[Nottingham] Re: Linux InstallFest / Awareness Day 1st November

Philip Scott nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Thu Jul 10 23:32:01 2003

>  One of SuSe|RedHat|Mandrake as a default PC install.
>  YelloDog for Macs
> Smoothwall|IPCop for firewalls (home and business internet security).
> Debian for everything else.

Familiar for ipaq's :)

Maybe a vote would be the most true-to-the-spirit way of deciding or distro of 

> As an aside to this...
> I would like to set up a 'hands free' demo of (for example) GIMP. 
> Something that will loop, running for a couple of minutes at a time,
> showing a picture being drawn and saved.
> Does anyone know of any good/easy tools (the best I can think of are
> Windows 3.1 macros) which would allow such a demo to be created ?

Most KDE applications are completely scriptable through the DCOP IPC mechanism 
from the command line or anywhere really, although that doesn't help a deal 
with the GIMP, I'm afraid I don't know all that much about gtk related  
things. We could probably magic something up at an X level, or ever perhaps 
make a video capture of the output whilest someone fiddles around, I bet you 
could do this using the frame buffer video device for X, and pointing it at a 
file or pipe of some kind?