Meetings:1999:04

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 Date: Saturday, April 10, 1999
 Time: 13:00
 ***** it will start later than usual, as this time
       we will not have the usual pizza 
 Place: Temple University, 2F, room 206
        2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
        (map at http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps.html)

Technical Meeting Topic

LabView for Linux

Engineers from Nihon National Instruments (http://www.natinst.com/nni/) will come to show us LabView, a software for rapid prototyping/rapid development of data acquision and control systems. It creates a virtual workbench for signal processing and data analysis, transforming the computer into a virtual instrumentation system. From their web page:

"LabVIEW is a revolutionary graphical programming
 development environment based on the G programming language for data
 acquisition and control, data analysis, and data presentation. LabVIEW
 gives you the flexibility of a powerful programming language without
 the associated difficulty and complexity because its graphical programming
 methodology is inherently intuitive to scientists and engineers."

UDB/DB2

IBM recently announced their commitment to support Linux, providing hardware, software and support solutions for their customers. The DB2 Universal Database (http://www.ibm.co.jp/software/data or, for the page in English, http://www.software.ibm.com/data) is one of IBM's leading software products that is been ported to Linux. Engineers from IBM Japan will come to give us a short introduction to Relational Data Base Systems, explain the UDB basics and show the latest developments. They will also give away CD-ROMs of DB2 for Linux at the meeting.

Raffle and items for auction

The following items will be raffled or auctioned at the meeting:

  • RedHat Linux 5.2 retail boxed version
  • Linux Journal Sampler CD-ROMs
  • 1 Pentium Pro 200MHz machine (with ATX motherboard and big fan/heatsink) donated by Global OnLine (http://www.gol.com)
  • hardware: keyboards, speakers, power supplies
  • Linux bumper stickers, "Powered by Linux" square tiles
  • TLUG original CD-ROMs, featuring:
 CD #1: KDE, GNOME, XEmacs 21.0, EGCS 1.1.2, Linux kernel 2.2.5
        (most recent v2.2), XFree86 3.3.3.1 (source, this time),
        Mesa (Beta/Stable Source/3DfX binaries), 3Dfx Glide RPMs,
        Games (BFRIS demo/Quake/Quake2/Descent), GGI(Latest CVS too!),
        VMWare beta, latest Mozilla source/binary snapshot,
        Netscape Communicator (4.51, latest binary), 
        Wine latest source/binary
        TLUG Web/Mailing List
        Austin's Linux System(My 50 some MB .tar.bz2 file) 
 CD #2: Vine Linux 1.0 (release)

Meeting Place

(map at http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps.html)

The Temple University Japan (TUJ) Campus is located at 'San no Hashi' (the street name is 'Sakurada Dori'). The DHC building across the street has a HUGE four sided sign that says DHC. The 06 bus from Shibuya stops at Furukawa-bashi, which is a one block walk away from TUJ. TUJ is in a single big building with a sign out front, right on Sakurada Dori.

Cab drivers will take you right there if you ask for San no Hashi. It is a 15 minute walk from Tamachi, but while it is pretty straight forward, it needs a map, as there are a couple of jogs in the route.

The 96 bus also stops there, and I think the 92 bus as well. It is a 20 minute walk from Hiro (Just go to Tengen-ji Bashi intersection and head toward Azabu Ju-ban on Meijidori), or a minimum price cab ride from either Hiro or Tamachi

Once in the university building, go up the stairs opposite the elevator to the second floor, turn right down the hall to room 206. Of course you can use the elevator as needed.

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in the body of the message. You can get a feeling for what the group is like by looking at the mail on the mailing list.

For any instructions or info before the meeting:

  • Jonathan Byrne ............... 070-5517-9250 (PHS)
  • Alberto Tomita ............... 070-5644-3680 (PHS)
  • Shigeo Honda ................. 090-4396-0445 (DoCoMo)

We look forward to seeing you there!

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