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CafeConf 2006

This last Friday and Saturday I attended CafeConf 2006 :

  • What: CaFeConf - 5th GNU/Linux & FS open gathering
  • When: November 10th and 11th, 2006
  • Where: Lima 717 - UADE - Capital Federal - Argentina
  • Que: CaFeConf - 5tas. Conferencias Abiertas de GNU/Linux y Software Libre
  • Fecha: 10 y 11 de Noviembre 2006
  • Lugar: Lima 717 - UADE - Capital Federal - Argentina

Since this year they decided to broaden out their base, they decided to focus on education, in order to get students involved, so they decided to get teachers involved. To do that, they included as a kind of conference-in-the-conference, a Mini Moodle Moot 2006. I found myself focusing on these events.

Konqueror and Vim 7 as IDE

First off, see Viva Vim 7! (installing on Ubuntu Dapper) .

Second off, see Konqueror with Midnight Commander theme on Ubuntu . Now we're all on the same page, with Konqueror (in all its variations) and Vim 7 installed.

Also assumed here is the installation of the ExuberantCtags package, so that ctags can be generated for ruby, php, python, perl, and a host of other languages (see ExuberantCtags) as well as the C language. On my Ubuntu box installation was straightforward with Synaptic.

The main interest here is using (and remembering how to use in between actual programming bouts: different projects hook you on different tool sets) Vim 7 as a lightweight alternative to Eclipse.

That may sound like a mouthful, but we'll see it is not an exaggeration.


I visited the Eclipse Process Framework site , where IBM (Rational) and Scott W. Ambler (of AgileModeling fame) are releasing the OpenSource project:

"The Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) aims at producing a customizable software process enginering framework, with exemplary process content and tools, supporting a broad variety of project types and development styles.

"EPF 1.0 now released! It contains EPF Composer 1.0 and OpenUP 0.9."

So, is this OpenSource RUP, or what? From the Agile Business Conference 2006 website I gather Scott will be giving the following talk:

Introduction to the Open Unified Process (OpenUP) and the Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) Composer.

Viva Vim 7! (installing on Ubuntu Dapper)

Unfortunately, vim 7 didn't make it into the Dapper Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

So the best way to install it without fighting with dependencies is to amend your apt-get sources.list file with the following line (works fine for me on Ubuntu Dapper, 6.06 LTS freshly installed October 2006):

deb dapper/

Then go ahead and install (see below, and see below for amd64 (above repository of course won't work for amd64 installations)).

Thanks, !

If you're using Synaptic, just hit Settings >> Repositories, then hit the Add button, then the Custom button and paste in the above "Apt line" repository info and hit "Add Channel". Then close the Software Preferences windows and hit the "Reload" button to update package info. And update the appropriate vim7 package you are looking for (vim perl, vim ruby, or whatever you are using).


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