[clug] October CLUG Programmers' Special Interest Group meeting

Steve Walsh Steve at nerdvana.org.au
Wed Oct 10 01:10:46 GMT 2007

I need a volunteer to get there a little early and help with some tests 
of the Nerdband Node. Unfortunately, You won't get anything out of it 
except maybe some pancakes if I make it back for a PSIG sometime before 


Paul Wayper wrote:
> 	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
> 		DBus. 
> 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
> 		direction.
> 		http://tinyurl.com/dyexl
> 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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