To everyone from Staffs who made it all the way up to
Alderley Edge last few times, next week's meeting is
a bit nearer :-)
From: Richard Smedley <richard.smedley03(a)ntlworld.com>
To: South Cheshire GNU/Linux Users <sc(a)mailman.lug.org.uk>
Subject: Meeting announcement
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 21:30:12 +0100
Well, while we're waiting for speakers for our technical meetings,
I've booked a social LUG meeting for next Wednesday - details below
(next technical meeting should now be in September).
If anybody wants to bring any equipment to give away, swap, or
have config problems fixed and/or argued about, you are welcome ;-)
PS welcome to those who've signed up to the list in the last few
Wednesday 21 July, 2004.
The Commercial Inn, Wheelock, nr Sandbach, Cheshire.
From the roundabout where the Haslington bypass
meets the Wheelock bypass (A534):
Follow the road downhill into Wheelock. Shortly after
the church it begins to curve to the left and level
out (you will pass the Nags Head on your right).
After passing the Chinese takeaway, and then the
chippie, you will see a bridge and a hill ahead.
Stop here and park in the tarmac-covered square
on your left. (Across the road from the Cheshire
Cheese pub). At the back of this square, tucked
inconspicuously in a corner, you will find The
We meet in the non-smoking room (on the left, as
you face the pub).
4 real ales, plus scrumpy, on tap 8o)
Meeting 7.30 for 8pm
Linux 2004 Conference & Tutorials, Leeds, Thur 5th - Sun 8th August
* Early-bird discount is available only until Tuesday 6th July *
* Some accommodation is still available at just GBP 19.97 a night *
The event begins with 2 full-day tutorials on Thursday.
Then the 2-track 3-day conference runs from Friday to Sunday.
You're also be encouraged to take part in a GPG keysigning event
(with explanations and assistance for people unfamiliar with GPG).
Full-day tutorials on Thursday 5th August
Security-enhanced linux - Stephen Tweedie (Red Hat)
SELinux is a major new security feature already available in
cutting-edge linux distributions based on 2.6 kernels including
Debian and Fedora. All professional linux sysadmins will need to
understand it as it becomes mainstream over the next year or so.
Troubleshooting Linux Networking - Niall Mansfield (UIT Cambridge)
A linux-based introduction to TCP/IP networks where the emphasis
is practical rather than theoretical, covering situations you're
likely to encounter. We use everyday tools to show you what's
happening on your network. This helps you understand TCP/IP
at a deeper level and is also great for troubleshooting.
Provisional Conference Programme: Friday 6th August - Sunday 8th August
Networking and Security
* Wardriving with Kismet and GPSdrive - Antony Stone - Rockstone Ltd
* Firewalls - Antony Stone - Rockstone Ltd
* Cryptonit - Mathias Brossard - IDEALX
* 100 things to do with a VPN server - Jim Jackson - University of Leeds
Desktop and Applications
* Gnome 2.6: the Linux Desktop - Michael Meeks - Novell
* OpenOffice.org - Michael Meeks - Novell
* The Fonts Don't Work: A Practical Guide to Unicode on Unix - Aaron Crane
* Giving Presentations Using Linux (and avoiding Powerpoint) - Simon Myers
* Developing a Plug-In structure for your KDE application - Jesper Pedersen
* An application for managing digital images - Jesper Pedersen
* Report Writing Workshop using OpenOffice.org - Clockwork Systems
* The FlightGear Flight Simulator - Alex Perry - Quantum Magnetics
* Power 'Vim' Usage: Tips & Tricks for Everyday Editing - Simon Myers
* High-performance 3D Graphics: How Linux will overtake Windows
- Andy Fenselau - Silicon Graphics, Inc
* Porting Linux onto a Digital Camera - Shigeki Ouchi - RICOH Company Ltd.
* Porting Linux to the XDA-2 PDA - Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
* Eddy-current Detection with Linux: Finding nails in your Walls
and Cracks in your Aircraft - Alex Perry - Quantum Magnetics
* Emdebian: Embedded development the Debian way - Philippe De Swert
* YAFFS - A filesystem designed for NAND flash - Wookey - Aleph One Ltd.
* The business case for Embedded Linux - Jon Masters
Kernel, Clustering and Filesystems
* Linux Filesystems - Christoph Hellwig - LST e.V.
* Storage Area Network and Parallel File Systems:
High-throughput file access for your cluster - Jos van Wezel
* The GFS Cluster Filesystem - Steve Whitehouse - Chygwyn Ltd.
* WORKSHOP: Diagnosing System Hangs and Crashes using lkcd and dprobes
- Richard J Moore - IBM UK Ltd
* Grids for e-Science in Europe - Ruediger Berlich
* Debian: The Kernel-neutral OS - Matthew Garrett - University of Cambridge
* Quality Issues in Free Software Projects - Martin Michlmayr - Debian
* Open Source Development Techniques - Jake Stride - University of Warwick
* 1000s of Linux installations but only 1 administrator
- Owen LeBlanc - Manchester Computing, University of Manchester
* Knoppix workshop: Building your own Live CD - Ian Naylor
* UoSLinux: A Linux LiveCD distribution for use in Higher Education
- Robert L Warrender - University of Sunderland
* Tea, Earl Grey, Hot: Replication with WvSync - Dave Coombs
* WvStreams: An Easier Way to World Domination - Dave Coombs
* MailScanner - Julian Field - University of Southampton
* Bringing Open Source to the West Midlands - Open Advantage
* An EMC Vehicle Testing System using Open Source - Clockwork Systems
* Commercial Wide Area Deployment of Linux - Clockwork Systems
* PCI: Past, Present and Future - Matthew Wilcox - Hewlett Packard
* RPM Python and friends - Paul Nasrat - Red Hat
* The Foundation for Information Policy Research - Steve Coast
* Generating ideas for software integration and against non-inventive
patents - Siu-wai Leung and Dave Robertson - University of Edinburgh
If you book on or before Tuesday 6th July you can take advantage of the
Early Bird rates e.g. UKP 45 for the 3-day conference (50% discount)
or just UKP 15 for students. (If you're not already a UKUUG member,
you'll need to add the membership fee to this - details on website.)
There are also still opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors:
contact office(a)ukuug.org for details.
Tel: +44 1763 273 475