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2001.04.03 Meeting Notes


  • Gnome 1.4 released
  • Agenda VR3 PDA released at Comdex
  • MacOS X released
  • Sharp "Zaurus" appliances to run Amiga on top of Linux
  • Blender (Open Source 3D modeller) seen running on an iPAQ PDA
  • Linux 2.4.3 released
  • Bad security flaw in MS Internet Explorer 5.01 and 5.5
  • Ben Collins takes over as Debian Project Leader
  • IBM shows off 2nd-generation prototype Linux-based watch/PDAs; uses Organic LED screen!
  • SETI@home might be talking at LUGOD soon.
  • VMWare will probably be talking at LUGOD some time on May.
  • OpenSSH 2.5.2 p2 released
  • Targus makes folding keyboard for all existing PDAs
  • New Abiword released

Committee Reports

  • Demo - Next demo to be April 21st at Border's Books. Plenty of people have volunteered. It will probably be held between 3pm and 6pm.

  • DCN - No news.

  • Other LUGs
    • Apr. 4th - SVLUG meeting (San Jose). Greg Stein and Karl Fogel of Subversion.
    • Apr. 5th - SVBUG meeting (San Jose). Distributed Computing with r*-tools.
    • Apr. 11th - SacLUG meeting (Sacramento). Topic TBA.
    • Apr. 11th - CVALE meeting (Modesto). Virtual Private Networks with Linux.
    • Apr. 15th - LUGOD and UCD CS Club holding an Installfest in Davis.
    • Apr. 21st - LUGOD holds Linux demo at Borders in Davis.
    • Apr. 21st/22nd - LUGFest in Simi Valley (near Los Angeles).
    • May 2nd - SVLUG, mobile Linux "and other fun stuff."

  • Installfests - Next Installfest will be Sunday, April 15th.

  • LERT - 0m15s call. LILO needed to be run (MBR got hosed?)

Other Business

  • LUGOD CD - "Winter 2001" LUGOD CDs were available.

  • Linux K-12 i-Day - LUGOD contacted the Yolo school district to see if they were interested in the Linux Terminal Server Project, which was giving away 1000 Celeron CPUs to schools. Unfortunately, since they focus on Windows, they were not interested.

  • Financial Report - $43.00 in voluntary dues were collected.

  • Game Show - Mark K. Kim is almost finished with a "buzz-in" device for a trivia game show LUGOD will be having at some point.


  • Gabriel Rosa talked about FLTK (Fast/Light Toolkit), a C++ library designed as a drop-in replacement for Xforms, and which is simpler and leaner than more common GUI libraries (like GTK+, Qt and Windows).

Presentation notes available (External link)


  • Bill Kendrick
  • Pete Salzman
  • Rhonda Bailey
  • Jim Riffel
  • Jen Rutherford
  • Joel Baumert
  • Brad
  • Don Dunn
  • Nicole Carlson
  • John Foster
  • Mark Kim
  • Foo Lim
  • Sterling
  • Henry House
  • Seth Nagao
  • Eric Engelhard
  • Kevin Murakoshi
  • Sam Merritt
  • Doug D.
  • Chris
  • Ralph
  • Ian
  • Jacob
  • Steve
  • John
  • Stephen Helms
  • ... and one other

Photos of this meeting

Quote of the Meeting

  • "And I think the coolest part is..." - Gabriel Rosa (his comments on a number of things in FLTK)

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