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[Fsfe-uk] MFS Meeting. Tue, 21 November. "Minetest: Client, Server, Prog

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] MFS Meeting. Tue, 21 November. "Minetest: Client, Server, Programmer"
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 22:02:16 +0000
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* Event: Manchester Free Software's November Meeting

* Talk: Minetest: Client, Server, Programmer
* Speaker: Michael Dorrington

* Date: Tuesday, 21st November 2017 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 21:00 (and then on for social)

* Location: Madlab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)
  - http://madlab.org.uk/
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
  - Opposite "Common" on Edge Street, Northern Quarter.
  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48413/-2.23639

== Details ==

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software

Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For an explanation of what this is about see:

=== Talk ===

The main part of the meeting will be a talk and demonstration with free

Minetest is a free software block world game.  The talk will cover using
the client, running a server and programming it.

The first part of the talk will be running Minetest as a client.  This
doesn't require setting up a stand-alone server nor programming.  It
will include setting up a world, mods of interest and how the world &
interface works.

The middle part will be about running a Minetest stand-alone server.
This allows you, for example, to create a world with the mods you want
for your friends to play in.  This doesn't require programming.

The final part will be about altering and creating "mods".  These "mods"
are ways to modify and extend the game.  The mods are written in Lua,
which makes them fairly easy to understand and program.

More information:

* https://www.minetest.net/
* https://packages.debian.org/minetest
* https://www.lua.org/

If you have experience of Minetest and/or Lua then please consider
giving a lightning talk at the meeting.

== Event Planning ==

There are no remaining events for the year, apart from the monthly meetings.

== After-meeting ==

The meeting will be followed by informal discussion and socialising in
the Terrace (which is next door to Madlab).  There are non-alcoholic
drinks available and there is no pressure to consume alcohol.

== Location ==

The meeting will take place at the usual venue of Madlab, details above.

== Transport ==

=== Parking ===

Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost
after 8pm on Tuesday so you will have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking.

There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>.  Most of those
parking lots are owned by NCP <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>.

If you can’t decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale

=== Public Transport ===

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram and bus station,
and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Madlab,
see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab

Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far away either.

== More Information ==

Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the
Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet

MFS Chair.

FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."

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