GNU Spotlight September 2010

Originally published in the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Supporter - Issue 30, September 2010:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry

  • autoconf-2.68
  • autogen-5.11.1
  • bzr-2.2.1
  • ed-1.5
  • freefont-20100919
  • freeipmi-0.8.10
  • gdb-7.2
  • gengen-1.4.2
  • global-5.9.2
  • gnu-ghostscript-8.71.1
  • grep-2.7
  • guile-ncurses-0.9
  • icecat-3.6.9
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.1
  • libtasn1-2.8
  • libtool-2.4
  • m4-1.4.15
  • mailutils-2.2
  • parallel-20100922
  • solfege-3.18.0
  • swbis-1.6
  • ucommon-4.0.1
  • websocket4j-1.3
  • xorriso-0.6.2

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This month we welcome Marek Sapota as maintainer of the new package websocket4j, and Luke Leighton as maintainer of the new package pythonwebkit.

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.