Thanks to Ian and Bruce on their presentations last night.
Seemed like it was night for presenting on coding. Perhaps Ian will resolve
his 64-bit problem :)
It seems from the Monday meeting that there is interest in holding another
Can I have a quick show of virtual hands to those that would be interested
for a workshop on November 12th, please?
Just came across this news item on H-Online:
"Following a six-week public beta, The Document Foundation (TDF) has
announced that the project's new extensions and templates repositories
for LibreOffice are now online. In a post on the TDF blog, Florian
Effenberger, a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors, says
that the sites are just "one of the many community efforts at the
LibreOffice project", adding that the repositories will "benefit of
millions of LibreOffice and free office users worldwide"."
Direct links to the extensions and templates sites:
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~fracpete/ Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174
We will run a WLUG meeting tonight. Sorry about the delayed notice.
It will be pretty informal since neither of us are experts in our topics.
If anyone has any show an tell type topics (5min say) then bring something
to talk about.
I'm just writing to find out how people have gone with their Oneric Oncelot
I upgraded my laptop to the latest Ubuntu  or more correctly Kubuntu .
The three issues that I have encountered so far are:
1. the power management means the laptop no longer turns off via the
normal interface. I have to use the power reset button to turn the laptop
2. the second issue which has now resolved involved a number of attempts
at migrating my mail across to the new akonandi set up.
3. the third issue I've encountered is that the laptop takes a very long
time to get to a usable desktop after logging in via kdm
Overall, kubuntu is getting more polished now at release 4.7.1. it will be
interesting to see how the new database driven personal information manager
As a means of generating some discussion, I thought I would invite others to
outline some of the issues they have had in upgrading.
So, how has gone for you?
We will be announcing an AGM shortly. This is to vote on the committee
members for next year. John Billings will be stepping down as club treasurer
since he is moving to Wellington. Prior to the AGM Ronnie will be taking
over the role of treasurer.
If you are interested in taking on a role within the committee please
contact me in the coming weeks. If you feel someone would be good for the
role, perhaps nudged them and see if they might be interested in standing.
Finally, as club president I am inviting anyone interested in presenting a
pet topic to contact me for our next wlug Monday meeting. The meeting is
scheduled for October 31.
Please contact me off list if you are interested.
As an aside, I am writing this e-mail using DragonDictate. It is working
pretty well. I broke a bone in my hand last weekend and I cannot type at
Cairo's been writing fanfiction lately, originally using openoffice .. and
most of the time it works fine, but every now and then when she saves and
exits she ends up with a zero-byte file. There's plenty of free disk space
and I don't see anything in /var/log/messages indicating filesystem trouble,
so I tried updating openoffice .. and a while later it happened again. The
next time I switched to libreoffice, and set it to always make a backup.
Today she's had the same problem again and lost about 40 pages of writing.
There's still plenty of free disk space, nothing in /var/log/messages to
indicate a filesystem problem, and NO backup. All I know is she's not
accidentally highlighting and deleting everything because what gets saved is
0 bytes, NOT an empty document...
I've already suggested (after the first time) that she needs to keep regular
backups on google docs, or just write everything directly in google docs,
but openoffice/libreoffice should NOT be this unreliable and I've never
heard of anyone else having similar problems.. Any idea what might be going
other technical details; it's a fairly default and up to date install of
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with a default filesystem (I think that's ext4)