GNU Spotlight June 2012

Originally published on the Free Software Foundation's community blog:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (June 2012)

New GNU releases as of June 26, 2012

  • autogen-5.16.1
  • gnuhealth-1.6.2
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.20
  • automake-1.12.1
  • gnunet-0.9.3
  • librejs-4.7.1
  • bison-2.5.1
  • gnutls-2.12.20
  • libtasn1-2.13
  • ddrescue-1.16
  • gnutls-3.0.20
  • octave-3.6.2
  • denemo-0.9.4
  • gworkspace-0.9.1
  • parallel-20120622
  • emacs-24.1
  • gzip-1.5
  • rcs-5.8.1
  • gcc-4.7.1
  • help2man-1.40.10
  • solfege-3.20.6
  • glibc-2.16
  • icecat-12.0
  • tramp-2.2.5

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This month we welcome Ian Dunn as the author and maintainer of the new package GNU Aris, and Nala Ginrut as the new maintainer of GNU SXML, now renamed and generalized to GNU XMLAT.

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.