Debian on ZFS: It’s alive… It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!

zfs_aliveLast night, r³ saw, as a world première, the first boot of the first computer running pure Debian with ZFS-on-Linux.
There definitely were some before, using third-party packages (including my other laptop), by this is an important step for native ZFS support in Debian.

I will probably be involved, in the coming weeks, in squashing ZFS bugs and making sure that Debian Stretch users get a smooth ZFS experience.
Don’t hesitate to drop by and ask questions if you are curious about ZFS, or borrow the ZFS books I added to the library  ;-)

The whole install is described here and on a post to the pkg-zfsonlinux-devel mailing-list.

OpenPGP workshop

Npgp-lock-logoext Tuesday (24th), I will hold an OpenPGP workshop in r³, starting at 20:00.

OpenPGP is a (some say the) standard for providing strong cryptographic confidentiality and authenticity for files, messages, software, …

If you use an operating system that authenticates its software updates (and that is not Windows), you probably already rely on it without knowing!

You can find all the details in Grical, but here is a quick overview:

  • We will talk about what this is, and what this is not.
  • We will walk together through how to use this.
  • We will discuss best practices, and how to apply them in a not-inconvenient way.
  • Bring your own laptop, and a USB thumbdrive that you can format (even better, install Tails on it if you know how).