[olug] What Is Next
dynatron at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 00:26:34 UTC 2012
maybe installing packages from source.
it can a little tricky coming from the pre-compiled world of proprietary
the available library of software is greatly increased, and the user gets a
safe glimpse of the programmer's experience possibly sparking interest in
learning to code.
the knowledge learned also enforces the importance of being able to read
On Feb 19, 2012 9:01 AM, "Jay Woods" <woodsjay at cox.net> wrote:
> The installation of Linux as a project has died a natural death. Modern
> distributions are pretty easy to install.
> Deeper understanding of major pieces of software for Linux is being done by
> the presentations at the monthly meetings. Although, it tends to turn into
> 'major in size' but 'minor in usage' which limits the attendance at the
> meetings and doesn't handle the installation of cranky major pieces of
> My example of 'cranky' is being able to install, compile, and execute a
> development copy of KDE on Fedora 16 so I can run GDB. What I am
> suggesting is
> a reactivation of the Linux Installfest but not just a Linux distribution
> also those major 'cranky' system of packages. We could have a list of
> desired being built up for the six months along with volunteers to
> how on our own computers. This would give time for a little give and take.
> my F16 KDE example, it might turn out to be on Debian or LinuXMint. Or it
> might be that there is a developer's version of F16 KDE on DVD; just
> it. Or it might be that, what the mentor does, is lead me to creating that
> including all the developer documentation.
> If the above is too ambitious for a particular system, a cut-down version
> say, KDE-PIM or DVD creation or developer documentation packaging would be
> steps toward giving classes at AIM or MCC on the full version. Acquiring
> skills would be leading us as a community being able to give back to the
> community as a whole as developers (at least as better informed bug
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