GNU Spotlight April 2010

Originally published on the Free Software Foundation's community blog:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (April 2010)

This month we welcome Matt Lee as the maintainer of the new (and ongoing) packages goodbye, GNU FM, network, and social. We also welcome Jason Self as the new maintainer of gnutrition.

The recent GNU software releases:

  • bison-2.4.2
  • cpio-2.11
  • cppi-1.15
  • ddrescue-1.12
  • denemo-0.8.16
  • dionysus-1.2.0
  • freedink-1.08.20100321
  • gcal-3.5.1
  • gcc-4.5.0
  • gdb-7.1
  • gecb-0.8.3
  • gidfwizard-0.6.3
  • global-5.8.2
  • gnuedma-0.18.1
  • gnunet-0.9.0pre0
  • gnupg-2.0.15
  • gnutls-2.8.6
  • grep-2.6.3
  • gsasl-1.4.4
  • gsl-1.14
  • gss-1.0.0
  • hello-2.6
  • icecat-3.6.3
  • inetlib-1.1.2
  • libextractor-0.6.1
  • libgsasl-1.4.4
  • libmicrohttpd-0.4.6
  • libtasn1-2.5
  • mit-scheme-9.0.1
  • nano-2.2.4
  • rottlog-0.72.2
  • sipwitch-0.8.0
  • solfege-3.16.1
  • swbis-1.5
  • tar-1.23
  • tramp-2.1.18
  • ucommon-2.1.1
  • wdiff-0.6.1
  • xboard-4.4.3
  • xorriso-0.5.2

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