LUV December Meeting

Dec 1 2009 19:00

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.

Craig Wiley: SuseStudio
Ian Wadham: KDE Development

SUSEstudio by Craig Wiley

As the blurb on the website says, SUSEstudio allows you to build an appliance or your own custom Linux distro with a few mouse clicks. Customize it to your heart's content, and share it with the world!

For Novell/SUSE, this is a very important step in the evolution of Linux into the much hyped "cloud". Tens of thousands of independent software providers have used SUSEstudio to create their own soft appliance consisting of an open source operating system and their application to provide turnkey ready to deploy solutions.

Craig Wiley from Novell will present and demo SUSEstudio. Craig runs the pre-sales support team at Novell Asia Pacific.

KDE Games Development by Ian Wadham

Ian will talk about what KDE is, as a bundle of software and as a project, and how you can become a KDE developer. The project involves hundreds of people, from all over the world, who hardly ever meet face to face ... and there are no managers. So how does it function and what holds it together?

Ian will go on to talk about development work in KDE 4 and what is currently happening in KDE Games.

Ian Wadham is a developer in the KDE Desktop project, working in the KDE Games module. Ian is not a very big wheel in the KDE environment, but he has a lot of fun anyway. He used to be a UNIX, C and Ingres guru at the Vic Gov Office of Housing, but is now a self-funded retiree and finds he has become a Linux and Windows illiterate ... :-)

He started as a programmer in 1964, and has always been a leader in introducing new technology into Australia, such as minicomputers, workstations, windowing systems, PCs and UNIX applications in business.

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College Main Campus Parkville Melways Map: 2B C5

Notes: Trinity College's Main Campus is located off Royal Parade. The Evan Burge Building is located near the Tennis Courts. See our Map of Trinity College. Additional maps of Trinity and the surrounding area (including its relation to the city) can be found at

Parking can be found along or near Royal Parade, Grattan Street, Swanston Street and College Crescent. Parking within Trinity College is unfortunately only available to staff.

For those coming via Public Transport, the number 19 tram (North Coburg - City) passes by the main entrance of Trinity College (Get off at Morrah St, Stop 12). This tram departs from the Elizabeth Street tram terminus (Flinders Street end) and goes past Melbourne Central Timetables can be found on-line at:

Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good place to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne is currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting!


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Thank you

Thanks for again organising some great speakers. I recall meeting Craig a couple of years ago at a Novell forum, it would be great to hear what he has been doing with cloud computing.

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I sent my registration and I got an email to ask me to click on some URL. When I clicked on it, it says that there is an error.
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