This status update comes about 4 months after the last one and coincides with the release of coreutils 8.5. As always you can see the latest changes as they're added in the NEWS file, and you can also subscribe to see those changes. Another resource available since the last release is a new bug tracker.

Rejected ideas

Some of the hardest work on coreutils is knowing what to reject and providing appropriate justification to the contributors. The contributions below all came since the last update and while good ideas, they were not included for various reasons detailed on the mailing list.


Once again, the last few months have been mainly concerned with stabilization, but there have been a few new features:


These items mentioned in the last update are not done yet. Also new items cropped up since the last update.
© Apr 27 2010