[clug] October CLUG Programmers' Special Interest Group meeting

Steve Walsh Steve at nerdvana.org.au
Thu Oct 11 06:27:28 GMT 2007

Thanks for the offers, folks, I have a volunteer (pending car working) 
and some backup options.


Steve Walsh wrote:
> 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 Christmas.
> Steve
> 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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