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February 06, 2005 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 The mailing list archives on the web site are also out of date and will be updated soon.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
LVM, LVM2, 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)
Source-Navigator 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 Sources.

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 available online.

July 31, 2000
The first release of CGEN! CGEN is a framework for generating CPU-related tools such as assemblers, disassemblers and simulators.

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 Most services (including email, web, FTP, SSH, and CVS) work using If you find anything which isn't working let us know. The name will continue to work for an extended period of time (similar to the way the> 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
gdb 5.0 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, and more.

March 27, 2000
eCos 1.3.1 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 even better".

In particular, we plan to be careful about changing the host name 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
Newlib 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 some bugs.

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
New Docbook 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 out.

August 19, 1999
GCC version 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!

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 anonymous CVS.

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! 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
We released gcj today, a new front end for GCC. Check our Cygnus free software project for Javatm for details.

September 6, 1998
We're on-line! is now live.

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