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GNU Motti has a maintainer
     posted by toby, Mon 14 Jan 2013 05:18:01 PM UTC

Sebastian Diaz is the GNU Motti maintainer, so I have closed the "Help Wanted" task asking for someone to maintain Motti.

GNU packages looking for maintainers
     posted by karl, Sun 23 May 2010 05:42:30 PM UTC - 1 reply

I thought I'd post the current list of GNU
packages looking for maintainers in this channel
too, hopefully reaching some different people than
its other incarnations:

alive - auto login and keep-alive daemon
dr-geo - interactive work with geometric figures [...]

closed the task manager
     posted by toby, Fri 08 Jan 2010 02:10:04 PM UTC

There were only two tasks in it (along with a bunch of spam) - one was a test and the other was misplaced, so it's better to concentrate on servicing the mailing list and push as much activity as we can to it.

Removed Objective-C Runtime Manual doc task
     posted by toby, Sat 26 Dec 2009 07:06:37 PM UTC

It's been 6 years since I added that task on Savannah, and years before that since there was any activity on that task so people who want to provide doc help to GCC should look at http://gcc.gnu.org/projects/documentation.html for tasks.

Train simulator
     posted by toby, Mon 29 Jun 2009 01:03:12 AM UTC - 1 reply

For many years we've had an entry on the games tasklist item for "A realistic train-driving simulator."  I've found two projects that might satisfy this requirement: http://www.openttd.org/ (which is GPL licensed) and http://openbve.trainsimcentral.co.uk/ which is public domain.  Both take different approaches to the idea of simulating train traffic, and both look pretty interesting in their own ways.

Removed "Google Earth" entry
     posted by toby, Wed 27 May 2009 11:36:33 AM UTC

We used to have a job posting for volunteers to make a Free Software replacement for Google Earth.  This is now an FSF High Priority project (see http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/priority.html#gereplacment) so there's no longer a need to duplicate it on this task list. [...]

Apertium for natural language translation
     posted by toby, Tue 02 Sep 2008 12:43:15 AM UTC

For a very long time, the task list has had an item "If you're up for a "grand challenge" you can tackle a problem that's frustrated computer scientists and linguists for almost 40 years: translating one natural language into another."  We recently learned about Apertium (http://www.apertium.org/) which appears to be making good progress on this task.  If you're interested in natural language translation then we'd recommend that you take a look at Apertium.

Added new SQL documentation task
     posted by toby, Wed 25 Oct 2006 03:40:13 PM UTC

I added a new task to the tasklist to improve the Free documentation for MySQL.  The MySQL relational database is Free Software, but the documentation provided by MySQL AB is non-Free. There's a project to document MySQL at WikiBooks (http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/MySQL) and we encourage anyone that's interested in MySQL (or SQL in general) to contribute.

Added a new task: Free Software "Google Earth"
     posted by toby, Mon 03 Jul 2006 02:27:27 PM UTC - 3 replies

At rms' request I added a tasklist item asking for volunteers to work on a Free alternative to the proprietary "Google Earth" client.  If you're interested in this project please let gvc@gnu.org know.

Free Software xBase projects doing well
     posted by toby, Fri 31 Mar 2006 04:37:29 PM UTC

Both Harbour (http://www.harbour-project.org/) and Clip (http://www.itk.ru/english/index.shtml) seem to be humming along nicely, so people who need to run xBase/Clipper programs and want to use Free Software should be able to do so.  I'm closing the Task List entry for xBase, if someone wants to work on it they could work on either of those projects.


Older News Approved
"Real Audio" help no longer needed posted by toby, Fri 31 Mar 2006 04:25:29 PM UTC - 1 reply
looking for hardware help posted by toby, Fri 20 May 2005 01:45:54 PM UTC - 4 replies
idutils maintainer found posted by toby, Wed 04 May 2005 10:23:21 PM UTC
how to help GNU Classpath posted by toby, Sat 16 Apr 2005 05:05:01 PM UTC
maintainer for idutils wanted posted by toby, Mon 21 Feb 2005 10:35:28 PM UTC
evince looks like a good document viewing program posted by toby, Mon 24 Jan 2005 07:26:09 PM UTC
Maintainer wanted for Beltane 1 posted by jemarch, Sun 14 Nov 2004 12:09:28 AM UTC
gv maintainer found posted by jemarch, Sun 14 Nov 2004 12:08:26 AM UTC
Maintainer wanted for gv posted by toby, Thu 04 Nov 2004 04:22:00 PM UTC
an STL tutorial found posted by toby, Sun 03 Oct 2004 05:22:00 PM UTC
Grace - a replacement for xgobi/ggobi posted by toby, Sun 29 Aug 2004 05:00:53 PM UTC
gnu webmasters looking for help posted by toby, Sat 14 Aug 2004 02:59:03 PM UTC - 1 reply
GNU gperf maintainer found posted by toby, Tue 29 Jun 2004 02:25:23 PM UTC
GNU gperf maintainer needed posted by toby, Mon 28 Jun 2004 03:16:02 PM UTC
Helix Player becoming available under the GPL posted by toby, Mon 28 Jun 2004 02:55:48 PM UTC
GNU has a "style" program posted by toby, Mon 21 Jun 2004 09:47:07 PM UTC
Savannah hackers looking for help posted by toby, Mon 31 May 2004 06:19:06 PM UTC
GNU MC Tutorial Found posted by toby, Sun 28 Mar 2004 04:51:17 PM UTC - 1 reply
GPL "Asteroids" games found posted by toby, Sat 21 Feb 2004 06:34:36 PM UTC
Several GPL Pong games found posted by toby, Sat 21 Feb 2004 04:20:41 PM UTC
GPL "Nine Men's Morris" game found posted by toby, Sat 21 Feb 2004 03:32:22 PM UTC
Active "empire builder" project found posted by toby, Sat 21 Feb 2004 03:26:35 PM UTC
Active Empire game community found posted by toby, Sat 21 Feb 2004 02:45:53 PM UTC
Removing "system for social justice" posted by toby, Fri 02 Jan 2004 04:04:36 PM UTC - 1 reply
Deleted the "patent database" item posted by toby, Tue 02 Dec 2003 03:14:47 AM UTC
molecular modelling software found posted by toby, Sun 16 Nov 2003 11:35:42 PM UTC
maintainer wanted for CPIO package (FILLED) posted by jemarch, Mon 27 Oct 2003 11:31:42 PM UTC
maintainer wanted for miscfiles package posted by toby, Fri 10 Oct 2003 03:27:31 PM UTC
Welcome Jose Marchesi! posted by toby, Sat 04 Oct 2003 08:41:44 PM UTC
outliner program found posted by toby, Fri 26 Sep 2003 09:52:32 PM UTC
tasklist-idea@gnu.org mailing list up and running posted by toby, Fri 26 Sep 2003 09:04:56 PM UTC - 1 reply
School scheduling program found posted by toby, Fri 26 Sep 2003 08:59:41 PM UTC
OCR program found posted by toby, Tue 12 Aug 2003 09:42:44 PM UTC
GNU Mach manual found posted by toby, Tue 12 Aug 2003 09:26:03 PM UTC
Moved many doc tasks into their own help-wanteds posted by toby, Tue 29 Jul 2003 06:43:32 PM UTC
The old task list is now deprecated posted by toby, Thu 10 Jul 2003 08:39:34 PM UTC
HVAC simulator program found posted by rgomeza, Thu 03 Jul 2003 11:48:00 AM UTC
Free diction and style programs found (right under our noses) posted by toby, Wed 25 Jun 2003 02:41:44 PM UTC
Free raster-to-vector conversion program found posted by toby, Wed 25 Jun 2003 02:38:24 PM UTC
Free OCR programs found posted by toby, Wed 25 Jun 2003 02:32:38 PM UTC - 2 replies
There's a lot of Free Software for PDA's posted by toby, Wed 25 Jun 2003 02:12:12 PM UTC - 1 reply
Oh my, there are a lot of Free Software CAD programs! posted by toby, Wed 25 Jun 2003 02:06:16 PM UTC
Removed "Desktop Publishing" tasks posted by toby, Wed 25 Jun 2003 01:44:46 PM UTC
Removed "web search" task posted by toby, Tue 24 Jun 2003 01:22:58 PM UTC - 1 reply
Removed hard drive diagnostic task posted by toby, Thu 19 Jun 2003 09:39:47 PM UTC
Interesting article at Advogato posted by toby, Wed 11 Jun 2003 11:40:15 AM UTC
Welcome Matías and Rubén! posted by toby, Wed 04 Jun 2003 01:48:47 AM UTC
Welcome Ignacio! posted by toby, Tue 03 Jun 2003 12:54:39 PM UTC
Added documentation projects posted by toby, Sun 01 Jun 2003 07:24:10 PM UTC
Serial line tap program found posted by toby, Sun 13 Apr 2003 03:05:49 AM UTC

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