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DEC 14th 2002

Members attending the meeting included:  Richard Foerster, Jim Lucha,  , Greg Rawson,   Dick Mathews, and Jeff Lasman. 


Members 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.   


Jeff 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.


Also discussed was a book by  Michael Kosta Loukides, Andy Oram, Mike Loukides, Andrew 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.

Jeff also 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, 2003.