GNU Spotlight September 2011

Originally published in the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Supporter - Issue 42, September 2011:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry

  • archimedes-1.5.0
  • autoconf-archive-2011.09.17
  • bzr-2.4.1 gnuchess-6.0.1
  • coreutils-8.13
  • diffutils-3.2
  • fdisk-1.3.0a
  • freeipmi-1.0.6
  • gdb-7.3.1
  • gengetopt-2.22.5
  • global-6.0
  • glpk-4.47
  • gnubatch-1.4
  • gnuhealth.1.3.3
  • gnunet-0.9.0pre3
  • gnunet-gtk-0.9.0pre3
  • gnutls-2.12.11
  • gnutls-3.0.3
  • gsegrafix-1.0.6
  • icecat-6.0.2
  • libextractor-python-0.6
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.14
  • mediagoblin-0.0.5
  • nettle-2.4
  • solfege-3.20.3
  • source-highlight-3.1.5
  • wdiff-1.0.1
  • wget-1.13.4
  • zile-2.4.1

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This month I'd like to specially mention the first release of MediaGoblin as a GNU package,, aiming to support decentralized services for media hosting.

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

Finally, I regret to report that Brendan Kehoe, a long-time GNU contributor and supporter, passed away earlier this year He will be greatly missed.

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