#DebConf18: DNS Transport Security in Debian
“There are a number of newer protocols to protect the privacy of requests, like DNS-over-HTTPS, DNS-over-TLS and DNSCrypt. There are also a number of new public DNS resolvers available that support some or all of these newer protocols.
This talk will explore the protocols, the service providers offering encrypted public DNS resolvers and how to configure Debian to use them.”
Of course systemd 😅
DebConf group photo by Aigars Mahinovs: Great, as always ! http://aigarius.com/blog/2018/08/03/debconf18-group-photo/
#DebConf18 videos are being published on https://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2018/DebConf18/
more than half of the recorded talks are already available, and more are being worked on right now.
#DebConf18: FAI.me - A Build Service for Installation and Cloud Images
FAI.me is a web-based build service for creating customized
installation or cloud images for Debian.
It's using the FAI software, so the installation will run unattended
without any interaction necessary. The cloud images are ready to boot
in a VM.
Pretty cool to discover FAI without installing a FAI server!
#DebConf18: Autodeb: Automatic Packages for Everything
Many packaging tasks can be automated, and are likely to succeed without any human intervention:
- creating a backport for Debian stable from a packaging in Debian testing
- upgrading a package to a newer upstream version
- packaging a simple Perl, Python or Ruby using one of the tools listed on AutomaticPackagingTools
This GSoC project looks really interesting.
#DebConf18: What's new in the Linux kernel
The Linux kernel is under rapid development. Stable releases are made around 5 times per year, each including many new features and support for new hardware. This talk will summarise the features that have been added and enabled in the last year.
With bits of Spectre/Meltdown of course.
#DebConf18: Mining Debian Maintainer Scripts
Debian sid contains more than 31.000 maintainer scripts, the
vast majority of which are written in the POSIX shell language. We
have written, in the context of the CoLiS project, the tool shstats
which allows us to do a statistical analysis of a large corpus of
#DebConf18: Making Games Work Better on Debian
Running games on Debian often means compromising the integrity of our
systems by dual-booting non-free operating systems or installing
non-free drivers on our Debian systems. This presentation will describe
some work sponsored by the Valve Corporation aimed at helping make
this situation better.
TL;DW: don't use Nvidia.
DebConf18: LXDE & LXQt - The Classic Desktop Environments After 12 Years
The lightweight classic desktop environment LXDE has been developed for 12 years and remains one of the best choices for less powerful hardware.
In 2013, the LXDE project teamed up with the Razor-Qt project and initiated LXQt desktop together.
TL;DW: QT is not (so) bloated ;)