Welcome to ExeterLUG
Interested in Computers ?
ExeterLUG Computer Club is open to anyone with an interest in technology.
Whether you have a PC or Mac - Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi, OS X or Amstrad CPC you are Welcome.
Our meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month, at :-
Exwick Ark Pre-School, St Andrews Rd, Exwick Exeter EX4 2AA from 7.30pm and are FREE.
We have, a coffee, Wi-Fi internet access, a great place to meet like minded friends, share ideas, problems and get to know more about your PC.
Our next meeting is :
Getting Started contributing to Ubuntu Linux
Friday 12th December 2014
Meeting starts a 19:30
Exwick Old School -> Map
Join us and special guest Lead Kubuntu Linux developer Jonathan Riddell, as we take a tour of Ubuntu Launchpad, Kubuntu Bug tracker, developer resources and of course the community on IRC.
In this session Rick Timmis and Jonathan Riddell will be explaining how YOU can get involved with Ubuntu Linux, and we'll be explaining how to get started on the path to becoming a Kubuntu Ninja, and eventual Master of the Ubuntu Universe. We'll get you started with setting up Launchpad account and connected to live community on Internet Relay Chat.
The kitchen will be open, for squash, tea and coffee. There WILL be the opportunity for a "Fish n Chip" run, to the Exwick Fish and Chip shop, just around the corner.
Meet at the Exwick Ark Pre School (i.e LUG HQ) at 7:30pm
7:30 pm Arrival
7:45 pm Keynote session - Getting Started contributing to Ubuntu - Jonathan Riddell with Rick Timmis
Jonathan will be taking us through packaging this Plasma Interactive Desktop http://vimeo.com/102484280
8:30 pm Chip shop run ( Exiwck Fish n Chip shop closes at 9pm )
9:00 pm Bring your box & Helpdesk ( The place to bring your broken PC for a fixup )
10:00 pm Close, ( Which means adjourn to the Pub )
Of course there will be lots of opportunities for general discussion, and chat about future ideas, events, and general tech talk.
Ubuntu is made up of thousands of different components, written in many different programming languages. Every component - be it a software library, a tool or a graphical application - is available as a source package. Source packages in most cases consist of two parts: the actual source code and metadata. Metadata includes the dependencies of the package, copyright and licensing information, and instructions on how to build the package. Once this source package is compiled, the build process provides binary packages, which are the .deb files users can install.
Here is the full getting started page