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The GNU Linux Libre 3.16 Kernel Is Christened By Freedo

The Linux 3.16 kernel was released a few days ago with some awesome features while those wishing to run this kernel in an ultra-free mode without support for closed-source firmware blobs or the ability to load non-free kernel modules, the GNU Linux-libre 3.16 release is available.
8 August 2014 - Linux-libre - 15 Comments

More Details On GCC & LLVM Collaboration

Last month in Cambridge was the 2014 GNU Tools Cauldron where GCC as a JIT compiler and other interesting topics were discussed by developers. One of the topics discussed was surrounding better collaboration between GCC and LLVM developers.
6 August 2014 - GCC + LLVM - 3 Comments

FSF Talks Up Libreboot As New Coreboot Downstream

Libreboot is a de-blobbed version of Coreboot designed to run on the Free Software Foundation's first endorsed laptop.
5 August 2014 - Libreboot - 18 Comments

GDB 7.8 Betters Python Scripting, Adds Guile Support

Version 7.8 of the GNU Debugger is now available with a variety of enhancements.
30 July 2014 - GDB 7.8 - 4 Comments

Guix 0.7 Can Now Install The GNU Operating System

The Guix package manager that's designed to be a purely-functional package manager for GNU with an emphasis on being dependable, hackable, and liberating is out with its latest release.
25 July 2014 - GNU Guix - 10 Comments

GSRC Brings New & Updated GNU Packages

The GSRC remains one of GNU's less known programs and is an easy way to download and install GNU software.
13 July 2014 - GSRC

Unifont 7.0 Update Covers The Unicode 7.0 Basic Multilingual Plane

Following last month's release of Unicode 7.0, the GNU Unifont project is out with an open-source glyph for each printable code point in the Unicode 7.0 Plane 0 standard.
7 July 2014 - Unifont - 6 Comments

GNU's ddrescue For Data Recovery Has Been Updated

The latest version of ddrescue is now available for copying data from one file or block device to another while trying to recover good parts in the event of read errors.
13 June 2014 - ddrescue 1.18.1 - 4 Comments

GNU's Linux-Libre 3.15 Kernel Released

Coming just hours after the release of Linux 3.15, the GNU fans have put out their updated Linux-Libre kernel modification.
9 June 2014 - Linux-Libre - 24 Comments

GNU Nettle 3.0 Cryptographics Library Released

The developers behind the Nettle project are out with a new major update to their dual-licensed GPLv2 and LGPLv3+ cryptographics library.
8 June 2014 - Nettle - 9 Comments

GNU Xnee 3.19 Released

The GNU Xnee program allows for recording, replaying, and distributing automated user actions under X11.
6 May 2014 - Xnee - 9 Comments

GNU Mailman 3.0 Now In Beta

The GNU Mailman 3.0 open-source mailing list software is finally in beta after a major rewrite.
29 April 2014 - Mailman - 1 Comment

The GNU Linux-libre 3.14-gnu Ultra-Free Kernel Released

Following last night's release of the Linux 3.14 kernel, the GNU folks are out with their Linux-based "Freedom Pi" kernel.
31 March 2014 - Linux Libre - 21 Comments

OpenGL Bindings Come To GNU's Guile Language

For users of Guile as the GNU extension language written around the Scheme programming language, there now exists OpenGL bindings.
23 March 2014 - Guile-OpenGL

GNU Gets In The Music Production Business

The first official release of Cursynth was announced today, a GNU attempt at making a musical synthesizer.
18 March 2014 - Cursynth - 13 Comments

Updated GNU Framework Tries To Push "Free JavaScript"

Out this Sunday is a major update to GNU ease.js, which relicenses this JavaScript framework to the GPLv3 and has several other changes. GNU ease.js helps the Free Software Foundation's case for the "importance of free JavaScript" on the web.
16 March 2014 - GNU ease.js - 23 Comments

GNU Guix Package Manager Looks To Grow

The GNU Guix package manager / distribution system is still active in development and the developers have planned a road-map to reaching version 1.0.
12 February 2014 - Guix - 11 Comments

GNU Hurd Is Enjoying User-Space Device Drivers

In the name of freedom, GNU Hurd has the ability to run device drivers from user-space via the project's DDE layer. DDE is an interesting feature and does allow for some interesting possibilities although conventional wisdom advises against accessing and controlling your GPU, network, and disk drivers, along with other components, from user-space. This also includes running Linux kernel drivers in Hurd's user-space.
10 February 2014 - GNU Hurd DDE - 7 Comments

Glibc 2.19 Adds New Features, Many Bug Fixes

The latest version of the GNU C Library is now available. At version 2.19, glibc adds many new features and other improvements.
8 February 2014 - glibc 2.19

Wget 1.15 Supports Perfect-Forward Secrecy, MD5-SESS

Version 1.15 of the popular GNU Wget downloading tool for HTTP, FTP, and other Internet protocols is now available. Wget 1.15 brings with it many new features.
19 January 2014 - Wget 1.15

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