GNU Spotlight January 2010

Originally published in the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Supporter - Issue 22, January 2010:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry

Here are the recent GNU software releases:

  • bash-4.1
  • bazaar-2.0.3
  • coreutils-8.2
  • enscript-1.6.4
  • gdb-7.0.1
  • gengetopt-2.22.4
  • glibc-2.11.1
  • global-5.7.7
  • glpk-4.41
  • gnu-c-manual-0.2.1
  • gnunet-0.8.1
  • gnunet-gtk-0.8.1
  • gnunet-qt-0.8.1
  • gnupg-2.0.14
  • gsegrafix-1.0.5
  • gv-3.6.8
  • help2man-1.37.1
  • icecat-3.5.6
  • inetutils-1.7
  • libgcrypt-1.4.5
  • libsigsegv-2.8
  • libunistring-
  • nano-2.2.1
  • parted-2.1
  • patch-2.6.1
  • pies-1.2
  • readline-6.1
  • sipwitch-0.5.12
  • solfege-3.14.10
  • source-highlight-3.1.2
  • xnee-3.05

In addition, videos of the talks at the recent GNU Hackers Meeting in Sweden are now available at

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This month we welcome Martin von Gagern as a new co-maintainer of wdiff, and previous maintainer Robert Millan for also taking on mkisofs.

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.