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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

GRUB 2.02 Has Many Features, Might Hit Ubuntu 14.04

Development of GRUB 2.02 has been going well for well over one year and at least some Canonical developers are hoping to land the Free Software Foundation's updated boot-loader into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS even if it means using a development version for the time being.
17 January 2014 - GRUB 2.02 - 21 Comments

GNU Octave 3.8 With Its GUI Officially Announced

Several days ago I had written about GNU Octave 3.8, the latest major update to the open-source high-level numerical computational language commonly used in replacement of MATLAB. Back then I wrote about the features and that the official release was available from the FTP server, while a few hours ago the official release finally took place.
1 January 2014 - GNU Octave 3.8 - 4 Comments

GNU Hurd Is Up To 344k Lines Of Code

While GNU Hurd has been around for years prior to the existence of the Linux kernel, Hurd is now up to only 344 thousand lines of code, but it's having a hard time getting much higher.
29 December 2013 - GNU Hurd - 16 Comments

GnuCash 2.6 Tries To Improve Open-Source Accounting

GNU projects seem to be in the season of releases with this week having GNU Octave 3.8 and GNUnet 0.10, while being prepared for release right now is the GnuCash 2.6 open-source accounting software.
28 December 2013 - FSF GNU - 25 Comments

GNU Octave 3.8 Has A GUI, Uses OpenGL

GNU Octave, the open-source high-level language for dealing with numerical computations and largely compatible with MATLAB, has a graphical user-interface with its new 3.8 release
28 December 2013 - GNU Octave 3.8 - 9 Comments

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