Our Next Meeting:- AGM followed by a Computer Surgery

7.30 p.m. Wednesday 19th June 2019
Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE

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

7. AOB.


Please make every effort to attend the AGM which is an important event each year.

This will be followed by a Computer Surgery so bring along all your computer related problems and we can put our heads together to sort them out.

Our Last Meeting Wednesday May 15th 2019
Windows and Ubuntu updates

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.

Disco Dingo Ubuntu 19.04

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 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.


Future Programme

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

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.

Meetings are now on the Third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise stated.

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.

Special Notice - Insurance

"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.)

Our Website and Email

Our website URL is


Email to: iceni@woolridge.org.uk

I am open to suggestions on what people would like to have included in the website. If anyone would like a copy of the CD of our old newsletters this could be arranged.