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As of today, gNewSense will be using Savannah for all its bugtracking. The announcement to the list is here. The existing BTS is more or less locked.

-kgoetz Friday 2009-12-04, 20:00PM CST

The 2.3 livecd, the third official Deltah update has been released. It can be downloaded from as an iso or via bittorrent.
-kgoetz Monday 2009-09-14, 10:45AM CST

As of 2009-09-09, the GPG key used for signing the gNewSense packages expired. I've moved its expiry so its still valid, but you are may experience problems downloading updates or packages from our mirrors. To update your key, check FixExpiredArchiveKey. Apologies for this sillyness.
-kgoetz Friday, 2009-09-11 16:30 CST

The first gNewSense release - Deltad - has had its binaries removed from our mirrors. All the source is still available, and the archive is updated weekly to ensure no non-free packages sneak into our 'retired' release.
-kgoetz Tuesday, 2009-09-01 22:45 CST

We were recently informed that when our new website skin came into effect in March the licence notice at the bottom of our pages was modified by mistake. We have a short licence update page with details. If you have contributed to our wiki during this time it would be great if you would check the page.
-kgoetz Tuesday, 2009-08-25 21:37 CST

The 2.2 livecd, the third official Deltah has been released. It can be downloaded from
-kgoetz Wednesday April 15, 13:15UTC , along with bugs. and wiki. now have a new look, following work by the gNewSense web team. It is the Maguila skin, customised slightly for our usage.
We hope you like it!
-kgoetz Monday March 02, at 11.28 PM

After over a year, GLX has been added back to the repositories following work by the FSF to make it available under a free license.
-bbrazil February 01, 2009, at 10:40 PM

The 2.1 livecd, the second official Deltah has been released. It can be downloaded from
-bbrazil August 24, 2008, at 07:16 PM

Linux-ubuntu-modules has been freedom checked, cleaned up and reintroducted to gNS. Sound relying on free drivers should be working again
-bbrazil July 23, 2008, at 10:14 AM

The 2.0 livecd, the first official Deltah has been released. It can be downloaded from
-bbrazil April 30, 2008, at 11:43 PM

The 1.9 livecd, the BETA for deltah has been released. It can be downloaded from See
-bbrazil April 28, 2008, at 09:56 AM

We have now verified that Main is free. See
-bbrazil February 11, 2008, at 04:54 AM

In our continuing crusade for software freedom, we've just made some major breaking changes to X. See for details.
-bbrazil January 13, 2008, at 09:02 AM

A Spanish version of the main website is now available.
-bbrazil January 12, 2008, at 07:49 PM

We now have a Forum.
-bbrazil January 28, 2007, at 03:27 PM

Version 1.1 has been released. See PressRelease20070122 for more details.
-bbrazil January 22, 2007, at 08:52 AM

There have been yet more Builder/gNewSense updates. The update process was automated a week ago, and this process now has two levels of monitoring. We're also now monitoring mirror freshness.
-bbrazil November 23, 2006, at 11:44 PM

There are now -backports and -updates components. I haven't tried them out fully. There's also a number of general updates.
-bbrazil November 05, 2006, at 11:05 PM

LiveCD 1.0 now available. New artwork and builder enhancements/fixes. FSF Press Release
-bbrazil November 02, 2006, at 11:00 AM

LiveCD 0.93 now available. All known kernel firmware removed and many other improvements.
-bbrazil October 30, 2006, at 09:09 PM

We now have a mailing list. See Lists.
-bbrazil October 27, 2006, at 06:59 PM

LiveCD 0.92 now available. Brings memtest working on livecd, less firmware, redirected launchpad-integration and better livecd versioning.
-bbrazil September 14, 2006, at 01:30 PM

We now have security support.
-bbrazil 28/08/2006

-ompaul 25/08/2006