The first release candidate to GRUB 2.02 was quietly released at the beginning of the month. GRUB 2.02 is going to be a sizable feature update with it already having been five years since the current stable version, GRUB 2.00.
Last month the RISC-V GCC port was approved for landing in GCC 7 while today that merge finally happened.
GNU ddrescue continues work on being a capable data recovery tool for copying data from a file or block device to another, doing more than just the dd command. GNU ddrescue 1.22 was released over the weekend as the newest version of this tool.
Glibc 2.25 was tagged this Sunday in Git as the newest feature release to the GNU C Library.
Another late feature addition to GCC 7 is C++ support for libcc1.
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is entering its "stage four" development for GCC 7 with the stable GCC 7.1 release expected in March or April.
The GCC Steering Committee has approved of the RISC-V port being included in GCC.
For more than the past decade, the Free Software Foundation has been maintaining a list of high priority projects. Today they have a brand new list.
GIMP contributor Alexandre Prokoudine published a lengthy blog post today looking back at what were the accomplishments for this open-source image manipulation program in 2016 and some of what's ahead for the program this year.
For those following the progress of the RISC-V open-source and royalty-free processor ISA, a new port of the GNU Compiler Collection for this architecture is now available.
For those looking at other new uses for the Rust programming language, there is now a Rust implementation of the popular Emacs editor.
Three weeks from today should mark a new release of the GNU C Library, glibc 2.25, and it's coming with many feature additions.
Jakub Jelinek of Red Hat has provided the latest status report concerning the state of the GNU Compiler Collection 7 code compiler.
The drama over Libreboot, a downstream of Coreboot, wanting to leave the GNU has come to an end.
For those making use of GNU's Stream Editor, Sed, for non-interactive command-line text editing there is a new release available.
Continuing in our various annual recaps this week as we end out 2016, here is a look at the most popular GNU/FSF news of the year.
A new version of the GNU Guix package manager and Guix System Distribution (GuixSD) is now available, version 0.12 is this new GNU release just in time for the holidays.
Version 6.3 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) has been released as scheduled.
There is an early GNU Christmas with the release of GNU Hurd 0.9 joined by GNU Mach 1.8. Yep, another rare released update to Hurd.
It looks like GCC developers are making good on their effort to release GCC 6.3 by Christmas.
For those looking toward the next maintenance release of GCC 6, the GNU Compiler Collection 6.3 is aiming to be out by Christmas.
GCC developers have been working to support the compiler-side changes for dealing with ARMv8-M Security Extensions.
For those following GCC's offloading capabilities to devices like GPUs, more work continued being mainline this week. We are onto stage 3 development of GCC 7 but items that were still being reviewed at that time are still being allowed to land. It looks like in 2017 we may finally see more GCC support come to reality when it comes to AMD HSA support and OpenMP / OpenACC offloading to NVIDIA GPUs.
GNU Octave 4.2 is now available as a major update to this scientific programming language that remains largely compatible with the widely-used MATLAB.
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is finishing up the removal of Java / GCJ support ahead of next year's GCC 7 release.
GCC 7 feature development is officially over with the development phase entering stage three now where the focus is on bug-fixing.
En route to the mainline GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is support for OpenACC routines.
Qualcomm's Falkor core has been added formally to the GNU Compiler Collection.
The latest feature landing in mainline GCC for next year's GCC 7 stable release is -fsanitize-address-use-after-scope
Ring is now the newest GNU software project. Ring aims to be a universal communication software platform respecting user's freedoms and privacy. GNU Ring doesn't rely upon a centralized server and is based upon SFLPhone SIP/IAX2-compatible softphone for communication, far different from Skype.
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