GNU Spotlight November 2010

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

A monthly look at updates and new releases in the GNU operating system.

New GNU releases for November 2010:

  • acct-6.5.5
  • gnutls-2.10.3
  • recutils-1.0
  • autogen-5.11.3
  • icecat-3.6.12
  • sipwitch-0.9.2
  • commoncpp2-1.8.1
  • kawa-1.11
  • solfege-3.18.7
  • coreutils-8.7
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.3
  • tar-1.25
  • CSSC-1.3.0
  • libsigsegv-2.9
  • tramp-2.2.0
  • dfarc-3.8.1
  • miscfiles-1.5
  • vc-dwim-1.3
  • freedink-1.08.20101114
  • nano-2.2.6
  • wdiff-0.6.4
  • freeipmi-0.8.11
  • parallel-20101122
  • zile-2.3.21

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This month we welcome Tom Rondeau as the new maintainer of GNU Radio, and several new co-maintainers: Todd Moses for dap, Eric Blake for gnulib, Giuseppe Scrivano for barcode, and Karsten and Sebastian Hilbert for GNUmed.

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.