Program for Tuesday, 9 May 2000

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, 9 May 2000 at 7:30 P.M.
Dr. Samuel Tardieu
from Ada Core Technologies Europe
will be speaking on
Developing Software Hosted on or Targetted for Linux
at Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland
for a joint meeting with the Baltimore SIGAda Chapter


To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda

Next Meeting:

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for 9 May 2000 as a Joint Meeting of the Baltimore and DC SIGAda Chapters. Dr. Samuel Tardieu, of ACT Europe, speaking on "Developing Software Hosted on or Targetted for Linux". Come hear what all the excitement surrounding Linux is all about. Get pointers on getting Linux up and running on your system. The presentation will start at 7:30 P.M. (Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.) at the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland

A deli tray and soft drinks will be served at 7:00 PM, the general meeting will start at 7:30 PM, followed by the program.

Important Notice: Elections for new officers are planned for this meeting. If you are interested in running for office, would like to nominate someone, or just help the chapter in some other way, please contact Rush Kester or Tom Panfil.

Abstract: Developing Software Hosted on or Targetted for Linux

The talk will cover the following:
  1. What exactly is Linux? (Linux kernel, different distributions, architectures, licenses, etc.)
  2. Development model of open-source projects, ease of maintenance, languages used. Why Ada should be mandatory.
  3. Linux as a desktop environment or target for desktop applications.
  4. Linux as a platform for hosting Ada embedded development.
  5. Real-time Ada programs on RT-Linux.

Presenter: Dr. Samuel Tardieu

Dr. Samuel Tardieu, 27 year old, assistant professor in the Networks and Computer Science Dept of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris, France, is one of the main GLADE architects (http://www.act-europe.fr/, ->Products, ->GLADE). He is working on developing robust frameworks for developing reliable large-scale distributed systems. He is also an official Debian GNU/Linux developer and is in charge of maintaining the GNAT port for this Linux distribution, which runs on Intel, Sparc, PowerPC and M68000 architectures. Samuel Tardieu can be reached at sam@gnat.com.

Please RSVP

Please RSVP to Charlene charlene.hines@jhuapl.edu by noon Monday the week of the meeting if you plan to come for the deli tray so that we can quantify our order. Late RSVPs are also welcome, and you can always attend even if you have not RSVP'd.


Directions to the Meeting at the Baltimore SIGAda venue.

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We will have light foods and refreshment at 7:00. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

Many thanks to all earlier participants, contributors, speakers, advisors, and friends, who are involved in helping to produce and attend the meetings.

Please forward this message to people who might be interested in attending. We welcome all new members as our attendance and interests grow.

Consider registering for inclusion on our e-mail list. Registration instructions are provided on the DC SIGAda Web site.

Jeff Castellow, Vice Chair (Acting Chair), DC SIGAda

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updated 28 April 2000