Reminder that the February meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday), 7pm, Madlab. On 10/02/18 15:54, Michael Dorrington wrote: > Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it. > > You can subscribe to the Manchester Free Software mailing list at: > https://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/fsuk-manchester > > * Event: Manchester Free Software's February Meeting > > * Talk: Compiling: Turning source code into runnable software > * Speaker: Michael Dorrington > > * Date: Tuesday, 20th February 2018 (3rd Tuesday of the month) > * Start time: 19:00 > * Finish time: 20:30 (social in Madlab until 21:00) > > * Location: Madlab (Manchester Digital Laboratory) > - https://madlab.org.uk/ > * Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN. > - Opposite "Common" on Edge Street, Northern Quarter. > - https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48413/-2.23639 > > > == Details == > > The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software > philosophy. > > Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing. > For an explanation of what this is about see: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_signing_party > > > === Talk === > > The main part of the meeting will be a talk with free discussion on the > topic. > > Source code is what free software is written in but, for much of this > software, it needs to be turned into a form that a computer can run by a > process known as compiling. > > This talk will cover compiling, both from a theoretical and practical > perspective, including (but not limited to): > > * GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) > * ./configure -> make -> make install > * Reproducible Builds > * Compiler efforts to deal with the Spectre vulnerability > > If you want to follow along then bring a laptop with GCC and GNU Make > (aka make) installed. For Debian (and derivatives) then this can be > achieved by installing `build-essential`: > > https://packages.debian.org/stretch/build-essential > > Attending this talk will ensure greater benefit from next month's talk > on GNU/Linux From Scratch. > > More information: > > * https://gcc.gnu.org/ > * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Configure_script > * https://reproducible-builds.org/ > * http://linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ > > If you have experience of compiling then please consider giving a > lightning talk at the meeting. > > > == Event Planning == > > Software Freedom Day in Manchester 2018 is on Saturday, 15th September. > > * https://www.softwarefreedomday.org/ > > > == After-meeting == > > The formal meeting will be followed by informal discussion and > socialising in Madlab. > > > == Location == > > The meeting will take place at the usual venue of Madlab, details above. > > > == Transport == > > > === Parking === > > Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost > after 8pm on Tuesday so you will have to pay up until then and the > maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking. > > There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue > P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab > <http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>. Most of those > parking lots are owned by NCP <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>. > > If you can’t decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale > <https://www.manchesterarndale.com/visiting/directions>. > > > === Public Transport === > > Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram and bus station, > and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Madlab, > see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab > <http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>. > > Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach > Station are not too far away either. > > > == More Information == > > Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the > Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet > <https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester>. > > Regards, > Mike. > MFS Chair. >
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