DEC 14th 2002
attending the meeting included: Richard Foerster, Jim
Lucha, , Greg Rawson,
Dick Mathews, and Jeff Lasman.
not in attendance at this meeting included:
Alan Shoemaker, Don Evinger, Mac Shaver, Klaus Herzog,
Ossil Macavinta, Michael Karshner, Dana Rodin, Todd Lyons, Dave
Reisz, Gary Taylor, Isaac Saldana, Martin Fleming, Gary Frye,
Hung Nguyen, Kandy Phan, Tad Peters, Tom Nielsen, Forrest Sherman,
Craig Carignan, and Jim Vassilako.
New members, Iffiok Nsek , Mark DiNicolai, Karl Pomroy, Joe
Bruner, Eric Holland, and Eric Schwartz were unable to make this meeting.
Lasman reported on a newly acquired book: Red
Hat 8 Bible , by Christopher
Negus author of
previous versions, which he has found to be a very good reference to many
of the new features in Red Hat –8.
He picked it up at the Borders store while in L. A. recently for
about $35.00. List price is
around $50.00. Borders is now
teamed with amazon.com for on-line ordering.
discussed was a book by Michael
Kosta Loukides, Andy
Oram titled Programming With Gnu Software (Nutshell Handbook)
available at Amazon for about $40.00.
An Amazon review of the book says it ”provides
an overview of how C and C++ programmers can use some of these tools: the
source-code editor Emacs, the gcc compiler, gdb debugger, gprof profiler,
and the RCS version-control system. The
book offers a quick-paced tutorial that, unlike some introductions to Unix
tools, is particularly focused on the needs of C programmers.”
mentioned the Epson C62 which is supported in Linux OS environments by GIMP-Print
4.2.2 or newer (use it as a C60 with older GIMP-Print versions). The
output quality is excellent, nearly as good as the quality of the Epson
Stylus Photo (6-ink) printers. More
information can be found at: linuxprinting.org
The next meeting will be Jan 11th,