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Not the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter, Chapter 6

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Travel report: FOSDEM

As it happens every year at the end of February a few metric tonnes of geeks converged on the Solbosch campus of the university of Brussels. Not that one, the other campus. No, not that one either. It's a bit complicated ...

The usual pre-fosdem beer event happened, this time at the Delirium Tremens instead of the Roi d'Espagne, with quite good results. The sheer mass of geeks drowned out the whole street and caused long queues (longer than usual!) around the beer taps. A few thousand liters of beer were metabolized, and everyone staggered home to sleep a few hours until fosdem officially started.

Gentoo Improvement: Trustees

As you might have noticed Gentoo is slowly rebooting itself into the bestest shape ever. Just a few hours ago the next phase of this process was completed when the new Trustees were voted for and sworn in.

Interview with a bot: Amarok

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Linux Foundation and Linux Birthday

LWN at GUADEC

  • Flowgraphs in GTK+
    At GUADEC 2016 in Karlsruhe, Germany, Daniel "grindhold" Brendle presented his work developing a new library and widget set that will allow GTK+ applications to implement flowgraphs in a standard manner. The widget set would enable applications to provide interactive widgets for linking filters and other block-oriented components—a type of interface many applications currently need to reinvent on their own. Flowgraphs, Brendle explained, are a general-purpose diagramming technique that many people will recognize from textbooks and other printed matter. They show how objects, information, and signals flow through some sort of process. Biology textbooks use them to illustrate circulation in the body, technical manuals use them to show how a manufacturing process runs, and so on. In software, he said, they are most familiar as the node-and-pipe diagrams that illustrate signal processing or data filtering.
  • The GNOME Newcomers initiative
    At GUADEC 2016 in Karlsruhe, Germany, Bastien Ilsø and Carlos Soriano reported on the revamped Newcomers section of the GNOME web site. The section is intended to draw in new users and developers and help them find their way around the project as well as to help them get the necessary development environment set up to begin contributing code.