Suggestions for topics that members would like to know more about. We would love to hear talks or presentations, formal or informal, on the subjects below. Topics already covered can be found on the TechTalks page.
Text editor comparative sessions - maybe one session per editor given by different people - no negative rants about the other editors, just a 5-10 min intro to the basic functions.
Python - Basic concepts, where to look for more information etc..
64-Bit Linux - It's cool.
XDMCP: Because it sounds interesting. Requested by TonyWhitmore
GNU build tools - automake and autoconf
Project / Code Management: CVS, Subversion, darcs Git, or whatever. Also, development environments that incorportate such features, e.g. Bluefish, KDevelop etc. Requested by TonyWhitmore
Install Etch from scratch: Suggested by RichardMace.
IP Multicast: and how it works. Suggested by DeanEarley.
DVB under Linux
Firewalls - both iptables and helper tools. Requested by LisiReisz
Ruby on Rails - NeilFerguson?
Rapid / Agile Software Development - Suggested by TonyWhitmore
Gentoo (inc. package management - MatGrove?
BGP/Autonomous systems/routing - Suggested by DeanEarley
Efficient searching on the Web i.e. Googling - Suggested by CliveWoodfine.
SOWN: Contact committee @t the domain of sown.org.uk. Suggested by TonyWhitmore.
How to submit Bug Reports - Requested by SteveWalker
MailScanner - Julian Field of Soton Uni could be approached.
Installing and configuring Skype - Requested by RichardMace.
VOIP - How VOIP works - i.e. what is SIP, how is that related to Skype. Suggested by GraemeHilton
The economics of Open Source - How can Open Source fund itself, and how can you earn from it? (With examples?) Suggested by KelvinSmith
IDE environments comparison - Suggested by AntonPiatek