GNU Spotlight June 2008

Originally published in the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Supporter - Issue 6, July 2008:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry

Here's the list of GNU releases for June (and early July):

  • ccrtp-1.6.1
  • cgicc-3.2.7
  • classpath-0.97.2
  • clisp-2.46
  • coreutils-6.12
  • gcc-4.3.1
  • glpk-4.29
  • gnash-0.8.3
  • gnuit-4.9.4
  • guile-clutter-0.7.6
  • guile-gnome-platform-2.16.1
  • gv-3.6.5
  • libidn-1.9
  • libzrtpcpp-1.3.0
  • mifluz-0.24.0
  • pspp-0.6.0
  • shmm-1.0
  • sipwitch-0.2.1
  • sovix-
  • ucommon-1.9.3
  • wget-1.11.4

See the packages' announcements, web pages ( or the distributions themselves for details. Nearly all are available from, or preferably one of the mirrors:

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Some specific notes: the GNU mifluz package for an inverted text index has been revived after many years, thanks to Sebastien Diaz; the new GNU sovix package is a website revision system, by David Englund; and the new GNU shmm package has utilities for working with shared memory, by Jeannie Boffel.

Several GNU packages are still looking for maintainers.
Please see

Finally, I'd like to give a warm welcome to the other newly-dubbed GNU maintainers this month: Kevin Harris (panorama), Joel Denny (bison), D E Evans (rottlog), Jim Meyering & Ralf Wildenhues (vc-dwim), and Eric Hutchins (ballandpaddle).

Please feel free to write to me,, with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.