GNU Spotlight April 2014

Originally published on the Free Software Foundation's community blog:
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry: 30 new GNU releases!

30 new GNU releases in the last month (as of April 29, 2014):

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This month, we welcome:

  • James Cloos as the new maintainer of enscript and trueprint (with an eye toward merging them),
  • Ramana Radhakrishnan as a new co-maintainer of gcc,
  • Nick Ralabate as the new maintainer of solfege,
  • Andrew Shadura and Daniel Valentine as the new maintainers of indent,
  • Andy Wingo and Daniel Hartwig as the authors and maintainers of the new package guile-opengl. Thanks to all.

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.