LUV August Meeting: Inkscape & Open Source Graphics, KDE Development
Start: Aug 7 2007 – 19:00
End: Aug 7 2007 – 21:00
Location: The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building. Trinity College Main Campus. Parkville.
Sponsored By: Many thanks to Red Hat who sponsor our venue and VPAC who
LUV News – By “Lider sin Miedo”, Andrew Chalmers.
What’s new in Linux – By the Linux’s “Guy Smiley”, Lev Lafayette.
Inkscape and Open Source graphics by Andy Fitzsimon
Andy Fitzsimon will be talking about Inkscape, Open graphics formats, typography and practical use of open source design tools today.
Red Hat’s Andrew Fitzsimon is an Inkscape developer, participant in Scribus development and most notably a passionate open source graphics user.
Following a background in animation, Andrew is currently involved in technical Illustration, desktop, web, and publishing design for print. Andrew has presented technical talks about free graphics software at Australia’s linux.conf.au for the past two years as well as the Libre Graphics Meeting held in Montreal, Canada and Lyon, France the year before that.
KDE Development by Ian Wadam
Our speaker, Ian Wadham, is a developer in the KDE Desktop project, working in the KDE Games module on a game called KGoldrunner.
He will talk about what KDE is, as a bundle of software and as a project, and how you can become a KDE developer. The project involves hundreds of people, from all over the world, who hardly ever meet face to face … and there are no managers. So how does it function and what holds it together?
Ian will go on to talk about current development work on KDE 4.0, which is due for release in late October and is now in its alpha phases. Hopefully he will have some screenshots to show, but it is all changing very rapidly at present.
Finally he will talk about his own work in KDE Games and the push to improve the graphics of all games and make them both resizeable and themeable. So there should be some interesting “before” and “after” screenshots.
Ian is not a very big wheel in the KDE environment, but he has a lot of fun anyway. He used to be a UNIX, C and Ingres guru at the Vic Gov Office of Housing, but is now a self-funded retiree and finds he has become a Linux and Windows illiterate … 🙂
He started as a programmer in 1964, working on device drivers, operating systems and real-time systems, such as the TAB’s original on-line systems. In the 70’s he held senior positions at two academic computer centres and became Technical Director of the Computer Power Group. From 1980 to 1998 he was an independent consultant and contractor, working with several government bodies.
We are always in need of talks, particularly when schedules change and a speaker is suddenly unable to make an arranged talk. If you have something Linux related that you want to present a talk about, whether it be for this coming meeting or future meetings, contact email@example.com with the details.
Folks, a LUG’s worth is directly proportional to the efforts of it’s members.
Stand up and get active. Now.
THIS MEANS YOU!
When: Tuesday, 7th August 2007 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: The Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College Main Campus Parkville Melways Map: 2B C5
Notes: Trinity College’s Main Campus is located off Royal Parade. The Evan Burge Building is located near the Tennis Courts. Maps of Trinity and the surrounding area (including its relation to the city) can be found at:
Parking can be found along or near Royal Parade, Grattan Street, Swanston Street and College Crescent. Parking within Trinity College is unfortunately only available to staff. If you are interested in coming to dinner afterwards, it may be advisable to park on the Swanston St side of Melbourne University.
For those coming via Public Transport, the number 19 tram (North Coburg –
City) passes by the main entrance of Trinity College (around stop 12). The city end of this tram departs from the Elizabeth Street tram terminus (Flinders Street end). Timetables can be found on-line at:
Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good place to eat near our new venue. Lygon Street is a short walk away. Maria’s in North Melbourne seems to another popular venue.
LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting!
The latest version of this announcement, and other important information regarding LUV meetings can be found at http://www.luv.asn.au/.