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May GNU Spotlight with Amin Bandali: Eleven new GNU releases!

byFree Software FoundationContributions Published onJun 03, 2024 09:48 AM
Contributors:Amin Bandali

Eleven new GNU releases in the last month (as of May 31, 2024):

  • adns-1.6.1: GNU adns is aC library that provides easy-to-use DNS resolution functionality.The library is asynchronous, allowing several concurrent calls.The package also includes several command-line utilities for usein scripts.
  • artanis-0.6: GNU Artanisis a web application framework written in Guile Scheme. A webapplication framework (WAF) is a software framework that is designedto support the development of dynamic websites, web applications,web services and web resources. The framework aims to alleviatethe overhead associated with common activities performed in webdevelopment. Artanis provides several tools for web development:database access, templating frameworks, session management,URL-remapping for RESTful, page caching, and more.
  • gcc-14.1.0: GCC is the GNUCompiler Collection. It provides compiler front-ends for severallanguages, including C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, Ada, andGo. It also includes runtime support libraries for these languages.
  • g-golf-0.8.0-rc-4: G-Golf(Gnome: (Guile Object Library for)) is a library for developingmodern applications in Guile Scheme. It comprises a direct bindingto the GObject Introspection API and higher-level functionality forimporting Gnome libraries and making GObject classes (and methods)available in Guile's object-oriented programming system, GOOPS.
  • gnun-1.5: GNUnited Nationsis a build system for translating the web site works via template files, which allow changes to be merged intoindividual translations of a page, from which the final HTML isgenerated. In effect, this helps to keep all translations of apage up-to-date.
  • gsl-2.8: The GNU ScientificLibrary is a library for numerical analysis in C and C++. Itincludes a wide range of mathematical routines, with over 1000functions in total. Subject areas covered by the library include:differential equations, linear algebra, Fast Fourier Transforms andrandom numbers.
  • linux-libre-6.9-gnu:GNU Linux-Libre is a free (as in freedom) variant of the kernelLinux. It has been modified to remove all non-free binary blobs.
  • nano-8.0: GNU nano is a smalland simple text editor for use in a terminal. Besides basicediting, it supports: undo/redo, syntax highlighting, spellchecking, justifying, auto-indentation, bracket matching,interactive search-and-replace (with regular expressions), and theediting of multiple files.
  • parallel-20240522: GNUParallel is a tool for executing shell jobs in parallel using oneor more computers. Jobs can consist of single commands or ofscripts and they are executed on lists of files, hosts, users orother items.
  • poke-4.1: GNU poke is aninteractive, extensible editor for binary data. Not limited toediting basic entities such as bits and bytes, it provides afull-fledged procedural, interactive programming language designedto describe data structures and to operate on them.
  • taler-0.11.0: Taler providesa payment system that makes privacy-friendly online transactionsfast and easy.

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

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