues for simple bug fixes. Version 19
approaches release, counting among its new features: before and
after change hooks, source-level debugging of Emacs Lisp programs, X
selection processing (including clipboard selections), scrollbars,
support for European character sets, floating point numbers, per-buffer
mouse commands, X resource manager interfacing, mouse-tracking,
Lisp-level binding of function keys, multiple X windows (`screens' to
Emacs), a new input system--all input now arrives in the form of Lisp
objects--and buffer allocation, which uses a new mechanism capable of
returning storage to the system when a buffer is killed.
Thanks go to Alan Carroll and the people who worked on Epoch for
generating initial feedback to a multi-windowed Emacs.
Features being considered for later releases of Emacs include:
associating property lists with regions of text in a buffer;
multiple fonts, color, and pixmaps defined by those properties;
different visibility conditions for the regions, and for various windows
showing one buffer; hooks to be run if point or mouse moves outside a
certain range; incrementally saving undo history in a file; static menu
bars; and better pop-up menus.
Brian Fox has released version 1.08 of the Bourne Again SHell (BASH),
which includes an extended emulation of the Korn shell. It has job
control, and both Emacs-style and
csh-style command history.
Version 1.08 fixes a number of bugs and has more builtins.
There is a good chance that the
csh from BSD will be declared
free software by Berkeley, so we will not need to write that. In any case,
BASH rather than
csh will be the default shell in the GNU
The GNU source-level C and C
++ debugger, GDB, is now being
distributed along with the GNU C Compiler.
GDB Version 3.5 is now released. Version 4 is being tested and should
be released soon. Version 3 runs on BSD 4.2 and 4.3 and on System
GDB includes a facility for debugging across a serial line, together
with a stub that can be included in a standalone program to communicate
across the line with GDB. This feature is for kernel debugging. We
hope eventually to be able to debug across an Ethernet.
New features in version 4 include watchpoints, support for C
exception handling, cross-debugging (debugging one machine from a
dissimilar machine), easier porting to different binary file formats
(see "GNU Flashes"), and more ways of communicating with the program
being debugged (such as TCP/IP). Future versions may include
programming commands (loops, conditionals, and functions with
Work has been done on support for debugging parallel programs. We hope
to get this and merge it eventually.
The GNU C compiler (GCC) version 1 is now quite reliable. It supports
ANSI standard C. NeXT builds its entire system with GCC, including its
port of the Mach kernel and NFS. The Open Software Foundation uses GCC
as the compiler in their operating system, Data General uses it for
their Aviion 88000-based workstation, Intel uses it for their 960
microprocessor, Commodore-Amiga uses it for Amiga Unix, Mt. Xinu
includes it in their Mach-based Unix for 386 computers, and Berkeley is
adding it to the BSD distribution. GCC has compiled a System V.3 kernel
and all of the BSD source tree including the kernel.
Version 1 is being maintained solely to fix bugs. New work is directed
to version 2, which now has instruction scheduling, a certain amount of
CSE between basic blocks, and a new feature for classifying
instructions. Function-wide CSE is being finished, as is loop
GCC version 2 can generate code for the Acorn, AMD 29000, IBM PC/RT, IBM
RS/6000, & Motorola 88000 as well as many of the machines supported by
version 1. Ports for the IBM 370, HP Spectrum, TRON, & NCUBE are
coming. More general calling conventions are supported. On the Sparc,
for example, GCC can now use the conventions for structure arguments and
values. Not all of the version 1 machine descriptions have as yet been
updated; some do not work, and others do not fully use instruction
scheduling and delay slots.
Version 2 supports both C
++ and Objective C on the same basis as
C itself: the source file name selects the language. Michael Tiemann of
Cygnus Support has written the C
++ front end for GCC (which is
available in version 1 as G
++). The front end for compiling
Objective C programs has been donated by NeXT, but we need someone to
write the support to run them. C has been extended to support nested
functions, nonlocal gotos, and the ability to determine the address of a
Volunteers are developing front ends for Fortran, Modula 3, Pascal, and
(slowly) for Ada. There are mumblings about various other languages.
So far, no one has volunteered to write Cobol.
Please do not call for more information on version 2 until it's
Roland McGrath and others continue to work on the C Library. It now
contains all of the ANSI C and POSIX.1 functions, and work is in
progress on POSIX.2 and Unix functions (BSD and System V). Mike Haertel
has written a fast
malloc. The GNU regular-expression
regex) now mostly conform to the POSIX.2
The current version of Ghostscript is 2.2. Recent changes include:
large speedups, especially for the X driver; support for all the
PostScript extended color operators, including colorimage; much more
accurate graphics algorithms; "band list" technology that allows
Ghostscript to drive high resolution printers with limited memory; and
"save" and "restore", which were the major elements of the
PostScript language not implemented before.
Right now, Ghostscript accepts commands in PostScript and executes them
by drawing on an X window or by writing a file that can be directly
printed. GNU volunteers are working on previewers for multi-page files;
we hope one will be available soon.
Ghostscript also includes a C-callable graphics library (for client
programs that do not want to deal with the PostScript language), and
also supports IBM PCs and compatibles with EGA or VGA graphics (but
do not ask the FSF staff any questions about this; we do not use PCs
and do not have time to learn anything about them).
The GNU graphics utilities are a set of programs for plotting scientific
data. They provide support for displaying GNU plot files on Tektronix
4010, PostScript, and X window system compatible output devices.
Aubrey Jaffer is writing JACAL, a symbolic mathematics system.
Currently, it can eliminate variables from sets of equations, substitute
for variables, simplify expressions containing radicals, do some matrix
operations, and compute derivatives.
JACAL runs in Scheme or Common Lisp. A small and fast Scheme
implementation for JACAL which runs on Unix, VMS, and MS-DOS machines is
available via anonymous FTP from
altdorf.ai.mit.edu as the
file `archive/scm/scm2d.tar.Z'. JACAL is available from
altdorf as `archive/scm/jacal0-2.tar.Z'. The
Internet address is
To receive an IBM PC floppy disk with the source and executable files,
send $50 to Aubrey Jaffer, 84 Pleasant St., Wakefield MA 01880,
James Clark has written
troff and related
eqn, drivers for Postscript and typewriter-like
devices, a driver producing TeX
dvi format, an X11 previewer
(based on the MIT X11R4
xditview), and the
-me macros. The
groff program is written
++. It has many features not found in most versions of
troff including: long names for strings, macros, diversions,
number registers, environments, and fonts; no fixed, arbitrary limits;
high-quality mathematical typesetting (using algorithms derived from
TeX); much better error handling; pairwise kerning; high-quality
hyphenation (using TeX's hyphenation algorithm); TeX support in
Work is underway on the
-mm macros and
new projects include: the
grap preprocessor (borrowing code from
pm page-makeup postprocessor and associated
-mpm macro package. More work is needed on the documentation,
which now assumes that the user already has the Unix versions of the
Jay Fenlason is writing a spreadsheet named Oleo (because it's better
for you than the more expensive spreadsheet).
Currently, Oleo reads and writes SC and Multiplan SYLK files, and it is
fairly simple to teach it new formats. Oleo has a full set of
spreadsheet expressions as well as mathematical, financial, and string
functions. It provides primitive macro support. Keys may all be
Oleo uses the
curses library and an X11 interface is planned.
Right now it runs on BSD Unix machines as well as IBM PCs and
Berkeley and GNU project cooperating
Besides GNU Emacs, the upcoming 4.4 BSD release will contain the C
compiler suite from the GNU project--GCC is better than the
alternative, supports ANSI C, and is freely available.
4.4 BSD may contain GAWK as well.
Some parts of BSD are becoming free
The developers of Berkeley Unix decided several years ago to release
various parts of it (those which do not contain AT&T code) separately as
free software. This includes substantial programs which we hope to use
in GNU, such as TCP/IP.
The freed parts of BSD are now on our compiler tape.
GNU in Japan
email@example.com, & Nobuyuki Hikichi,
firstname.lastname@example.org, continue to work on the GNU Project in
Japan. They translate GNU information, write columns, request
donations, and consult with people about GNU. Recently they translated
version one of the GNU General Public License into Japanese. They
are now looking for a lawyer to volunteer to review their translation of
the new GNU Library General Public License.
Many groups in Japan are redistributing GNU software, including JUG (a
PC user group), Nikkei Business Publications and ASCII (publishers),
Fujitsu FM Towns, and the Japan Unix Society. Anonymous UUCP is
also now available in Japan. Contact
email@example.com for more
GNU Wish List
Wishes for this issue are for:
Companies to lend us capable programmers and technical writers for at
least six months. True wizards may be welcome for shorter periods, but
we have found that six months is the minimum time for a good programmer
to finish a worthwhile project.
Professors who might be interested in sponsoring or hosting research
assistants to do GNU development, with FSF support.
Someone to finish the
smail mail delivery system.
A Sun QIC-150 cartridge tape drive; hard disks for IBM RTs.
Volunteers to help write programs and documentation. Send mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org for the task list and coding
Speech and character recognition software (if the devices aren't too
weird), with the device drivers (if possible). This would help the
productivity of at least one partially disabled programmer we
Ideas for good articles in future GNU's Bulletins. We particularly like
to highlight organizations involved with free information
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Money, as always. Please remember, donations are tax-deductible. With
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One way to give us a small amount of money is to order a distribution
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Help Keep Government Software Free
by Richard Stallman
For 200 years, the US copyright system has placed everything written by
the federal government in the public domain. This makes sense: we have
all paid for it, so we should all own it.
Now there is a move to change this. If it succeeds, quite a lot of
software that would be free today will be sold instead. We will pay to
develop the software, and then we'll have to pay again to use it. And
the GNU system won't be able to use it, since it won't be free.
We think this is scandalous. If you agree, please help prevent it, by
writing to Congress:
House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
2137 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
GNU Software Available Now
We offer Unix software source distribution tapes in
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systems (an Emacs binary is on the RS/6000 tape). We also offer VMS
tapes for GNU Emacs and GNU C that include sources and VMS
See the order form inside the back cover for details about media, etc.
Note that the contents of the 1600bpi 9-track tapes and cartridge tapes
for Unix systems are the same. Only the media are different.
Contents of the Emacs Tape
The software on this release tape is considered fairly stable, but as
always, we welcome your bug reports.
In 1975, Richard Stallman developed the first Emacs, an extensible,
customizable real-time display editor. GNU Emacs is his second
implementation of Emacs. It's the first Emacs available on Unix
systems that offers true Lisp--smoothly integrated into the
editor--for writing extensions. It also provides a special interface
to MIT's free X window system. The current version of Emacs is
GNU Emacs has been in widespread use since 1985 and often displaces
proprietary implementations of Emacs because of its greater reliability
as well as its additional features and easier extensibility. DEC,
Berkeley, and NeXT are all distributing Emacs with their systems.
GNU Emacs (as of version 18.57) runs on many Unix systems: Alliant,
Altos 3068, Amdahl (UTS), Apollo, AT&T (3B machines & 7300 PC), CCI 5/32
& 6/32, Celerity, Convex, Digital (DECstation 3100; DECstation 5000;
Vax (BSD, System V, or VMS)), Motorola Delta (System V/68 release
3), Dual, Elxsi 6400, Encore (DPC, APC, & XPC), Gould, HP (9000 series
200, 300 700, & 800 (Spectrum) but not series 500), HLH Orion 1/05, IBM
(RT/PC (4.2 & AIX); PS/2 (AIX (386 only)) & RS/6000 (AIX)),
Integrated Solutions (Optimum V with 68020 & VMEbus), Intel
80386 (BSD, Microport, System V, Xenix & PS/2); not MS-DOS), Iris (2500,
2500 Turbo, & 4D), LMI (Nu), Masscomp, MIPS, National Semiconductor
32000, NCR (Tower 32), Nixdorf Targon 31, Plexus, Pmax, Prime EXL,
Pyramid, Sequent (Balance & Symmetry), SONY News, Stride (system release
2), Sun (1, 2, 3, 4, SparcStation, & 386i), Stardent 1500 & 3000,
Tahoe, Tandem Integrity S2, Tektronix (NS32000 & 4300), Texas
Instruments (Nu), Titan P2 & P3, Ustation E30 (SS5E), Wicat, and
GNU Emacs is described by the GNU Emacs Manual and the GNU
Emacs Lisp Reference Manual, which come with the software in Texinfo
source (see "GNU Documentation" below).
MIT Scheme and Yale T
Scheme is a simplified, lexically scoped dialect of Lisp. It was
designed at MIT and other universities to teach students programming and
to research new parallel programming constructs and compilation
techniques. MIT Scheme is written in C and runs on many Unix systems.
It now conforms to the "Revised^3 Report On The Algorithmic Language
Scheme" (MIT AI Lab Memo 848a), for which TeX source is included.
T is a variant of Scheme developed at Yale University; it is intended
for production use in program development. T contains a native-code
optimizing compiler that produces code that runs at speeds
comparable to the speeds of programs written in conventional
languages. It runs on BSD Vaxes, 680x0 systems, Sparc workstations,
MIPS R2000 workstations (including the Decstation 3100), and NS32000
machines (including the Encore Multimax). T is written in itself and
cannot be bootstrapped without a binary (included), but it is great if
you can use it. Some documentation is included.
texi2roff, written by Beverly Erlebacher, translates GNU Texinfo
files so that they can be printed by the
me macro packages. It is
included on all Unix tapes so people who do not have a copy of TeX can
print out GNU documentation.
Version 3.5 of GDB, the GNU debugger, runs under BSD 4.2 and 4.3 on
Vaxes and Suns (2, 3, 4, & SparcStation), Altos, Convex, HP 9000/300's
under BSD, HP 9000/320's under HP/UX, System V 386 machines (with either
GNU or native object file format), ISI Optimum V, Merlin under Utek 2.1,
SONY News, Gould NPL & PN machines, Pyramid, Sequent Symmetry (a 386
based machine), and Encore under Umax 4.2.
GDB features incremental reading of symbol tables (for fast startup and
less memory use), command-line editing, the ability to call functions in
the program being debugged, remote debugging over a serial line, a value
history, and user-defined commands. It can be used to debug C,
++, and Fortran programs. It comes with a Texinfo manual (see
"GNU Documentation" below).
Data Compression Software
Some of the contents of our tape distribution are compressed;
currently indicated by a `.Z' suffix. We include software on
the tapes to compress/decompress these files. Due to patent
compress, we are beginning to switch to
yabba, indicated by a `.Y'. The online distribution on
prep.ai.mit.edu will be changed first. Each tape includes
the program that will uncompress the compressed files on it.
GNU Chess and NetHack
GNU Chess is a chess program, now at version 3.1. It has text-only and
X display interfaces. NetHack is a display--oriented adventure game
similar to Rogue. We distribute NetHack Version 2.3.
Contents of the Compiler Tape
The programs on this tape are becoming stable. As always, we solicit
your comments and bug reports. This tape used to be known as the
"Pre-Release" or "Beta Test" tape.
GNU CC and
The GNU C compiler is a fairly portable optimizing compiler. It
supports full ANSI C. The current version is 1.40. It generates
good code for the 32000, 680x0, 80386, Alliant, Convex, Tahoe, and Vax
CPUs, and for these RISC CPUs: i860, Pyramid, Sparc, and SPUR. The MIPS
RISC CPU is also supported. Machines using these CPUs include 386
(AIX), Alliant FX/8, Altos 3068, Apollo 68000/68020 (Aegis), AT&T 3B1,
Convex C1 and C2, DECstation 3100 and 5000, DEC VAX, Encore MultiMax
(NS32000), Genix NS32000, Harris HCX-7 and HCX-9, HP-UX
68000/68020, HP (BSD), IBM PS/2 (AIX), Intel 386 (System V, Xenix,
BSD, but not MS-DOS), Iris MIPS machine, ISI 68000/68020, MIPS, NeXT,
Pyramid, Sequent Balance (NS32000), Sequent Symmetry (i386), SONY
News, Sun (2, 3 (optionally with FPA), 4, SparcStation, & Sun386i). See
"GNU Project Status Report" for more detail.
A good programmer will be able to make a cross compiler on most of these
systems to cross-compile to most of these architectures. Most of the
work will be with the compiler support tools, not GCC itself.
The Texinfo source of the GCC Manual is included with the
compiler. The manual (not yet published on paper) describes how to run
and install the GNU C compiler, and how to port it to new processors.
It describes new features and incompatibilities of the compiler, but
people not familiar with C will also need a good book on C. A perfect
hash-table generation utility,
gperf, is also included with the
Assembler, Object File Utilities, dld, and COFF Support
The GNU assembler (GAS) is a fairly portable, one pass assembler that is
almost twice as fast as Unix
as. It is now at version 1.39 and
works for 32x32, 680x0, 80386, Sparc (Sun 4), and Vax.
We have free versions of
ranlib. The GNU linker
is fast and the only linker with source-line numbered error
messages for multiply-defined symbols and undefined references.
We also now distribute a dynamic linker,
dld, written by W.
Wilson Ho. This is a library which you link with your program which
then enables it to dynamically load object files into the running
The entire suite of GNU software tools can be run on System V,
replacing COFF entirely. The GNU tools can operate on BSD object
files with a COFF header the System V kernel will accept.
robotussin is supplied for converting standard libraries to this
flex and Bison
flex is a mostly-compatible replacement for the Unix
scanner generator written by Vern Paxson of the Lawrence Berkeley
flex generates far more efficient scanners than
lex does. Bison is an upwardly compatible replacement for
the parser generator Yacc, with additional features. The Bison
Manual comes with the software in Texinfo form (see "GNU
libg++, and NIH Class Library
++ is a set of changes for GCC that compiles C
well-known object-oriented language. As far as possible, G
kept compatible with the evolving draft ANSI standard, but not with
cfront, as the latter has been diverging from ANSI. G
with the GNU G
++ Users Guide (not yet published on paper).
++ compiles source quickly, provides good error messages, and
works well with GDB. Since G
++ depends on GCC, it must be used
with the correspondingly numbered version of GCC. GDB Version 3
includes support for debugging C
++ code, which merges in the
functionality of the old program GDB
The GNU C
libg++, is an extensive, documented
collection of C
++ classes and support tools for use with
The NIH Class Library (formerly known as OOPS (Object-Oriented Program
Support)) is a portable collection of classes similar to those in
Smalltalk-80 that has been developed by Keith Gorlen of NIH, using the
++ programming language.
Note that Interviews has been dropped from this tape since it appears on
the "optional" X tape (See "Contents of the X11 Tapes"
make and BASH
make has 99.44% of the features of the BSD and System V
make, and compiles with POSIX.2, as well as many of
our own extensions. These extensions include parallelism, conditional
execution, and text manipulation. Version 3.60 of GNU
fairly stable. Version 4 will include many functional improvements.
Texinfo source for the GNU
make manual is provided (see "GNU
The GNU Shell, BASH (for Bourne Again SHell), is compatible with
with the Unix
sh and offers many extensions found in
ksh. It has job control,
csh-style command history,
and command-line editing (with Emacs and
vi modes built-in and
the ability to rebind keys). The current version is 1.08, and should
compile on most systems.
GAWK is GNU's version of the Unix AWK utility; it comes with a Texinfo
manual (see "GNU Documentation" below). GNU
multivolume support, the ability to archive sparse files, automatic
compression and decompression of archives, remote archives, and special
features to allow
tar to be used for incremental and full
RCS and CVS
The Revision Control System, now at version 5.5, is used for version
control and management of large software projects. The
Concurrent Version System, CVS, manages software revision and
release control in a multi-developer, multi-directory, multi-group
environment. It works best on top of RCS Versions 4 and above, but
will parse older RCS formats with the loss of CVS's fancier
features. See Berliner, Brian, "CVS-II: Parallelizing Software
Development," Proceedings of the Winter 1990 USENIX
These programs are GNU's versions of the Unix programs of the same name.
They are much faster than their traditional Unix counterparts.
Ghostscript is GNU's graphics language that is almost fully compatible
with Postscript. See the section in the "GNU Project Status
gnuplot is an interactive program for plotting mathematical
expressions and data. Oddly enough, the program was neither done for
nor named for the GNU Project--the name is a coincidence.
Freed Files from the U.C. Berkeley 4.3-tahoe Release
These files have been declared by Berkeley to be free of AT&T code, and
may be freely redistributed. They include complete sources for some
programs and library routines; and partial sources for many
We are not yet distributing the files marked free on the 4.3-reno
release. When Berkeley releases its next tape, we plan to distribute
the free files from it instead of the 4.3-tahoe files. Note that much
more will be free on that tape than currently on the 4.3-tahoe or
File Utilities and Miscellaneous
The file utilities are now included here. GNU
indent has been
added to this tape as well. We also include
perl version 4.0,
c-perf version 2.0 (a C version of
(a Fortran to C translator),
gdbm library, GNU
data compression software, GDB,
texi2roff, and GnuGo (the game of
Go (Wei-Chi)) on this tape.
Contents of the X11 Tapes
The two X11 tapes contain Version 11, Release 4 of the MIT X window
system. The first FSF tape contains the contents of both tape one and
tape two from the MIT X Consortium: the core software and documentation,
and the contributed clients. FSF refers to its first tape as the
`required' X tape since it is necessary for running X or GNU Emacs under
X. (The Consortium refers to its first two tapes as the
The second, `optional,' FSF tape contains the contents of tapes three and
four from the MIT X Consortium: contributed libraries and other
toolkits, the Andrew software, games, etc. (The Consortium refers to
its last two tapes as `optional' tapes.)
VMS Emacs and Compiler Tapes
We offer a VMS tape of the GNU Emacs editor, and a separate VMS tape
containing the GNU C compiler. The VMS compiler tape also contains
Bison (needed to compile GCC), GAS (needed to assemble GCC's output),
and some library and include files. Both VMS tapes include executables
from which you can bootstrap, because the DEC VMS C compiler has bugs
and cannot compile GCC.
Please do not ask us to devote effort to additional VMS support, because
it is peripheral to the GNU Project.
GNU manuals are intended to explain the underlying concepts, describe
how to use all the features of each program, and give examples of
command use. These manuals, provided with our software, are also
available in hardcopy; see the order form inside the back cover.
GNU documentation is distributed as Texinfo source files, which yield
both typeset hardcopy and on-line presentation via the menu-driven Info
system. The Texinfo Manual explains the markup language used to do
these. It tells you how to make tables, lists, chapters, nodes, indices,
and cross references, and how to use Texinfo mode in GNU Emacs and catch
The GDB Manual explains how to use the GNU Debugger. It describes
running your program under debugger control, how to examine and alter
data as well as modify the flow of control within the program, and how
to use GDB through GNU Emacs, with auto-display of source lines.
The Emacs Manual describes the use of GNU Emacs. It also explains
advanced features, such as outline mode and regular expression search.
The manual details special modes for programming in languages such as C
and Lisp, how to use the tags utility, how to compile and correct code,
and how to make your own keybindings and other elementary
The Emacs Lisp Reference Manual covers the GNU Emacs Lisp
programming language in great depth. It goes into data types,
control structures, functions, macros, byte compilation, keymaps,
windows, markers, searching and matching, modes, syntax tables, and
operating system interface, etc.
The Termcap Manual, often described as "Twice as much as you ever
wanted to know about Termcap," details the format of the Termcap
database, the definitions of terminal capabilities, and the process of
interrogating a terminal description. This manual is primarily for
The Bison Manual teaches how to write grammars that convert into C
coded parsers. You need no prior knowledge of parser generators.
The concepts are described along with a series of increasingly
The GAWK Manual describes how to use the GNU implementation of AWK.
It is written for someone who has never used AWK, and describes all the
features of this powerful string manipulation language.
The Make Manual describes GNU Make, a program used to rebuild parts
of other programs when and as needed. The manual covers makefile
writing, which specifies how a program is to be compiled and its
How to Get GNU Software
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GNU Software on Apple computers
In lawsuits, Apple claims the power to stop people from writing any
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Macintosh's. If Apple triumphs in the courts, it will create for
itself a new power over the public that will enable it to put an end to
free software. So long as Apple continues to try to establish this kind
of monopoly, we will not provide any support for Apple machines.
GNU Software on the Amiga
Ports to the Amiga of many GNU Programs can be anonymously ftped from:
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ftp.funet.fi, directory `~pub/amiga/gnu'.
Offers to help and info on: the GCC port and related projects to Leonard
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GNU Software on the Atari
Ports to Atari TOS and Atari Minix of many GNU Programs are available
is maintained by Howard Chu,
ports are discussed on the two USENET newsgroups
get the former group via e-mail, you can ask
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Freemacs, an Extensible Editor for MS-DOS
by Russ Nelson,
I have written a small but programmable editor for MS-DOS that is
somewhat compatible with GNU Emacs. It is called Freemacs, and is
programmed in "MINT", a string processing language, but tries to
emulate GNU Emacs. It does a remarkably good job for a 21K
executable--good enough, in fact, that I recommend that Freemacs users
buy the GNU Emacs manual. Of course, the bulk of the emulation is
done in the MINT code, totaling 150K.
You may freely copy this software. I ask only that you return
improvements to me for incorporation into the package for all of
The distribution is available from these sources:
ftp the file `/e/freemacs' from host
grape.ecs.clarkson.edu or from host
wsmr-simtel20.army.mil (under directory
CUHUG BBS: (315)268-6667 1200/2400 8N1, 24 hrs, file area 25, no
registration required to download Freemacs; or
send $15 (copying fee) to Russ Nelson, 11 Grant St., Potsdam, NY 13676,
Phone: (315) 268-6455, specify floppy format:
Please do not ask the Free Software Foundation about Freemacs. FSF
does not maintain it, and has no information on it other than the
Thanks to all those mentioned above in "GNUs Flashes", the "GNU
Project Status Report" and "GNU Software Available Now".
Thanks to Mr. Ken'ichi Handa for his donation from the Motooka
prize. He won the prize coordinating the development of Nemacs, the
Japanese version of GNU Emacs. He used the rest of the prize to throw a
thank-you party for all the Nemacs volunteers.
Thanks to Julie Sussman for major work on the BASH manual (not
yet released), and to Chet Ramey for his continuing work on
Thanks to the anonymous GNU users in Japan for their gifts.
Thanks to ASCII Corporation and Village Center
Inc both of Japan for their donations.
Thanks to an anonymous donor for the gift of 5 IBM RT computers.
Thanks to Munin Technologies for their donation of a
VAX-11/750 and other DEC equipment.
Thanks to Clement Moritz for donating two reel to reel tape
Thanks to Cygnus Support for continuing to improve
various programs and for hosting Joseph Arceneaux, as well as other FSF
Thanks to the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
and the Laboratory for Computer Science at
MIT for their invaluable assistance of many kinds.
Thanks to Devon McCullough for technical assistance, to
Carol Botteron for proofreading and other assistance,
and to Mieko and Nobuyuki Hikichi for their
invaluable help raising both funds and consciousness in Japan.
Thanks go out to all those who have either lent or donated machines,
including Hewlett-Packard for six 68030 workstations, two
80486 computers, and four Spectrum workstations, Brewster Kahle
of Thinking Machines Corp. for the Sun 4/110, K. Richard
Pixley for the AT&T Unix PC, Doug Blewett of AT&T Bell Labs
for two Convergent Miniframes, CMU's Mach Project for
the Sun 3/60, Intel Corp. for their 386 machine, NeXT
for their workstation, the MIT Media Laboratory
for the Hewlett-Packard 68020 machine, SONY Corp. and
Software Research Associates, Inc., both of
Tokyo, for three SONY News workstations, IBM Corp. for
an RS/6000 computer, the MIT Laboratory of
Computer Science for the DEC Microvax, the Open
Software Foundation for the Compaq 386, and Delta
Microsystems for an Exabyte tape drive.
Thanks to all those who have contributed ports and extensions, as well
as those who have contributed other source code, documentation, and good
bug reports. Thanks to those who sent money and offered help. Thanks
also to those who support us by ordering manuals and distribution
The creation of this bulletin is our way of thanking all who have
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