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First UK Meeting For Gentoo Devs & Users

CmdrTaco posted about 10 years ago | from the places-to-be dept.

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Stuart Herbert writes "I'm pleased to announce that, in conjunction with FreeNode IRC, we're holding Gentoo UK 2004 at Salford University on Saturday 4th September 2004. The day's events include talks from UK-based Gentoo Devs and from Manchester Wireless, and breakout sessions where users can get their Gentoo questions answered directly by the Gentoo Devs who are attending. A car-pool is being organised to help people get to and from the event."

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Typical... (1)

Gaima (174551) | about 10 years ago | (#10055139)

I've known about the prospect of a meet for sometime now, being a regular on gentoo-dev and -user, even planned with a new member in our Salford (Manchester) office (I work from Bradford, live in Huddersfield, but spend 1 day a week in Salford) to both go.
But I fly out to the US (for work), from Manchester Airport, on August 31st.

blah blah blah
Can't it get pushed back by 2 weeks?
Pretty please? :)

Shush! (1)

jon_eccleston (591876) | about 10 years ago | (#10055213)

Don't tell them the CS department uses Redhat...

(Class of 2004, 2:1 CS degree).

Offtopic: Slashdot colour scheme (2, Insightful)

richie2000 (159732) | about 10 years ago | (#10055270)

Finally a nice colour scheme in a section. Thanks!

yes, but... (2, Funny)

Hubert_Shrump (256081) | about 10 years ago | (#10055376)

do they know when it'll be over?

>rimshot<

thank you!

Re:yes, but... (1)

dpilot (134227) | about 10 years ago | (#10056179)

Depends on if you're using -Os, -O2, or -O3.

I'm in (-1, Offtopic)

jhoffoss (73895) | about 10 years ago | (#10055548)

Quote: A car-pool is being organised to help people get to and from the event."

Can you pick me up on the way? I'm in South Minneapolis.

Gentoo meetings (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10056655)

The great thing about Gentoo meetings is that they're generally 5-10% less long than meetings about RedHat and SuSE. The only problem is that you usually spend several weeks preparing for the events.

2004.2 Experience? (1)

4of12 (97621) | about 10 years ago | (#10056979)


[I'm not a Gentoo user, but might try it out later this year - hopefully on a dual Opteron workstation.]

So how are Gentoo users faring with the 2004.2 release [gentoo.org] ?

And is the organization healthy despite Daniel Robbins stepping down from the top spot [slashdot.org] ?

Re:2004.2 Experience? (2, Informative)

wolf31o2 (778801) | about 10 years ago | (#10060240)

Daniel had been playing a smaller and smaller role in the general affairs of Gentoo leading up to his stepping down. To be honest, there wasn't much he was directly involved in other than the formation of the Not-for-profit company before he stepped down. He was simply too busy with other engagements.

Gentoo has been run by its managers for a while now, so it was business as usual when he made his announcement.

Re:2004.2 Experience? (1)

Stevyn (691306) | about 10 years ago | (#10067242)

Gentoo 2004.2 isn't much different than 2004.0 as far as I can tell. Some updated packages and a little better hardware support. Remember that with Gentoo, official releases aren't that important because of how it's designed. At any time anyone can run some commands to completely update their system. When people complain about how difficult it is to install, you have to keep in mind that you'll only need to do it once.

And it's not difficult to install, it just takes time.

gentoo is for a niche crowd (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10057141)

come on folks, we all know that gentoo is for ricers [funroll-loops.org]
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