GNU Spotlight July 2012

Originally published on the Free Software Foundation's community blog:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (July 2012)

There were 21 new GNU releases this month!

New GNU releases as of July 30, 2012:

  • aris-1.8
  • automake-1.12.2
  • bison-2.6
  • gama-1.12
  • gcc-4.5.4
  • gnujump-1.0.8
  • gnutls-3.0.21
  • grep-2.13
  • guile-2.0.6
  • help2man-1.40.11
  • icecat-13.0.1
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.21
  • libobjc-1.6.1
  • librejs-4.8
  • linux-libre-3.5-gnu
  • mpc-1.0
  • mpfr-3.1.1
  • nettle-2.5
  • source-highlight-3.1.7
  • xorriso-1.2.4
  • zile-2.4.8

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This month we welcome Tassilo Horn as a new co-maintainer of auctex, and Graham Percival as a new co-maintainer of Lilypond.

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.