GNU Spotlight May 2011

Originally published in the Free Software Foundation's Free Software Supporter - Issue 38, May 2011:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry

New GNU releases:

  • aspell6-kn-0.01-1
  • autogen-5.11.9
  • bison-2.5
  • complexity-0.4
  • coreutils-8.12
  • denemo-0.9.0
  • fdisk-1.2.5
  • gcc-4.5.3
  • global-5.9.5
  • gmp-5.0.2
  • gnuchess-6.0.0
  • gnutls-2.12.5
  • grep-2.8
  • grub-1.99
  • gsasl-1.6.1
  • gsl-1.15
  • guile-2.0.1
  • gv-3.7.2
  • help2man-1.39.4
  • icecat-4.0.1
  • libgsasl-1.6.1
  • libidn-1.22
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.11
  • nano-2.3.1
  • parallel-20110522
  • parted-2.4
  • sharutils-4.11.1
  • sipwitch-1.0.1
  • solfege-3.18.8
  • swbis-1.11
  • ucommon-5.0.0
  • vc-dwim-1.5
  • xboard-4.5.2a
  • zile-2.3.24

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This month we welcome Kyle Bayes as the new maintainer of GNU Leg, and Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos as a new co-maintainer of GNUTLS Thanks Kyle and Nikos.

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.