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[commit-womb] womb/gnustatus gnustatus-2011-01.texi

From: Karl Berry
Subject: [commit-womb] womb/gnustatus gnustatus-2011-01.texi
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 17:47:15 +0000

CVSROOT:        /sources/womb
Module name:    womb
Changes by:     Karl Berry <karl>       10/12/23 17:47:15

Modified files:
        gnustatus      : gnustatus-2011-01.texi 

Log message:
        bjg, simon


Index: gnustatus-2011-01.texi
RCS file: /sources/womb/womb/gnustatus/gnustatus-2011-01.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.6
retrieving revision 1.7
diff -u -b -r1.6 -r1.7
--- gnustatus-2011-01.texi      22 Dec 2010 15:12:04 -0000      1.6
+++ gnustatus-2011-01.texi      23 Dec 2010 17:47:14 -0000      1.7
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 \input texinfo   @c -*-texinfo-*-
address@hidden $Id: gnustatus-2011-01.texi,v 1.6 2010/12/22 15:12:04 karl Exp $
address@hidden $Id: gnustatus-2011-01.texi,v 1.7 2010/12/23 17:47:14 karl Exp $
 @comment %**start of header
 @set mytitle GNU Status Reports: January 2011
@@ -56,7 +56,10 @@
 * Freefont::
 * Gawk::
 * GNUtrition::
+* GSASL::       GNU Simple Authentication and Security Layer.
 * GSEGrafix::
+* GSL::         GNU Scientific Library.
+* GSRC::        GNU Source Release Collection.
 * Hello::
 * Texinfo::
 * XBoard::
@@ -140,6 +143,23 @@
 food items.
address@hidden GSASL
address@hidden GSASL (@url{})
+From Simon Josefsson: GSASL is the GNU Simple Authentication and
+Security Layer library.  During December 2010 a new stable release
+(1.6.0) was published, which includes support for the two most recent
+SASL mechanisms: SCRAM and GS2.  These are the new generation of SASL
+mechanisms, intended to replace (over time) the older CRAM-MD5,
+DIGEST-MD5 and GSS-API mechanisms.
+The development series for the next stable branch has been started
+already, and plans include improved GS2 support for non-Kerberos
+mechanisms, support for the two SAML mechanisms that are discussed in
+the IETF, and more.  Now is a good time to join the mailing list and
+contribute to the project!
 @node GSEGrafix
 @section GSEGrafix (@url{})
@@ -171,6 +191,66 @@
 @code{center}, @code{fill}, @code{scale}, or @code{zoom}.
address@hidden GSL
address@hidden GSL (@url{})
+From Brian Gough: The GNU Scientific Library is a numerical library
+written in C.  It provides a large collection of mathematical routines
+such as random number generators, special functions, fourier
+transforms and least-squares fitting. There are over 1000 routines in
+total with an extensive test suite.
+The role of the project is to provide an alternative to the well-known
+proprietary numerical libraries, which hinder scientific cooperation
+by preventing the sharing of scientific software.
+The project has been in stable release for 10 years, and has
+maintained API stability throughout that time.  Ongoing work continues
+on bug-fixing, particularly improving the stability of special
+functions, and a 1.14 maintenance release was made earlier this year.
+Currently the project does not have sufficient contributors to tackle
+major developments, and is limited to bug fixing. A good knowledge of
+numerical methods is needed to work on the project---anyone interested
+in helping should contact @email{} for more
address@hidden GSRC
address@hidden GSRC (@url{})
+From Brian Gough: The GNU Source Release Collection (GSRC) is a build
+system for GNU packages.  The goal is to make it easy to install the
+latest GNU releases from source in your home directory on an existing
+GSRC simplifies this process by automatically downloading and building
+packages and their dependencies.  You only need a single @code{./configure
+&& make} to get everything, as usual.
+For those familiar with BSD systems, this is similar to BSD Ports.
+GSRC uses GAR, a build system written in GNU Make by Nick Moffit, and
+GARstow by Adam Sampson.  GSRC is also similar to the GARNOME system
+for GNOME.
+There are currently 136 GNU packages in GSRC which build and install
+successfully, including GCC, Guile, GnuPG, Emacs, coreutils, GnuTLS
+and many others.  Packages are updated several times a week, as new
+releases come up.
+The whole collection is also built regularly on the GCC compile farm
+and a weekly report posted on @url{http://planet.gnu}.org with the
+current build status of all GNU packages
+(@url{}), you can also check
+the complete build logs there.
+Goals for the project are to support the remaining GNU
+packages---particularly those with complex dependencies, such as Gnash
+and GnuCash, and to also make the latest alpha releases available as
+well (this has already been done for a few projects).  Additional help
+from people familiar with those packages is welcome.
 @node Hello
 @section Hello (@url{})

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