1. Apologies for Absence
2. Minutes of the last meeting
3. Matters arising
4. Chairman's Report
5. Treasurer's Report
6. Election of Officers and Committee
Please make every effort to attend the AGM which is an important event each year.
Ubuntu has recently migrated to the latest version 19.04 named Disco Dingo.
Michael sent his apologies for not coming to the meeting as he had completely lost track of the date and so there was no presentation on Windows improvements. also Peter was away on holiday so numbers were a bit low. We had to be in the main room, as well, because of a delivery of new chairs in our usual Snooker Room spot.
At our last meeting Gareth introduced the latest version of Ubuntu Linux,
19.04 Disco Dingo released a few weeks previously in April.
19.04 brings incremental updates to a number of system components including Gnome 3.32 on the desktop, LibreOffice 188.8.131.52 and Firefox 66.0.3.
This release also continues to refine the user experience and theming of the desktop following the move from Unity to Gnome as the primary desktop a few releases ago and manifesting this release in much improved theming and icon sets that help to keep the desktop looking fresh.
Gnome itself continues to receive improvements, including better fractional scaling (useful when dealing with modern HiDPI displays), multi-display and night light support.
Disco Dingo also makes the move to the recent Linux 5.0 kernel series, bringing the latest drivers and hardware support.
At the meeting we looked at this latest release taking a tour of the desktop and its latest look and feel. We also dived a little deeper under the hood to look at some of the built in technologies, such as LXD which allows developers to easily spin up full machine containers for testing and development.
We have now had a Committee meeting and the following programme has been generated, but as usual, if anyone would like to introduce a new topic instead we would be delighted to accommodate them. Please note that because Peter cannot attend the meeting in May the AGM has been moved to the June date.
|ICENI Future programme 2019/2020|
|June 19th||AGM - Computer Surgery||All|
|July 17th||A Retro Evening - Computing, Gaming and old Computers||All|
|August 14th||N.B. Date: Social Evening - TBA (but possibly Crown Manningtree)||All|
|September 18th||Home Automation - NEST||All|
|October 16th||Programming - XML Web Technologies and Go||All|
|November 20th||Slide and Video Evening||All|
|December 18th||Gadgets and Party Evening||All|
|January 15th||Winter Social Evening: Suggestions welcome.||All|
|February 19th||Chrome OS and Linux Apps.||All|
|March 18th||AI - Pattern recognition etc.||All|
|April 15th||Accounting Software||All|
|May 20th||AGM - Cloud Computing||All|
The Social evenings dates and venues are just suggestions at this stage.
Our meetings are held at the Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road,
Ipswich IP2 8RE ,
for a map and other details please see the website. http://icenicomputerclub.org.uk
Membership fee currently £15, visitors free.
"ICENI does not have any Insurance cover for computers or other equipment so please be advised that you bring machines to the club at your own risk."
However many household insurance policies will include cover away from home often with no increase in premium. (Ed.)