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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