KWLUG meeting Monday 10 July 2006

Understanding the's XDG menus specification; GRASS and GIS

This meeting will be held at The Working Centre in Kitchener, Ontario. Our meetings are free and open to those with an interest in Linux.Doors open at 6pm for casual conversation and perhaps a Linux-related video.This month, our very own Raul Suarez presents the nuts and bolts of the XDG menus specification from
Doc Robinson, from the University of Toronto, teaches a course in Open Source GIS. He's going to show us what it is all about.
Please note that this meeting is on the first non-holiday Monday of July.
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Raul Suarez will explain the's XDG menus specification including how the menus work, how you can modify them, what tools there are to work with them and how you can take advantage of the XDG structure for other purposes. Raul will demonstrate how he is implementing them in a linux distribution to dynamically update the menu when new applications are installed regardless of the Window manager used.

The XDG menu structure is currently being used in Gnome and KDE and it is supported at various levels by many other window managers.

The presentation is intended for all audiences. It will include some practical concepts along with some code.Presentation materiall will be included closer to the presentation.
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Geographic Resources Analysis Support System
Commonly referred to as GRASS, this is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies.Place the presentation here, perhaps after the meeting.

You might want to include the date of the original presentation in this area for future

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