In the interest of total media saturation, I'm going to post here
an email I recently sent out:
Sorry for the late announcement, but here goes:
The short and sweet announcement (long and bitter follows):
This Monday, June 13, at 6:00 pm in teaching lab 3, the Dal-ACM will be
hosting a tutorial covering the ins and outs of working on a large
Open Source project, GNOME. The tutorial will probably last around 2
hours, and will cover such topics as:
- software engineering and development tools use in the GNOME project
- fundamental GNOME libraries
- a GNOME geography lesson
- Free software hacking for fun an profit
Don't forget your towel!
Long and bitter:
I'll be giving a revised and expanded version of the talk I did at GUADEC
2005. The talk will be a fast-paced wizz-bang overview of everything you
need to know about GNOME, rapidly devolving into a Q&A session, and
finishing up with discussion of GNOME bounties and google's summer of
code, for those of you who want some extra bling.
- What GNOME is and why you (as a person and a programmer) should care
- Essential mailing lists and websites.
- JHBuild, CVS, and the autotools; GNOME's magic infrastructure.
- Event-based programming and the glib main loop.
- Essential GNOME libraries.
- Freedesktop.org standards, libraries, and applications.
- And much, much more...
Admission is free, but your humble presenter always enjoys a bag or two of