[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Fsfe-uk] MFS Meeting. Tue, 20 February. "Compiling: Turning source code

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] MFS Meeting. Tue, 20 February. "Compiling: Turning source code into runnable software"
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:54:55 +0000
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686 on x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/52.6.0

Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.

You can subscribe to the Manchester Free Software mailing list at:

* Event: Manchester Free Software's January Meeting

* Talk: Compiling: Turning source code into runnable software
* Speaker: Michael Dorrington

* Date: Tuesday, 20th February 2018 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (social in Madlab until 21:00)

* Location: Madlab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)
  - https://madlab.org.uk/
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
  - Opposite "Common" on Edge Street, Northern Quarter.
  - https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48413/-2.23639

== Details ==

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software

Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For an explanation of what this is about see:

=== Talk ===

The main part of the meeting will be a talk with free discussion on the

Source code is what free software is written in but, for much of this
software, it needs to be turned into a form that a computer can run by a
process known as compiling.

This talk will cover compiling, both from a theoretical and practical
perspective, including (but not limited to):

* GCC (GNU Compiler Collection)
* ./configure -> make -> make install
* Reproducible Builds
* Compiler efforts to deal with the Spectre vulnerability

If you want to follow along then bring a laptop with GCC and GNU Make
(aka make) installed.  For Debian (and derivatives) then this can be
achieved by installing `build-essential`:


Attending this talk will ensure greater benefit from next month's talk
on GNU/Linux From Scratch.

More information:

* https://gcc.gnu.org/
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Configure_script
* https://reproducible-builds.org/
* http://linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/

If you have experience of compiling then please consider giving a
lightning talk at the meeting.

== Event Planning ==

Software Freedom Day in Manchester 2018 is on Saturday, 15th September.

* https://www.softwarefreedomday.org/

== After-meeting ==

The formal meeting will be followed by informal discussion and
socialising in Madlab.

== Location ==

The meeting will take place at the usual venue of Madlab, details above.

== Transport ==

=== Parking ===

Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost
after 8pm on Tuesday so you will have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking.

There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>.  Most of those
parking lots are owned by NCP <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>.

If you can’t decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale

=== Public Transport ===

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram and bus station,
and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Madlab,
see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab

Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far away either.

== More Information ==

Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the
Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet

MFS Chair.

FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: OpenPGP digital signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]