We’ll be talking to renowned BSD author Michael Lucas about his latest opus, “Sudo Mastery.” Also, we’ve heard your cries and we’ll also finally be showing you how to build a BSD desktop system from the ground up. There’s plenty of news items to cover as well, so stay tuned to BSD Now – the place to B.. SD.
- Show Notes: -
- The usual 6 month release cycle continues with 5.4
- People who bought the CD (this is where we show the CD) get the release very early, but now it’s on the public FTP
- New platforms “octeon” and “beagle”
- Improved Intel DRM, reworked checksumming for network protocols, ECDHE support in httpd, inetd no longer started by default, DHCP improvements, lots of new OpenSMTPD work, OpenSSH 6.3
- Over 7,800 ports available, comes with another new song and fun artwork, lots of new features – check out the full release notes
- A special thanks to Nick Holland and Bob Beck for their behind-the-scenes work
- Experimental FUSE support was enabled shortly after the release, so look forward to that in the future
- Built weekly from a snapshot of the Ports Collection every Wednesday
- Signed packages coming soon with pkg 1.2
- Added official public key to -STABLE and -CURRENT
- New “pkg+http” protocol identifier for SRV records
- If you need something more up to date or with custom options, it’s easy to make your own with just the packages you want using our tutorial
- If you need a guide on how to use pkgng itself, check our tutorial for that too!
- What does this mean for PCBSD repo users? Should they switch? Differences?
- SMP improvements and GCC changes are all in, so it’s time to branch
- Release planned for a little under 2 weeks from today
- Features will include i915 support, mdocml imported, crazy SMP improvements, dports being default
- We’re hoping to get someone from Dragonfly on the show next week to talk about the final release
- Over the course of the next two years, volunteers from a group of ports committers will participate in portmgr activities
- At four month intervals, two committers at a time will be brought in to work on various projects and learn the inner workings of the team
- The first two -lurkers are Mathieu Arnold (mat@) and Antoine Brodin (antoine@).
Interview – Michael W. Lucas – firstname.lastname@example.org / @mwlauthor
+ Could you tell us a little about yourself, how you got involved with writing and specifically writing about BSD?
+ To set the record straight, is “su-doh” or “su-du” the correct pronunciation?
+ For the sake of completeness, what is sudo, where does it come from, what does it do?
+ Why did you write this book?
+ Is this mainly a security-focused book?
+ What’s something interesting you learned about sudo while writing this that you didn’t know?
+ What are some other BSD books you’ve written?
+ What makes a “good” tech book, would you say?
+ Since you’ve written about OpenBSD and FreeBSD, how do you personally use both of them?
+ Do the projects get any of the money from sales of the books?
+ Where’s the best place for people to go to find out more about (and buy) your books?
+ We saw on Twitter you’re going to be doing an “OpenBSD for Linux users” talk for MUG?
+ Anything else you’d like to mention?
+ Video: DNSSec in 55 Minutes
- The BSDs are known around the world as the server OSes of the gods
- They can each make a pretty nice desktop
- PCBSD gives you an out of the box, preconfigured desktop experience
- This guide is for manually setting one up and learning about the process
iXsystems FreeBSD party wrap-up chat
- Dragonfly has no security framework yet besides the traditional unix DAC model
- Port of Capsicum to Dragonfly has begun
- Quite a bit of technical detail in the show notes
- After a three year hiatus, NYCBSDCon is back on February 1, 2014
- Theme of “The BSDs in Production” this year
- Held in New York City, more information to come as the time draws closer
- This project will provide a replacement for the legacy syscons system console
- Newcons provides a number of improvements, including better integration with graphics modes, and broader character set support
- More details on the project can be found on the FreeBSD wiki
- PBI 10 format is about ready and they’ll begin populating the 10.0 appcafe starting next week
- PCDM login manager is back and is ready to be tested
- New PC-BSD Disk Manager Utility with lots of features
- New PC-BSD Builder Scripts (https://github.com/pcbsd/pcbsd-build)
- New 9.2 ISO just out today
- Alptekin writes in: http://slexy.org/view/s208YfYZA9
- Gertjan writes in: http://slexy.org/view/s2k4C2Ryo9
- Kevin writes in: http://slexy.org/view/s2172EyaRG
- Kjell-Aleksander writes in: http://slexy.org/view/s2mP8ftX0U
- Michael writes in: http://slexy.org/view/s203Z9VdKt
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