GNU Spotlight December 2010

Originally published in the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Supporter - Issue 33, December 2010:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry

  • acm-5.1
  • autogen-5.11.5
  • binutils-2.21
  • ccrtp-1.7.2
  • coreutils-8.8
  • denemo-0.8.22
  • electric-9.00
  • freeipmi-0.8.12
  • garpd-0.2.0
  • gcc-4.5.2
  • glibc-2.12.2
  • global-5.9.3
  • glpk-4.45
  • gnunet-0.9.0pre2
  • gnutls-2.10.4
  • gretl-1.9.3
  • groff-1.21
  • gsasl-1.6.0
  • guile-1.8.8
  • help2man-1.38.4
  • icecat-3.6.13
  • libgsasl-1.6.0
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.4
  • libtasn1-2.9
  • libzrtpcpp-1.5.3
  • parallel-20101222
  • recutils-1.1
  • smalltalk-3.2.3
  • swbis-1.7
  • ucommon-4.0.4
  • wdiff-0.6.5
  • xorriso-0.6.6

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This month we welcome Tim Marston as the the new maintainer of GNU Gtypist and Fadi Osman as the new maintainer of GNU Sather.

I'd like to specially note the new pretest release of GNUnet (a framework for decentralized peer-to-peer networking), made with the hope of getting feedback from the community. See and get involved if you're interested.

I'd also like to mention the newly-revamped GNU documentation web page, It now lists all official GNU packages, grouped by category, with links to online manuals and home pages.

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.