GNU Spotlight July 2009

Originally published in the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Supporter - Issue 16, July 2009:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry

Updated GNU packages for this month:

  • cpio-2.10
  • dfarc-3.2.2
  • findutils-4.4.2
  • freeipmi-0.7.10
  • gengen-1.3
  • gengetopt-2.22.2
  • gnuradio-3.2.1
  • gsasl-1.2
  • guile-1.8.7
  • libasn1-0.1.0
  • libgsasl-1.2
  • libiconv-1.13.1
  • libidn-1.15
  • libtasn1-2.2
  • libunistring-0.9.1
  • libzrtpcpp-1.4.5
  • pexec-1.0rc7
  • sed-4.2.1
  • serveez-0.1.7
  • sipwitch-0.5.6
  • solfege-3.14.5
  • source-highlight-3.1
  • tramp-2.1.16
  • vc-dwim-1.1
  • xlogmaster-1.6.2
  • zile-2.3.8

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I'd like to give a warm welcome to Christian Campos, newly-dubbed maintainer of gnutrition. Also, thanks to Niels Moeller, already maintainer of GNU lsh, for the new GNU package nettle, and to Leo Jackson (maintainer of maverik), for taking over the GNU leg package.

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.