GNU Spotlight July 2013

Originally published on the Free Software Foundation's community blog:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry: 32 new GNU releases!

32 new GNU releases this month (as of July 28, 2013):

  • autogen-5.18
  • bison-3.0
  • ddrescue-1.17
  • denemo-1.0.4
  • freeipmi-1.2.9
  • gettext-0.18.3
  • glpk-4.52
  • gnuhealth-2.0.0
  • gnupg-1.4.14
  • gsl-1.16
  • gsrc-2013.07.06
  • guile-sdl-0.5.0
  • gvpe-2.25
  • help2man-1.43.3
  • jacal-1c3
  • libextractor-1.1
  • libgcrypt-1.5.3
  • libidn-1.28
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.28
  • libobjc2-1.7
  • libzrtpcpp-2.3.4
  • linux-libre-3.10-gnu
  • lsh-2.1
  • ocrad-0.22
  • parallel-20130722
  • pspp-0.8.0a
  • scm-5f1
  • slib-3b4
  • ucommon-6.0.6
  • units-2.02
  • unrtf-0.21.5
  • wb-2b2

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I'd like to welcome Gaganjyot as the new maintainer of Dr. Geo, Avneet Kaur as the new maintainer of GNU libffcall, and Thad Meyer as the new maintainer of GNU rottlog, as well as Pratik Bhoir as a new-comaintainer for GNU gnats. Thanks everyone.

The GNU Hackers Meeting for 2013 is scheduled to take place from August 22 to August 25 in Paris, France. More information at

A number of GNU packages, as well as the GNU operating system as a whole, 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 the GNU operating system, see

As always, please feel free to write to me,, with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.