Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems

When: May 18, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems
Moderator: BLU Members and Guests
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/oXWbmqQrCG4

Summary:

Running apps anywhere using Flatpak, AppImage, or Snap

Abstract:

We will have a round-table discussion on various Linux app
packaging systems, such as Snaps, AppImage, and Flatpak


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org


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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems

When: May 18, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems
Moderator: BLU Members and Guests
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/oXWbmqQrCG4

Summary:

Running apps anywhere using Flatpak, AppImage, or Snap

Abstract:

Jerry Feldman leads a round-table discussion on various Linux app
packaging systems, such as Snaps, AppImage, and Flatpak


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

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Passing of David Kramer

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that our long time friend
and BLU supporter and chef at our annual barbeques has passed. I was not
able locate the obituary, but the memorial service will be held as follows:
Tomorrow
Friday, May 13, 10:30 am

BETH EL TEMPLE CENTER
2 Concord Ave.
Belmont, MA 02478


Parking and entrance is behind the building.
There will be a reception afterward in the social hall.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - Free Software Game Restoration

When: April 20, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Free Software Game Restoration
Moderator: Dennis Payne
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/ZCAoE6aigcE

Summary:

An update to a talk Dennis gave at LibrePlanet 2019 and BLU Januay 2019

Abstract:
Games are part of our culture, like books and movies. While we have
access to some older games via emulators, we are failing to save our
free software history.

Many developers try to develop a game, and then the game reaches a
satisfactory state or the developer just moves on. Finding these games
can be hard. Eventually libraries or languages change, and the game no
longer runs.

This talk will discuss restoring games for future players to enjoy.

Bio
Dennis Payne is a senior software engineer at Skillsoft. He has worked
on the commercial game Devil's Whiskey. He maintains several open source
games like Bt Builder and Ostrich Riders. He contributes to packaging in
the Fedora distribution.


Attachments

Dennis' 2019 LibrePlanet talk:
https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/free-software-game-restoration/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

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Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Friday, April 15, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - Free Software Game Restoration

When: April 20, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Free Software Game Restoration
Moderator: Dennis Payne
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/ZCAoE6aigcE

Summary:

An update to a talk Dennis gave at LibrePlanet 2019 and BLU Januay 2019

Abstract:
Games are part of our culture, like books and movies. While we have
access to some older games via emulators, we are failing to save our
free software history.

Many developers try to develop a game, and then the game reaches a
satisfactory state or the developer just moves on. Finding these games
can be hard. Eventually libraries or languages change, and the game no
longer runs.

This talk will discuss restoring games for future players to enjoy.

Bio
Dennis Payne is a senior software engineer at Skillsoft. He has worked
on the commercial game Devil's Whiskey. He maintains several open source
games like Bt Builder and Ostrich Riders. He contributes to packaging in
the Fedora distribution.


Attachments

Dennis' 2019 LibrePlanet talk:
https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/free-software-game-restoration/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

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Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - Fotoxx 2022 Update

When: March 16, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Fotoxx 2022 Update
Moderator: Dick Miller
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/W8zaVTevNqE

Summary:

Dick shows us the latest features in Fotoxx

Abstract:

Dick Miller returns with a demo of the newest additions to Fotoxx, the
Linux editor and collection manager for enormous collections of photos.

Dick last gave a talk on Fotoxx at our July 2018 meeting.

Attachments
Fotoxx: Linux Photo Editor and Collection Manager:
https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

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Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Friday, March 11, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - Fotoxx 2022 Update

When: March 16, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Fotoxx 2022 Update
Moderator: Dick Miller
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/W8zaVTevNqE

Summary:

Dick shows us the latest features in Fotoxx

Abstract:

Dick Miler returns with a demo of the newest additions to Fotoxx, the
Linux editor and collection manager for enormous collections of photos.

Dick last gave a talk on Fotoxx at our July 2018 meeting.

Attachments
Fotoxx: Linux Photo Editor and Collection Manager
<https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html>:
https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

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Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

BLU livestream for tonight's meeting

The livestream to youtube of tonight's BLU meeting has been started:

https://youtu.be/n2TwqHuS4lw

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting, reminder, tomorrow Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - Cross-platform Flutter

When: February 16, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Cross-platform Flutter
Moderator: Randal Schwartz
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream:https://youtu.be/n2TwqHuS4lw
Summary:

Why you should take a good look at Flutter for all platforms

Abstract:

Randal Schwartz discusses the Past, Present, and Future of Flutter and Dart.

Flutter is an open-source user-interface software development kit
created by Google, and used to develop cross platform applications for
Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows, Google Fuchsia, and the web from a
single codebase.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

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Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - Cross-platform Flutter

When: February 16, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Cross-platform Flutter
Moderator: Randal Schwartz
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream:https://youtu.be/n2TwqHuS4lw
Summary:

Why you should take a good look at Flutter for all platforms

Abstract:

Randal Schwartz discusses the Past, Present, and Future of Flutter and Dart.

Flutter is an open-source user-interface software development kit
created by Google, and used to develop cross platform applications for
Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows, Google Fuchsia, and the web from a
single codebase.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

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Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - SCALE 2022 Preview

When: January 19, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: SCALE 2022 Preview
Moderator: Federico Lucifredi
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/7QbO0oLZdfc
Summary:

Federico previews his talk for the 19th annual Southern California Linux
Expo (SCALE 19x)

Abstract:

Details to follow


Bio
Federico Lucifredi is The Ceph Storage Product Management Director at
Red Hat, formerly the Ubuntu Server PM at Canonical, and the Linux
"Systems Management Czar" at SUSE.

Attachments:
19th annual Southern California Linux Expo
<https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/19x>


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

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Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - SCALE 2022 Preview

When: January 19, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: SCALE 2022 Preview
Moderator: Federico Lucifredi
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/7QbO0oLZdfc
Summary:

Federico previews his talk for the 19th annual Southern California Linux
Expo (SCALE 19x)

Abstract:

Details to follow


Bio
Federico Lucifredi is The Ceph Storage Product Management Director at
Red Hat, formerly the Ubuntu Server PM at Canonical, and the Linux
"Systems Management Czar" at SUSE.

Attachments:
19th annual Southern California Linux Expo
<https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/19x>


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

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Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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