LUV July Meeting - Photographer's Workflow & L4Ka microkernel

Jul 6 2010 19:00

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

  • Stewart Smith - Photographers workflow: from the lense to the GIMP
  • Andrew Chalmers - State of the L4Ka Pistachio microkernel. (Sevenish odd years in the wilderness.)
  • Nominations open for 2010 elections for the committee of Linux Users of Victoria

Stewart Smith
Photography workflow on Linux: importing, managing, editing

This talk will go over how one amateur photographer works on Linux through both analogue and digital sources, managing an ever growing photo collection and basic to advanced image manipulation. You'll see ufraw, iscan, f-spot, darktable and The GIMP.

Stewart has diversified the functionality of his laundry by also having it be a Brewery and makeshift darkroom. Basically it's a room of chemicals you should either consume lots of or absolutely none at all. By day he hacks on the Drizzle Database Server and by night he saves the world from unspeakable demons (proprietary software). His prefered bribes are Vegan cupcakes, falafel and dumptrucks full of money rolling up to his house.

Andrew Chalmers
State of the L4Ka Pistachio microkernel. (Sevenish odd years in the wilderness.)

Not all kernels are created equally, more importantly sometimes "one size fits all" is just not the right answer. We will go over some of the long history of working towards a better independent message passing kernel, which will hopefully help explain why this is still so important to a great many kernel hackers - with a quick look at MACH and why it's dynamite on paper yet a REAL pain to implement. Why L4 came about as a cut down, slicker purpose driven version of the same concept. How it works, who is using it & where we are going ... and obviously, how to get involved. Please note that you DO NOT need to be a kernel hacker to understand this talk.

Andrew Chalmers ... hrm yeah that guy. Andrew has been involved in FOSS for ... a while now. He has been VP of AUUG, President of LUV and a devil may care flying fool.

2010 LUV Elections

Nominations for the next organising committee for Linux Users of Victoria will open at the July meeting.  Voting will open at the August meeting and results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on the 7th of September 2010.

The Annual General Meeting of Linux Users of Victoria will be held at
7pm, on the 7th of September 2010 at the
Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
University of Melbourne
Parkville Victoria

All members of Linux Users of Victoria are eligible to vote.  Anyone signed up to the LUV-announce mailing list is considered a member of Linux Users of Victoria. However in order to nominate, or vote in the elections, you must also be registered in the member database.

To ensure your membership is up to date, please visit and login using your email address. You may reset your password if necessary. If you have any difficulties logging in please contact the committee. ctte luv-ctte [at] luv .asn .au

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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