We meet every second Monday of the month for talks and demonstrations in the Bradford CVS Mabel Booth room from 7:00pm onwards.
Why not come along to a meeting?
Darren had brought some cakes for us to celebrate his birthday and mentioned the Krack vulnerability in WPA2. David S referred to the part of this press release which refers to the early release of a patch by OpenBSD and the exclusion of OpenBSD from early notification of future vulnerabilities.
Shi brought some cakes, including a beautiful chocolate cake, to celebrate our ninth birthday.
As a result of questions by Ash at the previous meeting and John W at this one,
Brian introduced AppImage which provides a way of installing packages directly from the maintainer without going through a distro.
As no-one had prepared anything,
We welcomed Ben, a Python programmer from Cambridge, who was on a working trip to West Yorkshire.
This provoked a discussion about developers dropping features.
Then, while David S led a private discussion at one end of the room,
Only Stéphane had announced something to share; so
John W asked about freezing rows and columns in LibreOffice Calc. This has changed recently but involves placing the cursor in the highest cell on the left hand side which you do not want to freeze and then selecting Windows->Freeze in older versions and View->Freeze cells in the newer versions.
As only David had come with anything to share, we rambled round a wide range of topics.
Nick, who was with us for the first time since 2015, showed us the ThinkPad he had bought for £80 on eBay and told us that he had moved on from SkyBet to Leeds University Department of Engineering where there is a lot of Linux, mostly CentOS and using Puppet, and a wide range of computing resources up to an HPC cluster which is used by, among others, the European Space Agency.