|Date:||25th Jan, 2012|
|Pre-meeting||6pm @ Muttis downstairs (118 Elgin st, Carlton VIC).|
|Meeting||7pm @ Muttis upstairs (118 Elgin st, Carlton VIC). [Take Tram 96]|
|Hosted By:||Michael Pope & Audience (discussions)|
|Workshop Topic||video recording MLUG to the masses, Improvements to MLUG (suggestions will be welcomed), comparing 'rolling release distros'|
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Last nights meeting we went over a lot of different suggestions on how to improve MLUG this year. Here is a summary: Please provide your suggestions to the following and if you would like to get involved in any of these projects.
Linux Conf AU videos are available from: http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/linux.conf.au/2012/
We would like to stream live video of the presentations with a twitter & IRC client for live interaction. I went to Linux Conf AU and saw a talk by Tim Ansell on this topic. We came to the conclusion that we should start off small, maybe just record the audio first and present that along with the slides on our website.
We have to think about the following questions
I suppose we can think about the streaming another day. If we concentrate firstly on the audio, maybe we could stream the audio as that would be easier.
Someone suggested that Linux Australia supplies grants for these kind of projects. I suppose one of us has to talk to Linux Australia and see what the story is in regards to grants, hosting and anything else which may help us.
If you are interested in finding out more about Tim Ansell's talk you can watch it here: http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/linux.conf.au/2012/Making_video_streaming_interactive_heckling_user_groups_from_the_clouds.ogv
And join the googlegroup 'streamtime' as Tim Ansell will be publishing his full documentation on his streaming solution.
There was talk about car pooling to and from meetings. This raised some interesting questions:
If we find that there is a big demand for transport we will then have to think about how we are going to implement a safe structure in which people can ask for a lift and find someone they trust to take them to and from the meeting. For now we are interested to see if this is a problem or not.
We talked about where we are at with the website. It's been running for over 4yrs on Dokuwiki and it's time to review if this is the best solution:
Questions for MLUG members
Bruno suggested that we hold some beginners talks to get more people to our meetings. So we are now going to have two talks every month, one beginners talk & one advanced. We started have two talks at the end of last year so this shouldn't change the length of the night much.
Other suggestions throughout the night
Help promote MLUG to your friends, uni students and work colleges. We have flyers and web buttons which you can post on community boards or around your work (make sure you get permission before doing so).
Go here to find out more: promote
If you have any suggestions and you were not at the meeting please speak up now. If you could answer some of the questions in this email so we can gather a greater understanding of our members needs that would be great.
Note: It was pointed out that Debian 'Testing' is not a true rolling release as it is frozen for a few months before a stable release. Unstable is a rolling release and is not as unstable as one might think.