GNU Spotlight January 2013

Originally published on the Free Software Foundation's community blog:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry: 27 new GNU releases!

27 new GNU releases this month (as of January 24, 2012):

  • autogen-5.17.1
  • gnunet-0.9.5
  • mtools-4.0.18
  • automake-1.13.1
  • groff-1.22.1
  • nettle-2.6
  • cgicc-3.2.10
  • gsrc-2013.01.06
  • parallel-20130122
  • freeipmi-1.2.4
  • help2man-1.41.1
  • pycdio-0.18
  • gawk-4.0.2
  • libcdio-paranoia-10.2+0.90
  • pyconfigure-0.1.1
  • gettext-0.18.2
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.24
  • remotecontrol-1.0
  • glibc-2.17
  • libopts-37.0.12
  • sharutils-4.13.3
  • gnu-ghostscript-9.06.0
  • mifluz-0.25.0
  • sipwitch-1.5.0
  • gnun-0.7
  • motti-3.0.1
  • solfege-3.20.8

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We welcome Lucas Bonnet as a new co-maintainer of GNU EMMS, Stephen Dawson as the maintainer of the new package remotecontrol (first release already made), Holger Hans Peter Freyther as the new maintainer of GNU Smalltalk, Shaunak Shaha as the new maintainer of GNU DDD, and Jose Marchesi as the new maintainer of GNU sed (in addition to the many things he already does).

A number of GNU packages, as well as the GNU operating system as a whole, 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 the GNU operating system, see

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