GNU Spotlight February 2013

Originally published on the Free Software Foundation's community blog:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry: 19 new GNU releases!

19 new GNU releases this month (as of February 25, 2013):

  • autoconf-archive-2013.02.02
  • gnunet-0.9.5a
  • pycdio-0.19
  • autogen-5.17.2
  • groff-1.22.2
  • serveez-0.2.0
  • coreutils-8.21
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.25
  • texinfo-5.0
  • glpk-4.48
  • linux-libre-3.8
  • unrtf-0.21.3
  • gmp-5.1.1
  • mdk-1.2.7
  • xboard-4.7.0
  • gnubatch-1.7
  • octave-3.6.4
  • gnuhealth-1.8.0
  • parallel-20130222

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This month, we welcome Mark Veltzer as a new co-maintainer of GNU grep.

I'd like to specially mention Texinfo 5.0, the first release in Texinfo in too many years. It is a complete reimplementation of makeinfo, merging in texi2html features and more, while retaining practical compatibility, primarily thanks to the efforts of Patrice Dumas. The Texinfo home page is

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.