[clug] October CLUG Programmers' Special Interest Group meeting
paulway at mabula.net
Mon Oct 8 22:00:02 GMT 2007
CLUG Programmers' Special Interest Group Meeting - 11th October 2007
Date: 11th October 2007 (Second Thursday of the month)
Time: 18:30 - 21:00 (or when it finishes)
Speaker: Daniel Black and Ian Muntie
Abstract: Autoconf/Automake are a collection of helper software
that allows software to be written portably. It also
allows people to follow a standard ./configure; make ;
make install dance to install software regardless of
platform. Daniel will be taking you through setting up a
basic autoconf setup. Bring your laptop as this will be
a hands on session. Feel free to team up.
Ian I am going to demonstrate how he created a simple
daemon in C using the DBus support in GLib that listens
to the system bus and sets the colour and intensity of
several LEDs on my laptop through libsmbios. He will
show how to connect to it and control it through shell
scripts, python and of course a libvisual plugin
(written in C) that allows the lights to dance to the
music playing in Amarok. I will also demo some of the
possibilities of scripting existing applications with
Venue: Canberra City Pancake Parlour
Find platform 4 in the City Interchange (see map below)
and then look for the Pancake Parlour sandwich board.
At the bottom of the stairs, look for the PSIG sign on
the counter and a stuffed penguin in the indicated
Food/drink: The Pancake Parlour has a large variety of food and
drink available, so bring some cash and grab a bite
to eat or drink.
If you would like to give a talk at a future meeting, please email me.
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