- February 06, 2005
sourceware.org suffered hardware failure and had to be restored
from backups. We do not believe any data was lost in the CVS
repository. We did lose any pending messages in the mail queue
as that does not get backed up. At this time, everything should
be functional except for htdig. The mailing list archives on the
web site are also out of date and will be updated soon. New mail
will update the archives correctly, however. If you find any other
problems, please email
- February 24, 2004
Device Mapper projects added.
- May 13, 2003
CVS is again operational.
- May 13, 2003
We're experiencing some CVS problems. Check back here to find out
when the problems have been rectified.
- January 18, 2003 (Red Hat)
We've moved! This system is now running on new hardware, with a new
IP address, and a faster internet connection. You probably have to
update your ssh knownhosts file to accommodate this change, but it
is a small price to pay for the increased speed.
- November 26, 2002 (Red Hat)
There is a new RDA project.
RDA is a remote debugging agent for use with GDB.
- September 17, 2001 (Red Hat)
There is a new RHUG
project, which is a collection of open source Java packages which
are easy to build using gcj.
- April 5, 2001 (Red Hat)
5.0 has been released.
- January 28, 2001 (GNU Project)
The gcj project has now been fully integrated into the gcc project.
As a result some
mailing lists and web pages have moved.
- January 9, 2001
Red Hat's High Availability Server has found a new home on
- January 1, 2001
Start of the third millennium. Well, at least for those of us with
Gregorian calendars and a sense of how to count.
- December 14, 2000 (Red Hat)
The public release of SID! SID is a framework
for computer system simulations that support software development.
- October 18, 2000
The New Riders book GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool is now
- July 31, 2000
The first release of CGEN! CGEN is a framework
for generating CPU-related tools such as assemblers, disassemblers
- July 20, 2000
The Source Navigator sources have been
been released! Source Navigator is a GPL source code analysis tool.
Read the press release
for more information.
- July 1, 2000
Our new name is sourceware.org. Most services (including
email, web, FTP, SSH, and CVS) work using sourceware.org. If
you find anything which isn't working let us know. The name
sourceware.cygnus.com will continue to work for an extended period
of time (similar to the way the egcs.cygnus.com->gcc.gnu.org rename
has been done).
- June 19, 2000
binutils 2.10 is out!
After two long, harrowing years, the binutils release you've been
waiting for is out. See the readelf utility that critics have been
raving over, see the intel-style x86 assembly syntax support that
you've always wanted. Will the excitement ever end? See the
binutils home page for more information.
- May 20, 2000
has been released. Better C++ debugging, better x86 floating
point, better interfaces to front-ends (like graphical user
interfaces), watchpoint improvements, works better on DOS/Windows,
- March 27, 2000
has been released. Lots of new goodies including support for
additional targets, the first release of the CDL-based
configuration system with all the sources available under the GPL,
and a TCP/IP stack beta.
- March 10, 2000
We're famous! We sent in a postcard to the
FAQ-O-Matic author, and now it is on
the web for all the world to see. See! We can still show off
our "photo album" even if we are a public company with a stock price
which is, er, well, y'know (and don't tell our lawyers I even
mentioned the subject of the stock price :-)).
- January 13, 2000
How does Red Hat's acquisition of Cygnus affect this site?
For now, very little. We thought about "conducting a
process of re-engineering and re-branding with the aim of
integrating our free software community outreach programs into our
corporate objectives". But then we said "naah, let's just continue
to have a great site to develop free software and work on making it
In particular, we plan to be careful about changing the host
name sourceware.cygnus.com or anything else which may require you
to update your habits, CVS/Root files, etc. The name will have to
change but before we go changing things around we'd kind of like to
at least have a plausible guess about what we are going to change
them to :-). We don't want you to have to switch over twice.
- November 22, 1999
1.8.2 is released! This new version has over a year's worth of
bug fixing and tuneups compared to 1.8.1. Most notably, this version
should work better for RTEMS users without lots of patching.
- November 7, 1999
GNATS version 3.113
is now out. This is a bugfix only release. We are nearing the
end of the 3.x line of development for GNATS and this may represent
the last v3 release before we redirect all our attention to the major
improvements that are going to be present in v4.
- October 2, 1999
Guile 1.3.4 has been released. A quick follow-on to 1.3.2 to catch
- September 27, 1999
The EL/IX Project web page is now live. Elix is
an effort to standardize a subset of the programming interfaces of
Linux so that developers can write a program that can be run on a
desktop, a big beefy embedded system, or a teeny tiny embedded system.
That program will also work on any OS implementing this Elix API
(which will based on POSIX).
- September 9, 1999
bzip2 has joined the Cygnus free software site! The bzip2 project
is now hosted here at the Cygnus free software site. bzip2 is a lossless compression
program, similar in use to gzip, which compresses up to thirty
percent better than gzip. Pre-built binaries for nearly every machine
in existence are available for download.
- August 26, 1999
libgcj 2.95.1 is
released! This is the runtime that goes along with the
Java front end in GCC 2.95.1.
- August 25, 1999
Guile 1.3.2 is out!
This release has the past ten months of bug fixing and general
improvements--see the announcement for more exciting information
about this release.
- August 24, 1999
Tool packages released! Mark has a new set of his DocBook Tools
packages ready for everyone--if you're working in DocBook or want
to format/handle documents written in DocBook, you should check these
- August 19, 1999
2.95.1 is released! This is a big new release of GCC, and marks
the joining of EGCS and GCC under one tent.
- July 27, 1999
The Insight GUI to GDB is released!
Insight is an incredible tcl/tk graphical user interface
that sits on top of GDB, the GNU debugger. We're totally stoked
that it's getting released under the GPL, so go check it out.
- June 30, 1999
The mailing list and CVS repository for the
Guile project is now hosted at sourceware.cygnus.com!
- June 10, 1999
The first volume of
Cygnus free software CDs is now available! We'll be making new Cygnus free software
CDs every three months, this is the first CD of many to come.
- June 7, 1999
The Docbook tools project is now hosted on
the Cygnus free software site! This project is a collection of tools for handling,
processing, and formatting text written with the SGML DTD called
Docbook. Prebuilt binaries are provided for a couple of architectures
in RPM format. If you're working with Docbook, or want to work with
Docbook, these tools will ease your work a bit.
- May 23, 1999
GNU libc (glibc) is now hosted at the Cygnus fre software site!
glibc is the FSF's C library implementation, it's most prominently found
on Linux distributions everywhere. We've got mailing lists, we've got
ftp snapshots, we've got a CVS repository with anonymous read access.
What more could a person ask for? Check out the source to glibc to
find out how your favorite C library routines are implemented--it'll
provide hours of fun for the whole family.
- May 17, 1999
eCos version 1.2.1 is out! Massive additions since
the original 1.1 release include support for two more processors (ARM
and SPARClite), support for more PowerPC variants, several more boards
supported, bunches of new tools including a synthesized target that
runs on Linux native, and the sources are now available by CVS. Whew,
looks like someone's been awfully busy.
- May 10, 1999
Binutils has moved to the Cygnus free software site! The GNU
binutils package is a set of standard utilities for working with
program binaries. It includes an assembler, linker, the BFD library,
and a host of other fun-packed programs, such as "objdump".
But wait! There's more! Binutils now provides read access to the
development CVS repository, and a mailing list/web archive of check-ins.
Will the fun ever end?
- April 28, 1999
Xconq has moved to the Cygnus free software site! Xconq is a great
strategy game that Stan Shebs wrote over a decade ago; he continues
to improve and extend it even today. It has matured into a great
multi-platform, multi-user game that is fun to play and explore.
- April 10, 1999
GDB version 4.18 is out! It's been a year since
the 4.17 release and there are lots of additions in this new version.
GDB supports a number of new embedded chips, lots of new HP-UX debugging
support, a couple of new CPU simulators and the usual assortment of
bug fixes and cleanups.
- April 7, 1999
We've made our first public release of libgcj, the
run-time component of GCJ, the GNU Compiler for Java. This allows
you to build executable programs from Java source, without needing
any JDK components. Sources are all available, both by ftp and by
- March 17, 1999
The pthreads-win32 project has made
its first big release! This is a pthreads implementation for Win32
(Win98, WinNT, etc) systems, if you're looking to do POSIX threads on
a Win32 system, you should check this out.
- March 15, 1999
The Mauve project has started. The Mauve
project is making a free testsuite for the Java-TM class libraries.
- March 15, 1999
Cygnus is looking for a
new name! We're looking for great ideas from the net, the lucky
person whose suggestion we use will get a Pentium II Linux workstation.
Enter early, enter often.
- December 4, 1998
Cygwin B20.1 is released. This is a huge
improvement over the B19 released in the spring of 1998, with lots of
bugs fixed, more API support added, and plenty of speedups.
- November 3, 1998
The eCos 1.1 sources have been released!
This is the first source release of the eCos embedded Real Time OS,
we are initially supporting Win95/98/NT and Linux on the host side,
and MN10300/TX39/PowerPC on the target side. Simulators are included
so you can start using eCos without tracking down an embedded board.
- October 31, 1998
The Cygwin project has been added to
sourceware.cygnus.com! This project has also been known as the
GNU-Win32 project and the Cygwin32 project in the past. The Cygwin
project has just released the latest version of their software so give
it a gander.
- September 28, 1998
eCos is out! We've released the first information
about our embedded Real Time OS, eCos. Source will follow
with our full roll-out in November.
- September 6, 1998
gcj today, a new front end for GCC. Check
our Cygnus free software project for Javatm
- September 6, 1998
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