Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 18th, at the Boise Library! Ustick and Cole Branch, 7557 W. Ustick Rd, Boise at 6:30 PM. We will be using the Bitterbrush Conference Room which is directly behind the Circulation Desk in the Library. We try to have the room open by 6:15 PM.
Boise Linux User Group June 20th Meeting Notes
Tonights meeting was pretty much an open session with 7 in attendance and we had some great conversations.
What's new in Fedora 28:
We started a few minutes late, around 6:40 in that attendance was light with 8 in attendance. Then Jacob, a recent addition to our group, started his presentation on FLATPAK which turned out to be very developer focused on building your own flatpaks! What follows is an outline taken from his presentation:
Revolutionize the Desktop
How it works
What’s in there?
Elements of a flatpak
SDKs and looking around
Building a flatpak
On arrival, we discovered that the overhead projection system had been replaced with a flat screen and the only connection was HDMI, not in and of itself a bad thing with most devices now supporting HDMI, rather than the old VGA connection. The downside was the library didn't have an extension cable for it. Fortunately, Clint's laptop had an HDMI connector, and with a little scrambling, we got connected to the screen, and things looked pretty good at 1368X768, mirroring Clint's laptop display and we actually enlarged the fonts for readability. We had 11 total in attendance.
Another Great Meeting (not Clint's words!)!. We had a full room including three new attendees who work for RedHat (Called Redhatters; Clint is also a Redhatter since he works for Red Hat Global Learning Services.)
We had some pre-meeting conversations and questions that were asked on a couple of topics which were demonstrated and explored.
Clint started off his presentation by talking about the resources available for learning Python. First off, Books!
Meeting opened at 6:30 pm with 8 members present. Things got off to a rough start as it turned out that Clint’s laptop running Ubuntu 17.10 (latest and greatest) would not work with the overhead projector system For more information on the follow-up, check out the previous post on Artful Ardvark (https://boiselug.org/node/291). Clint proceed to use his laptop display to for the presentation which seemed to be acceptable for the most part.
17.10 was officially released on Thursday, October 19th and the servers were apparently under load because it took over two hours to download the 1.3 GB iso.