[oclug-announce] October Tutorial
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Fri Oct 21 11:13:05 EDT 2005
ANNOUNCING: Preparing and Delivering Presentations
Topic: Maintaining Version History with RCS/CVS
Date: Thursday, October 27th, 2005
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Come a bit early for drinks and snacks)
Cost: Free (Donations to OCLUG appreciated)
Location: ExitCertified, 85 Albert St., Suite 1200, Ottawa.
WHAT IS IT?
This is one of a series of Linux-related Technology Seminars to be
presented by the Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group (OCLUG) and
ExitCertified. ExitCertified has generously made their classroom space
available to OCLUG for these training sessions and other events.
WHAT IS THIS MONTH'S TOPIC?
This month, Michael Ondrechak will show you how RCS and CVS are used to
maintain complete version histories of your files.
Each Linux user is also a Linux sys admin responsible for maintaining
at least his/her own system. This means being responsible for the content
of a myriad of configuration files for mail servers, name servers, dhcp
servers, network configuration files, etc. All these configuration files
can be effectively maintained with RCS/CVS giving you the ability to
go back to any previous version. In addition, maintaining the changes in
RCS/CVS gives the Linux user/sys admin a convenient way of backing up your
configurations so they can be easily recovered in the event that your
system needs to be rebuilt.
RCS/CVS can be used to maintain any files for which versioning is
important. In addition to configuration files, versioning is important for
source code, documentation, papers, and web sites.
RCS & CVS are among the oldest open source software offerings still in use
today and, in particular, CVS is used to maintain source files for a number of
open source projects.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Michael Ondrechak started using RCS/CVS in the mid 1990's on Unix-based
systems to maintain production code for a commercial system. While there
are other versioning systems out there, Michael has become a fan of RCS/CVS
for maintaining small sets of versioned files in both personal and professional
environments. If he can't find RCS/CVS on the systems he logs in to, he'll
quickly install them.
Professionally, Michael has been developing software and systems since the
mid-1980s. During that time, he has worked on some of largest government
software and systems projects in the country.
He started using Linux in 1997 when someone gave him a copy of
Slackware Linux 3.4. Today, he uses Linux at home, work, and play.
Registration for this class is on a first-come, first-served basis. If
you are interested in attending, please email:
mondrechak.lists at gmail.com with the subject line: October Tutorial.
Please include your name and email address in the email. Your
reservation will be confirmed via email.
Please sign up ASAP, as there are only 20 seats available. These classes
usually fill up very quickly!
Please make sure you attend if you sign up. If you must cancel, email me
so I can make the spot available to someone else.
FUTURE TECHNOLOGY COURSES
OCLUG and ExitCertified plan to continue this series of technology
courses. We plan on holding one session per month, with various topics
and skill levels covered. If you are interested in leading a training
session, or have a good idea for one, please contact
mondrechak.lists at gmail.com to arrange something.
Volunteers are needed to teach these classes and ensure the sessions
continue to be a part of OCLUG's regular schedule of events!
November: Looking for Speakers
ABOUT EXIT CERTIFIED
ExitCertified is an Authorized Sun Education Centre and the only training
company in Canada to focus solely on providing Sun technology education
Serving IT professionals, government agencies and corporate clients,
ExitCertified specializes in delivering Solaris(tm) Operating
Environment, Networking & Security, Server & Storage Systems and Java(tm)
Technology training. Courses offered relate to industry recognized Sun
Professional Certification programs.
For more information about ExitCertified or to view an upcoming course
schedule visit: http://www.exitcertified.com/register/
The Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group promotes and supports the use of
Linux at the local community level in Ottawa.
Founded in March 1997, OCLUG holds monthly general meetings and other
special events. Membership in OCLUG is diverse from newbies to the
proverbial Gurus. OCLUG was created to help promote Linux in the Ottawa
area and maintains several mailing lists to help accomplish this goal.
For more information about the group and its activities, please visit our
website located at: http://www.oclug.on.ca/
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