One year ago was a status update on GNU Hurd where it was mentioned that GNU Hurd lacks 64-bit, audio, and USB support among other features for this micro-kernel free software project alternative to the Linux kernel. Sound support for Hurd is now in the works, but other features remain missing.
GNU Binutils 2.26 has been released as the first major release in more than one year since Binutils 2.25.
For users of Emacs, the long-maintained XWidget branch that provides support for embedding GTK+ widgets into Emacs, has been merged to master and will be present for Emacs 25.1.
Datamash is a GNU program for performing numeric/textual/statistical operations in textual data files via the program's CLI.
Alongside a lot of other exciting work for GIMP 2.10 is a new light theme for those wanting a brighter experience.
The latest Linux-libre kernel is now available for those wanting a fully de-blobbed Linux kernel that doesn't support drivers depending upon proprietary firmware/microcode or other non-free code.
Here's another GNU project I never knew exist until now: GNU Health.
The Free Software Foundation is more than 30 years old now and in charting a potential new course for the organization, they are looking for your help by filling out a survey.
The latest win for GNU's Gold linker is with the Rust programming language.
As part of our round-ups of the most popular open-source/Linux content over the course of the year, many year-end performance benchmarks, etc, here's a look at the most exciting GNU news of the year.
If you have been wanting to try out the latest GIMP 2.9 development releases to experience all of the new functionality being worked on for GIMP 2.10, it's relatively easy to do so on Ubuntu.
While the LLVM Clang compiler has been working on ARMv8.1 support since earlier this year, the developers focusing on GCC have been working on it still but the first bits have been committed to trunk this morning.
The Free Software Foundation has certified another laptop as "respecting your freedom" that meets the FSF standards for users' freedom, control, and privacy.
The lead developer of GNUstep, a GPL-licensed implementation of Apple's Cocoa frameworks and toolkit, is considering a fork of the project.
Version 5.3 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is now available.
The Free Software Foundation has updated its annual "Ethical Tech Giving Guide" for buying technology products their holiday season.
FreeIPMI 1.5.1 has been released as the latest version of this GNU project for supporting the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specification.
Developers on GUPC, the GNU UPC project for extending GCC to support the Unified Parallel C language dialect, are hoping they can get their code merged for GCC 6.
This week marks twenty years since the start of the GIMP open-source image editing program.
First and foremost, with the release of GCC 6 the default C++ mode will now be GNU++14/C++14 rather than GNU++98!
Version 0.9.0 of the GNU Guix functional package manager is now available and with this release comes USB installation images to install GuixSD from source or binaries atop of a GNU/Linux system.
Building off yesterday's release of Linux 4.3 is now the GNU Linux-libre 4.3 kernel. As usual, the GNU Linux-libre kernel strips-out/disables code from the mainline Linux kernel that depends upon binary-only firmware/microcode files and other non-free components.
GNU Scientific Library is a collection of numerical computing routines written in C. GNU Scientific Library 2.0 was declared this weekend over a number of internal code changes, including some API changes.
Stepping ahead of the Linux 4.3 release is a Halloween release of GNU Hurd 0.7, GNU Mach 1.6, and GNU MIG 1.6.
The Gnuspeech project has announced its first official release as a speech synthesis from text free software system.
The Free Software Foundation has endorsed the Taurinus X200 laptop as a laptop that respects your freedoms.
As explained recently in The Current State Of Debian GNU Hurd, PC hardware support by GNU Hurd is pretty piss poor right now with no support for USB yet, sound support being in its early stages, and 64-bit support just being started. However, a developer is hoping to work on improving hardware support for Hurd.
Version 1.20 of ddrescue was released today as the latest version of this GNU recovery tool for trying to rescue good parts of a file or block device in case of read errors.
Version 7.10 of the GNU Debugger (GDB) has been released with various new features and updates to existing functionality.
GNU Hurd now has a native package manager via the Guix package manager.
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