I’m about 6 days late in posting this to my own blog:
I’m happy to announce the 2012.09.06 release of GSRC, the GNU Source Release Collection. GSRC is a convenient means to fetch, build and install the latest GNU software from source via a BSD Ports-like system.
Installing a package is as simple as
$ make -C gnu/hello install
You can find more information and the documentation at the GSRC website.
This release is a snapshot of what is really a rolling process. The current snapshot has build scripts for 271 packages but new packages are added and old packages are updated frequently. You can download this release at http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gsrc or, to download it from the nearest mirror, http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/gsrc/
Of course, to stay up to date in between releases of GSRC, you may choose instead to checkout the bzr repository:
$ bzr checkout bzr://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/gsrc/trunk/ gsrc
And keep up-to-date with the latest releases:
$ bzr update
If you encounter any problems with a build script, please let me know at email@example.com.