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GatorLUG Meeting | 2009-07-15 | 6-8pm | pyFLTK, Fedora, Wesnoth

Jul 15 2009 6:00 pm
Jul 15 2009 8:00 pm

GatorLUG Meeting Agenda for July 15, 2009

6:00 - 6:20 Announcements / General Discussion

6:20 - 6:40 Distro Spotlight: Fedora Core 11 | Jim Wilson

The Fedora distro is the "proving ground" for new technology that is eventually incorporated into Red Hat Enterprise. Fedora 11 is now in the wild and Jim has been using it as his daily use OS.

Some highlights of the release are here:

A cute picture can be found here:

6:40 - 7:00 Game Spotlight: Battle for Wesnoth | Clinton Collins - I've been a fan of real time strategy games for a long time. I avoided trying Battle for Wesnoth for a long time because it's a turn based strategy game and I thought that would be a step backwards. It turns out I was wrong.

7:00 - 7:40 Presentation - pyFLTK: GUI programming made easy | Jim Wilson

FLTK (pronounced "fulltick") is a cross-platform C++ GUI toolkit for UNIX®/Linux® (X11), Microsoft® Windows®, and MacOS® X. In contrast to other GUI toolkits, FLTK features dead-simple event handling that's easy to get your mind around. FLTK is small and modular enough to be statically linked, but also works fine as a shared library.

Python is a high-level programming language that's intuitive and easy to learn. It enforces a rigid, but readable syntax that's easy for others to understand (and for you to remember when you revisit your program six months later).

pyFLTK is the happy marriage of these two open-source projects. It allows you to quickly develop portable GUI applications without wading through the obscene syntax of a low-level language like C++.

To illustrate these points, Jim Wilson will discuss the capabilities of pyFLTK and then explain and demonstrate a few simple applications he did not write.

7:40 - 8:00 Tech Talk - all you can eat!

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