GNU Spotlight January 2011

Originally published in the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Supporter - Issue 34, January 2011:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry

  • autoconf-archive-2011.01.02
  • ccaudio2-2.0.0
  • ccrtp-1.8.0
  • coreutils-8.9
  • ddrescue-1.14
  • freeipmi-1.0.1
  • gnuchess-5.08
  • gnupg-2.0.17
  • gnuprolog-java_0.2.6
  • guile-ncurses-1.2
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.6
  • libosip2-3.5.0
  • libzrtpcpp-1.6.0
  • mcsim-5.4.0
  • moe-1.4
  • ocrad-0.21
  • parallel-20110125
  • swbis-1.9
  • ucommon-4.1.0
  • xnee-3.08
  • xorriso-1.0.0

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This month we welcome Adam Dutko as a new co-maintainer of GNU Fontutils (with me, so personal thanks to Adam), and Antonio Ceballos as the new maintainer of GNU Chess -- check out the new GNU Chess 6 pretest at

A revived GNU Status Report bulletin was published a few days ago, It has news and information on a few GNU packages: GCC, Hurd, Coreutils, etc. (We hope the next installment will include reports from many more packages.)

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.